Paddy Power Oscar Pistorius advert banned

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has withdrawn the Paddy Power Oscar Pistorious advert, after receiving 5,200 complaints about the ad which promised to refund all losing bets if Oscar Pistorious is not found guilty of murder.

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H&M Superbowl tcommerce advert

At this years’ Super Bowl, high street fashion retailer, H&M, launched a 30 second advert which allowed viewers to purchase the featured products via a Smart TV – and which is now being titled as ‘tcommerce’.

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AT&T controversial 9/11 Twitter post

This week people, politicians, companies and brands everywhere have been paying their respects to the 9/11 tragedy and those who lost their lives. Channel 4 among other stations, have been running documentaries and TV shows all week, recapping the horror of that day. But there was one company, AT&T, who got it all wrong and saw what is probably their biggest marketing flop to date. Read on about the AT&T 9/11 Twitter post.

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Fallon wins Netflix European advertising account

Advertising news feeds are full and happy to announce the news that ‘Fallon wins Netflix European advertising account’, after being shortlisted in a series of stages against other London agencies, Mother and VCCP.

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Milka gives its last chocolate square

Milka gives its last chocolate square in the recently launched campaign, “dare to be tender”, asking customers to donate their last square of Milka chocolate. It’s a similar intention to that of offering your last Rolo to someone (I’m sure well remember the ads), I understand the logic, but will it work for the brand?

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This is how you market a game: Grid 2 comes with own race car at £125,000

I recently saw that Codemasters new game, Grid 2, has just been released. However to market the game they’ve thought of something a little bit different… Grid 2 comes with own race car and it’ll only cost you £125,000. What’d you think about that?

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Hyundai suicide advert

Hyundai’s latest advert has come under fire, showing a man attempting to commit suicide in his car via exhaust emissions, but fails because the car only releases water vapour. The Hyundai suicide advert, which has been branded as insensitive, has now been pulled after an advertising Creative, whose own father committed suicide in the same way, launched a passionate attack on the advert.

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Margaret Thatcher Marmite ad for The Guardian

A simple admiration post from me for the latest work by BBH for The Guardian. The recent news of Margaret Thatcher’s death certainly has caused much discussion lately, even in death, she’s left the nation divided again. But who knew someone could take the creative spin on that, that BBH have? Take a look at their Margaret Thatcher Marmite ad.

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Beyonce Pepsi advert ‘Mirrors’

New Beyonce Pepsi advert titled ‘Mirrors’ has recently been launched, where we see Beyonce dancing to her new single, with her past self. View the advert below, along with more details of the ad.

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