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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Ads

All time
# hello you
Google can now feature you (yes, you) in its ads
Don’t worry – you do get a say on whether your image or name will appear in ads.
# Instagram
Instagram starts displaying ads
Facebook has moved to start making money from the smartphone photo sharing service it bought in a billion-dollar deal last year.
# work b**ch!
5 ludicrous moments from Britney's new video
Why in God’s name would you have a dressing table in the middle of a desert?
# placed
Advertisers can now use mobile phone signals to track shoppers
By tracking the movement of individual shoppers, advertisements can take advantage of location-based ad campaigns.
# squawk
This Mercedes ad for car suspension is very, very clever
It involves chickens, obviously.
# Ads
Can you make it through these heart-tugging ads without crying?
Many tears were shed in the creation of this piece.
# Nostalgia
These Irish ads from the early 90s will take you back
Can you sing along with the Cadet song?
# over sharing
Facebook to remove ads from pages with sex and violence after complaints
Advertisers including Marks and Spencer and BSkyB pulled ads from Facebook after they appeared alongside pages showing pictures of teenage boys.
# jobfairy
11 of the worst job ads of all time
Are you experienced?
# ice cold
Coca Cola are now making bottles entirely made of ice
We might need them if this weather continues!
# Badvertising
The creepiest fake tan ad you'll see today
Rub it on, rub it on yeah.
13 ads that make you want to stick knitting needles in your eyes and ears
Wimax, Go Compare, 1890, they’re all there.
# very clever indeed
16 of the cleverest ads from around the world
One of them is horrifying. See if you can figure out which one.
# sheep worrying
Remember when this was the most terrifying thing on television?
Do you know where your dog is?
# Facebook
Facebook unveils Android software suite
The software will be available for download from 12 April.
# clever clogs
9 incredibly clever ads for real jobs
We’re kind of gutted we can’t apply for these.
# under the covers
12 ways Viagra has changed the world in 15 years
Happy Birthday Viagra, you old dog you.
# commercial break
Spoiler alert: 10 ads you'll see during the Super Bowl
Includes appearances from Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Willem Dafoe and Bar Refaeli.
# are they for real
10 odd but essential services you should purchase for just $5
Get onto and change your life, basically
# Clever
This ad is really footage of a €15k robbery
A Brazilian menswear store turns the tables on pre-Christmas thieves with their new ad campaign.
# commercials
Football pitch: The 3 worst Super Bowl ads ever
Liz Hurley, pandas and transgender surgery. It’s all here.
# sound man brendan
11 old Irish ads which prove things were better back in the day
Wow, these are good.
# Instagram
Instagram apologises and reverts back to old ads policy
A change in policy sparked a backlash from users who were worried that their pictures could be used in advertisements.
# Ooh la la
Playstation ad compares new console to woman with four breasts
The ad for the Playstation Vita appears in a French magazine, and has been faced with accusations of sexism.
'We lied to you, we're sorry': Bodyform comes clean about sanitary towels
Check out the company’s frankly brilliant response to one man’s Facebook rant.
# Advertising
New rules on advertising of 'unhealthy' food and drink to children
Foods high in fat, salt, or sugar will fall under the new regulations – but cheese products won’t.
Man's Facebook rant about sanitary towel ads goes viral (VIDEOS)
Where are all the extreme sports? The uplifting music?
# Ads
Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ads "offensive", says UK watchdog
Two out of four Channel 4 poster ads were slammed by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, which described them as “offensive and irresponsible”.
# Badvertising
Are these the most irritating Irish ads ever?
Bertie in the cupboard, awkward RTÉ Guide man, an overexcited chicken fancier: here are our nominees for some badvertising for distinctly Irish products.
# online goes offline
Google takes out print advertisements in a bid to show they don't work
Google, famed for their online search engine, have temporarily entered the print advertising market.
# celtic tiger RIP
Boomtime: 9 Celtic Tiger ads you won't see these days...
100 per cent mortgages, chandeliers for the utility room: the bubble-era ads that enticed us to buy, buy, buy (on the never-never).
# London 2012
UPDATED: Olympic organisers back down in Paddy Power poster row
Paddy Power celebrate a “victory for common sense” after LOCOG agree to let controversial ad campaign stand.
# Diet pills
Clinics told to stop advertising 'weight loss' fertility drug
The drug, human chorionic gonadotropin, is licensed for use in fertility treatment, and the Irish Medicines Board said it “advises strongly” against its use for weight loss.
# Advertising
Dairy Council says cheese ban is based on 'inappropriate' UK model
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland says it won’t get into a head to head argument with any organisation over the plan to ban cheese ads during children’s programmes.
# Facebook
Facebook’s worst nightmare: how the other dominoes could fall
After General Motors announced last week that it’s cancelling its Facebook ad budget, who else might follow suit, and why?
# Facebook
General Motors pulls $10m account from Facebook, says ads have little impact
The auto maker says it will no longer be shelling out for paid ads on the social networking site.
# sally o'brien
"Put a bit of butter on the spuds André": Our favourite Irish ad catchphrases
Will we ever find out who was taking the horse to France? Or how exactly Sally O’Brien might look at you? Revisit some favourite Irish ad catchphrases…
# Your Say
Poll: Should advertising cheddar cheese to children be restricted?
The National Dairy Council has again come out with an appeal for cheddar cheese not to be placed in the ‘less healthy’ food/drink list in the Children’s Commercial Code. What do you think?