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Advertising - who would you be unhappy about

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JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-May-05 15:17:31

Hello, hello,
We wondered if you would mind giving us your two penneth on which companies are off limits as far as advertising is concerned. Ruling out obvious candidates like arms dealers and the BNP is there a concensus about anyone else? Would for example MacDonalds sponsoring the Food boards make people cross or would it be a case of why not let them spend some of their enormous mountain of profits keeping mumsnet afloat? Who's aloud and who isn't bascially... (thanks in advance .

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 17-May-05 15:18:25

Eek - that's allowed of course - really should preview .

bossykate Tue 17-May-05 15:18:29


flashingnose Tue 17-May-05 15:18:55

<<settles back in comfy armchair for this one >>

expatinscotland Tue 17-May-05 15:18:55

Porn. Don't think that should be advertised anywhere.

oliveoil Tue 17-May-05 15:19:27

I wouldn't have a problem with McDonald's but there will be plenty who will (doncha know it).

Not sure if I would ban anyone really. It is after all funding lovely site .

ponygirl Tue 17-May-05 15:20:12

MacDonalds and their ilk. Sorry, Justine!

oliveoil Tue 17-May-05 15:21:38

that didn't take long....

<joins flashingnose on the chair>

Chandra Tue 17-May-05 15:22:53

Political propaganda of any political party.

bundle Tue 17-May-05 15:23:07

I would definitely be in favour of baby pasta producers sponsoring MN , but would be less happy about Macdonalds, Nestle, etc and did feel a little uneasy about the "store your own cord blood" thing.

Gomez Tue 17-May-05 15:23:33

<<budge up on the sofa please, knew MN could keep me amused whilst off work>>

There may be trouble ahead....

flashingnose Tue 17-May-05 15:24:47

<<popcorn anyone?>>

101StressPuppy Tue 17-May-05 15:25:01

Anyone selling anything organic, anyone selling anything to do with babies or children, anyone promoting recycling. I'm for alcohol and porn sites all the way "Debbie does Dallas" for Travel, "Stella Artois" for Relationships..

Sorry, on a serious note

I wouldn't have a problem with large chains sponsoring the site (but then I don't even looks at the ads) agree that there are others that would be offended.

oliveoil Tue 17-May-05 15:25:16

<<what brand is it?>>

dawnie1 Tue 17-May-05 15:25:57

I'd be quite happy for McDonalds to give MN lots of their money, after all my children don't read MN only I do and I'm certainly not going to rush to buy it just because I see the big M.

I wouldn't really like to see anything sexist or political but then you wouldn't do that any way would you.

101StressPuppy Tue 17-May-05 15:25:58

oooh - Next. don't they have a problem with Breastfeeders?

WideWebWitch Tue 17-May-05 15:26:14

Ha ha at arms dealers! I wouldn't be esctatic at McDonalds although if it prompted a few more slaggings off I don't suppose that would be a terrible thing. Ideally, and I know we don't live in an ideal world, I suppose I'd prefer advertising from (and am more likely to buy from) reasonably ethical companies but I'm not sure that's realistic or workable. Agree with bk about Nestle. You could always check potential advertisers out on corporate watch although I don't know how reliable a source they are.

bundle Tue 17-May-05 15:26:40

(fairtrade, additive free, oo)

Twiglett Tue 17-May-05 15:26:52

bollocks - if they give you the money for it then take it

we're all adults here, advertising only works if you are susceptible to the message

if nestle's money helps pay the bills to keep the site running you should darn well take it in my opinion

it will certainly start some interesting discussions

<<squeezes fat backside down on sofa and grabs popcorn>>

Enid Tue 17-May-05 15:27:43

if Macdonalds sponsored the food boards does it mean we won't be allowed to slag them off

WideWebWitch Tue 17-May-05 15:27:51

Justine, is there someone you've got in mind?

Twiglett Tue 17-May-05 15:28:08

<<spits out popcorn: sweet guys, never salted .. tuts and offers round the twiglets >>

btw as an ex-marketeer I feel highly qualified in saying 'take the money and run'

Enid Tue 17-May-05 15:28:18

lol bundle - baby pasta!

WideWebWitch Tue 17-May-05 15:28:24

If Mcdonalds sponsor the food boards it's going to actively remind me to slag them off

Gomez Tue 17-May-05 15:28:57

<<pass someover here Twiglett, please?>>

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