Ford Motor Company Makes Fun Of Elon Musk & Tesla In New Ad Campaign
In a newly published YouTube advertisement, Ford Motor Company, an American manufacturer and one of the world's largest carmakers criticized Elon Musk and Tesla. The commercial ran during the Kentucky Derby, an annual horse event in the United States. "They fly away on their own personal spaceships when things get hard," the ad read. A Ford representative said the purpose of the commercial was to celebrate all employees.
Tags: Tesla, Elon Musk, Ford, Advertisment, Youtube
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Akshay Kumar Apologises For Vimal Ad
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has issued an apology for endorsing tobacco. After receiving a huge backlash from his fans for signing a deal with tobacco brand Vimal, he has since expressed regret. The actor took to Instagram to share that the negative response to the ad has deeply affected him. Moreover, he has also stepped back as the ambassador. He also added that he would never endorse tobacco again.
Tags: Akshay Kumar, Actor Akshay Kumar, Tobacco, Advertisment, Controversy
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
MP Home Minister Warns; Dabur Withdraws Ad Featuring Lesbian Couple
Dabur India Limited on October 25 withdrew its advertisement featuring two lesbian women celebrating the Hindu festival of Karwa Chauth. The development came after Madhya Pradesh's Home Minister Narottam Mishara warned the company against legal action saying, ''Tomorrow, they'll come up with an advertisement that shows two men getting married. We cannot allow...objectionable content.'' ''We unconditionally apologise for… read-more
Tags: Dabur, Lesbian, Karva Chauth, Advertisment
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Cadbury India Uses AI To Replicate Shahrukh's voice & Face In Ad
The second edition of Mondelez India and Ogilvy India's Not Just a Cadbury ad has been released. Reportedly, local companies get an option to recruit India's most famous brand ambassador, Shahrukh Khan. Cadbury India deployed Artificial Intelligence to capture names of local stores in the commercial and employed Machine-Learning to replicate Shahrukh Khan's voice and face. One can go to Cadbury India's website and make their own version.
Tags: Cadbury, India, Shahrukh Khan, Advertisment, Diwali
Courtesy: Business Insider
Dabur's 'Karwa Chauth' Ad Featuring Same-Sex Couple Goes Viral
Dabur's new advertisement has created a buzz on the internet as it features same-sex couples celebrating their first Karwa Chauth, aiming to promote inclusivity. The video portrays two women, where one is seen bleaching her face while discussing the importance of the festival. At the end of the video, the duo faces each other with the sieve in their hands. However, the ad received mixed reactions from the public.
Tags: Dabur, India, Advertisment, Indian Festivals, Entertainment
Courtesy: India Today
Underwear Ad Featuring Vicky, Rashmika Trolled For 'Objectifying Men'
An underwear brand's commercial, featuring Vicky Kaushal and Rashmika Mandanna, has received criticism online as it has been accused of objectifying men. It shows Rashmika ogling at Vicky's underwear strap. "Men would be called perverts and cases would be charged if roles were reversed," a comment on YouTube read. While another person wrote, "Who said male objectification doesn't exist?"
Tags: vicky kaushal, rashmika mandanna, Advertisment
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EU Authorities To Initiate Probe Against Google's Ad Business
According to sources, Alphabet subsidiary Google may face its most serious regulatory challenge yet. The EU's antitrust authorities are planning to launch a formal probe into its profitable digital advertising business, by the end of the year. The investigation would concentrate on Google's position in relation to advertising, publishers, middlemen, and competitors. Last year, Google had earned $147 billion from its online add business.
Tags: Google, Advertisment, SEO, European Union
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ASCI Requests Social Media Influencers To Declare Promoted Content
Indian ad regulator, Advertising Standards Council of India in its recent draft has stated that all social media influencers will have to declare the promoted contents. Additionally, the council also asked for clear visibility of promotion labels on sponsored posts. Furthermore, the claims made in the advertisement will also have to be verified by the influencer. Open for public debate till March 8, the draft is expected to be rolled out by… read-more
Tags: Social Media, Influencer, Ad Regulator, Advertisment