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Not 4U? How seventeen people put Channel 4 in OFCOM's bad books.

Channel 4 is in trouble with Ofcom. Not for a programme or an advertisement, but the juxtaposition of the two. The broadcasting regulator says the station broke their code on 26th December 2012 when they ran a commercial which gave the impression it...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Broadband ad rules shift comes into force thanks to ASA

Changes to fixed broadband advertised price claims have come into force this week after the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) signalled that transparency in broadband price ads must improve if advertisers are to be confident that their ads will...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Could Fubar Radio be the future of online broadcasting?

UK radio is in surprisingly good shape. As the first electronic media mankind ever enjoyed, we might reasonably expect it to have been overtaken or eradicated by something more futuristic. In fact, listening figures are pretty robust and, although...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Should celebrities be plugging advertisers in interviews?

The old adage asserts, 'Word of mouth is the best advertising'. And there's a lot of truth in that. When a satisfied customer recommends a product or service to a potential customer, a form of potent and cost-free advertising has taken place and it's...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Spotify sponsors Take F**king Risks podcast

Global music streamer Spotify has become the new sponsor of London-based brand and ad agency Mellor&Smith’s bi-weekly podcast series. TFR: The Podcast features interviews with a host of professionals who have pushed boundaries by taking risks...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

UK Election 2015 in advertising

Today (7 May 2015) marks the commencement of the first UK general election in five years, and by necessity, it looks to be perhaps the most closely fought election battle in recent history. With 7 leaders fighting for your vote this time around, it's...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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The Week in Tech

Block the Kardashians A new version of AdBlock was recently announced, which has been built with one purpose in mind; to block out all mentions of the Kardashian family on your internet browser. KardBlock is currently in the beta testing stage, and...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The Week in Tech

Sony find new ways to play in China Sony is launching its Playstation 4 console in China early next year on the 11th of January 2015, closely following arch rivals Microsoft, who launched their own Xbox One console in October; the first console to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Bad reception. Why the worst thing about DAB isn't the advertising.

'Share the love!' says a one and half foot, massive headed, dead-eyed creature in a white jump-suit. Ordinarily the shock of this vision would wake you from your nightmare. You'd slope off for a wee and crawl back into bed. But this isn't a bad...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

M&S and the eradication of Frankie Cocozza

I chuffing hate X-Factor. I hate the contestants, the judges, the constant over-dramatisation always to the soundtrack of a Snow Patrol or Coldplay and most of all I hate the fact that it's all people seem to be talking about. So with all that in...

Posted by: Creativepool

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