Christmas 2012


Mums applaud Asda ad despite ‘sexist’ row

Lara O'Reilly

Asda’s Christmas ad has been found by a poll of Netmums members to be the second most popular festive spot this year – in spite of the furore it sparked shortly after launch, with hundreds of viewers claiming it is “sexist”.


HMV preps animated Christmas ads

Rosie Baker

HMV is pinning its hopes on a series of animated TV ads featuring its Nipper the dog character and gramophone in a bid to reverse flagging sales ahead of the crucial Christmas trading period.

Boots chirstmas ad

Boots accused of dog cruelty

Russell Parsons

Boots has been accused of cruelty to animals after the advertising watchdog received several complaints that a scene showing a child pointing a hair dryer at a dog in its Christmas ad.