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Gender Stereotyping in Advertising, The ASA and My Response on BBC Radio Scotland

Gender Stereotyping in AdvertsGender Stereotyping In Advertising is Being Banned as from June 2019 and the ASA Have Published Their Research & Guidance

 

Gender Stereotyping in Advertising is Wrong for Several Reasons.  It’s likely to offend potential and existing customers and so doesn’t make good business sense. Plus, as from June 2019,the Advertising Standards Authority could ban any adverts than break their guidance on this.

The new guidance on this was in the news this morning when it hit the media. I had an early morning call to ask me to appear on the Stephen Jardine Show on BBC Radio Scotland to discuss it. On the other side of the table was Shabnum Mustapha, ASA’s Media and Public Affairs Manager.

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PR: Getting Interview Invites From The Media

How Can PR Help Me Grow My Business?
How Can PR Help Me Grow My Business?

One of the Best Free Marketing & Promotion Opportunities a Business Can Get is to be Invited to Speak on Radio or TV About Their Field of Expertise 

You often see experts on TV, hear them on radio or read their comments in the paper. But where do the media find them? Where, at short notice, can the media find an authority to speak about a breaking story? And how can potential interviewees prepare? 

 

The media actually need countless numbers of experts to interview every day. And this morning it was my turn to be interviewed by Stephen Jardine on BBC Radio Scotland. Stephen wanted my views on the Build a Bear promotion. This was a promo that promised a bear that could be purchased for a price equivalent to the child’s age. So a £3 bear could be bought for a three year old. The result was long queues outside stores, people having to wait hours and the police being called in some cases. 

 

How to Get Media Interview Invites 

So, how did I get an invite to appear on the show to discuss this issue? In fact why was I invited back for an interview just weeks after previously being on BBC Radio Scotland?

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