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# Ads

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# Earth Day
Twitter bans ads that defy climate change science
“Now more than ever, meaningful climate action, from all of us, is critical,” Twitter global sustainability manager Casey Junod said.
# Ads
Publishers aim to 'break Google's stranglehold' over advertising with antitrust complaint
The European Publishers Council has lodged the complaint with the European Commission.
# Misinformation
Facebook runs dozens of ads targeting Irish users with anti-vaccine and Covid-sceptic content
Several ads were removed by the social media firm this week.
A search of Facebook’s ad library this week found 40 ads sharing pandemic-related misinformation or Covid-sceptic slogans, Stephen McDermott writes.
Advertisers included a company selling t-shirts, video bloggers promoting and a firm offering a 'vaccine detox' retreat in the south of Spain.
A Government TD described the level of misinformation in the ads as "absolutely startling".
All time
# US Election
Spotify to suspend political advertising in 2020
The company said it does not have the necessary level of robustness in its systems to responsibly validate and review this content.
# political ads
Twitter announces it is banning all political advertisements
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted the change in policy this evening.
# Ads
Watchdog to review use of term 'unlimited' in phone plan advertising
The ASAI said new guidelines will help to ensure certain marketing terms are not misleading to consumers.
# illegal
EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals
The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.
# Obesity
Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
The catchier the ad, the more effective.
# Transparency
This is why you're still seeing referendum ads online
Google said that it was blocking ads – but Google isn’t the only way for campaigns to place ads online.
# Data privacy
Facebook banned 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of the year
Facebook said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day.
# Eighth Amendment
Facebook feature shows official Eighth Amendment campaign pages are being managed by accounts located abroad
A new Facebook feature silently went live for a period yesterday showing where managers of pages are located.
# Your Say
Poll: Should junk food ads be banned on Irish public transport?
The Mayor of London is proposing to bring in such a change to the English capital.
# the eighth
Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources
Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.
# third parties
Does Facebook really not sell your data to advertisers?
We take a look.
# amena khan
Model quits L'Oreal ad campaign due to alleged 'anti-Israeli' tweets
Khan was to be the first woman in a hijab to front a mainstream shampoo campaign.
# Terenure
10 iconic lines from ads that no Irish person will ever be able to forget
For better or for worse.
# PR
Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card
The rollout of the card sparked a storm of publicity about its use last year.
# endorse this message
Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics
Fianna Fáil said the new Bill will ensure the government stay within the definition of what is political advertising.
# get that cash
11 celebrities who mortified themselves for that sweet, sweet ad money
Yes, that IS Owen Wilson trying to sell sofas to you before Gogglebox.
# open and honest
Twitter will now label political ads, including who bought them and how much they cost
Senators behind the Honest Ads Act referred to it as an issue of national security.
# bodyform
This is the first sanitary towel ad to actually show blood, instead of that mysterious blue liquid
It’s about bloody time. (Ah weh weh weh.)
# car trouble
Bank ad ordered to be changed after child shown wearing puffy jacket in car seat
AIB was found to be in breach of the advertisers’ code.
# Ads
Watchdog rules against Nissan ad that showed sister standing up to brother's bully
It did not, however, find the ad was gender stereotyping or that the images were inappropriate.
# make it stop
9 feelings everyone has about that An Post ad with the shrieking child
Have you ever heard of using your indoor voice?
# bin the poo
We need to talk about those grim 'bin the poo' ads in Dublin
Make it stop.
# genuinely
The internet has unearthed this 1980s Avonmore ad starring a very young Miriam O'Callaghan
Ah, wouldja look?
# the irish adverts project
Old Irish ads from the past 50 years are free to view online from today
The Irish Film Institute have been working to restore almost 8,000 rolls of film that had been damaged by mould.
# have a happy period
9 ridiculous things that always happen in feminine hygiene ads
Dip the pad in the blue water! Dip it!
# product placement
People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules
Product placement gets a separate distinction to advertising in the revised code.
# aqualung
We need to talk about the song on the Permanent TSB ad
# Trump
Super Bowl ads get political and discuss 'four years of bad hair'
A number of ads touted inclusiveness and diversity.
# classics
'Bud... Weis... Er!' Ranking the 12 best Super Bowl ads of all time
How well do you remember these promos from the NFL’s showpiece event?
# holidays are coming
16 signs Christmas had definitely arrived when you were a kid
“Got a whole lot of things for Christmas…”
# sean o'luas
11 of the quickest jokes about the new John Lewis Christmas ad
Buster is blowing up the internet today.
Sprite ad saying "she's seen more ceilings than Michelangelo" ruled sexually exploitative
The ad campaign was featured on two Irish websites.
# sponsored by budweiser
The 11 most iconic Christmas moments on screen
We’re not crying, you’re crying.
# jurassic parking
People are loving this car ad featuring a sad Irish dinosaur
This is so sweet.
# sponsored by nci
7 clever marketing campaigns that went down in history
We take a look at some of the best campaigns ever.
# the irish take
This Irish take on THAT Diet Coke ad is beyond gas
“I’m destroyed!”
# opt-in
Google wants to expand how it tracks you for ads - and it's giving you a choice
And yes, Google still knows quite a lot about you.