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Burger King retracts ad that offended Mexicans

Crikey April 16, 2009

Mexicans took great offence at an ad for Burger King's "Texican Whopper" which paired a cowboy with a little spicy Mexican (literally). After ambassadors intervened it became too hot for the fast food co. to handle.

Global advertising market trashed, again

Glenn Dyer April 15, 2009

Global advertising spending will suffer the biggest fall in almost 30 years in 2009.

How Big Food is copying Big Tobacco

Crikey April 15, 2009

Researchers say the US food industry is employing the same legal, political and business strategies previously utilised by Big Tobacco, and the health consequences could be dire.

Telstra’s father-son duo together again

Crikey April 10, 2009

Telstra’s Big Pond has called Patrick and Daniel - stars of the much loved “Rabbits” advertisement - into action for a sixth time.

The Coca-Cola Chronicles: ACCC ruling gives Coke palpitations

Crikey April 3, 2009

Coca-Cola's Kerry Armstrong-helmed "myth busting" ads have been slapped down by the ACCC, exposing the folly of self regulation, writes Craig Sinclair.

Global advertising market collapses

Crikey April 2, 2009

The gloom and doom enveloping the global advertising market has entered a depressing new phase, writes Glenn Dyer.

Naked American Apparel

Crikey April 1, 2009

This is sexytime for eco folks in fashion advertising showing just how environmentally friendly and progressive American Apparel really is.

International ads with Obama continue to offend

Crikey April 1, 2009

In honor of companies' continuing clumsiness and stupidity in their efforts to capitalise on Barack Obama's election, a Russian example.

Beware red-headed clowns bearing gifts

Crikey March 31, 2009

One day the research on the truly deadly nature of sugar will seep into the public conscience. When that day comes, Big Sugar wants to have some "discussion points" with the government, writes David Gillespie.

The Coca Cola Chronicles: in need of some new PR tricks

Crikey October 31, 2008 3 Comments

Trying to convince the public a series of urban myths exist and then trying to make the product out to be something it is not is despicable, writes Gary Muratore.