Tagged: ASA

When “The Facts” simply are not the facts

When “The Facts” simply are not the facts

This week Ineos paid to have an 8 page supplement inserted into 10 Johnstone Press titles in and around the midlands. An electronic version of the supplement (which does differ from the print version can be found here) Having analysed the statements made, we have identified no less than 40...

Cronin the Mathematician

Cronin the Mathematician

Much has already been written about yesterday’s decision at NYCC, so I am going to concentrate on one statement that particularly struck me during the day. I was sure I heard Ken Cronin of UKOOG explaining that UKOOG were working on the assumption that pad density would be “approximately 10...

Cuadrilla’s Reaction to the  ASA ruling on their newsletter

Cuadrilla’s Reaction to the ASA ruling on their newsletter

We thought the reaction from Cuadrilla was worthy of a post all on it’s own. Let’s take a look at how they reacted (and also how they didn’t) Here is what their CEO Francis Egan had to say, as reported in the Blackpool Gazette. We would love to be able...

Press Reaction to the  ASA ruling on Cuadrilla’s newsletter

Press Reaction to the ASA ruling on Cuadrilla’s newsletter

It has been interesting to see how far the news of the ASA ruling, which effectively bans Cuadrilla from making certain claims about the safety of fracking, has travelled. The Guardian was the first paper to publish an article http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/24/caudrilla-censured-fracking-safety-claims Curiously this article suggested (incorrectly) that the ASA had suggested...

Francis Egan

Lies, Damned Lies and Cuadrilla’s Community Newsletter

Cuadrilla’s community newsletter banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. In July 2012 Cuadrilla and their PR agency, PPS Group, created a “community newsletter” which was posted to thousands of households in Lancashire. It contained claims about the safety of fracking which were evidently not sustainable, so local group Refracktion (www.refracktion.org)...