Saturday, 11 August 2007

British government stops ads on facebook

The British government has halted its advertising on the social networking Web site Facebook over concerns about how its ads are displayed. This follows six major British companies, including cell phone giant Vodafone, who pulled their ads from Facebook last week because they were appearing on the profile page of the far-right British National Party. Article in full here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.