Those in advertising who believe life under Labour would be tougher
will be concerned to hear that a large number of backbench Labour MPs
believe the industry is peopled with ’liars, cheats and thieves’.
Meanwhile, 90% of Conservative MPs say advertising benefits the
Considering that the Tories are routinely accused of lying, cheating and
deceiving their way towards the general election, this is perhaps not
But it is worrying if the industry’s largely successful attempts at
self-regulation have attracted such contempt from members of our
probable future government. The marketing and advertising industry
clearly has to look beyond the media-friendly Mr Blair and ensure that a
hostile faction on the backbenches does not undo some of its good work.