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Let me take you back to last Christmas, December 2018, when the following radio ad was broadcast: “Dear Santa, I’ve been terribly good, so for Christmas I’d really like a £3 million, six-bedroom riverfront home on the edge of the New Forest, with an amazing kitchen, oh, and its own cinema. Obviously. Or I’d settle […]

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The latest complaint concerned whether Marnie had encouraged ‘an unsafe practice’, because under UK and European law colour contact lenses could only be supplied by an optician, which wasn’t mentioned in her posts. We’re talking about the kind of contact lenses that make your brown eyes blue or give you the appearance of having, say, bloodshot eyes (useful if you’re faking illness for a day off work, I suppose).

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This is very much a touch-wood scenario, and I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed that I’m not tempting fate in this post, but a promotion Prizeology has been involved in running has not been the subject of a complaint to the ASA. Note the negative there. No one has complained to the ASA about […]

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We need to talk about gender stereotypes. The European Institute for Gender Equality defines them as “Preconceived ideas whereby females and males are arbitrarily assigned characteristics and roles determined and limited by their gender.” According to the Institute, the problem with gender stereotyping is that it “can limit the development of the natural talents and […]

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It could be any day now I’m reliably informed by the Daily Express. In fact, I’ve read speculation that the happy event has already taken place and is yet to be announced, although if it has I can’t believe that the parents-to-be have managed to keep their little bundle of joy under wraps from the […]

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