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Cannes Lions Launches Mobile Category

Tom Eslinger to head jury

The advertising industry’s biggest awards show has created a new category for its 2012 event. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will now feature a category for mobile work.…

Cadbury Wins Color Purple Rights

Sees off trademark row with Nestlé

British confectioner Cadbury has won a trademark dispute with Nestlé over the rights to the “iconic” purple color that Cadbury uses on its wrappers. The U.K. Intellectual Property Office ruled that…

Marc Jacobs Ad Banned for ‘Child Sexualization’

U.K. regulator slams ‘provocative’ pose

A Marc Jacobs perfume advert featuring the 17-year-old actress Dakota Fanning has been banned after complaints that the image "sexualized a child." Britain’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, ruled that…

China Will Soon Be 'Second-Biggest Market' Says WPP Chief

Launches marketing school in Shanghai

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell says China will overtake the U.K. as the firm’s second-biggest market within two to four years. "I would anticipate that China would become our third market…

U.K. Supermarket Ad Banned for Targeting Kids

Morrisons TV spot ‘irresponsible’

Britain’s advertising watchdog has hit out at supermarket chain Morrisons for encouraging children to pester their parents to shop at the store. Morrisons’ television campaign, created by DLKW Lowe, offered viewers…

Britain Bans Duke Nukem Ad From Prime-time TV

‘Sexually explicit’ spot can only be shown after 11 p.m.

The U.K.’s advertising regulator has banned an advert for computer game Duke Nukem Forever until after 11 p.m. The Advertising Standards Authority says it received 34 complaints for the ad, which…

British Advertising Bodies Launch Pitching Site

Aims to end 'war zone' for agencies and advertisers

British advertising trade bodies ISBA and IPA have launched a new website designed to clarify the pitching process. The new site, www.thegoodpitch.com, will focus on “six principles” of pitching: openness…

Ben & Jerry’s Unveils 'SNL'-Themed Flavor

Schweddy Balls anyone?

Vermont-based ice-creamery Ben & Jerry's is launching a new flavor of ice cream named after a classic Saturday Night Live sketch. The company announced that Schweddy Balls ice cream will…

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