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And the Labor party is appealing to people working in PR and advertising to work on a pro bono basis (ie, for free) producing adverts designed to stop people panic buying. And advertisers should use some of their advertising budgets to pay for these to go out, Labor says. This is from
, the shadow environment secretary.
Panic buying is causing real harm to vulnerable groups and creating anxiety amongst all. We need people to shop sensibly and that is why Labor has been calling for a new national advertising campaign from the government.
Ministers have not reacted fast enough or far enough, and that is why Labor is calling for a mobilization of advertising and PR agencies to create new TV adverts, newspaper, digital and billboard advertising to take on panic buying . Those who specialize in persuading us to buy products now have the opportunity to save lives with their work. Please step up and help. We need people to do the right thing at this time of national crisis: shop sensibly, stay at home and slow the spread of the virus.