Tag Archives: ethical marketing

In the Christmas ad war, as British retailers slug it out against German retailers Aldi and Lidl, has Sainsbury’s scored an own goal?

The new Sainsbury’s TV Xmas ad has split the nation. Beautifully shot, it’s a film not an ad. Some love it others think it’s exploiting the Great War just so out ego John Lewis. It’s had lots of complaints including people boycotting the supermarket. Is it a masterpiece or an own goal?

VIP’s puerile TV ad raises questions about self regulation.

It’s probably one of the worse ads of all time, even Rebecca Black’s Friday song is more enjoyable to watch, but it’s not VIP’s first ad to be nominated for Turkey of the Year…

Forget social, it’s all about community now. Even new economics is going that way.

“From religion to politics, economics to marketing, ‘community’ is the key word that needs to be painted 6 foot tall on all walls of thought leaders.”

“Meat and two buns”. Is Morrison’s a mecca for the unhealthy eater?

This week you would have read that Morrison’s have had a TV ad banned for condoning unhealthy eating. But that’s only part of the story…

Given cheap new technology, why are charity shops missing the donor under their roof?

There are over 10,000 charity shops across the UK and growing, but all are failing to use cheap modern technology that could help them make more money. Why?

Drunken Britain – is the Responsibility Deal the responsible answer to a massive problem?

Despite claims that the Responsibility Deal is delivering against targets, and the revised one will do more, there are those that believe we need a more dramatic solution and legislation, not a voluntary scheme, which could include a total ban on alcohol marketing.

Should Wonga be banned from advertising to protect TV audiences?

If one thing has been shown in the last week, the ASA’s principle values of ‘legal, decent & honest’ doesn’t fit within Wonga’s moral code.

No sex please, we’re British, Concerned Parents, Religious, Daily Mail readers…

WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT. You can’t miss it and it must be one of the most noticeable campaigns of the moment, the poster for the Australian underwear brand AussieBum. And then there’s the H&M one…

New trends in natural and organic FMCG.

This week I visited the Natural & Organic Show in Olympia, a trade show featuring hundreds of ‘good’ brands founded by passionate people more interested in health than wealth. Here are the new trends…

THE BURNING VILLAGE – A MORAL DILEMMA. HOW WOULD YOU REACT TO THE REAL TRUTH?

When faced with ethical and moral dilemmas, how do we react? Do we take the money or take a stand? Especially when marketing bad brands with bad intentions.

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