Tag archive for ‘UK’
By Bartel Scheers On Friday, May 4th, 2012

Sport is Sport and Politics is Politics

The Ancient Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions held for representatives of various city-states of Ancient Greece held in honor of Zeus. During a celebration of the Games, an Olympic Truce was enacted More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The Crash and Burn Personal Branding on Social Networks

While a growing staple of celebs, reality TV stars, athletes and everything between is getting smarter by the day in using their social media fanbase to promote their ‘business’ there are some, mostly More...

By Bartel Scheers On Friday, March 16th, 2012

God Can Heal Today – No, says ASA. Banned!

Britain’s advertising watchdog is barking about ads that proclaim the healing power of God. The Advertising Standards Authority, or ASA, said Healing on the Streets (HOTS) is making misleading claims about its More...

By Bartel Scheers On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Women Only

A new kind of outdoor advertisement is being trialled on Oxford Street in London’s West End. The interactive advertisement uses a high-definition camera to scan pedestrians and identify their gender before showing More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Red hot fares & crew – Banned!

A “sexist” Ryanair ad featuring cabin crew staff in their underwear has been banned for being sexually offensive and likely to cause offence. This time it took the staggering amount of 17 complaints for the More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Another Ad Banned for L’Oreal

The UK Advertising Standards Authority(ASA) has announced a ban on the magazine advertisement for L’Oreal’s Revitalift Repair 10. It ruled the image ‘misleadingly exaggerated’ the performance of the product. More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, August 6th, 2011
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Ad banned. Too photoshopped.

A cosmetic advertisement featuring actress Julia Roberts has been banned by U.K’s Advertising Standards Agency after it was digitally altered to make her skin look flawless. The move came after Liberal Democrat More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, April 18th, 2011
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Do Not Ignore iHobo

Charity organizations have become experts in delivering their message on-emotion with enough ratio added (a few pennies enables this or saves that..) to convince people to donate for their cause. Yet raising awareness More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

UK Schools stage Alien UFO-crash drills

There seems to be a growing trend among schools to stage a UFO crash, and then teach students how to react, as well as to “properly” investigate and report on the incident. It sounds like a lot of fun, and a More...