The Week: Advertising News - Ikea pulls meatballs ad

Ikea has been forced to withdraw a confrontational 96-sheet poster poking fun at the Ideal Home Show that ran outside the exhibition's venue in London's Earl's Court.

The poster, which had the strapline "I bet they don't have meatballs in there", caused the show's organisers to contact the outdoor media owner Clear Channel, which told Ikea it would have to take the poster down. Ikea branded the decision "ridiculous".