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Rural areas still have awful broadband

Broadband news now, and people who live in rural areas are being shafted on broadband speed, still! They're only getting a fifth of the typical advertised broadband speed, which is going to pile pressure on the advertisements that are being run by broadband providers. The Local Government Association (LGA) has hit out against the speeds…

Facebook to sidestep adblockers

Adblockers are a real problem in 2016. Publishers are losing money because of them, but at the same time, you can see why people use them because some online adverts are so intrusive. With that, Facebook are throwing their weight around, and have started bypassing adblockers on their desktop version. Use of adblockers has shot…

Nivea's seagull that craps on you

With the sun out, there'll be a lot of people making sure that you've got suncream on. Of course, not everyone likes wearing it, either through a need to act hard, or because the feeling of cream on your skin makes you a bit nauseous. Well, Nivea came up with a novel solution to this…

Confusion over Burger & Lobster menu

If you had to guess what Burger and Lobster served up without looking at a menu, most of you would guess 'burgers... and lobster?', right? However, this isn't straightforward for some customers, who have complained about a lack of menu at the eateries. Some will find that funny, as the clue is in the restaurant's…

Facebook tracking non-users... again

Facebook have been in trouble before, for what they do with people who aren't even signed-up to the social networking site. Their 'Friend Finder' tool was accused of being 'unlawful'. Well, looks like they've found a way around all that, and now, they're going to display adverts to people online who aren't Facebook members. The…

Three to introduce ad-blocking

Three are going to be blocking ads on their network, with trials starting as soon as next month! The mobile operator says that they're doing this in a bid to show customers how loyal they are to them, rather than being in bed with advertisers. Three have said that they're trying to "revolutionise the mobile…

Companies offering 'free estimates' adverts to be banned

You've seen those companies that offer 'free' estimates, but then end up charging you money? Well, the businesses that do that are going to have their adverts banned, according to the Advertising Standards Authority. The ASA has banned an advert for Your Local Plumbing Company after they offered a free estimate, but then charged for…

Google ban adverts for payday loans

Google have announced that they're putting a ban on payday loans. They announced this in a blog called 'An Update to Our AdWords Policy on Lending Products,' with David Graff - the company's Director of Global Public Policy - explaining what's going on. "We're banning ads for payday loans and some related products from our…

No-one likes the new Uber logo

Uber have had a redesign, and of course, with change, comes people moaning about it. Seems that the most vocal about the new Uber logo, are those that really hate it. Obviously, most people can cope and have been doing more useful things like drinking a brew or blaming silent trumps on the dog. Anyway,…

A restaurant in LA called Frijoles & Frescas, which sells tacos and the like, got robbed. So, they did what anyone should do - get the CCTV footage and turn it into an advert. The restaurant pieced together the various bits of security footage, and added some amusing captions, and hey presto, you've got something…

Robert Dyas, a hardware shop no-one had heard of until this weekend, have made themselves a Christmas advert that has flummoxed everyone on social media. If you've seen the clip, you will have met Marcus who works at one of the shops. He says: "My name's Marcus, I work at Robert Dyas and I'm gay. I…

All companies go a bit crazy at Christmas time, especially their marketing teams. With John Lewis spending frightening amounts on adverts, and confectioners rebranding everything so they have snowflakes on them, it is a busy time of year for all. Coca-Cola, as well as the truck doing the rounds, have done a neat bit of…

PornHub have hired someone who really gets how the internet works because, apart from giving people something to look at while they have their hands down their pants, they've also been doing loads of marketing that has almost instantly memed. And now, as everyone gets their feelings out for Christmas in the advertising world, PornHub…

The Christmas adverts are coming thick-and-fast now, and marketing companies are desperate to crowbar in something, anything, that might become a hashtag. And so, to Vodafone, and Terry the Turkey. The advert shows a family buying a turkey, as they decide to rear their own Christmas lunch. Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall would be proud, obviously, as…

O2 to block adverts on their network?

EE have already said that they're looking at blocking adverts, and now, O2 are looking at joining in too. Bad news for people in marketing - great news for people who swear loudly at roll-over adverts and videos that autoplay. O2 are apparently testing their technology which will block mobile ads on their network. The company's managing…