placeholder image

German car giant Volkswagen pulls ‘racist’ ad after outcry

Germany's Volkswagen (VW) has pulled an Instagram ad that showed a giant white hand pushing around a black person, saying it was "surprised and shocked" that viewers decried it as racist.

‘Too many German kids are overweight’: WHO calls for tighter ad restrictions

‘Too many German kids are overweight’: WHO calls for tighter ad restrictions

Gym ad branded ‘most sexist in Germany’ uses bad press for good cause

Gym ad branded ‘most sexist in Germany’ uses bad press for good cause

Berlin moves to ban advertising with ‘beautiful but dumb’ women

Berlin moves to ban advertising with ‘beautiful but dumb’ women

‘Please no flyers’: Should postal advertising be more strictly controlled in Germany?

‘Please no flyers’: Should postal advertising be more strictly controlled in Germany?

Adblock Plus launches ‘Acceptable Ads’ service

Adblock Plus launches ‘Acceptable Ads’ service

Aldi releases first ever television advert

Aldi releases first ever television advert

Germans love English adverts – but don’t understand them

Germans love English adverts – but don’t understand them

Tobacco advertising could disappear by 2020

Tobacco advertising could disappear by 2020

Berlin citizens’ group fights outside advertising

Berlin citizens’ group fights outside advertising

Naked in the train: artist shocks Europe

Naked in the train: artist shocks Europe

Fake police hunt stresses ad gag victims

Fake police hunt stresses ad gag victims

Düsseldorf mayor launches ‘friendly’ logo

Düsseldorf mayor launches ‘friendly’ logo

Advertisers spend more online than on TV

Advertisers spend more online than on TV

Pop titan and prince sue over sarky adverts

Pop titan and prince sue over sarky adverts

TV firms agree to turn down volume on adverts

TV firms agree to turn down volume on adverts

Alice model sacked for Qaddafi praise

Alice model sacked for Qaddafi praise

Alice poster girl could be sacked for Qaddafi comments

Alice poster girl could be sacked for Qaddafi comments

Schlecker man insults customers’ intelligence

Schlecker man insults customers’ intelligence

Singer shoots down <i>Bild</i> advertising approach

Singer shoots down Bild advertising approach

Data protection officials target web advertising

Data protection officials target web advertising

Watchdog says ‘lifetime’ Opel guarantee is a lie

Watchdog says ‘lifetime’ Opel guarantee is a lie

XXX-ray calendar titillates German radiologists

XXX-ray calendar titillates German radiologists

Justice minister moots tougher telemarketing law

Justice minister moots tougher telemarketing law

Cemetery gardeners launch new image campaign

Cemetery gardeners launch new image campaign

Web-savvy ad campaign backfires with bloggers

Web-savvy ad campaign backfires with bloggers

High court rules against PETA Holocaust ad campaign

High court rules against PETA Holocaust ad campaign

Esso and Tchibo stop ad campaign with Nazi slogan

Esso and Tchibo stop ad campaign with Nazi slogan

Jeers for North Rhine- Westphalia’s new English slogan

Jeers for North Rhine- Westphalia’s new English slogan

Sushi or orgasm, asks German supermarket

Sushi or orgasm, asks German supermarket

Nestle wins the food prize no one wants

Nestle wins the food prize no one wants

‘Tofu is gay meat’ slogan causes outrage

‘Tofu is gay meat’ slogan causes outrage

Vegetarian activists dupe media with ‘cannibal eatery’ hoax

Vegetarian activists dupe media with ‘cannibal eatery’ hoax

Merkel in her underpants stops traffic

Merkel in her underpants stops traffic