Category - advertising

  • 20 Dec 2013

    The TUC has welcomed calls from the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee to ban pay day loan adverts from children’s television.

  • 10 Dec 2013

    Yesterday I received an email from John Lewis inviting me to “be the perfect host this Christmas”. This would apparently be facilitated by the purchase of “cookware” and “serveware" which would enable me to “cook with ease from morning to night.”

  • 3 Nov 2011

    Victories for personal freedom over the last 200 years have been one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but we must recognise and resist the confusion of positive liberality and destructive libertarianism, says Jon Kurt, commenting on the proliferation of 'martial affairs' sites. Should the narrative of ‘rights’ and ‘choice’ really eclipse the important relational conversation about trust, mutuality and faithfulness?

  • 13 Dec 2010

    A football club in Belgium's top division has declined the offer of a sponsorship deal from a leading Catholic newspaper, for fear of "attracting ridicule".

  • 29 Oct 2010

    A pressure group has accused the Advertising Standards Authority of effectively re-introducing the blasphemy law through the back door.

  • 10 Jun 2010
  • 10 Jun 2010

    A church advertising campaign for Christmas, which depicts the baby Jesus in his mother Mary's womb, has been defended by its creators against charges of naivete and political meddling.

  • 26 May 2010
  • 2 Mar 2010

    Clarity about the nature and motivation of advertising is essential, says Jill Segger, if we are to live well and be free from the tyranny which would have us believe that conformity is to be identified with community.

  • 22 Feb 2010

    Politics and personality have always been intertwined in the modern era, says Simon Barrow. The increasing glitz and media saturation makes it even more necessary to look past image towards substance - as in religion, too.