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Cosmetics firms in crisis as woman questions science behind anti-wrinkle cream ad

Global cosmetics firms are concerned by the news that ordinary people have begun to question whether their advertisements contain real science, or are just spurious computer-generated images of fictitious molecules doing impossible things to wrinkly old skin.

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Posted: Feb 6th, 2010
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Watchdog rules adverts for hearing aids ‘too loud’

Maybe should have used sign languageThe advert, featuring a man shouting ‘ARE YOU HARD OF HEARING?’, left one person with bleeding ears and a number answering, ‘I am now.’

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Posted: Sep 10th, 2009
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Spam luncheon meat company admits email campaign ‘a disaster’

It's safest not to open‘If I didn’t know better, I’d say the emails weren’t getting through for some reason,’ said the company’s Head of Marketing.

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Posted: Jun 1st, 2009
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Officials warn on the dangers of Badly Dubbed Advert Syndrome

The World Health Organisation is advising television viewers to avoid watching advertisements following reports that Badly Dubbed Advert Syndrome, which causes the sufferer’s voice to become slightly out of synch with their mouth, has spread from TV actors to consumers.

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Posted: May 19th, 2009
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BT ad couple in furious public row after engineer fails to turn up

The BT ad couple, who won the nation’s hearts as it watched their joint journey into home working technology, are to split, it has been announced. The tragic rift opened after the couple took the same morning off work to wait for a BT engineer to arrive.  The divide deepened after they both popped monentarly into the [...]

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Posted: Apr 29th, 2009
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