23 Apr 2013
| by Maisie McCabe
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has upheld the UK's ban of political advertising in broadcast media, after an eight-year appeal from the campaign group Animal Defenders International (ADI).
19 Apr 2013
The Green Party is launching a party political broadcast ahead of local elections on 2 May. The spot, which will air on the BBC on 24 April, was created by Madwomen. Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton, stars in the film, offering her party s vision for Britain in front of a backdrop of "living"...
11 Apr 2013
| by Staff
Senior Tory advertising figures this week paid tribute to Baroness Thatcher, following her death on 8 April.
Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has promised to be a "cheerleader" for the advertising industry, following the revelation that marketing generates £100bn of the UK's GDP.
Coca-Cola has rebutted criticism from Prime Minister David Cameron, who told Parliament he was trying to steer his children away from drinking Coke.
The government's 'stocktake' of industry efforts to combat childhood sexualisation and commercialisation as part of the Bailey Review is set to applaud several of the steps taken by marketers.
The government has unveiled its 'Midata' plan, which aims to revolutionise how consumers access personal information on them held by brands, amid concerns that the initiative is too narrow in its scope.
The government is gearing up for the next phase of its 'Responsibility Deal' programme, partnering brands to encourage consumers to eat fruit and vegetables and discourage retailers from displaying confectionery at checkouts.
Big Bird won't get a vote when US citizens go to the polls on 6 November, but his presence has loomed unexpectedly large over a Presidential campaign brought to life through millions of tweets, YouTube videos, blog posts and status updates.
Edward Timpson, the new children's minister, has congratulated brands for tackling the commercialisation and sexualisation of children but threatened action against "unsatisfactory progress", in his first major address to the marketing industry.