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# advertising - Monday 4 January, 2016

Shocking and provocative but here's why THAT Labour ad worked
# Analysis
# Analysis

Shocking and provocative but here's why THAT Labour ad worked

Jan 4th 2016, 1:56 PM 16,441 Views 114 Comments

Analysis: A leaked draft ad has caused some controversy but that’s probably exactly what Labour was hoping for.

# advertising - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Arnotts is marketing a vacuum cleaner as a Christmas gift 'for her'
# Gift For Her
# Gift For Her

Arnotts is marketing a vacuum cleaner as a Christmas gift 'for her'

Dec 2nd 2015, 7:44 PM 22,818 Views 113 Comments

At least it’s a fancy one?

Arnotts is marketing a hoover as a Christmas gift 'for her'
# Gift For Her
From The Daily Edge
# Gift For Her

Arnotts is marketing a hoover as a Christmas gift 'for her'

Dec 2nd 2015, 6:03 PM 4,870 Views 16 Comments

At least it’s a fancy hoover?

# advertising - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Amazon pulls Nazi ads following backlash in New York
# The Man In The High Castle
# The Man In The High Castle

Amazon pulls Nazi ads following backlash in New York

Nov 25th 2015, 9:03 AM 16,762 Views 71 Comments

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the ads were offensive to World War II and Holocaust survivors.

# advertising - Thursday 19 November, 2015

An Irish jeweller is offering free pieces to 'real women' to model for her website
# Trinkets
From The Daily Edge
# Trinkets

An Irish jeweller is offering free pieces to 'real women' to model for her website

Nov 19th 2015, 8:16 AM 3,882 Views 1 Comment

Fiona De Buitlear of Trinkets Jewellery wants to see more ‘real women’ in advertising.

# advertising - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Here's why people thought this ad for smoked ham was 'offensive and disrespectful'
# Ham-strung
# Ham-strung

Here's why people thought this ad for smoked ham was 'offensive and disrespectful'

Nov 18th 2015, 3:06 PM 39,473 Views 64 Comments

The ASAI published its latest complaints today.

# advertising - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Ireland's biggest publisher has finally stopped getting smaller
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Ireland's biggest publisher has finally stopped getting smaller

Nov 17th 2015, 3:51 PM 19,146 Views 43 Comments

Independent News and Media has turned around its revenue after eight years.

# advertising - Thursday 22 October, 2015

Poll: Would you sign up for YouTube's subscription plan?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you sign up for YouTube's subscription plan?

Oct 22nd 2015, 9:00 AM 15,517 Views 53 Comments

What would you pay to get rid of those pesky ads?

# advertising - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Dublin flooring company says Caitlyn Jenner ad is a 'celebration' of trans people
# A Different Ireland
# A Different Ireland

Dublin flooring company says Caitlyn Jenner ad is a 'celebration' of trans people

Oct 14th 2015, 11:51 AM 23,634 Views 132 Comments

Not everyone agrees, with TENI saying the billboard has “upset and disappointed” many people.

# advertising - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Coca-Cola now has to tell you that Vitamin Water isn't as healthy as it claimed
# Vitamin Hit
# Vitamin Hit

Coca-Cola now has to tell you that Vitamin Water isn't as healthy as it claimed

Oct 3rd 2015, 3:00 PM 18,148 Views 21 Comments

It will now have “with sweeteners” in the name.

# advertising - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Denis O'Brien's Digicel is taking on Google, Facebook, and Yahoo
# Ad Blocking
# Ad Blocking

Denis O'Brien's Digicel is taking on Google, Facebook, and Yahoo

Sep 30th 2015, 8:11 PM 20,754 Views 79 Comments

The company is introducing ad blocking at a network level.

# advertising - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

Newstalk are in trouble over an ad that called competitors "bulls**tters"
# By The Horns
# By The Horns

Newstalk are in trouble over an ad that called competitors "bulls**tters"

Sep 22nd 2015, 11:50 AM 15,626 Views 35 Comments

One person was worried it would offend tourists.

# advertising - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Why these award-winning Irish digital marketeers set up a secret sex shop
# Toy Story
# Toy Story

Why these award-winning Irish digital marketeers set up a secret sex shop

Sep 15th 2015, 8:45 PM 32,485 Views 15 Comments

Wolfgang Digital announced plans to hire 50 staff today – here’s how they got there.

# advertising - Sunday 30 August, 2015

This 1970s Bank of Ireland ad had a go at predicting your earnings for 2028
# Blast From The Past
# Blast From The Past

This 1970s Bank of Ireland ad had a go at predicting your earnings for 2028

Aug 30th 2015, 9:15 AM 21,070 Views 26 Comments

In the 1970s, Bank of Ireland had its crystal ball out.

# advertising - Monday 24 August, 2015

Here's the real story behind those Labour ads you might have seen lately
# Labour-tising
# Labour-tising

Here's the real story behind those Labour ads you might have seen lately

Aug 24th 2015, 6:05 AM 23,686 Views 62 Comments

Just how ordinary are the ordinary people featured in the 30-second videos you might have seen in your feed?

# advertising - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

How one man went from a runaway living in a slum to starting a billion-dollar company
# Rags To Riches
# Rags To Riches

How one man went from a runaway living in a slum to starting a billion-dollar company

Aug 18th 2015, 11:10 PM 20,187 Views 19 Comments

Ambarish Mitra grew up in India idolising Bill Gates.

# advertising - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Airbnb's creepy new ad is freaking everyone out
# Airbnb
From The Daily Edge
# Airbnb

Airbnb's creepy new ad is freaking everyone out

Jul 15th 2015, 8:41 AM 4,122 Views 0 Comments

Creepy has a new mascot.

# advertising - Saturday 11 July, 2015

These are the 10 companies that spend the most on advertising
# HEY BIG SPENDERS
# HEY BIG SPENDERS

These are the 10 companies that spend the most on advertising

Jul 11th 2015, 5:00 PM 28,914 Views 43 Comments

That’s a lot of cash.

# advertising - Thursday 9 July, 2015

This ‘go home Irish’ ad has created quite a buzz on the streets of Toronto
# Please Leave Canada
# Please Leave Canada

This ‘go home Irish’ ad has created quite a buzz on the streets of Toronto

Jul 9th 2015, 11:08 PM 81,145 Views 46 Comments

It links to a website titled pleaseleavecanada.com as well.

# advertising - Friday 3 July, 2015

You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

You might care about your online privacy... but would you pay for it?

Jul 3rd 2015, 6:00 PM 43 Views 20 Comments

Would you pay for any the services you can currently use for free if it meant you had more privacy?

This is GOAL's response to Paddy Power's immigrant ad
# No Joking Matter
# No Joking Matter

This is GOAL's response to Paddy Power's immigrant ad

Jul 3rd 2015, 3:10 PM 43,712 Views 54 Comments

Paddy Power’s latest advert has people asking if the bookies have gone too far this time.

# advertising - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Why the long era of TV advertising supremacy is about to end
# Back In The Day
# Back In The Day

Why the long era of TV advertising supremacy is about to end

Jun 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 15,120 Views 20 Comments

Nowadays it’s all about the data.

# advertising - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

This Yves Saint Laurent ad was banned for using an 'unhealthily underweight' model
# Body Image
# Body Image

This Yves Saint Laurent ad was banned for using an 'unhealthily underweight' model

Jun 3rd 2015, 11:04 AM 25,224 Views 41 Comments

It’s not the first time the French fashion label has been the target of complaints.

# advertising - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The unexpected Irish link in the Mad Men finale
# SPOILERS
# SPOILERS

The unexpected Irish link in the Mad Men finale

May 21st 2015, 11:00 PM 14,764 Views 11 Comments

An iconic moment at the end of Mad Men only came about because of Ireland’s bad weather.

# advertising - Monday 11 May, 2015

Bus company drops ad campaign that had topless woman with "Ride me all day" sign
# Naked Advertising
# Naked Advertising

Bus company drops ad campaign that had topless woman with "Ride me all day" sign

May 11th 2015, 1:37 PM 30,859 Views 58 Comments

The £3 promotion has caused some uproar.

# advertising - Sunday 3 May, 2015

'You're bound to piss the odd person off': Paddy Power explain why they use ads like this
# Controversial
# Controversial

'You're bound to piss the odd person off': Paddy Power explain why they use ads like this

May 3rd 2015, 8:30 AM 25,680 Views 27 Comments

“No matter how many people voice their opposition that there is always a silent majority who either find it hilarious or who couldn’t give a sh**e”.

# advertising - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

All the complaints over this controversial billboard may have backfired spectacularly
# Cashing In
# Cashing In

All the complaints over this controversial billboard may have backfired spectacularly

Apr 29th 2015, 11:00 AM 39,681 Views 108 Comments

The advertiser looks like it’s laughing all the way to the bank.

# advertising - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

'It is not ok to sing and dance while driving a car'
# Proceed With Caution
# Proceed With Caution

'It is not ok to sing and dance while driving a car'

Apr 28th 2015, 10:00 PM 18,114 Views 21 Comments

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland received complaints about a recent Toyota advertisement among others.

Budweiser was forced to apologise after this 'unsavoury' tagline appeared on bottles From The Daily Edge

Budweiser was forced to apologise after this 'unsavoury' tagline appeared on bottles

Apr 28th 2015, 9:06 PM 7,460 Views 5 Comments

People have accused it of promoting “rape culture”.

# advertising - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Every business should take lessons from how Nike sells shoes
# Just Do It
# Just Do It

Every business should take lessons from how Nike sells shoes

Apr 25th 2015, 8:45 AM 30,935 Views 10 Comments

We talk to one of the world’s greatest scriptwriting experts about how everyone should be able to spin a good yarn.

# advertising - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Online crackdown on 'rogue puppy-breeders'
# Classified Ads
# Classified Ads

Online crackdown on 'rogue puppy-breeders'

Apr 16th 2015, 1:30 PM 12,218 Views 26 Comments

Minimum standards have been launched for classified ad websites that allow pet sales.

# advertising - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Poll: Would you pay to skip ads on YouTube?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you pay to skip ads on YouTube?

Apr 9th 2015, 8:15 PM 11,340 Views 37 Comments

YouTube has plans for a paid subscription service. Will you be signing up?

# advertising - Monday 6 April, 2015

New Nike commercial tells the story of how Rory McIlroy grew up worshipping Tiger Woods
# Origin Story
From The42
# Origin Story

New Nike commercial tells the story of how Rory McIlroy grew up worshipping Tiger Woods

Apr 6th 2015, 2:54 PM 10,093 Views 6 Comments

And look at him now.

# advertising - Sunday 5 April, 2015

13 sexist ads from the Mad Men era
# The Little Wife
From The Daily Edge
# The Little Wife

13 sexist ads from the Mad Men era

Apr 5th 2015, 1:45 PM 11,321 Views 4 Comments

Mad Men’s final season begins tonight.

# advertising - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Product placement is here to stay, so we'd better get used to it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Product placement is here to stay, so we'd better get used to it

Mar 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 380 Views 59 Comments

Product placement can be annoying but advertising is a necessary evil of our favourite shows.

# advertising - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Another American Apparel ad has been banned for sexualising children
# Too Young
# Too Young

Another American Apparel ad has been banned for sexualising children

Mar 18th 2015, 12:13 PM 44,601 Views 40 Comments

It’s the second time in six months the fashion label has fallen foul of UK authorities.

# advertising - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Coca-Cola is redesigning its packaging so all of its flavours look the same
# One Brand
# One Brand

Coca-Cola is redesigning its packaging so all of its flavours look the same

Mar 5th 2015, 4:36 PM 19,921 Views 31 Comments

It serves to highlight how confusing Coke thinks its brand extensions have become.

# advertising - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

Brand creates 'unskippable' ad viewers can't help but watch
# AND FREEZE
# AND FREEZE

Brand creates 'unskippable' ad viewers can't help but watch

Mar 3rd 2015, 8:34 PM 38,781 Views 18 Comments

The dog goes to town…

# advertising - Monday 2 March, 2015

Man says Claudia Schiffer is a liar, Astras DO break down
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Man says Claudia Schiffer is a liar, Astras DO break down

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:50 PM 28,752 Views 47 Comments

A model mechanic she aint.

# advertising - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Watch: Ad for 'the world's slimmest phone' banned for objectifying women
# Kazam
# Kazam

Watch: Ad for 'the world's slimmest phone' banned for objectifying women

Feb 26th 2015, 6:13 AM 24,064 Views 57 Comments

Authorities in the United Kingdom received several complaints about the ad.