Sarah Vizard

is the news editor responsible for all news and analysis coverage, as well as Marketing Week’s social media strategy. She joined in September 2013 as retail reporter.

Brands found targeting junk food ads at children online

junk food

An investigation by the ad watchdog found brands including McDonald’s, Lidl and Marks & Spencer running ads for food high in fat, sugar or salt alongside videos on YouTube channels directed at children, although there is no suggestion the companies were actively targeting under-16s.