Scottish cinema goers to be forced to watch pro-Union ads

thenational | February 09, 2020

PLANNING a trip to the cinema in the near future? You'll soon have to sit through pro-Union propaganda before you get the chance to enjoy the movie. The upcoming cinema ads are part of UK Government campaign to boost support for the United Kingdom in Scotland, using adverts that list the so-called "greatest hits" of the Union. Early reports indicate that as much as £5 million of taxpayer's cash will be hammered into a year-long media blitz that aims to tackle rising support for Scottish independence. The ads will highlight shared success stories across areas such as sport, culture, green energy and humanitarian aid. The showreel for the "awesome foursome", as Boris Johnson calls the Union, will likely run until the 2021 Holyrood elections - an electoral battle that the Scottish Tories believe will be a "gloves off" fight for the Union. The ad campaign is expected to start ruining trips to the pictures from spring.

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Sources: Google internal data from the DoubleClick ad management platforms, DoubleClick Ad Exchange & Google Display Network, 2013. Analysis does not include YouTube, or video ads displayed outside streaming video content. +YouTube TrueView Study, Google/YouTube/Ipsos, US, Jan 2012 *YouTube Skippable Pre Roll Ads Research Study, Google/YouTube/Ipsos, April 2011 68% of all video ads are from Automotive, Retail, Technology, and Consumer Packaged Goods.

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