This week’s been Football week – Ethical Marketing News Blog – 17-09-17

It’s been an interesting week, following on from last week’s post Bell Pottinger has apparently gone into Administration and for many it is seen as a warning that certain practices will not be tolerated. This week has also been a good one for football and ethical marketing and products. UEFA may not be the first thing you think of when talking about ethics of late so it was nice to see them trying something, at least on the face of it. Some of football’s biggest stars joined forces with grassroots…

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Ethics in Marketing – Ethical Marketing News Blog – 10-09-17

Some people think that there are no ethics in marketing, some people have asked if I started this site because I felt that there was not enough ethics in the industry. This isn’t true, I generally feel that the industry does try its best to be ethical in its outlook.  There are always examples where this doesn’t quite hold true, but this week we saw one of those companies get their comeuppance. There is a difficult line in marketing which is the question of who you work for. Not every…

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PRCA announces expulsion of Bell Pottinger

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) announced that it has imposed its most serious sanctions on Bell Pottinger, following the industry regulator’s investigation into Bell Pottinger’s work for Oakbay Capital in South Africa. The investigation followed a complaint from the Democratic Alliance. Bell Pottinger’s membership has been terminated with immediate effect. Bell Pottinger will not be eligible to reapply for corporate membership of the PRCA for a minimum period of five years. Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “Bell Pottinger has brought the PR and communications industry into disrepute with its…

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