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Hokey Cokey Posts: 4816
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.
NowGone Posts: 8042
You could complain to the asa - the Advertising Standards Authority if you were really peeved.
Mrs plaza Posts: 3031
you can also contact the , to lodge an offical complaint
notlongtogo Posts: 5040
What ad was it?
dreams Posts: 253
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.
Hokey Cokey Posts: 4816
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.
strawberry shortcake Posts: 9094
i didnt think it was nice TBH when i first saw it
GolfWidow Posts: 425
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. GW
Hokey Cokey Posts: 4816
Thanks girls. I'll check those out
dreamer Posts: 3941
[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)