Virgin Wines Misleading Adverts

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Welcome to another edition of “Middle Class Whinging!” The exciting blog where I chronicle disappointing experiences with admired brands. Virgin Wines loudly and repeatedly promise “next day delivery” on their wine cases. What they don’t tell you is that this excludes orders made on Friday. And Saturday. And Sunday too. Basically, they only consider an…

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Bloggers – Beware of the ASA

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Earlier this year, I received an offer from a sleazy marketing company to place adverts on this blog – on the express understanding that they were not identified as sponsored posts. I reported the company – Media Discovery – to the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) who, after a perfunctory investigation, decided not to prosecute. They…

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Valkee's Website Was Misleading

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Regular readers may know that I’m not a big fan of Valkee – the magic light you shine in your ears to improve your mood. Back in September, I complained to the ASA about the Valkee website. I felt that it was making unfounded claims, was confusing testimonial with science, and was generally misleading. In…

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Wonga Mobile Adverts

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I’ll preface this by saying that Wonga’s lawyers are far better than mine. Wonga, the payday loan company, has found itself in a bit of hot water recently. They’ve had an Advertising Standards Authority adjudication against one of their adverts and they have raised the ire of Stella Creasy MP over their sponsorship of the…

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