M&S and McDonald’s Join Google Ad Blockade

The investigation that found big brand adverts appearing alongside ISIS propaganda is slowly morphing into a nightmare for Google, as more mammoth companies join the government in putting their digital spends with the search company on hold. Read More >>

Asus Should Never, Ever Tweet

Laptop maker Asus should have learned a lesson from fellow laptop maker Razer: never tweet. The Taiwanese tech giant sent out a tweet yesterday that was so bad on so many levels, it’s amazing it was ever sent in the first place. Read More >>

Kanye West Declared Twitter Winner for August 31st 2016

The stats are in. Kanye West won the gold medal for the typing things you think into Twitter competition for the day of August 31 2016, with a is-it?-isn't-it? ironic message about his favourite international brand. Read More >>

Euro 2016 Mascot Shares Its Name With a Giant Dildo

Everyone knows that the first thing you do when naming a new product is to look it up on the internet to make sure it doesn't mean something rude in another language or is a brand of massive vibrating black penis; a step in the process apparently missed by those responsible for naming the Euro 2016 mascot Super Victor. Read More >>

21 April Fools’ Day Products That Are Totally Fake But Should Be Real

Scientifically speaking, April Fools’ Day is the worst day of the year. And as consumers we have only two options to survive the horror that is brands flogging the dead horse known as April Fools’ Day. Read More >>

Facebook is Changing its Logo and You Probably Won’t Even Notice

The screens, they are a’ changing. Facebook has tweaked its logo for the first time since 2005, and if we hadn’t pointed it out you, you probably wouldn’t have even noticed. Read More >>

Parent Groups Furious at YouTube Kids’ McDonald’s Advertorial Channels

Google's YouTube Kids app is far from being the sedate and innocent babysitter Google would have us believe, with US campaigners suggesting the way it blends editorial content with advertorial misleads children for the benefit of the world's super-rich brand behemoths. Read More >>

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Google’s Reality-Bending Tablet Turned My Supermarket Into an Icy Playground

Imagine you're part of a big supermarket brand. How do you convince customers you're cool? If you're not waiting around for one of your employees to become a viral teen hearthrob, how about thrusting them into a virtual reality world? In the latest example of VR advertising, Google and Target have teamed up to let shoppers explore a winter wonderland as they stride down the aisles. Read More >>

Kalashnikov Rebrands Itself as Modern Protector of the Peace

Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov wants to shed its current image of supplier of choice to terrorists around the world, rebranding itself as a company making useful shooty gadgets designed to help in "protecting peace" around the world. Read More >>

You’ll Appreciate the Brutal Honesty in These Updated Brand Slogans

Since advertising is all about the power of suggestion, it's fun to see what happens when the conceits of well-known campaigns are totally undermined. Honest Slogans takes well-known advertising and turns the slogan into some real talk about the product, or at least designer Clif Dickens's take on it. Read More >>

Tesco Ditching Baked Beans and Ready Meals From its “Finest” Range to Please the UK’s Foodies

Tesco's about to re-jig the products it sells under its Finest brand, binning the baked beans and salty meats of uncertain origin and replacing them with more locally-sourced foods of which the "provenance" in provable. So there shouldn't be any grey EU chicken in the fish fingers. Read More >>

Can You Name the Brands Behind These 20 Translated Logos?

The logo of a multinational brand needs to be recognisable in any language, which is why so much time and effort goes into developing a strong design. But it's still fun to see what Subway's logo looks like in Chinese, or what Pizza Hut looks like in Farsi. Read More >>

Yahoo Announced a New Logo By Not Announcing a New Yahoo Logo

In what could possibly be the most convoluted way to put on a new pair of trousers, Yahoo has announced that it will be changing its infamous purple exclamation point logo into... something different. You see, it's not the new simple logo above, even though Yahoo posted an image of that new logo in a release talking about the new logo, and used that same new logo all over its Tumblr page, and is even using that new logo on No, no, no. I repeat, that is not the new logo. Read More >>