Ever find an ad for something you absolutely did not need? Wish is always the website for that, and for items that arrive seldom as expected, and too frequently of horrifying quality. But what are its other, darker sides?
Long-standing competition between Apple Taxis and Exe Cars was heightened this week, as a misjudged advertising ploy forced Trading Standards to get involved. A now defunct website appeared last week appearing to advertise a fictitious taxi firm named ‘Exe Cabs’. The website displayed a logo similar to that of Exe Cars, yet directed users to […]
Giorgi Mamuzelos, Copy Editor, looks behind the scenes at manipulative marketing. THIS time last year, I was pretty sure advertising was my calling in life. Remembering a work placement in 2010 with the rose-tinted glasses of a student desperate for something resembling a ‘plan for the future’, I managed to nab an internship at one […]