I emailed a company today to make a complaint about an ad of theirs. (I never do anything like that but I just got so annoyed). I got a response very quickly, saying that they would be happy to discuss it further. I replied saying I just wanted to make my views known, but if they wanted to phone my my number was xxxxxx. Got a reply saying they would make sure the appropriate persons were informed of my email.
I'm wondering now should I have pushed the issue further. I was surprised they contacted me so quickly, so that may have softened my venom a bit.
You could complain to the asa - the Advertising Standards Authority if you were really peeved.
you can also contact the , to lodge an offical complaint
What ad was it?
Hiya, I work in advertising, if your annoyed than as the others say contact the ASA, if the complaint is upheld the ad will be taken off air (if you saw it on the television) or taken off wherever you saw it and the company will be held accountable.
Its the Christmas TV ad for Meteor - the one with the elderly woman being thrown out because of her present.
Does anyone else think this ad is offensive? IMO it is ageist, completely promotes the commercialism of Christmas and is inappropriate given that so many elderly people experience loneliness and neglect.
i didnt think it was nice TBH when i first saw it
If it was a Radio/TV ad you may also have recourse to the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland. Depending on the nature of your complaint.
Thanks girls. I'll check those out
[quote="Hokey Cokey":39w53mx8]Its the Christmas TV ad for Meteor - the one with the elderly woman being thrown out because of her present.
Does anyone else think this ad is offensive? IMO it is ageist, completely promotes the commercialism of Christmas and is inappropriate given that so many elderly people experience loneliness and neglect.[/quote:39w53mx8]
To be honest, I thought you were going to say that one!! I thought it was completely inappropiate too when I first saw it. But I thought it was me being sensitive as my gran lives on her own (and won't spend Christmas anywhere else)