Thursday 22 February 2018

Apology over TV show ad blunder

An advertising firm apologised for placing a billboard for Channel 5 drama The Walking Dead on the side of a funeral parlour (PA)
An advertising firm apologised for placing a billboard for Channel 5 drama The Walking Dead on the side of a funeral parlour (PA)

An advertising firm has apologised for placing a billboard for a TV show called The Walking Dead on the side of a funeral parlour.

The unintended, "unfortunate juxtaposition" caused raised eyebrows in Consett, County Durham.

The roadside advert for the Channel 5 post-apocalyptic drama has since been removed from the exterior wall of the Co-operative Funeralcare premises, and an alternative has been pasted in its place.

A spokeswoman for Clear Channel, the firm responsible for the billboard, said it was sorry.

"Clear Channel apologises for any offence caused by the unfortunate juxtaposition of this advertisement, which was certainly not intended," she said.

"We arranged to have it moved right away and it has now come down."

Press Association

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