Ben Watters’ article was an interesting read which might benefit from the following:
Is Ofcom still relevant? Yes and no.
Although it decided not to investigate further my complaint to the BBC (one of many on the subject over several years producing nothing but a lot of non-denial denial shuffling of feet at the BBC) that BBC reporters were indulging in blatant product placement breaches of BBC regs by sporting clearly visible brand name logos on their clothing, the practice does appear to have waned substantially since my approach to Ofcom.
Indications are that, although it can’t possibly comment publicly or be seen to be taking this further, Ofcom has had a ‘quiet word’ with those at the BBC overseeing news output and the organisation’s adherence to regulations and guidelines laid down in the BBC Charter.
Just thought you might like to know that… and that there are those of us still keeping a weather eye out for any resurgence of the practice.