Monday, November 28, 2011

Sorry From Lynx & Lucy Pinder

Unilever has issued an apology over a series of online video ads for its Lynx brand that were banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) earlier this week.

So now Lucy is appearing in a new film saying ‘sorry’ as she ruefully chucks away all the props, including skimpy costumes, used in the films.

The video comes from veteran direct marketing agency Tullo Marshall Warren, now part of Don Elgie’s Creston marcoms group.

A comment posted with the video, reads: “This week we got a fair few complaints about our online Lucy Pinder stuff, and had to pull the lot down. We wanted to apologise and show that we wouldn’t make the same mistake again. So we gave Lucy a call and asked for our stuff back.”

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lynx ads banned

Advertisements for Lynx deodorant featuring glamour model Lucy Pinder have been banned for degrading women and treating them as sex objects.
The lads mag model was seen wearing very little and flashing her cleavage in a series of provocative video ads that hark back to the 1970s.
The deodorant is made by multi-national manufacturer, Unilever, which is in the dock for sanctioning the images and demeaning women.

The Advertising Standards Authority accuses the company of going too far. One internet video ad featured Miss Pinder in her underwear and bending over an oven door. The text stated: “Can she make you lose control?”.
A poster for the product carried two controversial strap lines - “The Cleaner You Are The Dirtier You Get” and “Get Dirty This Summer”.

Unilever said the ads “were designed to be playful, sexy and humorous but not to cause offence”

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