The direct battle for votes might be taking place in the corridors of power but it’s also playing out on your social feeds. In the lead up to Tuesday’s Brexit vote, Facebook pages on both sides of the debate have been spending money on adverts hoping to influence your views on Brexit. Britain’s Future, a lesser known British group campaigning for a hard Brexit, spent the most money on adverts last week, according to data from Facebook’s ad library report. The group spent nearly €35,000 and ran over 200 different adverts, most of which seemed to specifically target MPs in leave constituencies. Each ad urged users to email a different local MP to encourage them to reject the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Britain's Future said it is "dedicated to making a positive, optimistic case for Brexit." According to the campaign group's website, it is edited by Tim Dawson, a writer with bylines in publications like The Spectator, Spiked and The Telegraph. The … [Read more...] about Which Brexit campaign group spent the most on Facebook advertising?
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Tens of thousands of pounds are being spent on pro-Brexit Facebook adverts with little clarity on who is picking up the tab, despite the social network introducing new rules on the transparency of political adverts. The biggest UK political advertiser on Facebook during the last week is Britain’s Future, a relatively obscure pro-Brexit group, which has spent £31,000 in seven days running more than 200 different adverts, mainly urging the public to write to their local MP and urge them to back Brexit. However, there are no details on who is paying for adverts placed by the group, which is fronted by the former Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps scriptwriter Tim Dawson. Dawson did not respond to multiple requests for comment on whether he is subsidising its activities himself, whether he is relying on public donations, or whether there is another financial backer. He is the only public individual associated with the group, which has spent £88,000 on pro-Brexit … [Read more...] about Obscure pro-Brexit group spends tens of thousands on Facebook ads
PUBLISHED: 07:58 04 January 2019 Andy Warren Kayden Jackson's career as a pro footballer only began because he found an advert on Facebook. Archant This weekend’s visit to Accrington Stanley will bring back plenty of memories for striker Kayden Jackson. ANDY WARREN spoke to him about his remarkable football journey. Kayden Jackson joined Ipswich Town in the summer for £1.6million. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNWe all do it. Sat on the sofa, aimlessly scrolling through social media on our phone or tablet while relaxing in front of the TV.Often it’s complete nonsense; the latest picture of your friend’s cat, the same old people arguing the same old points or making the same old jokes and yet another advert that has seemingly followed you around for days.But for Ipswich Town striker Kayden Jackson, one Facebook click changed his life forever.“I was just at home playing on the Xbox or watching TV and scrolling through Facebook at the … [Read more...] about Jackson’s career was born on Facebook and raised at Accrington… now he’s heading back with Ipswich
A Facebook advert asking for opinions on plans for a new Mickleover housing development has backfired after it attracted scores of negative comments. People who commented on the advert called the proposals to build more than 200 homes off Onslow Road “shameful”, “ridiculous” and “rubbish”. Clicking the advertised link takes readers to a website which showcases Bloor Homes’ “ambitious” masterplan for people who want to “downsize, move up the property ladder or buy for the very first time”. The plans would include a mixture of one, two, three and four bedroom homes. It would also include a large, open space, planting, and a children’s play area. But residents in Mickleover responded in droves on Facebook to tell the developers how they felt about the proposals - in no uncertain terms. Abi Matte said the plans would create substantial traffic problems for the Derby suburb. She said: “This needs to stop. … [Read more...] about Locals blast Facebook advert for new Mickleover housing development
0 Post a comment Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - Madam, In these current straightened times it seems amazing that Gwynedd Council intends to pay a super-grand sum to an expert in promoting further penny-pinching tactics.Why can’t our elected leaders sell advertising space on the walls of our public buildings to bring in cash?Yours etc,E Roberts, South Beach, Pwllheli.Have your say on the local issues affecting you - email [email protected] or join in the conversation on our Facebook page Add Comment … [Read more...] about Sell advertising space on walls of public buildings