Legal action threatened over Conservative adverts ‘too edgy too air’

Advertising industry magazine Campaign have this morning reported that they’ve got hold of 3 videos that were deemed too controversial and edgy to release.  The videos were, apparently, made to support the ‘I’ve never voted Tory before, but…’ series of posters.

The videos were sent to Campaign incognito and Euro RSCG, the agency who created the controversial spots, have subsequently threatened legal action if they are released.

I have heard previously that were a number of adverts that had been pulled and have since been desperately trying to get my hands on them.  Now that they’ve been anonymously sent to Campaign it can’t be long before they’re uploaded to video sharing sites… How exciting.

BP – Making it right

BP have started running print advertising stating that they’re going to “make this right”.  This is a tough brief to crack, as you don’t exactly want to show thousands of workers scrubbing clean millions of wild animals or indeed anything too focused on the oil, as that would heap salt in an already gaping corporate wound.  But, at the same time, you need to show some sort of clean-up opperation. 

So, a small boat in the background of stock-looking-picture it is then…

Total Politics – best blogs 2010

Click here to vote in the Total Politics Best Blogs Poll 2010

It’s that time of year again where all political bloggers, having already earmarked themselves as shameless self-publicists, go that one step further and beg their (literally tens of) readers to vote for them in Total Politics’ annual Best Blogs competition.

If you would consider this humble political blogger to feature in your top 10, just follow these simple rules…:

1. You must vote for your ten favourite blogs and ranks them from 1 (your favourite) to 10 (your tenth favourite).
2. Your votes must be ranked from 1 to 10. Any votes which do not have rankings will not be counted.
3. You MUST include at least FIVE blogs in your list, but please list ten if you can. If you include fewer than five, your vote will not count.
4. Email your vote to
5. Only vote once.
6. Only blogs based in the UK, run by UK residents or based on UK politics are eligible. No blog will be excluded from voting.
7. Anonymous votes left in the comments will not count. You must give a name
8. All votes must be received by midnight on 31 July 2010. Any votes received after that date will not count.