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Keira Knightley’s anti-violence advert banned

Keira Knightley’s anti-violence advert banned

Crikey April 28, 2009

An anti-domestic violence advert starring Keira Knightley has been banned from British television after it was branded too violent by advertising censors.

Facebook love bikinis but not lesbians

Crikey April 28, 2009

The Facebook advertising team take issue with a not at all nude or sexually explicit ad for a lesbian film... but not nearly-naked women in high heels promising luurve on the internets. Huh?

Tasmania plans TV show to promote state

Crikey April 27, 2009

The Tasmanian Government is planning to pay a TV broadcaster to develop, make and air a series promoting the state as an exciting place to live and do business. Good luck with that.

OK, OK, so sugar doesn’t make you pay attention

Crikey April 24, 2009

Kellogg's has agreed to settle federal claims that they falsely advertised the benefits of eating Frosted Mini-Wheats, including that children who ate the cereal got a 20% boost in attentiveness.

30 amazing environment ads

Crikey April 23, 2009

A wrap of the best ads created for Earth Day.

Drinking to their deaths on Anzac Day

Crikey April 23, 2009

Crikey reader Paul Mitchell explains why he won’t "raise a glass" this Anzac Day.

The world’s most enduring brands

Sophie Black April 22, 2009

Each year a brand sums up the zeitgeist — think Lego in 1960, Coca-Cola in 1971, Levi in 1985, Guinness in 1999 and Google in 2000. But which is the most iconic of them all?

Gruen Transfer panelist caught in ‘conflict of interest’ storm

Crikey April 21, 2009

TV pin-up Todd Sampson rubbished a child abuse ad on the show but failed to disclose that his agency worked for the charity until an acrimonious split five years ago.

Domino’s Pizza posts apology video

Crikey April 17, 2009

Domino's Pizza have created an online video of their own after a clip of two employees defiling food went viral and caused a PR disaster.

The seven sins of greenwashing

Crikey April 16, 2009

Of 2,219 products from North American retailers making environmental claims, researchers have found that "over 98%" committed one of several "sins."