This is Part V of our ongoing series where we look back at some recent editorial graphics that ran alongside Oxebridge posts. See Part I of this series here, Part II here, Part III here and Part IV here.
The Website Launch That Wasn’t
When IAF launched its CertSearch database site, things went very wrong, because you couldn’t actually search any certs.
National Quality Assholes
This graphic accompanied our report on how a high-ranking manager at the registrar NQA threatened a client for daring to hire Oxebridge to help close their audit nonconformities.
Banned for Life
Scream and Scream Again
This obscure graphic went over a lot of people’s heads; it’s the European Accreditation (EA) logo used in a more effective manner.
I Thought You Said “Upskirt”
IAF’s CertSearch beta site was bungled from the start.
Rhymes with Ahab
As usual, ANAB released a really, really dumb ruling that stands to allow large companies to cheat the system, making this logo re-imagining a bit more accurate.
Vice Is Nice, But…
When BNP Media’s Quality Magazine gave a made-up award to publishing competitor ASQ, we came up with this incest-themed graphic.
If You Pay Me, I’ll Volunteer
We got fed up with ISO TC 176 members disingenuously claiming themselves as unpaid “volunteers,” and ran this graphic alongside the appropriate rant.
Other Consultants Are Scum
When we found out consultants were stealing our free ISO 9001 and As9100 template kits, and charging clients for them, we got pissed. Very pissed.
What the ….?
The Hollow Man
For a while, it wasn’t clear who was running the US TAG to TC 176.
…it was Paul Palmes, who we represented with this graphic:
ISO nicknamed its Brand Integrity Group the “B.I.G.,” because so many of those old white guys listen to Biggie.
Imagine What Their Browser History Looks Like
Nigel Croft’s “B.I.G.” gang thought it was clever to name their ISO 9001 related plans after a 1980’s softcore porn movie.
About Christopher Paris
Christopher Paris is the founder and VP Operations of Oxebridge. He has over 30 years' experience implementing ISO 9001 and AS9100 systems, and is a vocal advocate for the development and use of standards from the point of view of actual users. He is the author of Surviving ISO 9001:2015. He reviews wines for the irreverent wine blog, Winepisser.