New research shows how marketers get away with making their food look and sound healthier than it really is.
From women in the kitchen to Santa’s huge ego, Christmas ads are still ridden with conservative gender messaging.
The science of making us watch ... and then spend.
Using intellectual property laws to try to shut down Mark Rogers’ 'Save Medicare' website shows how these laws serve to restrict free speech and advance government privatisation agendas.
Campaign pits power of press against social media activism.
People with anosmia have no sense of smell, and there is no cure for the condition.
Nottingham City Council are in trouble over a series of anti-begging posters – it's important to know if their claims stack up.
It has long been claimed that subliminal messages work. Now two studies have set the record straight.
When the inevitable backlash happens, little changes.
Social media feedback has made businesses think twice about what makes a good customer.
TV talk and makeover shows have a preference for spectacle and conflict. But new collaborative models may be the future.
Marketers take advantage of the fact that children sometimes can't recognise the difference between product placement and advertising.
The food industry says it wants to help in the fight against obesity – but it needs regulation.
It's the adverts we notice least which work the most.
Eye-tracking technology helps us understand how people interact with their environment. This can improve policy and design, but can also be a tool for surveillance and control.
Both Trump and Clinton's reference to children in their campaigns could be cause for concern.
The current system for regulating advertising in South Africa is dependent on the buy-in of the advertiser. But this may be about to change.
As customers gain more control of their media environment, advertisers have to go to greater lengths to get their brand name seen, known and remembered.
The spontaneous success of Pokémon Go shows how powerful internet memes can be.
The growing trend for ads to attract media attention for being outrageous or offensive has led to a conflation of sex and sexism that is doing great harm.