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Eamon Gilmore admits he didn't pay attention to the cuts in THAT ad
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# Every Little Hurts

Eamon Gilmore admits he didn't pay attention to the cuts in THAT ad

Nov 2nd 2015, 5:11 PM 28,097 Views 59 Comments

In his new book, the former tánaiste says he paid a high price for the infamous ‘Every Little Hurts’ ad.

'Sexist' poster for cycling race hits bum note
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'Sexist' poster for cycling race hits bum note

Feb 25th 2015, 4:30 PM 45,472 Views 77 Comments

Ah lads.

Doughnut restaurant apologises for "KKK Wednesday" ad campaign
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Doughnut restaurant apologises for "KKK Wednesday" ad campaign

Feb 18th 2015, 9:53 AM 18,073 Views 39 Comments

Krispy Kreme apologised for the campaign.

Here's the Nokia advert that's making people angry on Twitter
# Chinese Burn
# Chinese Burn

Here's the Nokia advert that's making people angry on Twitter

Jul 15th 2014, 9:02 PM 8,417 Views 7 Comments

Erk.

UPDATE: Paddy Power did not cut down a single Amazonian tree
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# Pr Power

UPDATE: Paddy Power did not cut down a single Amazonian tree

Jun 8th 2014, 12:30 PM 55,865 Views 126 Comments

But it wasn’t Photoshopped either…

Canadian recruitment firm apologise for 'Drunken Paddy' newspaper ad
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Canadian recruitment firm apologise for 'Drunken Paddy' newspaper ad

Jun 8th 2014, 8:15 AM 41,763 Views 70 Comments

Kiss Me, I’m Irish. *Rolls eyes*

Veet made lots of people angry with this awful ad about hairy legs
# Ad Fail
# Ad Fail

Veet made lots of people angry with this awful ad about hairy legs

Apr 9th 2014, 9:54 AM 5,390 Views 3 Comments

The tagline is “Don’t Risk Dudeness”.

How to keep your man: 10 sexist vintage ads for All-Bran, Hoovers and more
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How to keep your man: 10 sexist vintage ads for All-Bran, Hoovers and more

Mar 23rd 2014, 6:30 PM 33,174 Views 65 Comments

The golden age of advertising was obsessed by keeping couples together, it seems.

Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet?

Mar 6th 2014, 9:35 AM 16,941 Views 94 Comments

The bookmaker is offering bets on the outcome of the murder trial. Is this a step too far?

Paddy Power withdraws Pistorius ad after it becomes most complained about ever
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Paddy Power withdraws Pistorius ad after it becomes most complained about ever

Mar 6th 2014, 7:34 AM 24,128 Views 48 Comments

The bookmakers have been ordered to take down the controversial ad offering odds on the outcome of the Pistorius murder trial.

This Samsung advert is the most hilariously awful thing you'll see today
# Bad Ads
# Bad Ads

This Samsung advert is the most hilariously awful thing you'll see today

Dec 23rd 2013, 9:32 AM 4,220 Views 6 Comments

Just… baffling.

Adverts in breach: Healing bracelets, shoes that tone and cowboys in vans
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Adverts in breach: Healing bracelets, shoes that tone and cowboys in vans

Jul 4th 2013, 11:08 AM 13,686 Views 19 Comments

Twenty-one complaints were upheld by the ASAI, Ireland’s advertising watchdog, in it’s latest complaints bulletin.

The creepiest fake tan ad you'll see today
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# Badvertising

The creepiest fake tan ad you'll see today

May 31st 2013, 10:18 AM 5,725 Views 0 Comments

Rub it on, rub it on yeah.

Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes
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Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes

May 1st 2013, 7:56 PM 21,762 Views 28 Comments

The watchdog has found against a number of companies, according to its latest Complaints Bulletin.

Update: Hyundai apologises for 'pipe job' ad after major criticism
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Update: Hyundai apologises for 'pipe job' ad after major criticism

Apr 25th 2013, 4:44 PM 34,786 Views 84 Comments

The video shows a man apparently trying to die by suicide in his car.

Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad
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Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad

Apr 25th 2013, 10:55 AM 11,039 Views 54 Comments

Mercado magazine invites viewers to visualise Merkel as the Greeks, Spanish and Germans might see her.

Ford India apologises for ad image of women gagged in car
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Ford India apologises for ad image of women gagged in car

Mar 25th 2013, 1:30 PM 22,636 Views 62 Comments

The ads were uploaded to the Internet without the carmaker’s approval.

This is what we would buy if we were really rich
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

This is what we would buy if we were really rich

Mar 17th 2013, 6:00 PM 13,846 Views 28 Comments

It’s only an exact replica of one’s private jet, you know.

Timeline: Race and advertising in America
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Timeline: Race and advertising in America

Feb 16th 2013, 12:00 PM 22,438 Views 17 Comments

Business Insider tells the story of Race in America, through its print and television advertisements.

1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’
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1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’

Dec 28th 2012, 9:15 PM 18,118 Views 33 Comments

A campaign dedicated to eliminating the degrading treatment of women in advertising wrote to the Taoiseach in 1982 to highlight the ‘continual humiliation’ of women in the media.

Sexist, unhealthy or just plain bad: 15 ads from 1960s and '70s mens' mags
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# Vintage

Sexist, unhealthy or just plain bad: 15 ads from 1960s and '70s mens' mags

Dec 8th 2012, 1:00 PM 30,917 Views 21 Comments

“Beware of the man with his own pool table.”

Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint
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Paddy Power sticks to its guns after advertising watchdog complaint

Nov 5th 2012, 5:29 PM 27,407 Views 73 Comments

At least one complaint has been lodged with the Advertising Standards Association of Ireland over this morning’s newspaper ad.

British advertising watchdog rejects Club Orange 'bits' complaint
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# Naughty Bits

British advertising watchdog rejects Club Orange 'bits' complaint

Oct 3rd 2012, 8:24 AM 11,065 Views 31 Comments

In case you were wondering: it’s okay to show the ‘Bits’ ads before a film rated 15, but not a film rated 12A.

Are these the most irritating Irish ads ever?
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Are these the most irritating Irish ads ever?

Sep 16th 2012, 6:00 PM 26,011 Views 88 Comments

Bertie in the cupboard, awkward RTÉ Guide man, an overexcited chicken fancier: here are our nominees for some badvertising for distinctly Irish products.

Advertising standards body: No, you can't look at Club Orange's naughty bits
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Advertising standards body: No, you can't look at Club Orange's naughty bits

Sep 11th 2012, 11:03 AM 19,093 Views 97 Comments

The Advertising Standards Authority upholds complaints against the outdoor versions of Club Orange’s ‘bits’ ads.

Is Ashton Kutcher's new "dating" ad racist?
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# Badvertising

Is Ashton Kutcher's new "dating" ad racist?

May 3rd 2012, 11:42 AM 3,181 Views 32 Comments

Or does it just highlight that the actor is actually pretty good at accents?

Nike apologises for 'insensitive' Black and Tan sneakers... sort of
# Oops
# Oops

Nike apologises for 'insensitive' Black and Tan sneakers... sort of

Mar 16th 2012, 9:21 AM 8,679 Views 58 Comments

The sportswear manufacturer admits the ‘Black and Tan’ name was “insensitive”, but says it was “unofficially added by some”.

The Daily Fix: Friday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Feb 17th 2012, 7:54 PM 4,482 Views 2 Comments

In the Fix tonight: Eircom Studyhub hacked; unvouched expenses; and Chris O’Dowd v Miss Piggy…

Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints
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Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints

Feb 17th 2012, 10:24 AM 8,583 Views 59 Comments

The slogan “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier” – used in Channel 4′s billboard campaign for the new series of the show – has been criticised as offensive and racist.

Ryanair rapped over ‘sexist’ newspaper ads for cabin crew calendar
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Ryanair rapped over ‘sexist’ newspaper ads for cabin crew calendar

Feb 15th 2012, 1:32 PM 6,759 Views 58 Comments

The Advertising Standards Agency upholds complaints over newspaper ads selling the airline’s underwear-themed calendar.

The 10 most offensive US advertisements of 2011
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# Badvertising

The 10 most offensive US advertisements of 2011

Jan 3rd 2012, 9:05 PM 16,673 Views 17 Comments

‘Re-civilise’ a black person! Help fix your girlfriend’s PMS! Smash a toy baby against a wall! …or not.