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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Last week the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced that 16 celebrities had agreed not to break the law. OK, that might be overstating it slightly, but the CMA says a number of high-profile influencers have made a ‘formal commitment’ that when they are paid to endorse products or receive products as a gift or […]

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Happy new year and welcome back! I hope you had a good break and didn’t over-indulge to the point of discomfort. I’m not a great one for resolutions, but I did take some time while I was off to think about the coming year and what challenges lie ahead for Prizeology and the prize promotions […]

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So this post is on an ASA ruling from a couple of weeks ago, which I’ve been meaning to blog about. It concerns a Facebook prize draw run by a digital marketing agency called Vindicta, which, I’ve got to be honest, could be an Apprentice team. Also, I wonder why you’d give your company a […]

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