Link of the Day: BP – False Advertising? [Pic]

Katie Fehrenbacher from the Earth2Tech blog comments on BP’s current false advertising.

Here’s a lesson for companies developing clean technology solutions: if you’re advertising how green you are, make sure your business is eco-friendly across the board. Someone should have told that to BP, which gets the smack down from Advertising Age this morning for pushing a green ad campaign on one hand, while receiving a permit to dump more toxic discharges into Lake Michigan.

I would agree, else you get embarrassing situations like this example from the Chicago Tribune. Ad copy on top right banner: BP is committed to using modern technology to treat waste water. News Story: BP dumps mercury in lake. The middle right banner probably isn’t helping either. 🙂

British Petroleum - false advertising?
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