An advertisement by Marie Stopes International aired on 24 May, has sparked controversy and fierce resistance from “pro-life” and religious groups and already generated more than 370 complaints within the first week after the broadcast. Marie Stopes is a provider of “clear, non-judgmental information” on post-conception advice services, and this will be the first advertisement

Social media marketing surges ahead as marketers recognise the value of targeted advertising and real engagement with consumers. In a survey of more than 1,000 marketers from around the world, Alterian found that 66% of respondents will be investing in social media marketing activity over the next year and as many as 40% said they