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  • smolloy
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:00 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:00 PM
    I have no idea what an ambulance chaser advert is? The adverts that I absolutely detest are the pay day loans, it's so wrong! No-one can repay that sort of money at that interest rate without getting into further debt. I think the companies that rip people off this way should be hung drawn and quartered. I don't like advertising full stop, I think it has a lot to answer for and I once saw an article about some research that had been done and the conclusion was that they may as well not advertise, they would still make the same profit.
    • notanewuser
    • By notanewuser 5th Mar 13, 3:05 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:05 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:05 PM
    I have no idea what an ambulance chaser advert is? The adverts that I absolutely detest are the pay day loans, it's so wrong! No-one can repay that sort of money at that interest rate without getting into further debt. I think the companies that rip people off this way should be hung drawn and quartered. I don't like advertising full stop, I think it has a lot to answer for and I once saw an article about some research that had been done and the conclusion was that they may as well not advertise, they would still make the same profit.
    Originally posted by smolloy
    Ambulance chasers = claims management companies.
    • notanewuser
    • By notanewuser 5th Mar 13, 3:06 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:06 PM
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    Flora, and any other margarine.
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 5th Mar 13, 3:07 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:07 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:07 PM
    I would ban pay day loans companies and have alcohol and fast food banned from prior to the watershed.
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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 5th Mar 13, 3:30 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:30 PM
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    copy & paste from FB response:

    When you look at the results, it doesn't seem to be collating those who haven't ticked either box against a type - meaning that they want no ban at all.

    For example I didn't tick any box against Toys & Gadgets as I don't believe they should be banned at all.

    The results tell me that 71 people think you should ban the ads completely; 272 think they should be banned from children's tv only; but I have no idea how many people agree with me that they shouldn't be banned at all.

    I'd have expected that you could collate that from 'blank' on 'submit' scores?
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  • bitemebankers
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:37 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:37 PM
    Personally I'd ban ALL adverts directed at children, regardless of what they're advertising. When TV advertising was first introduced, it was passed by parliament on the condition that the ads themselves would not be directed at children. Then, a few years later, the rules were quietly changed following intense lobbying from the independent TV companies.

    Allowing TV adverts directed at children is one of the most corrosive elements of modern TV broadcasting and I'd ban it in a heartbeat.

    Advertising controversial products (drugs, gambling etc.) to adults, I don't really care about, except for the fact that a lot of kids watch adult TV too, so there's a risk they might normalise certain types of behaviour. I don't think it's a big issue for ads shown after the watershed though.
  • LostHero
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:50 PM
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    It may seem heartless but I would ban all the charity ads that show animals, children, people, etc etc in emotionally abusive ways. I really don't give a toss about all the other ads. I can tune them out, but the heartless charity adverts are so hurtful to watch. I realize they need to do it inorder to get money but surely there's a way to do it by positive reinforcement rather than negative. Some channels are worse than others. How can the charities afford to air them so often. Surely it's a waste of money in a way. I've not voted on the poll because the thing I want to vote off isn't listed. Surely I'm not the only one sick of all the emotional hijacking... and yes, I do donate to charity when I can but as I'm currently unemployed and job seeking its not something I can do easily or all the time.
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 5th Mar 13, 3:55 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:55 PM
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    • 5th Mar 13, 3:55 PM
    Interesting poll. Wanted to vote for PPI reclaimers but haven't actually got any reason to ban them.
    In the end I voted to uphold the tobacco ban and to ban junk food ads for children (aiming junk food ads at children has got to be wrong). The rest was just a case of not wanting to give children the impression that using such services was reasonable - so I voted to ban debt consolidation and payday loans from children's TV.
    • Lois Lane
    • By Lois Lane 5th Mar 13, 6:02 PM
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    Lois Lane
    It may seem heartless but I would ban all the charity ads that show animals, children, people, etc etc in emotionally abusive ways. I really don't give a toss about all the other ads. I can tune them out, but the heartless charity adverts are so hurtful to watch. I realize they need to do it inorder to get money but surely there's a way to do it by positive reinforcement rather than negative. Some channels are worse than others. How can the charities afford to air them so often. Surely it's a waste of money in a way. I've not voted on the poll because the thing I want to vote off isn't listed. Surely I'm not the only one sick of all the emotional hijacking... and yes, I do donate to charity when I can but as I'm currently unemployed and job seeking its not something I can do easily or all the time.
    Originally posted by LostHero
    I totally agree with you on this one. I used to make a regular donation to NSPCC but when I realised how much it was costing them to advertise on TV and how much money they spend on marketing by post, I stopped donating. I want my money to be used to help the charity's service users, not to pay for expensive advertising.

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  • SadieI
    I agree, charity adverts heavily upset me, they have done for years. They manage to raise the funds for advertising which I feel would be better spent actually helping.

    I wish I were in a position to donate to a charity but it wouldn't be one that was busy advertising.

    Though on the subject of upsetting adverts I have to say this is possibly the least shocking of them Marie Cure 2013 The Great Daffodil Appeal 2013 - Symmetry (can't post links sorry) though it still upsets me (think it's because it's more personal)

    As for the poll baring the children's adverts I would ban them all, though I do believe we need modify the way in which children's adverts are created. It entices children to pester their parents for something they may not be able to afford.

    Payday lenders should be banned full stop (having said that we have been forced to rely on them on numerous occasions though it's very easy to get into debt with them)

    Ambulance chasers annoy the heck out of me, they detract from serious claims from health and safety breaches and promote stupidity. I recall seeing one where an alarm fitter was given the wrong ladder, yes they shouldn't have given you that ladder but why the heck did you climb that ladder if you knew it wasn't the right one.

    PPI reclaim adverts, why pay someone to do it when it can be done for free.

    Gambling well that may as well be put in the same bracket as payday loans, more than likely thats where you'd go if you'd lost all your money.
    • Gordon the Moron
    • By Gordon the Moron 5th Mar 13, 9:44 PM
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    I totally agree with you on this one. I used to make a regular donation to NSPCC but when I realised how much it was costing them to advertise on TV and how much money they spend on marketing by post, I stopped donating. I want my money to be used to help the charity's service users, not to pay for expensive advertising.

    LL
    Originally posted by Lois Lane
    If they spend 50k on an advert and receive 100k in donations from it, they aren't wasting your money, they are speculating to accumulate. If the ads generated a loss for them they would not make them, simple as that.
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    • prowla
    • By prowla 5th Mar 13, 9:59 PM
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    Which TV ads should be banned?
    Originally posted by MSE Debs
    The ones on BBC.
    • Andysue
    • By Andysue 5th Mar 13, 10:04 PM
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    Andysue
    Ban disgusting adds
    Every day I have my dinner around 5pm whilst I watch tv.
    I am sick of advertising showing people or kids using the toilet, changing nappies, tampax, thrush, being sick, or anything else that I do not want to see when I am eating.
    It puts me right off my food.
    These should be band at dinner times.
    Andy
    oh yes I forgot & the ones from the BBC that I pay my rent for, so that I do not get adds!!!!!!!
    • eileenfromplaistow
    • By eileenfromplaistow 5th Mar 13, 10:26 PM
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    The explosion of ads for gambling sites send my blood pressure soaring. It is immoral - just fit tvs with a slot and feed tenners into it all night.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 6th Mar 13, 5:12 AM
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    Murphybear
    I tend to record commercial TV channels so I can fast forward the ads. I do like the cat food ads cos they have cute cats, how sad is that?

    I agree with some of the others that charity ads showing cruelty to children or animals should be banned and the online gambling sites.
  • survivor13
    send 3 per month and make a difference to a childs life
    These kind of ads where they show starving children or the children drinking dirty water etc etc really upset my son, he finds it unsettling that there are children in the world suffering because people like us do not send our 3 per month to 'make a difference' in their lives.
    Whilst i understand these situations are very real in some parts of the world, in the poorer countries especially, i don't think repeatedly showing these images at peak times for children to view is morally right either. I understand its good for children in this country to be aware that not all children are as lucky as they are and that others don't even have the luxury of clean water or enough food to eat, but the adverts can be quite distressing as well, especially for sensitive kids. The whole picture of their predicament is not adequately portrayed either and it falsely claims that sending the cash each month will solve all their problems which simply isn't so.
    Just my personal opinion i know and maybe these adverts don't upset the majority of kids but they do unsettle my son. Yes, thats the world of advertising on the whole i understand that too but it doesn't make them right does it?
    Id be interested to hear if they have the same adverse effect on any other kids or is it just mine?
  • Zelfi
    I strongly believe that ads for alcohol and gambling should be banned. These are very addictive and it must be hell for people fighting this addiction. We spend a fortune as taxpayers dealing with the consequences of addiction.
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    • pukkamum
    • By pukkamum 6th Mar 13, 11:42 AM
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    pukkamum
    I completely agree about banning the charity ads, we cannot watch channel 4 at tea-time because every other ad is a long drawn out show of suffering, I have a very sensitive 6 yr old who is in tears every time one of these ads come on.
    It was especially worse over christmas, one of our days was ruined by the influx of these throughout a family film resulting (if I wasn't fast enough with the remote) in almost hysteria by my daughter.
    I don't get nearly enough credit for not being a violent psychopath.
    • chocaholicmanc
    • By chocaholicmanc 6th Mar 13, 12:04 PM
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    I think one of the worst adverts at the moment is one for a dating website for casual hook ups (can't rememver the name but features man and woman going out to meet each other in their underwear). I admit I am partially jealous of said womans bottom (D) but what kind of message is that sending out? It may only air after 9pm, but there must be some children (and definitely teenagers) watching. Bacsically it is saying you need form no emotional attachment at all and that casual hook ups are the 'norm'.

    I also detest the uniform dating advert because it's moronic!!

    In fact, despite the fact I met my wonderful boyfriend on a dating site, most of their adverts annoy me! Not really sure why but I do find it odd that they always show happy, smiley single people instead of testimonials from people it's actually been successful for?!

    Rant over as it's time to get back to work... D
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