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The 5 types of sexist ads that were just banned from UK advertising.

It all started with a 2015 ad in the London Underground.

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In 2015, an ad for Protein World appeared in the London Underground featuring a bikini-clad blonde that asked, “Are you beach body ready?” The ad sparked controversy, and over 200 people filed complaints with the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) and Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), claiming the ad promoted unrealistic body types and fat-shaming.

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“Master of Whisky” Stephen Wilson and actress Christina Hendricks toast Johnnie Walker Platinum Label at Santa Monica Museum of Art. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Johnnie Walker has announced new limited-edition bottles featuring its interpretation of a female version of its iconic mascot. The Scotch whisky brand owned by Diageo is releasing 250,000 bottles featuring “Jane Walker.”

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High on the totem pole of digital media are the video content creators revolutionizing the way in which the public ingests shareable, newsworthy and trending content.

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Heineken Created The Ad Pepsi Wishes It Had

This is what happens when beverages try to be woke

Remember when Pepsi created the most tone-deaf ad of all time? Yeah, so does Heineken. Last week, the beer company released an ad that seems to wink at Pepsi’s weak attempt to seem relevant, while also making a case for its own relevancy in these divisive times. Called “Worlds Apart,” the four-and-a-half-minute video follows pairs of strangers working together to build a table and chairs, and eventually a bar, in a somewhat eerie warehouse. In the process of building things Ikea-style, they get to know one another and become friendly—or at least as friendly as two strangers can be on camera in a warehouse.

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A few months ago, I wrote about the ways in which—in a post-Trump America—people were using images of Muslim women as signifiers of resistance in protest iconography. From news reports to Shepard Fairey’s crappy art to your newly radicalized friend’s Instagram selfie—Muslims were showing up more and more frequently in the cultural landscape, albeit in highly specific contexts, and always covered in a headscarf.

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With social media marketing being what it is, it’s hard to know if opportunities like this really create value for a company, or if they serve as an opportunity to get outlets picking up on their crazy job, giving them free press in the process. Either way, a lucky applicant will benefit from the job, and it seems like just about every person with a smartphone has the basic requirements to get the job done.

Royal Carribean is looking for one lucky (skilled?) person to serve as a social media intern tasked with traveling on a cruise ship, taking pictures and posting them to Instagram. If you’re thinking that sounds a lot like a standard vacation...you’re right. But this vacation not only comes free, but pays a stipend of about $3,700 for three weeks of “work.”

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