In the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death, the Guardian reports that Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror considered running an ad campaign highlighting how its papers opposed her policies during the 1980s.
Trinity Mirror, which publishes the Labour supporting Daily and Sunday Mirror titles and the Sunday People, created a mock-up ad that takes aim at its Conservative supporting and pro-Thatcher rival The Sun. Read More »
This is quite inspired work from BBH London for the Guardian, which has created this ad to trail Posy Simmonds’ take on the life of Margaret Thatcher in Saturday’s paper.
It features a headline at the foot “One woman, a nation divided”, but it is hardly needed when you have such a strong image that sums up perfectly how many feel about the former Prime Minister – loved by some and hated by others. Great advertising.
Is there anything the Liberal Democrats can do right? The party currently has an ad running on its Welsh site featuring a nurse and the strapline “A £600 tax cut for every ordinary worker in the country?”.
Except the woman featured is Louise Cole who is an underwear model for brands like Berlei and Nike, Gossard, Wonderbra, Toyota, Harley Davidson and M&S. Read More »
The Guardian partnered with BBH New York to launch the new #VoiceYourView campaign which cleverly merges the Guardian’s editorial voice with its distinctive strategy of open journalism and social media. Read More »
Do you remember that controversial bus advertising campaign from 2009? Ads from The British Humanist Association appeared promoting atheism on London buses following an effort to raise money funded by members of the public and the scientist and author Richard Dawkins.
The bus ads, which carried the tagline ‘There’s Probably No God. Now Stop Worrying and Enjoy Your Life’, provoked 326 complaints to the ad watchdog.
A bad start to his new job for acting editor of the Sunday Times, Martin Ivens. He is to apologise personally to the Board of the Deputies of British Jews after publishing a cartoon that has been branded antisemitic and been disowned by Rupert Murdoch, according to the Guardian.
The cartoon, by renowned cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, depicted Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu paving a wall with the blood and bodies of muslims. It was published this past Sunday, which was holocaust memorial day. Read More »
The Hacked Off campaigning group, which has been highly prominent throughout the Leveson inquiry with support from celebrities including Hugh Grant and JK Rowling, has already racked up more than 127,000 signatures of people supporting the victims and putting pressure on the government to implement the Leveson report in full.
In addition to going there to sign the petition it is worth visiting hackinginquiry.org to have a look at this video below of the ‘forgetful editors’. Who knew working in newspaper journalism could have such a terrible affect on your memory.