In a new Sodastream ad, which is part of the company's first ever global campaign, has been banned in the UK, but allowed in the US, Sweden and Australia.
The Sodastream ad shows bottles of soda spontaneously combusting in the back of transport trucks and inside warehouses. These images were judged by the UK advertising authorities to be defaming big soda companies like Pepsi and Coca-Cola, although neither company logos appear in the Sodastream ad.
"The majority decided that the ad could be seen to tell people not to go to supermarkets and buy soft drinks, [and] instead help to save the environment by buying a SodaStream," said the UK authorities.
Sodastream is a DIY soda-making appliance that can be used in your home. A major part of the Sodastream marketing strategy is to leverage its environmental benefits.
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