#advertising, Oatly, courting controversy to generate PR

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Advertising alcoholism

Oatly are running a series of ads based on the strapline, ‘Need help talking to dad about milk’, and the question is, is it designed to cause offence?

They wouldn’t be the first brand to go out of their way to court controversy as a way of generating PR.

And from The Metro:


Not impressed.



This ad has now been banned by the ASA (BBC article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60128075); and the adjudication: https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/oatly-uk-ltd-g21-1096286-oatly-uk-ltd.html)

18 January 2019
Updated 26 January 2020


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