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Bend the rules: How has pub marketing and advertising changed?

How has pub marketing changed?

By Emma Eversham

There are so many rules around advertising now, be them from the Advertising Standards Authority or the Portman Group. Here we highlight some of the defining moments in marketing and advertising and look at how regulation and legislation has changed the...

Hot topic: sexist branding in beer has been a contentious issue in recent months

Sexist branding 'could violate alcohol-marketing guidelines'

By James Beeson

Breweries that chose to use sexist branding to advertise beer could soon be in violation of alcohol-marketing guidelines, after the Portman Group announced plans to launch a full public consultation of its code of practice.

Charity demands: the RSPH wants more warnings on labels despite research suggesting the opposite

Booze should be 'labelled like cigarettes'

By Nikkie Sutton

Alcoholic drinks should be labelled in the same way that cigarettes are, according to health charity the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).

Time to talk: Portman Group chief executive John Timothy saysd he wants to kickstart a

Safe spaces play a vital role in night-time economy

By Stuart Stone

According to a new report by MAKE Associates, safe spaces play a key role in alleviating pressure on police resources and local accident and emergency departments and could return over £100m per year to the NHS.