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20 January 2018 05:16 (South Africa)

Advertising watchdog rules against church

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

Solid Rock, a church in Johannesburg, has fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority, again. A member of the public complained in April about an advert in a community newspaper that insinuated Aids and cancer victims could be healed by the church. The church's head pastor said that the advert had not made false claims, but the ASA ruled against him. Solid Rock could face further sanctions, including pre-publication vetting by the ASA. Read more: Times Live

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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