RB 721

UK ASA Adjudications 16.3.2011

Ook Advertising Standards Authorization, de RCC in Groot Britannië, heeft een bundel uitspraken gepubliceerd. Categoriën variëren van ontharingssysteem, Palestina-reisorganisatie, houtbriquetten, museum, muziekband genaamd "HOLYFUCK" en opmerkelijk veel rondom een advertentie van een begrafenisonderneming.

Zie plaatje hieronder (klik voor vergroting), klik hier voor de directe site:

Richard Steel Partners Ltd - a. A regional magazine ad for a funeral directors was headed "Richard Steel & Partners Independent Family Owned Funeral Directors". Text also stated "Four Generations Since 1860" and "Monumental Masons". The ad featured the SIFH (Selected Independent Funeral Homes) logo. b. A directory ad for the same company stated "1860 - 2010 FAMILY OWNED FUNERAL DIRECTORS 150 years of Personal Family Service". It also offered a "Monumental Masonry...

Roger Poat Partners - A regional magazine ad for a funeral director, stated "Professionally Managed Funeral Directors & Monumental Masonry Consultants". It also stated "Roger Poat & Partners is a family owned and professionally managed funeral service. It is in partnership with Michael Miller's of Petersfield".

Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd - A TV ad for Betfred featured co-founder Fred Done. Mr Done said "I'll give you great odds and fantastic bonuses. Why? It's my fun and I love it. I'll even match your first bet up to £50. Watch my lips, a free bet up to £50, if you sign up today". On-screen text stated "Open online account, place £5 min bet, get free bet to same value, £50 max. T & C's apply, selected games. Free bet stake not included in returns".

Philips Electronics UK Ltd - A regional press ad for a hair removal system was headlined "And then there was light". Further text stated "Prevent hair growth with Philips Lumea. The new Phillips Lumea IPL hair removal system works wonders to prevent the reappearance of hair. Developed in conjunction with leading dermatologists specifically for safe, effective home use, the gentle pulses of light, applied every two to four weeks, keep your skin silky smooth" and "Guaranteed smooth skin results in 60 days, or your money...

Travel Palestine - A magazine ad for Travel Palestine stated "Palestine is a land rich in history with a tradition of hospitality. From the famous cities of Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Jericho, Nablus, and Gaza, the Palestinian people welcome you to this Holy Land ... Starting from the earliest religious pilgrims, the country has seen famous visitors come and go. Palestine lies between the Mediterranean Coast and the Jordan River ... It takes a visit to this wonderful country to appreciate the most palpable...

Wight Heat - A regional press ad, for wood briquettes, was headed "advertisement feture [sic]". Text stated "Wight Heat can supply you with briquettes to warm you and your home this winter. Not only are the briquettes reasonably priced and easy to use but Wight Heat's briquettes won't damage the environment either".

Scotts of Stow Ltd - Brochures distributed by direct mail promoted “The Original Gift Company”. The cover was designed in the style of a newspaper front page and referred to the recipient in the headline text and the article. The front page of one of the brochures was headed “MRS XXXX HELPS SAVE THE PLANET!”. Text below stated “Catalogue shopper, Mrs XXXX of [address] understands that buying from home is comfortable and convenient and can offer big savings on High Street prices. What is less well known however,...

Semmel Concerts Veranstaltungsservice GmbH - A TV ad for the "Tutankhamun - His Tomb and His Treasures" exhibition at the Museum of Museums, Manchester said, in a voice-over, "Escape on a voyage into the fascinating world of ancient Egypt. Tutankhamun - his tomb and his treasures is not just an exhibition, it's an adventure. Visitors become explorers, discovering and solving the mystery of the long lost world of ancient Egypt". On-screen text stated "THE SPECTACULAR RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PHARAOH’S TOMB AND TREASURES ... A MAJOR...

Nigel Chamberlain Partners Ltd - a. A leaflet for a funeral directors stated "Independent Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons". It contained the logo for Selected Independent Funeral Homes (SIFH). b. A directory ad for the company also stated "Independent Funeral Directors & Monumental Masons".

Corney Barrow Wine Bars Ltd - An e-mail, for a wine bar promotion, was headlined "CORNEY & BARROW Your promotions". Text below stated "Forget boring team meetings in the office. Book a Beaujolais breakfast with C&B on Thursday 18th November and enjoy a glass of Beaujolais Nouveau with a full English breakfast for £10. We guarantee your meeting minutes will be taken to a whole new level!". Bigger text in a blue box beneath stated "Now that's a red worth getting out of bed for" and was...

Keith Dobson - A mailshot for Keith Dobson, a betting tipster service, stated "The No 1 Money Making Racing Service In The U.K."; "Huge Profits Are Now Being Achieved"; "£5,000 EXTRA IN YOUR POCKET - EVERY MONTH - TAX FREE!"; "71% WINNING STRIKE RATE"; and "When I say GUARANTEED I mean just that! If you join me and don't for any reason make at least £5,000 per month you can write direct to my office and request YOUR MONEY BACK. Your money will then be sent to you by return and without quibble".

AH Cheater Ltd - A regional press ad, for a funeral director called A.H. Cheater, was headed "Independent family owned funeral directors". Text underneath the heading stated "Personal attention from Simon & Michael Peace, Nigel Mayor & Giles Sadd" and "Monumental masonry service". Text at the bottom of the ad stated "Over 100 years of service to the community".

Channel Four Television Corporation - A poster for a Channel Four comedy show featured the title "TRAMADOL NIGHTS" which was written in the style of the fabric craft toy, fuzzy felt. The poster also featured fuzzy felt style images of a badger firing a machine gun, two rabbits attacking each other with hypodermic needles and another who had been stabbed with knives. The ad also featured an animal holding a chainsaw and pools of blood.

Medway Council - A leaflet, produced by Medway Council, promoted "Historic Rochester and Maritime Chatham". It was distributed in a local tourist information office. The front page featured a logo which stated "City of Medway rich heritage great future".

Myofascial Release UK - A leaflet, promoting training courses in a soft tissue therapy, was titled "INTEGRATED MYOFASCIAL THERAPY" and featured pictures of practitioners treating patients. Text below the pictures stated "Post graduate training programmes in MYOFASCIAL RELEASE Develop a unique and dynamic whole-body approach to healthcare. Enhance diagnostic and therapeutic skills. Learn advanced, traditional and modern fascial techniques". A logo at the bottom was accompanied by text which...

Kilimanjaro Live Ltd  - An ad for music gigs, in the Guide section of the Guardian, was headlined with the name of the band "HOLYFUCK". The ad also featured a picture of the band, tour dates and booking information.

Luv ncare Ltd - Two magazine ads for Nuby drinking cups. a. The first ad featured a picture of two drinking cups and was headlined "FREE† Nuby Grip'n'Sip CUP. CHOOSE FROM PINK OR BLUE”. Text in three bubbles underneath the products stated “ UK's No 1 Best Selling Silicone Spout”, “THE WORLD’S No. 1 CUP BRAND”, and “BPA FREE”. Further text underneath stated “The perfect first cup designed for little hands and mouths. Over the last eight years Nuby™has established itself as the UK's No.1...

RB 720

onrealistisch beeld en bijna een belediging voor Togaberoepen

UPDATE: deze klacht is procedureel afgehandeld vanwege eerdere klacht > lees verder...
Bij de Reclame Code Commissie is een klacht over het nieuwe reclamespotje van de NTI neergelegd door Groningse togamasterstudent, Sabine Korte. Het spotje waarin de cursisten continue gekleed in toga verschijnen acht ze misleidend. In't kort: Er wordt een HBO-studie aangeboden, dat heeft geen civiel effect, dus toga is misleidend. Daarbij is borrelen in toga is geen 'praktijkles'; ook is de NTI eerder op de vingers getikt in 2006.

 "Het is werkelijk een bijna lachwekkende reclame die van voor tot achter niet klopt. Het filmpje laat aanstaande cursisten in de waan dat men door middel van het volgen van een cursus bij het NTI werkzaam zou kunnen zijn in een van de togaberoepen, hoewel dit vanwege het ontbreken van het civiel effect niet mogelijk is", aldus Korte. Dat 'praktijkles' wordt neergezet als borrelen in toga is "onrealistisch en bijna een belediging voor togaberoepen.".

Lees ook mr-online hier.

UPDATE: na contact met de RCC blijkt dat er reeds een soortgelijke klacht is geweest; RCC 10 maart 2011, Dossiernr. 2011/00116, hier(link), hier(pdf) en hier(doorzoekbare pdf)); commissie oordeelt dat er strijd is met art. 8.2 aanhef en onder b en dus art. 7 NRC (nieuw).

Bent u in een voorspellende bui? Gaat het NTI nat? Of kan het verweer ertoe doen (bijv. ná NTI kun je een civiel effect via universiteitsschakelprogramma halen)? Praat met ons mee op onze (gesloten) LinkedIN-groep;