Tag Archives: ethical marketing

Cultural & iconic references in marketing – are you in touch or living in a white ivory tower?

Benny Hill’s, ‘Ernie, the fastest milkman in the West’ is a symbol of a different time. How many people would get it today?

Faking it. The real cost of buying social media numbers.

No one would argue that there is not a lot of faking up of social media numbers going on. It’s simply too easy, too cheap and often too easy to get away with.

Lidl – putting your ethics where your mouth is.

“Healthy Checkouts” could lead the way in encouraging other retailers to take an ‘ethics over profits’ approach and improve the health of our kids… and parents.

Coke’s #Sharethegood – can brands really own goodwill to all men?

There is a fine line between using the spirit of Christmas and trying to convince people your are the spirit of Christmas.

What if the Romans had the internet?

Working with a historian and a world famous psychologist, we asked ourselves this question.

One agency’s dramatic way to get paid. A true story.

With clients extending payment terms, many now ridiculous, what do you do when you have to face a CFO who has no morals and no intention of paying you? A shocking story.

Stark raving mad – why being dishonest cost a brand millions.

Can you really trust what you eat? With a big demand for ethical and quality foods conmen are targeting consumer big time. Ironically, a brand that could now be worth millions got greedy and blew it all. Here’s their story…

Is Channel 4’s portrayal of social media fraud a fair assessment?

Fascinating documentary on Channel 4 about corrupt social media. Dispatches – Celebs, Brands and Fake Fans. Chris Atkin’s goes undercover to discover what’s real and what’s fake in the new online social media world.

Has the ASA created a storm in a beer glass?

The ASA have just wrapped the punk brewery BrewDog over the knuckles for implying a swear word on their website. The extract the ASA highlighted was, “BrewDog is a post Punk apocalyptic mother fu*ker of a craft brewery. Say goodbye to the corporate beer whores …”

Why Martin Sorrell is right to be worried about extended payment terms.

It probably went unnoticed by most people at Cannes, but an interview with Martin Sorrell where he said, “We aren’t banks”, highlighted a problem that could dramatically change the ad industry and affect its suppliers, resulting in job losses – the unethical practice of extended payment periods

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