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http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,304...3,00.html?f=rss

"We considered that the light-hearted tone of the ad, including the interruptions from family members, suggested that the decision to take out the loan had not been carefully considered and that it was an everyday occurrence," the ASA said.

Picture was told not to broadcast the commercial again in its current form.

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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All it took was 6 complaints from people

An orhecstrated attack on all the bad loan ads would clear the telly of them - or atleast make them do them more sensibly.

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The ASA are a bit mad in their decision making. I complained once about an ad for (I think) Fosters, where a guy gets his head bitten off by a pelican. It's done all shakey-cam, and on first viewing it was quite shocking.

They responded saying something like "450 people also complained, but we thought it didn't look realistic and wouldn't be taken seriously". Someone having their head bitten off!

I agree it's a light-hearted ad, but surely money's cheap forever and ever so what the problem....

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Of course the ASA decision (and any others like it) will be used as ammunition by hordes of morons demanding a Government bail-out when they can't pay their loans back, and they start bleating about 'mis-selling'.

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Guest Skint Academic

When I heard this on the news I was whispering in my head, 'please let it be Carol Voldermort'. But I was happy to see PIcture taken off the air. Although it's a bit late now anyway and they do have other irritating adverts (like that football mad idiot and the wife who's camera work leaves something to be desired!)

Still, it will make these companies think a bit more about the adverts they make in the future.

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The ASA are a bit mad in their decision making. I complained once about an ad for (I think) Fosters, where a guy gets his head bitten off by a pelican. It's done all shakey-cam, and on first viewing it was quite shocking.

Not surprised you complained - even if it encouraged a single pelican to bite someone's haed off in a copycat killing, it would be too much. I, for one, will be a lot more careful in St. James' Park from now on.

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Good Lord! Is Britain being overrun by homicidal pelicans?!!!

Arrghhh!!! Run for your lives!!!

Nobody's safe!!!

Edited by DissipatedYouthIsValuable

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I complained to the ASA about a competition prize being worth "5000" when the hotel in question didn't do rooms out of season (as you had to take the holiday) for more than 180 a week. They declined it saying the advertiser had shown them proof it was worth that much.

If they'd have looked for themselves they would have found what I did.

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On the subject of adverts I was getting a lift to work (bloody cars) with 'the wife' today and she had Virgin radio on (all a bit hooligan for me at that time) - Amongst all the laddish chat I noticed this dreadful advert about BTL - anybody else heard this? Bit worrying it was trying to push a "share of the action" to punters.

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I (along with others) got a PC world advert taken off the air for

advertising a laptop with WLAN that meant it could be used "wherever you are".

.

Not only is this complete BS (try using your new laptop to get t'internet

in a field) but since most WLAN hospots require payment PC world were

under obligation to tell customers.

.

The worst thing was though that the complaint was rejected the first time

after the ASA consulted a technical expert who said that WLAN was

so widespread as to be near enough universal coverage in the UK.

I pointed out not only was this incorrect but that the ASA were asking people

to break the law since most networks available are private / company owned.

.

God knows what kind of "experts" they employ.

.

ST (petrified of pelicans)

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http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,304...3,00.html?f=rss

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

Yay! This was the one we were discussing last week. Foul advert!

Next on the list: the B&B pixie girl and that terrible homily advert with the squirrels.

Edited by aussieboy

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There's a Bradford and Bingley ad on at the moment saying they can help you buy-to-let and the words 'nice little earner' are shown. :lol:

IIRC All investment ads should have something in them about prices going down as well as up and you may not get back as much money as you invested.

I haven't seem these on property adverts. I think we should complain to the FSA. :)

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Sweet adds have been banned from Children's television and ITV has had to withdraw the programmes which are no longer financially viable.All these adds should be banned from the daytime Chav slot and then maybe Jeremy Kyle will be withdrawn and it might be safe for me to get a telly again.

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All this demanding banning stuff plays straight into the hands of those who want to tighten the censorship culture. So we all think in terms of what should not be allowed. Broadcasting needs to start debating structures to achieve pluralism in news & current affairs & fiction, I want to watch TV News from the Guardian, Newsnight from the Independent, Popular News from the Sun, a Saturday morning political slot from Socialist Worker all with no regulation on content - the papers seem to manage why can't TV? I want to see political advertising from the Green Party, Liberals, oh and the Tories, god help us we need some comedy. Dodgy commercials from the Arthur Daley Bank are part of the package.

To start thinking in terms of the deregulation that would be needed to enable a proper variety of services we'd have to dump the idea that it's a good thing to censor stuff. Jumping for joy at the banning of an advertisement just sets off a train of arguments where we end up banning all political protests within 100 miles of Parliament.

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Jumping for joy at the banning of an advertisement just sets off a train of arguments where we end up banning all political protests within 100 miles of Parliament.

******. It's not 'censorship', its just good taste.

we are celebrating because abunch of crap has been removed from our screens.

A b.o.c, no less that was pumped into every house 8 times a day by a bunch of ***** who thought they were 'clever'.

good riddance to them. may they be the next Northern Rock.

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To start thinking in terms of the deregulation that would be needed to enable a proper variety of services we'd have to dump the idea that it's a good thing to censor stuff. Jumping for joy at the banning of an advertisement just sets off a train of arguments where we end up banning all political protests within 100 miles of Parliament.

Agreed. Deregulation is the way to go. If people are stupid enough to be manipulated by marketing ploys created by more intelligent and ambitious people who are preying on their natural instincts then that's their fault isn't it.

Along the same vein, I also want to market a product where people enjoy life now and pay for it later. I reckon with the right advertising it can become as everyday as keeping the family house clean. I want to market heroin on daytime TV.

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The Carol Vorderman advert really annoys me. I'm surprised she put herself up for that but I suppose she got a very good fee. I'm quite new to this forum so I would like to know did you have threads on that one. I mean she is looked upon as a very intelligent person and I can see people falling for it.

Yes I'm very pleased they got rid of that awful scooter woman and advert :lol:

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Leaving financial companies to be honest and good is pointless> They won't. There's too much money at stake. One of the UK's big cc companys runs ads and expects to get complaints about them - but is prepared to do the ads and risk any trouble.

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The Carol Vorderman advert really annoys me. I'm surprised she put herself up for that but I suppose she got a very good fee. I'm quite new to this forum so I would like to know did you have threads on that one. I mean she is looked upon as a very intelligent person and I can see people falling for it.

Only people who aren't intelligent will think that. The rest of us know she knows how to read an autocue.

And as a Harry Potter fan, I take great pleasure in calling her Carol Voldermort :lol:

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Only people who aren't intelligent will think that. The rest of us know she knows how to read an autocue.

And as a Harry Potter fan, I take great pleasure in calling her Carol Voldermort :lol:

"I'm going to kill you, Harry Potter. I'm going to destroy your financial freedom. After tonight, no one will ever again question my power. After tonight if they speak of you, they'll only speak of how you begged for bankruptcy. And how I being a merciful Lady... obliged. "

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All this demanding banning stuff plays straight into the hands of those who want to tighten the censorship culture. So we all think in terms of what should not be allowed. Broadcasting needs to start debating structures to achieve pluralism in news & current affairs & fiction, I want to watch TV News from the Guardian, Newsnight from the Independent, Popular News from the Sun, a Saturday morning political slot from Socialist Worker all with no regulation on content - the papers seem to manage why can't TV? I want to see political advertising from the Green Party, Liberals, oh and the Tories, god help us we need some comedy. Dodgy commercials from the Arthur Daley Bank are part of the package.

To start thinking in terms of the deregulation that would be needed to enable a proper variety of services we'd have to dump the idea that it's a good thing to censor stuff. Jumping for joy at the banning of an advertisement just sets off a train of arguments where we end up banning all political protests within 100 miles of Parliament.

This is a nonsense.

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It is quite correct that we have regulation of the kind of claims made in advertising to ensure

they are at least factualy based and as far a possible are not designed to mislead people.

.

You may well like to see more political broadcasts by the green party but do you think they would

be able to afford the st TV slots or best adverts? No it would be political lobbyists / VIs and the

major parties.

.

ST

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All it took was 6 complaints from people

An orhecstrated attack on all the bad loan ads would clear the telly of them - or atleast make them do them more sensibly.

How about an orchestrated attack on the Bradford & Bingley "nice little earner" BTL adverts on Channel 4? :lol:

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