Now that the sparkle has faded from Black Friday’s frenzy of discount desperation, it seems a good time to zoom in on this year’s crop of Christmas ad(...)

The advertisement featured real home video footage taken by a car loan customer surprising his partner and young child with a new car.  Stock photograph: Getty Images

An AIB television advertisement “must not reappear in its current form again,” the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. The advertisement feat(...)

A  billboard put up by pro-life lobby group Both Lives Matter. Photograph: PA

A complaint about a billboard campaign claiming Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws had saved 100,000 lives has been dismissed by the regulat(...)

The billboard put up by anti-abortion lobby group Both Lives Matter. Photograph: Both Lives Matter/PA Wire

The British Advertising Standards Authority has rejected complaints about a billboard campaign arguing that 100,000 more people are alive in Northern (...)

An ad for Aptamil provoked an outcry in 2016 when it showed boys dreaming of being a rock climber and a mathematician and a girl as a future ballerina

Bumbling, hapless dads who have apparently never encountered a washing machine in real life, routinely mortify their kids in fast food joints, and liv(...)

The website of Almond Homeopathy: the respondent said she  did not diagnose conditions but used people’s symptoms to decide upon the best course of treatment.

A complaint against a homeopath who posted on Facebook that she could treat the symptoms of autism has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Author(...)

Donal’s Lottery Island: no sign of an insurgency

Donal’s Lottery Island A man named Donal takes possession of a Mediterranean island thanks to a Lottery win. He then gifts the island to his people,(...)

Defending the ad, Jaguar Land Rover said it had specifically stated that any of the described functions of the car should be used without compromising safety

An “irresponsible” ad for the new Jaguar XE car’s hands-free mobile technology has been banned for encouraging unsafe driving. The advertorial for Ja(...)

 US president-elect Trump’s private airplane meal of choice? A  bucket of KFC chicken

Select, Aoife McElwain’s weekly column in The Ticket every Friday, gave us plenty of food for thought in 2016, investigating food culture and traditio(...)

Australia’s Federal Court has ruled that Nurofen Specific Pain products were misleading. Photograph: Reuters

The British manufacturer of Nurofen has been fined more than A$6 million (€4 million) for misleading Australian consumers on the painkiller’s ability (...)

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