ASA Changing

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have just announced some changes. They will be worth following and for the course, are relevant for INSTITUTIONS and REPRESENTATION.

The BBC reporting of the news is here:

Click for the link… duh!

And the full ASA report can be accessed here:

Guess what happens if you click on it…

Plenty to read and think about… and it will appear in the coursework before Christmas! 😉

Would love to get any feedback from you if you have time. 🙂


Representation Thoughtpiece

As mentioned, here is the article from Bella Caledonia. Remember, this is an overtly Indy Scotland supporting site, but the focus of this article is not about that directly. What it does do is questions why the representation of women (amongst others) is so poor in the media and news in particular. As an added thing to consider, does the form (i.e.: News) matter? Is there more importance given to the news, and so fewer women are represented because their opinions are deemed less valuable than mens’? If so, what are we to make of the fact that the main protagonists, Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon, are women?

Anyway, here’s the link: A Smugasbord of Scotsmen

Interesting ASA Ruling

_89100053_gucci2The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has just ruled that a Gucci advert from last December should not appear again in its present form as the ASA:

“…considered that the model leaning against the wall appeared to be unhealthily thin in the image, and therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible.”

The ASA ruling is HERE

You can read more at the BBC HERE

Any thoughts?