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Ad agencies employing qualified ‘emotional rapists’ over Christmas period

Must have must have must haves. Everywhere.Advertising agencies have taken to hiring freelance emotional rapists in order to fulfil retailers’ demands for increasingly cynical and manipulative Christmas commercials.

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Posted: Dec 1st, 2013
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Samaritans criticised for cold-calling campaign

Following a huge number of complaints to Ofcom, the national charity Samaritans has been criticized for embarking upon a cold calling campaign across the UK.

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Posted: Oct 17th, 2012
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Advertising watchdog criticises ‘misleading’ toilet graffiti

The adverts, traditionally scrawled in biro or marker by traders offering a range of services in the local area, have been undermined by a flood of empty promises.

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Posted: Oct 9th, 2012
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Canines criticise rescue centre for ‘irresponsible promotion’ of size-zero dogs

Published photos of a malnourished rescued dog dubbed ‘the thinnest dog seen alive’ have left other canines feeling unhappy with the way they look.

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Posted: Jun 1st, 2012
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Shampoo advert sets new record for ‘worst survey result to base a campaign on’

An advert for Pantene Pro-V shampoo has set a new industry standard after the small print revealed that the central claim of the campaign was disagreed with by over 90% of the tiny sample surveyed.

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Posted: May 4th, 2012
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