Friday, 27 April 2012

Controversy over ads recommending Gay cure

See here for full details on the story. This is particularly interesting, as the ads were not banned by the ASA, but Transport for London chose not to run them at the last minute as they were not consistent with TfL's policy of tolerance and inclusion. But what about free speech?

Friday, 23 March 2012

Minimum Price for Alcohol

On Tuesday in the Marketing and Society lecture, I talked about the possibility of a minimum price for Alcohol being imposed in order to deter excessive consumption. I stated that although plans were quite advanced in Scotland, there seemed to be no strong appetite for similar in England. I was wrong ! The Government today announced plans for a minimum price of 40p per unit and they also published a new alcohol consumption strategy.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Trip Advisor...Can you trust the reviews !

TripAdvisor has been rebuked by the ASA for misleading consumers in its ads. Its claim that reviews were truthful was deemed open to question, as some reviews may be written by those with a vested interest in having a good review. Having used TripAdvisor frequently, I reckon this must happen quite a lot !