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[RACISTADs] CHANCE THE RAPPER CALLS OUT HEINEKEN ON SOMETHING LIGHTER IS BETTER AD.
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Chance the Rapper may have just exposed a recent trend in ads to gain the result of higher engagement. Few weeks back, the rapper went on Twitter to use Heineken as an example for what he feels has been an increase in ads that push the button of race in America. The ad in question was a brand new campaign from the popular beer brand in which the tagline is “sometimes lighter is better.” Following his tweets, Heineken pulled the...

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018
[BANNED AD] NICKI MINAJ IS MUTE ABOUT RACIST AD BY H&M,  CHECK OUT OTHER CULPRIT BRANDS THAT SKIPPED THE RADAR.
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In the history of Africans, white racism will never be easily forgotten if the stories of Ota Benga, Sarah Baartman are remembered, swedish fashion house H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) just reopened those wounds with their latest controversial ad in a photoshoot that pictured a young African boy wearing a green hoodie with the inscription “coolest monkey in the jungle.” And if you think this wasn’t offensive enough, then take a look at his white counterpart below. Canadian rapper Abel Tesfaye...

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Thursday, 11 January 2018
[BANNED ADS] GOOGLE WANTS TO BAN ADS CLASSIFIED AS ANNOYING ON ITS CHROME BROWSER.
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Google’s internet browser Chrome will start removing annoying adverts from websites from February 15, 2018, it has announced. From that date, Chrome will block ads that breach the “Better Ads Standards,” guidelines developed by an industry coalition. This means that the most annoying types of messages, such as pop-up ads, auto-play videos with sound and flashing animated ads will be removed. “Starting on February 15, in line with the Coalition’s guidelines, Chrome will remove all ads from sites that have...

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
[OOPS!] AUDI IS ON FIRE IN CHINA, THEIR AD COMPARING WOMEN TO 2ND HAND CARS HAS BACKFIRED. TAKE A LOOK:
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An Audi commercial comparing women to used cars is already causing an upheaval among consumers in China.   The Chinese commercial opens with a young couple about to get married, when the groom’s mother suddenly interrupts the ceremony to inspect the bride. After yanking the bride’s nose and ears, and prying open her jaw to inspect her teeth, the mom appears satisfied and gives the couple the okay. She casts one last disapproving look at the bride’s chest before the...

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Thursday, 20 July 2017
[MOVIE AD] BAYWATCH TRAILER WAS SO PROFANE IT GOT BANNED BY THE AD STANDARD BOARD. WATCH VIDEO:
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An ad for the Baywatch movie featuring Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson has been found to be “inappropriate” by the Advertising Standards Board.   The complaint noted the trailer, used the word “shit” three times throughout and showed an “inappropriate shower scene”.   During the trailer Johnson says “the truth is one of you will probably die” and Efron claims “Jason Bourne ain’t got shit on me”.   The shower scene shows a male from the waist up, singing while...

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Saturday, 01 July 2017
[BANNED AD] NIVEA DELETES CONTOVERSIAL FACEBOOK AD PORTRAYING “WHITE” AS PURITY. READ:
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Skincare brand Nivea has apologised for running a Facebook ad that ran the tagline “white is purity” and prompted accusations of racism. The ad, for the Nivea invisible deodorant range, has since been deleted from Facebook. Nivea, which has 19 million fans on its global Facebook page, was directed to Middle East social media users. An image of a woman wearing a white bathrobe was accompanied by the tagline “white is purity”. Alongside the image, Nivea posted the message, “Keep...

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017
[AD FRAUDS]#BILLBOARDS: APCON HOT ON THE HEELS OF QUACKS IN THE OUT-OF-HOME ADVERTISING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA.
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Alhaji Garba Bello Kankarofi-APCON Chairman/Registrar. The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, (APCON) is set to take action against illegal practitioners and unlicensed organisations infiltrating the outdoor advertising industry in Nigeria. The enforcement, which commenced a couple of months ago, has moved to military cantonments and police barracks across Nigeria.  Sources said the military establishments have demanded a month for those who own advertising hoardings within their barracks to secure all the necessary documentations...

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Monday, 05 December 2016
[BRANDS]#ACQUISITION: AMERICAN APPAREL JUST FILED FOR BANKRUPCY AND GILDAN ACTIVEWEAR CANADA WANTS TO BUY IT.
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​American Apparel is seeking bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over a year, unable to find its footing in a shifting retail landscape and after a contentious fight for control with company founder Dov Charney. Canada’s Gildan Activewear is buying the American Apparel brand, notorious for sexually provocative ad campaigns, for $66 million. The Los Angeles retailer first filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in October 2015, about a year after it fired Charney for violating its sexual...

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016
[BRAND]#FAIL: VOLKSWAGEN HAS AGREED TO PAY $14.7 BILLION ON DIESELGATE SCANDAL, FACES ANOTHER €8.2BILLION LAW SUIT FROM INVESTORS!
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A US court has approved one of the biggest corporate settlements on record forcing German carmaker Volkswagen to pay $14.7 billion over the diesel emissions scandal. Under the settlement, Volkswagen (VW) agrees to spend up to $10 billion on buybacks and owner compensation. An additional $4.7 billion will go to programs to offset excess emissions and clean car projects. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller told reporters the approval was “an important milestone for us on the way toward clearing up the...

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Friday, 28 October 2016
[BANNED ADs]#PRINTADs: TEXAS BILLBOARD BY DATING SITE ADVISES UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO GET A SUGAR DADDY.
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A billboard in Texas posted by a matchmaking service has the local Hispanic community feeling outraged and offended. The billboard posted by ArrangementFinders.com on Interstate 35 in Austin reads:  “Undocumented immigrant? Before you get deported, get a sugar daddy.” Debra Quinn, a spokesperson for the website, told the sources  that the billboard was created by an affiliate and was taken down immediately. Quinn called the billboard, “completely unacceptable and does not reflect the views or vision of our company.” Jacob...

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016
[ENEWS] #BRANGELINA: BRANDS ARE EXPLOITING BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE’S DIVORCE. CHECK PEOPLE’S REACTION:
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Founded 22 January 1993 (23 years ago) Norwegian Air Shuttle, trading as Norwegian , is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe, the second-largest airline in Scandinavia , and the ninth-largest airline in Europe in terms of passenger numbers. It offers a high-frequency domestic flight schedule within Scandinavia and Finland, and to business destinations such as London , as well as to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands, transporting to over 30 million people in 2015. But...

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Saturday, 24 September 2016
[ADVERTISING] #NATIVEADS: GOOGLE IS CLAMPING DOWN ON SITES WITH INTRUSIVE POP-UPS.
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​Google plans to penalise websites that feature intrusive pop-up adverts. It is updating the algorithms used to rank its search results so that offending pages are more likely to get lower placings. The change is due to come into effect on 10 January. Google makes much of its money from placing ads on the mobile web. One expert said the company wanted to give users one less reason to use ad-blockers or search within apps instead. “Google is one of...

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