February 4, 2014

 

Date:  Monday 27th January

Sponsor: Internet Advertising Bureau

Motion: “Britain’s favourite screen is now mobile”

In the chair: Austin Mitchell MP

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
David Black
Director of Branding, Google UK
Tess Alps
Chair, Thinkbox
Dr Simon Hampton
University of East Anglia
Nigel Walley
Managing Director, Decipher

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December 3, 2013

 

Date:  Monday 25th November

Sponsor: Market Research Society

Motion: “Big data has made market research redundant”

In the chair: Nadhim Zahawi MP

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Alex Chruszcz
Head of Insight and Pricing, Asda
Justin Sampson
CEO, BARB
Morag Blazey
CEO, Ebiquity
Colin Strong
Managing Director, GfK NOP Business and Technology

Debate summary

 




‘Customer experience is now the responsibility of the CFO, not just the CMO’

November 11, 2013

 

Date: Monday 28th October

Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association

Motion: ”Customer experience is now the responsibility of the CFO, not just the CMO.”

In the chair: Tim Loughton MP

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Chris Arnold
Founder of Creative Orchestra
Hugh Bishop
Chairman, MRM Meteorite
Steve Barton
Barton Consulting
Ben Felton
Executive Planning Director, MRM Meteorite

Debate summary




July 12, 2013

 

Date:  Monday 8th July

Sponsor: Professional Publishers Association

Motion: Advertising is good for the soul

In the chair: The Rt Hon Lord Black of Brentwood

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Charlie Meredith
Managing Director, IPC Advertising
Dr Giles Fraser
Priest in Charge at St Mary’s Newington
Philip Thomas
CEO, Cannes Lions
Zoe Williams
Columnist, Journalist and Author

Debate summary




May 9, 2013

 

Monday 25th March 2013

It pays to advertise, but not enough to revive Britain (carried)

Sponsor: Advertising Association

In the chair: Helen Goodman MP

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Laurence Green
Founding Partner, 101 London
Sam Blackie
Director, Deloitte
Luke Owen
Year 3 advertising student
London College of Communication
Max Lehner
Year 3 advertising student
London College of Communication

Debate summary




February 4, 2013

 

Monday 28th January 2013

Do social responsibility claims by businesses amount to little more than posturing to gain commercial advantage? (carried)

Sponsor: The Chartered Institute of Marketing

In the chair: Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Keith Weed
CMO, Unilever
Mark Lloyd Davies
Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson
Hamish Pringle
Strategic Advisor, 23red
Liz Bingham
Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

 

 




November 27, 2012

 

November 26 2012

Traditional journalism is not sustainable in an age of citizen journalists and social media

Sponsor: JICREG

In the chair: Lord True

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Steve Marinker
Managing Director, Havas PR
Kim Fletcher
 Chair of NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists)
Clinton Manning
Director of Support Services, Pelham Bell Pottinger
Anthony Longden
Journalist, Editorial Consultant and General Adviser to PCC



July 18, 2012

 

July 9 2012

Sexualised imagery in advertising need to be controlled by statutory regulation (Defeated)

Sponsor: Outdoor Media Centre

In the chair: Jo Swinson MP

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Anna Van Heeswijk

CEO, Object

Guy Parker

Chief Executive, ASA

Elizabeth Wilmott Harrop
Caitlin Ryan

Executive Creative Director, Proximity London




May 17, 2012

 

A devalued creative industry has led to a disengaged youth (defeated)

May 14 2012

Sponsor: Marketing Agencies Association

In the chair: Austin Mitchell MP

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Lord Stevenson of Balmacara Damian Collins MP
Michelle Clothier
Managing Director
Livity
Tom Schuller
Director
Longview



April 3, 2012

 

Government advertising saves the country money (carried)

March 26 2012

Sponsor: Thinkbox

In the chair: Lord Black of Brentwood

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Stephen Woodford
Chairman and CEO
DDB
Matthew Sinclair
Director
Taxpayers’ Alliance
Mark Lund
Founder
Now
Matt Tee
Former Perm Sec.
for Government. Communication

Debate summary




March 22, 2012

 

Will e-Commerce be the saviour of the High Street (Carried)

January 30 2012

 

Sponsor: Internet Advertising Bureau

In the chair:  Mike Weatherley MP

For the motion                                  Against the motion
   
Dominic Allon
Director, Agency Sales
Google UK
Matt Stringer
Managing Director
The Carphone Warehouse
Richard Eyre
Chairman
IAB
Paul Martin
Manging Director
Planet Retail

Debate summary




No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money (Carried)

October 24, 2011

 

Sponsor: Professional Publishers Association

In the chair: David Hanger (Debating Group Chairman) standing in for Mike Weatherley MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
David Hepworth
Editorial Director
Development Hell Ltd
Phil Hilton
Editorial Director
Shortlist Media
Gill Hudson
UK Editor in Chief
Reader’s Digest
Patrick Hayes
Political Commentator
Spiked

Debate Summary




Research is always going to be more democratic than elections (Defeated)

May 9, 2011

 

Sponsor: The Market Research Society

In the chair: Austin Mitchell MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Nick Moon
Managing Director
GfK NOP Social Research
Vernon Bogdanor CBE
Research Professor, Institute of Contemporary History, King’s College London
Penny Young
Chief Executive
NatCen
Nick Yarker
Conservative Councillor
Westminster City Council

Debate Summary




Brands should not be expected to build the Big Society for free (Carried)

March 21, 2011

 

Sponsor: Institute of Promotional Marketing

In the chair: Nadhim Zahawi MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
David Reed
Founder of the Data Governance Forum
Adam Leyland
Editor
The Grocer
Andrew Marsden
Immediate Past President
The Marketing Society
Piotr Brzezinski
Former Chief Operating Officer
Big Society Network

Debate Summary




A century of marketing legislation restricts everyone whilst protecting nobody (Defeated)

January 24, 2011

 

Sponsor: The Chartered Institute of Marketing

In the chair: Lord Desai

For the motion Against the motion
   
Alan Stevens
President
Global Speakers Federation
Robert Opie
Director
Museum of Brands
Jeremy Jacobs
Award Winning Speaker & Presenter
Brinsley Dresden
Partner
Lewis Silkin LLP

Debate Summary




Advertising makes people too fat and too thin (Defeated)

November 29, 2010

 

Sponsor: Advertising Association

In the chair: Jim Rothwell, Debating Group Vice-Chairman, standing in for Austin Mitchell MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Jo Swinson MP
Member of Parliament
for Dunbartonshire
Charlie Snow
Director of Strategy
DLKW Lowe
Jackie Schneider
Teacher and Food Campaigner for Sustain
Fru Hazlitt
Managing Director of Commerical & Online
ITV

Debate Summary




Social media will be the death of traditional marketing (Defeated)

October 18, 2010

 

Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association

In the chair: Oliver Colville MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Toby Beresford
Commercial Director, Syncapse
Chair of DMA Social Media Council
David Reed
Editor
Data Strategy
David Parfect
Group Head UK Sales
Facebook
Pate Markey
Managing Director
More Th>n

Debate Summary




The spread of council ‘newspapers’ will undermine local democracy (Carried)

June 14, 2010

 

Sponsor: JICREG

In the chair: Austin Mitchell MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Howard Scott
MD, Newsquest South & West London
Chairman, JICREG
Alex Aiken
National Secretary
LGCommunications
Brian Doel
Group Managing Director
Tindle Newspapers Ltd
Carl Welham
Interim Assistant Chief Executive
Communications & Consultation, LB Hackney

Debate Summary




In digital, data is the only currency (Defeated)

November 23, 2009

 

Sponsor: Internet Advertising Bureau

In the chair: Cheryl Gillan MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Matt Brittin
Managing Director
Google UK
Graham Hales
Managing Director
Interbrand
Louise Ainsworth
Managing Director
Neilsen EMEA
Mark Cridge
Managing Director
Glue

Debate Summary




Probhibition of alcohol promotions will not encourage consumers to change their behaviour and drink sensibly (Carried)

October 19, 2009

 

Sponsor: Institute of Sales Promotion

In the chair: John Greenway MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Elizabeth Crossick
Chairman
European Forum for Responsible Drinking
Sandra Gidley MP
Liberal Democrat Shadow Heath Minister
Simon Davies
Former Marketing Director
Molson Coors UK
Don Shenker
Chief Executive
Alcohol Concern

Debate Summary




The UK copyright system protects and encourages the production of valuable content (Carried)

July 13, 2009

 

Sponsor: Periodical Publishers Association

In the chair: Lord McNally of Blackpool

For the motion Against the motion
   
Andrew Yeates
PPA’s Intellectual Property Advisor
Saskia Walzel
Policy Advocate
Consumer Focus
Simon Entwistle
Partner
Lewis Silkin LLP
Alan Story
Senior Lecturer in International Law
University of Kent

Debate Summary




This will be a marketing-led recovery (Carried)

May 11, 2009

 

Sponsor: Marketing Communication Consultants Association

In the chair: The Rt Hon The Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde

For the motion Against the motion
   
Mark Choueke
Editor
Marketing Week
Justine Greening MP
Member of Parliament
for Putney
Professor Robert Shaw
Vanue Based Marketing Forum & Cass Business School, City University
Martin Weale
Director
National Institute of Economic & Social Research

Debate Summary




Market research is becoming more of a manipulator than a messenger (Defeated)

March 16, 2009

 

Sponsor: The Market Research Society

In the chair: Lord McIntosh of Haringey

For the motion Against the motion
   
Dr Ben Goldacre
Writer & Broadcaster
Ben Page
Managing Director
Ipsos MORI
David Walker
Managing Director
The Audit Commission
Andrew Hawkins
Founder & Chief Executive
ComRes

Debate Summary




Online advertising compromises privacy (Defeated)

November 17, 2008

 

Sponsor: Internet Advertising Bureau UK

In the chair: David Heath MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Ann Bevitt
Partner
Mirrison Foerster
Andrew Walmsley
Co-founder
i-Level
Becky Hodge
Executive Director
Open Rights Group
Jeremy Mason
Managing Director, European Operations
Revenue Science

Debate Summary




Organisations nowadays expect marketing to be a science not an art (Carried)

October 27, 2008

 

Sponsor: The Chartered Institute of Marketing

In the chair: The Rt Hon Theresa May MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Sir Paul Judge
President
The Chartered Institute of Marketing
Moray MacLennan
Chairman
Europe M&C Saatchi and IPA President
Colin Shearer
Senior Vice-President, Marketing
SPSS
Simon Thompson
Chief Marketing Officer
lastminute.com Group

Debate Summary




The only future for print media is online (Defeated)

July 7, 2008

 

Sponsor: International Advertising Association

In the chair: Austin Mitchell MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Guy Phillipson
CEO
Internet Advertising Bureau
Steven Barnett
Professor of Communications
University of Westminster
Richard Edgar
Head of Media
FT.com
Tom Lynch
Communications Controller
Newspaper Marketing Agency

Debate Summary




Legislation cannot secure high standards in commercial communications online (Carried)

May 12, 2008

 

Sponsor: Advertising Association

In the chair: John Whittingdale MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Kip Meek
Managing Director
Ingenious Media
Dr Ian Brown
Research Fellow
Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University
Nick Stringer
Head of Regulatory Affairs
Internet Advertising Bureau
John Carr
Secretary
Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety

Debate Summary




To maintain a brand’s reputation, well-run promotions are more important than good advertising (Carried)

March 10, 2008

 

Sponsor: Institute of Sales Promotion

In the chair: John Greenway MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Mike Spicer
Chairman
Media Square’s Marketing Division
Phil Nunn
Managing Partner
Trinity Communications
Jeremy Stern
Managing Director
PromoVeritas
James Murphy
Founding Partner
Adam & Eve

Debate Summary




A digital switchover date is crucial to secure radio’s future (Carried)

January 28, 2008

 

Sponsor: Radio Centre

In the chair: Jeremy Hunt MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Ralph Bernard
Chairman
Digital One & Classic FM
Tim Suter
Chief Executive
Prism Associates
Gillian Reynolds
Daily Telegraph radio critic
Jaqui Devereux
Acting Director
Community Media Association

Debate Summary




Responsible marketing to children makes them confident and empowered consumers (Carried)

November 26, 2007

 

Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association (UK) Ltd

In the chair: Tim Loughton MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Simon Marquis
Advertising Industry Consultant
Willie Sullivan
Vice Chair
Compass
David Hawtin
Director General
The British Toy & Hobby Association
Mary MacLeod
CEO
National Family & Parenting Institute

Debate Summary




Government information should be free (Carried)

July 29, 2007

 

Sponsor: JICREG

In the chair: Lord McNally

For the motion Against the motion
   
Michael Cross
Journalist
Vanessa Lawrence
Chief Executive
Ordinance Survey
Neil Shepherd-Smith
Media Research Consultant
Steven Feldman
Pitney Bowes MapInfo

Debate Summary




Advertising does much to improve the quality of life in the UK (Carried)

July 9, 2007

 

Sponsor: ITV

In the chair: John Greenway MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Tess Alps
Chief Executive Office
ThinkBox
Professor Gerard Hastings
Director, Institute of Marketing
University of Sterling
Claire Beale
Editor
Campaign
Willie Sullivan
Chair
Compass Scotland

Debate Summary




Politicians are stronger brands than their parties (Defeated)

May 14, 2007

 

Sponsor: The Market Research Society

In the chair: Danny Alexander MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Lord McNally
Justine Greening MP
Member of Parliament
for Putney
Mark Earls
Herd Consulting
Deborah Mattinson
Opinion Leader Research

Debate Summary




Post-Stern, it is Marketers not Economists that will save the world (Carried)

March 19, 2007

 

Sponsor: The Chartered Institute of Marketing

In the chair: Lembit Opik MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Jonathan Gabay
Managing Director
Brand Forensics
John Ross
Director of Economic & Business Policy
Mayor’s Office, GLA
Maurizio Catulli
Senior Lecturer
University of Hertfordshire
Emma Duncan
Deputy Editor
The Economist

Debate Summary




Over protection of global sports events sponsors crushes the competitive spirit within the host city (Carried)

January 22, 2007

 

Sponsor: Publicity Club of London

In the chair: Don Foster MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Mike Reynolds
Director
Institute of Sports Sponsorship
Stephen Proctor
Director
Sports Marketing Surveys
John Groom
Partner
Groom, Wilkes & Wright LLP
David Stone
Partner
Howrey LLP

Debate Summary




The Press are more in touch with the public than politicians (Defeated)

November 27, 2006

 

Sponsor: The Periodical Publishers Association

In the chair: Roger Gale MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Ian Reeves
Editor
Press Gazette
George Galloway MP
Member of Parliament
for Bethnal Green & Bow
Celia Duncan
Editor
CosmoGirl
Peter Bottomley MP
Member of Parliament
for Worthing West

Debate Summary




In the online age, consumers are the new brand managers (Defeated)

October 30, 2006

 

Sponsor: International Advertising Association UK

In the chair: John Hemming MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Simon Waldman
Director of Digital Publishing
Guardian Unlimited
Jasmine Montgomery
Director of Brand Strategy
FutureBrand
Gary Lockton
Founder
Strategically
Patrick Barwise
Professor of Marketing & Management
London Business School

Debate Summary




Advertising is bad for your diet (Defeated)

July 10, 2006

 

Sponsor: The Advertising Association

In the chair: Maria Miller MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Mary Creagh MP
Member of Parliament
for Wakefield
Fiona Dawson
Managing Director
Masterfoods
Richard Watts
Campaigns Manager
Sunstain
John Greenway MP
Member of Parliament
for Rydale

Debate Summary




Sales Promotion is the only true media neutral discipline (Defeated)

May 15, 2006

 

Sponsor: Institue of Sales Promotion

In the chair: Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Simon Mahoney
Managing Director
SMP
Grant Duncan
Chief Executive
Publicis
Clive Mishon
Ex-Chair
MCCA & CAP Sales Promotion Committee
Paul Edwards
Chief Strategy Officer
Publicis

Debate Summary




Marketers have the prime responsibility for protecting consumer rights (Defeated)

January 23, 2006

 

Sponsor: Charted Institute of Marketing

In the chair: Lord McNally

For the motion Against the motion
   
Julia Unwin
Deputy Chair
Food Standards Agency
Jim Murray
Director, BEUC
Duncan Smith
Managing Director
iCompli
Renzo Marchini
Director
Decherts LLP

Debate Summary




Celebrities have more influence than politicians (Carried)

November 28, 2005

 

Sponsor: JICREG

In the chair: Patricia Mann OBE, Chairman of the Debating Group, standing in for Lord McNally

For the motion Against the motion
   
Max Clifford
PR Consultant
Austin Mitchell MP
Member of Parliament
for Great Grimsby
Peter York
Managing Director
Cultural Commentator, Director SRU
Jonathan Bracken
Head of Public Policy, Bircham Dyson Bell
Chairman, CIPR Government Affairs Group

Debate Summary




Unlike market research, voting changes nothing (Defeated)

July 11, 2005

 

Sponsor: The Market Research Society

In the chair: Lord McIntosh of Haringey

For the motion Against the motion
   
Lord Lipsey
Professor Michael Thomas
Professor of Marketing
University of Strathclyde
Robert Heath
Managing Director
Value Creation Company
Ben Marshall
Regional Manager
The Electoral Commission

Debate Summary




You are what you buy, not where you’re born (Defeated)

May 23, 2005

 

Sponsor: International Advertising Association UK

In the chair: Lord Maskell & Patricia Mann OBE (standing in for the Rt Hon Ann Widdecombe MP)

For the motion Against the motion
   
Rita Clifton
Chairman
Interbrand
Peter York
Cultural Commentator
Director, SRU
Jasmine Montgomery
Exectuive Strategy Director
Futurebrand
Bill Bachle
Chairman
Luxury Marketing Council UK

Debate Summary




The biggest threat to press diversity is the British supermarket (Carried)

March 14, 2005

 

Sponsor: Periodical Publisher’s Association

In the chair: Austin Mitchell MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Ian Reeves
Editor
Press Gazette
Tim Danaher
Editor
Retail Week
Mike Newman
Circulation Director
Associated Newspapers
Ian Locks
Chairman
Periodical Publishers Association

Debate Summary




In future, communications won’t need a human touch (Defeated)

January 24, 2005

 

Sponsor: Publicity Club of London

In the chair: Lord Howie of Troon

For the motion Against the motion
   
Sandy Walkington
Director of Public Affairs
BT Group
Andrew Wyte
Head of Corporate & Public Relations
BBC
Robert Boyle
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Greg Turzynskir
Experience

Debate Summary




Consultation overload is the new red tape (Carried)

October 25, 2004

 

Sponsor: The IPA 44 Club

In the chair: Lord Dubs

For the motion Against the motion
   
Baroness Buscombe
Shadow Minister for
Culture, Media, Sport & Legal Affairs
Matt Peacock
Communication Director
Ofcom
Grant Duncan
IPA Council Member &
IPA Watchdog Committee Member
Alan Asher
Chief Executive
Energywatch

Debate Summary




Sales Promotion adds more value than advertising (Tie)

July 5, 2004

 

Sponsor: Institute of Sales Promotion

In the chair: John Greenway, MP for Ryedale

For the motion Against the motion
   
Simon Mahoney
Joint Managing Director
SMP
Dr Kerris Bright
Marketing Director
ICI
Peter Kerr
Managing Director, MRM
Chairman, Institute of Sales Promotion
High Burkitt
Managing Director
The Marketing Society

Debate Summary




Marketers focus too much on the customer at the expense of the rest of the business (Defeated)

January 26, 2004

 

Sponsor: The Chartered Institute of Marketing

In the chair: Austin Mitchell, MP for Great Grimsby

For the motion Against the motion
   
Raoul Pinnell
VP Global Brands & Communications
Shell
Craig Smith
Editor
Marketing
Creenagh Lodge
Chairman
Corporate Edge
Peter Fisk
CEO
The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Debate Summary




The Census should be abolished (Defeated)

November 24, 2003

 

Sponsor: JICREG

In the chair: Cheryl Gillan, MP for Chesham & Amersham

For the motion Against the motion
   
Jennie Beck
Chairman, The Market Research Society
Group Director, NFO Media
Jill Matheson
Director of Social Reporting & Analysis Group
Office for National Statistics
Clive Humby
Chairman
dunnhumby
Keith Dugmore
Director
Democratic Decisions

Debate Summary




Alcohol advertising drives competition at the expense of public health (Defeated)

October 20, 2003

 

Sponsor: The Advertising Association

In the chair: John Greenway, MP for Ryedale

For the motion Against the motion
   
Ross Cranston QC MP
Member, Constitutional Affairs Select Committee
Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Abuse
Nigel Evans MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
Joint Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group
Eric Appleby
Director
Alcohol Concern
Tony Mair
Corporate Affairs Director
Diago

Debate Summary




Public figures who court the press have no grounds to object to press intrusion (Defeated)

July 7, 2003

 

Sponsor: Periodical Publisher’s Association

In the chair: Lord Dubbs, Chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Commission

For the motion Against the motion
   
Christopher Hutchings
Partner
Charles Russell Solicitors
John Thurso MP
Member of DCMS Select Committee
Inquiry into Press Intrusion
Guy Black
Director
Press Complaints Commission
John Greagor
Solicitor
Fox Williams

Debate Summary




A career in estate agency is more appealing than a career in advertising (Defeated)

March 24, 2003

 

Sponsor: Publicity Club of London

In the chair: Rt Hon Virginia Bottomley, MP for South West Surrey

For the motion Against the motion
   
Andrew Jack
Managing Director
Pure Media
Andrew Brown
Director General
AA
Liv Fitzsimmons
Former advertising executive
now filmmaker
Ester Hjellum
HHCL & Partners

Debate Summary




Government expects market research to take its decisions (Defeated)

November 25, 2002

 

Sponsor: The Market Research Society

In the chair: Lord McIntosh of Haringey

For the motion Against the motion
   
Michael Warren
Consultant & Former Director General
of the Market Research Society
Deborah Mattinson
Joint Chief Executive
Opinion Leader Research
Nick Jankel-Elliott
Director of Planning
Happy Dog Group
Paul Kellner
Political Journalist
Chief Executive of yougov.com

Debate Summary




The barriers to communication of information about prescription medicines damage public health (Carried)

October 21, 2002

 

Sponsor: The Television Industry

In the chair: Austin Mitchell, MP for Great Grimsbury

For the motion Against the motion
   
Tervor Jones
Director General
Association of the British Pharmaceutical
Industry (ABPI)
Dr Howard Stoate MP
Chair of the All Party
Parliamentary Group
Mike Stone
Director
The Patients’ Association
Allan Asher
Director of Campaigns
Consumers’ Association

Debate Summary




Political advertising is a barrier to the democratic process (Defeated)

July 8, 2002

 

Sponsor: The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising 44 Club

In the chair: Peter Bottomley, MP for Worthing West

For the motion Against the motion
   
Michael White
Political Editor
The Guardian
Lord Bell
Chairman
Chime Communications
David Rendel MP
Member of Parliament
for Newbury
Trevor Beattie
Creative Director & Chairman
TBWA/London

Debate Summary




Does my right to know matter more than your right to privacy? (Carried)

May 20, 2002

 

Sponsor: The Direct Marketing Association

In the chair: Roger Gale, MP for North Thanet

For the motion Against the motion
   
Richard Bandell
Managing Director
Claritas UK Ltd
John Wadham
Director
Liberty
Sue Reid
Correspondent
The Sunday Times
Philip Cayford QC

Debate Summary




Global brands are at the mercy of consumers (Carried)

March 25, 2002

 

Sponsor: The International Advertising Association

In the chair: Baroness Detta O’Cathain OBE

For the motion Against the motion
   
Wally Olins CBE
Chairman
The Branding Consultancy
Deborah Doane
Head of Corporate Accountability
The New Economic Foundation
Rita Clifton
Chief Executive
Interbrands
Simon Anholt
Chairman
Earthspeak

Debate Summary




Marketing adds more value to shareholders than to consumers (Carried)

January 21, 2002

 

Sponsor: Chartered Institute of Marketing

In the chair: Austin Mitchell MP, President of the Group

For the motion Against the motion
   
Andrew Davis
Editor
Financial Time supplement
Tuesday Creative Business
Laurie Young
Head of Corporate Finance & Recovery
PricewaterhouseCoopers
David Haigh
Chief Executive
Brand Finance plc
Kevin Hawkins
Director of Communications
Safeway Stores plc

Debate Summary




Convergence should signal the end of statutory control of advertising content (Carried)

November 26, 2001

 

Sponsor: Advertising Association

In the chair: Austin Mitchell MP, President of the Group

For the motion Against the motion
   
John Greenway MP
Member of Parliament
for Rydedale
Professor Steve Barnett
Professor of Communications
University of Westminster
Rupert Howell
Joint Chief Executive
Chime Communications
Richard Thomas
Director of Public Policy
Clifford Chance

Debate Summary




In a war against terrorism the media should be controlled (Defeated)

October 22, 2001

 

Sponsor: Periodical Publisher’s Association

In the chair: Baroness Nicholson

For the motion Against the motion
   
Peter Bottomley MP
Member of Parliament
for Worthing West
Bill Emmott
Editor
The Economist
John Underwood
Former Communications Director
The Labour Party
Bob Hutchinson
Chairman, D-Notice Committee
(Press & Broadcasting Division)

Debate Summary




London is the only “World Class” city in the UK (Tie)

January 22, 2001

 

Sponsor: The Publicity Club of London

In the chair: Lord Colwyn

For the motion Against the motion
   
Stephen O’Brien CBE
Chief Executive
London First
Judith Donovan CBE
Yorkshire Businesswoman of the Year
President, Bradford CHamber of Commerce
Tony Halmos
Director of PR
Corporation of London
Austin Mitchell
Member of Parliament
for Great Grimsby

Debate Summary




Political parties should be allowed to advertise on TV and radio as well as in other media

March 20, 2000

 

Sponsor: Radio Advertising Bureau

In the chair: Lord Gordon of Strathblane

For the motion Against the motion
   
Derek Wyatt MP
Member of Parliament
for Sittingbourne & Sheppey
Peter Bottomley MP
Member of Parliament
for Worthing West
Simon Marquis
Managing Director
Zenith
Mike Moran
Commercial Director
Toyota



Modern politics are more concerned with image than reality (Carried)

November 23, 1998

 

Sponsor: Publicity Club of London

In the chair: Dennis Lipton (standing in for Cheryl Gillan MP)

For the motion Against the motion
   
Cheryl Gillan MP
(standing in for
The Rt Hon Ann Widdocombe MP)
Robin Corbett MP
Member of Parliament for
Birmingham Erdington
Mike McCormack
(standing in for Boris Johnson
Assistant Editor, Daily Telegraph)
Keith McDowall
Former Deputy Director General
CBI



Sponsor: Market Reserach Society

October 26, 1998

 

Cancelled




The Press has done more for public health than governments (Defeated)

July 6, 1998

 

Sponsor: Periodical Publisher’s Association

In the chair: The Right Hon Ann Widdecombe MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Dr Thomas Stuttarford OBE
Media journalist & physician
The Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP
Former Secretary of State for Health
Dr Fleur Fisher
Chairman
Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel
Sally Keeble MP
Former journalist and author on health



Governments should keep their hands off advertising (Carried)

October 27, 1997

 

Sponsor: International Advertising Association

In the chair: Roger Haywood (Deputising for Austin Mitchell MP)

For the motion Against the motion
   
Winston Fletcher
Chairman
Bozell UK Group
Andrew Brown
Director General
The Advertising Association
Peter Fiddick
Media Commentator
Editor of Research
Martyn Bond
Director
UK Office of the European Parliament



Advertising shapes society more than politicians (Carried)

June 16, 1997

 

Sponsor: Institute of Practitioners in Advertising

In the chair: Austin Mitchell MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Hugh Burkitt
Chairman
Court Burkitt & Co Ltd
Peter York
Cultural Commentator Director
SRU
Roger Holland
Chief Executive
JICREG
Lord McNally
Vice Chairman
Shandwick Consultants



Sponsor: Institute of Practitioners in Advertising

May 26, 1997

 

Postponed – debated in October




Sponsor: IPA Society

March 24, 1997

 

Postponed due to General Election – debated in June




Sponsor: Periodical Publisher’s Association

January 20, 1997

 

Cancelled




Sponsor: The Market Research Society

November 25, 1996

 

Cancelled




Electronic media are achieving more for global democracy than traditional media (Defeated)

October 28, 1996

 

Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association

In the chair: Iain Mills MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Christopher Miller
Partner
Clifford Chance
Tony Coad
Development Director
The Telegraph
Robin Fairlie
Direct Marketing Consultant
Perri 6
Research Director
Demos



Sponsor: Institute of Practitioners in Advertising

July 3, 1995

 

Cancelled due to speakers feeling that the cross-media ownership based motion was too topical




Advertising can seriously damage your health (Defeated)

May 22, 1995

 

Sponsor: International Advertising Association

In the chair: The Lord Colwyn

For the motion Against the motion
   
Adrian Holmes
Chairman
Lowe Howard-Spink
Martin Smith
Deputy Chairman
Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Jean Lambert
Former Chair
The Green Party
Andrew Harrison
Editor
Select Magazine



Government is the major obstacle to development of the information society (Carried)

March 20, 1995

 

Sponsor: Periodical Publisher’s Association

In the chair: Lord McGregor

For the motion Against the motion
   
David Arculus
Director
EMAP plc
Professor Hugh Stephenson
Head of Journalism Studies
City University
Roger Gale MP
Member of Parliament
for North Thanet
Carole Tongue MEP
Member of the European Parliament
for London East



Market research serves the public better than consumer legislation (Defeated)

January 23, 1995

 

Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association

In the chair: Lord Esra

For the motion Against the motion
   
Michael Warren
General Secretary
Market Research Society
Shiela McKechnie
Director
Consumer Association
John Wizgell
Market Research Consultant
Geoff Hoon MP
Member of Parliament
for Ashfield



Most advertising will be individually targeted and personalised by the year 2000 (Defeated)

November 21, 1994

 

Sponsor:  Direct Marketing Association

In the chair:  Graham Allen MP

For the motion Against the motion
   
Michael Heron
Chairman
The Post Office
Winston Fletcher
Chairman
BFSD Bozell
Victor Ross
Former Chairman
Reader’s Digest Association
Chris Powell
Chief Executive
BMP DDP Needham



Sponsorship benefits consumers more than advertising

January 24, 1994

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
John Billett
Chief Executive
The Billett Consultancy
Kenneth Miles
Director General
Incorporated Society of British Advertisers
Shaun Powell
Head of Marketing
Barclaycard
M T Rainey
Managing Partner
Rainey Kelly Campbell Roalfe



Society gets the media it deserves

November 22, 1993

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Austin Mitchell MP
Member of Parliament
for Great Grimsby
Michael Norton
Director
The Directory of Social Change
Brian MacArthur
Executive Editor (Features)
The Times
Judith Church
Senior Official MSF
Member of Labour’s NEC



Broadcast media make literacy irrelevant (Carried)

October 19, 1992

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Brian Roberts
Managing Director
Taylor Nelson Group Limited (AGB)
David Tector
Assistant Managing Director
Grimsbury Evening Telegraph
Harold Lind
Media Consultant
Sue Phipps
PR Consultant



Marketing not Money will be the salvation of Eastern Europe (Carried)

March 16, 1992

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Dr Norman Woding CBE
Chairman
East European Trade Council
Ralph Land OBE
Director East European Affairs
Rolls Royce plc
John Mitchell
Chairman
ICI East Europe
Lyall Davidson
Chairman
CIM Central London Branch



Proportional representation will benefit industry through greater stability (Defeated)

January 27, 1992

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Robin Squire
Member of Parliament
for Hornchurch
Douglas Hoyle
Member of Parliament
for Warrington North
Winston Fletcher
Chairman
Delaney, Fletcher, Delaney Bozell
Chris Powell
Chief Executive
BMP DDP Needham



Effective public relations distorts the democratic process (Carried)

November 18, 1991

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Sarah Baxter
Political Editor
New Statesman & Society
Jerry Hayes
Member of Parliament
for Harrow
Fran Bennett
Director
Child Poverty Action Group
Roger Haywood
President
IPR



Manifestos should be based on conviction politics rather than opinion polls (Carried)

October 21, 1991

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Derek Hatton
Former Leader
Liverpoll City Council
John Clemens
Chairman
Continental Research
Brian Gosschalk
Director of Political Research
MORI
Harvey Thomas
Former Director of Presentations
The Conservative Party



The portrayal of women in advertisements is out of step with changing social attitudes (Carried)

May 21, 1990

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Emma Nicholson
Member of Parliament
for Devon West & Torridge
A E Pitcher
Former President
Ogilvy & Mather
Joanne Foster
Chair
Equal Opportunities Commission
Marilyn Baxter
Director of Planning
Saatchi & Saatchi



The fairest way of allocating ITV franchises is to the highest bidder (Defeated)

January 29, 1990

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Graham Riddick
Member of Parliament
for Colne Valley
Austin Mitchell
Member of Parliament
for Great Grimsby
Professor Martin Cave
Brunell University
Julian Critchley
Member of Parliament
for Aldershot



This house believes that Market Research expresses public opinion better than the ballot box (Defeated)

November 27, 1989

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Austin Mitchell
Member of Parliament
for Great Grimsby
Bill Blyth
Former Chairman
MRS
John Samuels
Former Chairman
MRS
Rt Hon John Biffen
Member of Parliament
for Shropshire North



Political lobbying is unneccessary in a true democracy (Defeated)

October 23, 1989

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Tony Banks
Member of Parliament
for Newham North West
Adam Raphael
Executive Editor
The Observer
Baroness Eward-Biggs
Opposition Whip
House of Lords
Douglas Smith
President Elect
IPR



Advertising and marketing do more for the quality of life today than religion (Defeated)

July 17, 1989

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Peter Marsh
Former Chairman
ABM
A E Pictcher
Former President
Ogilvy & Mather
Joanne Foster
Chair
Equal Opportunities Commission
Marilyn Baxter
Director of Planning
Saatchi & Saatchi



Global branding is an outmoded concept (Defeated)

July 11, 1988

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Hywel Jones
Chairman
Hywel Jones Associates
James Espey
Deputy Managing Director
United Distillers Group
A E Pitcher
Chairman
Robert Jenkins Advertising
Alan Watson
Chairman
City & Corporation Counsel Ltd



Marketing orientated Chief Executives are more valuable to a company than a Marketing Director (Defeated)

May 16, 1988

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Jim O’Brien
Joint Managing Director
British Railways Board
Mike Wilson
Managing Director
Marketing Improvements Ltd
Professor Keith Simmonds
Professor of Marketing
London Business School
Professor Malcolm McDonald
Director – Marketing Planning Center
Cranford School of Management



Campaigning encourages people to buy more British goods, subject to normal commercial criteria, is essential to British prosperity (Defeated)

March 28, 1988

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Sir Basil Feldman
Chairman
Better Made in Britain Campaign
Roger Hayward
Managing Director
Roger Hayward & Associates
Simon Preston
Director
Think British Campaign
Michael Fallon
Member of Parliament
for Darlington



Banning charities from advertising their aims and objectives on television denies benefit to the needy (Carried)

January 25, 1988

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Michael Brophy
Director
Charities Aid Foundation
Joe Simpson
Assistant Director
Community Service Volunteers
Tim Yeo
Member of Parliament
for Suffolk South
Moyraa Tourlmaine
Media Project Officer
Volunteer Centre



The integrity of the British Media has declined (Carried)

November 30, 1987

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Michael Shea CVO
Head of Public Affairs
Hanson Trust plc
Baron Deedes of Aldington
Former Editor
The Daily Telegraph
Carol Friend
Managing Director
Pielle & Co Limited
Charles Wintour CBE
Distinguished Journalist



Letter boxes should be twice as large so as to encourage twice as much Direct Mail advertising (Carried)

October 27, 1986

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Steve Billcliffe
Publishing & Marketing Manager
The Labour Party
Douglas Smith
Managing Director
Political Communication
Victor Ross
Director
The Folio Society
Katherine Whitehorn
Columnist & Associate Editor
The Observer



It is impossible for political parties to market themselves honestly (Carried)

July 14, 1986

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Tony Ball
World Sales Chief
BL Cars
William Shelton
Member of Parliament
Peter Bales
Managing Director
Barbour-Builder Limited
Graham Lancaster



Britain will become an industrial backwater by the year 2000 (Carried)

May 19, 1986

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Hywel Jones
Formerly of the Henley Centre
Sir Geoffrey Chandler CBE
Director
Industry Year 1986
Roy Sanderson OBE
National Office
EETPU
Nigel Adam
Editor
Business



If you want something said, go to a man; if you want something done go to a woman

March 10, 1986

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Peter Snape
Member of Parliament for
West Bromwich East
Rosalind Gilmore
Director – Personal Banking
Girobank plc
Patricia Rawlings
Campaign Committee
Peace Through NATO
Dickie Arbiter
Court Correspondent
IRN/LBC



This House would not put its daughter into advertising (Defeated)

January 27, 1986

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Mary Whitehouse CBE
President
National Viewers and Listeners Association
Jeremy Bullmore CBE
Chairman
J Walter Thompson
Keith Willoughby
Chief Executive
Eggs Authority
Austin Mitchell MP



A mixture of ignorance and prejudice makes journalists bite the advertising hand which feeds them (Defeated)

October 22, 1984

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Winston Fletcher
Chairman & Chief Executive
Ted Bates Limited
Jean Rook
Assistant Editor
Daily Editor
Robin Wright
Chairman
Right Collins Rutherford Scott plc
Sir Alistair Burnet
Director
Independent Television News



Industry in this country would benefit from a freedom of information act (Defeated)

July 16, 1984

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Des Wilson
Chairman
Campaign for Freedom of Information
Tim Eggar MP
Austin Mitchell MP Roger Hayes
Corporate Communications Director
PA Consulting Group



Magazines will become as obsolete as the steam locomotive (Defeated)

May 21, 1984

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Nicholas Staveley
Head of Marketing Services
Merlin – British Telecom
Michael Bird
Managing Director
International Thomson Publishing Co Ltd
Rodney Harris
Media Director
D’Arcy McManus & Masius
Jane Reed
Managing Director
Holborn Group IPC Magazines



Advertising and the professions go together like oil and water (Defeated)

March 4, 1984

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
John Bowran
Secretary General
The Law Society
Sir Gordon Borrie
Director General
Fair Trading
Dr John Marks
Member
General Medical Council
Ann Burdus
Deputy Chairman
AGB Limited



Government’s policy on cable television helps neither the economy or public requirements (Defeated)

January 30, 1984

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
John Birt
Director of Programmes
LWT
Nicholas Mellersh
Chief Executive
United Cable Programme
James Lee
Chairman
Goldcrest Films and Television
Donald Wray
Assistant Managing Director
Broadband Services, British Telecom



Political parties fail to communicate effectively with the electorate (Carried)

July 12, 1982

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Simon Jenkins
Political Editor
The Economist
Rt Hon Lord Ardwick
Former Political Advisor
The Mirror Group
Roger Hayes
Director
Burson-Marsteller
Harvey Thomas
Public Relations
Conservative Central Office



An increase in television channels will have a damaging effect on print media (Defeated)

May 17, 1982

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Brian Nicholson
Joint Managing Director
The Observer
Brian Walden
Presenter
ITV’s Weekend World
Brian Jacobs
Leo Burnett Limited
Harry Henry
Independent Consultant



Advertising is such an important means of communication it should be more rigorously controlled (Defeated)

March 15, 1982

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Joan Mackintosh
National Consumer Council
John Jackson
Code of Advertising Practise
Brian Murphy
Journalist
Winston Fletcher
Fletcher Shelton Delaney



The community is better served by local radio than local press (Carried)

February 15, 1982

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
James Gordon
Managing Director
Radio Clyde
Donald Anderson
Joint Managing Director
Associated Newspapers
Douglas Cameron
LBC
Ron Hunt
Editor
Northampton Evening Telegraph



British Industry does not know how to communicate (Carried)

November 16, 1981

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Alan Sapper
General Secretary
Cinemategraph, Television & Allied Technicians
Percy Roberts
Former Chairman
Mirror Group
Ken Gill
Amalgamated Union of Engineering
Henry James
Former Director
COI



Trade Unions have nothing to offer advertising agencies (Carried)

June 27, 1977

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Tim Cox
Boase Massimi Pollit
Bernard Pander
Industrial Society
John Giuriet
National Association for Freedom
John Garnet
Former Director of Presentations
Industrial Society



This House would not accept a cigarette account (Carried)

April 25, 1977

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
David Abbott
French Gold Abbott
Hank Bouman
Lonsdale Osbourne
Robin White
Euro Advertising
John Hughes
Gordon Proctor



Advertising is a branch of show business (Defeated)

December 13, 1976

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Robin Wright
Euro Advertising
Bert De Vos
Maisius Wynn Williams
Monty Alexander
Persona Grata
Tim Mellors
Reaveley Mellors



Advertising commodity products is wasteful (Defeated)

November 15, 1976

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Harry Shepherd
Marks and Spencer Ltd
Peter Marsh
Alan Brady and Marsh
Graham Roe
Roe Downton
John Garnet
Ron Bazeley
McCann-Erickson Advertising Ltd



Advertising brings art to the masses (Carried)

July 12, 1976

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
Bob King
Length Best Group
Kim Mukerjee
Maisley Mukerjee and Russell
Len Sugarman
Foote Cone and Belding
Ed Darwent
Maisley Mukerjee and Russell



Advertising to propagate political beliefs should be curtailed (Defeated)

June 14, 1976

 

For the motion Against the motion
   
David Dubar
J Walker Thompson
David Kingsley
Kimpher Limited
Nigel Dempster
Daily Mail
James Adams
J R Adams Limited