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The most important stories in advertising, December 8

Google CEO Sundar Pichai.AP<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>2. Facebook's growth boom shows no sign of slowing.</b> That's according to a top analyst who spoke at our Ignition conference.<p><b>3. In the wake of criticism over fake-news on its platform, Google</b> …

Advertising

Craft Alcohol Is About To Become More Like The App Biz, Which Is Good News For Creators

The world of beer brewing has a physicalness to it – a craft – that makes it attractive in this era of computers and digital workflows. That’s why every few months you read a story about someone, be it a former financier or rocket scientist, who has left their profession to make beer for a …

Alcohol

Diageo rum ad clipped by U.K. regulator

U.K. watchdog Advertising Standards Authority banned an advertisement for Diageo's (NYSE:DEO) Captain Morgan rum.<p>The agency took the stance that the …

Diageo Ends Media Global Review, Carat Retains U.S. Business

Spirits giant Diageo has selected Dentsu Aegis to handle media in North America, Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia, ending a global planning …

Whiskey
East Africa

New Brand of Vodka Allegedly Protects Your Liver from Alcohol Damage

Bellion Vodka is the world’s first commercially-available alcoholic drink made with NTX technology, which significantly reduces the damage caused by …

Biomedicine

Advertising Alcohol Relates To It's Greater Consumption In Kids

The research, published in the September issue of the <i>Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs</i>, adds to evidence linking alcohol advertising to …

Mobile apps 'could boost beer and spirit sales' in young adults

article<p>Mobile apps could boost sales of beer, wine and spirits among young adults by offering food pairings, Canadean has …

UK retail alcohol sales buoyed to 7% value growth by Olympics

article<p>Alcohol sales in UK grocery have grown over the four weeks to 13 August, buoyed by the start of the Olympics, new data has …

Guinness broadens Brewers Project with new rye pale ale

article<p>Guinness has extended its Brewers Project range of beers with the launch of Guinness rye pale ale, the latest beer from St James’s …

Rio 2016: Heineken says Olympic sponsorship too crowded to be valuable

Tennis Australia announced last week Coopers Brewery had snapped up beer and cider pourage rights for the grand slam tennis event in Melbourne, which …

Rio Olympics

Travellers Spend More On Luxury Items Abroad Than In Native Countries, Study Shows

Travellers purchasing luxury goods abroad account for around 30% of worldwide revenues, according to a study produced by customer engagement specialist Contactlab in conjunction with Exane BNP Paribas.<p>The report highlights how travellers spending patterns are shaping the luxury brands industry and …

Travelers

Victoria Moore: non-alcoholic drinks get sophisticated

For all those keen to make going out and not-drinking a little less boring (yet another glass of water) or infantilised (I mean, really, who wants to go to the pub and order a cola like a five-year-old on school holidays?), I have good news. The new buzz-phrase in drinks is “zero proof”. Yes, it’s …

Branding Secrets from 14 Fashion Industry Experts

On my walk to work, a runner whisks past me on the left. She’s a blur of snug-fitting black and fuchsia performance fabric. At the intersection of …

Marketing

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

Jet2.com to ban alcohol sales on all early morning flights

After last week’s warnings that UK airports are becoming a “wild west” thanks to round-the-clock availability of alcohol, one UK airline has announced its plans to ban the sale of on-board booze before 8am.<p>From August 8, Jet2.com will refuse to sell passengers early-morning alcohol on all of its …

Flying

The bargain supermarket booze that's been named best in the world

A number of bargain supermarket beers and wines have voted among the best in the world.<p>Almost 400 experts from 30 countries voting in the …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>Streetwise Flurry of deals in cannabis industry boosts profit at Canaccord Subscriber content<p>Ontario targets ban on New York steel in retaliation for state’s protectionist law Subscriber content<p>NAFTA TALKS NAFTA uncertainty hurts job creation, foreign investment, Canadian ambassador …

Scotch Whisky

Less sex please, we're millennials – study

Ongoing US research shows more adults aged 20-24 report having no sexual partner than those at the same age group born in the 60s, 70s and 80s<p>Millennials are less likely to be having sex than young adults were 30 years ago, according to a survey of almost 27,000 people.<p>The research, conducted in …

Demographics
Housing

Restaurants, Alcohol Producers Could Cash In On Self-Driving Cars

“Don’t drink and drive” is a hard-and-fast rule, and for good reason.<p>But with cars beginning to drive themselves, drinking and driving could become less of a problem than it is now, assuming technology evolves to the point where humans can imbibe without endangering anyone else on the road.<p>And …

Morgan Stanley

Half of online ads 'non-viewable'

NEW YORK: Roughly half of all online ads are "non-viewable" due to ad blocking, bots and similar issues, a leading executive from Moat, the …

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‘Instagrammable’ serves key for UK bars

The UK on-trade needs to offer ‘Instagrammable’ serves, immersive and authentic experiences to capture the attention of consumers who are today …

Fever-Tree sales jump on G&T boom

Premium drinks mixer Fever-Tree has seen sales rise 69% in the first half of the year, driven by a strong performance in the UK off-trade and the …

Brexit ‘not a big deal for us’ says Diageo chief

Ivan Menezes, Diageo’s chief executive, seems a much more relaxed man than when he took over the top job three years ago.<p>Ivan Menezes, Diageo’s chief …