Created 07/16/2012 - 11 months ago
Hundreds of uniformed Olympics officers will begin touring the country today enforcing sponsors' multimillion-pound marketing deals, in a highly organised mission that contrasts with the scramble to find enough staff to secure Olympic sites.
Is now *illegal* to use these words in ads: #gold #silver #bronze #summer #sponsors #London http://t.co/fNhulZkQ #Olympics: sick, or what?
Britainfloodedwith 'brand police' to protect sponsors - HomeNews - UKhe Independent http://t.co/HICVJZHw via@Independentcalamity on calamity
RT @WillBeckett1: People using the word "summer" in advertising can get a £20,000 fine. What a joy the Olympics are! http://t.co/ATZd0juP
RT @Smallholder: An #Olympics attack on dairy farmers? Will they be banned from selling 'gold' and 'silver' top pintas? http://t.co/2Vh6LMfp
RT @socialBedia: “@sarahhsinfield Olympic branding officers take to streets with special powers to enter shops/offices http://t.co/2QTlPXKJ” << #goldennuts
I’ve been looking forward to the actual Olympics, despite the ballache that accompanies them. But *enough* of this crap http://t.co/O4CbillM
RT @MarkRowe10: The Olympics once the 'peoples games' now the 'corporate games'. http://t.co/rMV7MsiS
RT @antloewenstein: #Vulturecapitalism melt-down in the #UK; while #G4S crashes and burns, the state rushes in...to protect corporates? http://t.co/AcliFbz2
RT @LoveBritishFood: Britain flooded with 'brand police' to protect sponsors! Read how Olympics will affect your business! http://t.co/Zs1OGCON
this is olympic brand madness http://t.co/25a9JDKV I was so looking forward to having an Olympic special pasta and prosecco deal.
RT @clouddancefest: That's from this -> RT: @lennym: Finally, an explanation for the weather - LOCOG have banned summer: http://t.co/46oBLRnq
Free to use "FBC" but banned words include "gold", "silver" and "bronze", "summer", "sponsors" and "London". http://t.co/JS7nuz8k
RT @paulmwatson: The Olympic spirit is being killed by the private sponsors who make up less than 10% of the funding. http://t.co/4yPU3ddr /via @robhawkes
Boycott #CocaCola for the the draconian banning of words like "Summer" in the UK during the #Olympics http://t.co/OTd0SofP
RT @Reynolds RT @qwghlm: Possibly the most spectacular piece of corporate BS ever in the history of 'great' Britain. http://t.co/6XHApqMo
Hmm, in the wake of the Olympics I wonder if I can't advertise my Silver and Gold packages anymore! http://t.co/V3Z02zy6
Really excited bout the Lympics. Til those great upholders of health: MacDonalds, Coca Cola and Cadbury, dictated: http://t.co/PbSY5Rtc
Might head out and see if I can spot any of these purple-hatted protectors of corporate interests at these finite Games http://t.co/1ZvgKI7v
RT @KristoferKeane: Under the Olympics sponsorship deals, other companies are banned from using words such as "gold" and "summer". o.o http://t.co/JrZUQAZ1
RT @jonathan_may: Stupidity on this scale is unheard of. http://t.co/sNJbSWEc Would any of the brands care to comment? #summer #london #olympics #gold #silver
Olympics organisers have warned businesses that during London 2012 their advertising should not include a list of... http://t.co/kYb7ae9F
RT @al_robertson: The Olympics has its own uniformed brand police. Wow. (HT @zeroinfluencer) http://t.co/HnjRpuoi
http://t.co/9iTHfOxV We can not make the olympics safe but we can ensure that people only buy chips from Mcdonalds #fb
A story in the making! ALL comments over 2 hrs old being deleted. Thought police! http://t.co/P7y2nOJp Can't say its a glitch, others ok.
RT @planetxanna: "The most draconian law in advance of an Olympic Games ever" WE'RE NUMBER ONE! GOLD FOR GB! http://t.co/FLj1zieu /via @artistsmakers @Eithin
RT @AJWShaughnessy: Uniformed Olympics officers will begin touring the country today enforcing sponsors' £multimillion marketing deals http://t.co/WbzTQ4YK
RT @squidmania: Apparently shops in London aren't legally allowed to use the word "London" and "summer" during the Olympics now. http://t.co/4ojYwbQE
" Britain flooded with 'brand police' to protect sponsors - The Independent http://t.co/B9ALQ9Kh" no more olympic bfast @ little chef then!
RT @vallie: The Telegraph: Britain flooded with 'brand police' to protect sponsors http://t.co/ORKVNC5K
300 brandcops (in purple caps) enforce brandscape hygiene, confiscate chips, punish offenders at #London2012 Olympics http://t.co/BfA7xntt
RT @MarktheZebra: During the 'lympics you cannot use the words "gold", "silver", "bronze", "summer", "sponsors" & "London" #BrandFascists http://t.co/Sc6HQAjQ
Quite frankly, money talks BS walks — Britain flooded with 'brand police' to protect sponsors http://t.co/fdI23xnx #Olympics
RT @prof_elemental: Sodding sodding sodding stupid sodding Olympics. RT @MitchBenn: paranoid pettifogging to "protect the Olympic brand" http://t.co/jQz7LXE6
RT @deadflowerfilms: RT @jamesmoran: Advertisers can't use "summer","London" in ads during Olympics. What the actual fuck? http://t.co/bFDTiE6S”
Britain flooded with 'brand police' to protect sponsors http://t.co/cJCMNcaU via @Independent More #olympics horseshit.
http://t.co/P6LECs4l If there were ever anything to make me hate the whole thing more I can't think of it #2012
What nonsense, Olympic Brand Police? Screw it... @London_Insider is going to bring London Olympic Summer news to all! https://t.co/u3V34H58
RT @paullewismoney: The five ring circus begins in earnest as 300 uniformed brand police scour the nation for illegal #Olympics word use http://t.co/e4ehPx42
RT @chris_coltrane: Olympic brand police to give £20,000 fines to any company who use words like bronze, silver, and, er... London. http://t.co/fvCpEzMS
RT @PartnersNapier: An Olympics first: UK floods with "brand police" to protect big sponsors http://t.co/hfTveNgk via @Independent
Britain flooded with 'brand police' to protect sponsors. http://t.co/IgczpaxC oh my word ! This summer is going to be gold in London ! Ha
RT @hide2k10: First chips and now certain words can't be used because of Olympic Sponsors! http://t.co/v5JpgZof Shall we start an 'Alternate Games'?
RT @d_cahill: "...800 retailers have been banned from serving chips to avoid infringing fast-food rights secured by McDonald's." http://t.co/Ae19chHr
Genius! Outrage starts here: http://t.co/N2Ej92u7 RT @RichNeville This business with LOCOG banning the use of certain words is comedy yellow
RT @lukewrightpoet: @JosieLong Read this- http://t.co/1BJPN87q we are real sponsors of Olympics. Use #imsponsoringtheolympics to protest!
It's all about the security! @IoanaBolo At the 40 Olympics venues, 800 retailers have been banned from serving chips... http://t.co/GOxMroq0
This is ridiculous, retailers in London not allowed to sell chips cos of McDonalds sponsorship! http://t.co/jg5EbcBY #WTF #olympicmadness
Hundreds of Olympic brand police to protect marketing deals. You won't believe the lengths they go to: http://t.co/yjDh11mP
RT @BarnabyEdwards: Unless you're Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Adidas or BP, you can't say: gold, silver, bronze, summer, sponsors or London. WTF? http://t.co/Mw26w3Nl
Corporate brand police is here courtesy of the #London 2012 #Summer #Olympics. Oops, I said "summer". http://t.co/K6hZIm98 via @lottiephoto
Worst kind of control freakery. #LOCOG Britain flooded with 'brand police' to protect sponsors http://t.co/cvM83Vec via @Independent
RT @bfister: UK can't afford libraries, but has corps of brand police http://t.co/FsdRlt8Q banned? illicit use of words "gold" and "London" ht @sarahw