BuzzFeed, which last year raised funds at a reported valuation of $1.5 billion, specialises in creating bespoke “branded content” for advertisers keen to reach its young audience.

Britain’s advertising watchdog has ruled that BuzzFeed, the fast-growing US media group, misled its readers by showing them paid advertisements that l(...)

The British advertising watchdog is investigating claims made by the makers of Nurofen after an Australian court ordered the company to stop selling several versions of the popular painkiller

Britain’s advertising watchdog is investigating whether a television ad for Reckitt Benckiser Group’s Nurofen Express pain-relief tablets misled consu(...)

Mater, a comedic rusty tow-truck, joyously utters the offending tornado phrase in Cars, the children’s box office smash hit from 2006

Has nobody at the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) set foot in the US below the Mason-Dixon line? The ASAI, the self-regulatory body(...)

Liz Delaney’s pub: home of the controversial “Welfare Wednesday” drinks promotion for the unemployed

Remember Liz Delaney’s pub in the Northside Shopping Centre, the home of the controversial “Welfare Wednesday” drinks promotion for the unemployed? Un(...)

Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Newstalk has been rapped on the knuckles by the Republic’s advertising watchdog over its use of the word “bulls**tters” on an advertising billboard pr(...)

Amazon said it was common practice for free trials for services to convert to a paid subscription unless cancelled

An offer of a “free trial” of Amazon’s Prime delivery service has been banned in Britain after a watchdog found the online retail giant misled consume(...)

 Louis O’Neill addresses staff at a presentation to mark his retirement in the Irish Times newsroom. Photograph: Frank Miller

Louis O’Neill (83), former group managing director and chief executive of The Irish Times, died yesterday at St Vincent’s hospital Dublin following a (...)

The 2009 The Girls of Ryanair Calendar. Michael O’Leary says new Ryanair “family friendly” love does not involve inviting paying customers to ogle scantily clad staff for charity. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Ryanair calendar’s dead and gone. Unlike O’Leary, it’s in the grave. “Ryanair’s ‘Offensive and Sexist’ Bikini Girl Cabin Crew Calendar Scrapped” s(...)

It’s no secret that sex sells. Unless an ad is too sexy and is banned as a result, as Newbridge Silverware found out this week.A two-minute video on t(...)

An advert for the world’s largest private-sector coal company has been banned for misleadingly implying that “clean coal” does not produce CO2 or othe(...)

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