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Mad Men at 15: how the genius advertising drama foresaw the death of the American dream

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Most period dramas tell us more about the era in which they are made than the era in which they are set. Think of Downton Abbey, which arrived in 2010 at the height of post-financial crisis austerity, touting a gently...

Clive Palmer’s massive advertising spend fails to translate into election success for United Australia party

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Clive Palmer’s mammoth campaign spend of close to $100m has failed to deliver his party results, with its primary vote failing to reach 5% across the country. In both regional and metropolitan areas, the United Austra...

Morrison government’s advertising spend tops Coles and McDonald’s

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The federal government spent more money on advertising last financial year than McDonald’s and Coles, new research suggests, prompting calls for greater oversight on taxpayer-funded public campaigns. A new paper from ...

Lawsuit claims Facebook and Google CEOs were aware of deal to control advertising sales

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were allegedly aware of and approved a deal to collaborate on the potential manipulation of advertising sales, according to newly revealed documents. The docu...

Late registration: Yeezy to pay $950,000 to settle false advertising lawsuit

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Fans of Kanye West are used to waiting years for the mercurial artist to drop a new album, but the state of California is putting its foot down on shipping delays by his fashion line. Yeezy Apparel, the company founde...

The advertising industry is fuelling climate disaster, and it’s getting away with it

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To confront the climate emergency, the amount we consume needs to drop dramatically. Yet every day we’re told to consume more. We all know about air pollution – but there’s a kind of “brain pollution” produced by adve...

Advertising sector has #MeToo moment as blog sparks women’s anger

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Hundreds of women working in advertising have described being sexually assaulted, harassed and discriminated against, after a blog provoked an outpouring of fury that is being described as the industry’s #MeToo moment...

UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023

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The government is poised to announce a ban on junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023, as Boris Johnson looks to deliver on his pledge to tackle the UK’s growing obesity crisis. The new measures, w...

UK and EU investigate Facebook over unfair use of data in digital advertising

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UK and EU regulators are investigating Facebook over whether it is abusing its dominance in digital advertising. It marks the first time the regulators have coordinated on a major inquiry since Brexit, and strikes at ...

Is online advertising about to crash, just like the property market did in 2008?

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Our tendency to believe social media platforms’ claims of effectiveness is blinding us to what they are actually deliveringHere’s a disturbing thought for those of us who are critics of the tech industry: are we undul...