ASA upholds complaint against “your solicitor rips you off” advert – Legal Futures

Posted June 15th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, fees, news, solicitors by sally

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint over an advertisement from a website that claims to help clients recover a “huge amount” of their legal costs, which said that “on average, a solicitor overcharges you by 20%”.’

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Legal Futures, 15th June 2016

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Jack Wills ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority over ‘irresponsible’ sexualised images – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 1st, 2016 in advertising, children, complaints, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An ad for the teenage clothing brand Jack Wills has been banned for using sexualised images and text inappropriate for young people.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2016

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Birds Eye ad gets banned for exaggerating size of portions – The Guardian

Posted June 1st, 2016 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has censured Birds Eye for running a TV campaign that exaggerated the size of its ready meals which the company argued was necessary to “bring life to the ingredients”.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2016

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Gambling ad banned for mocking Christ’s crucifixion – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in advertising, Christianity, complaints, gambling, news by sally

‘A gambling ad featuring a hand nailed to a piece of wood that ran over Easter has been banned for mocking the crucifixion of Jesus and the Christian religion.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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EE gets Three’s muppet ad banned over ‘undisputed’ reliability claim – The Independent

Posted May 11th, 2016 in advertising, competition, complaints, inquiries, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A Muppet-themed ad by mobile phone provider Three has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after rival EE complained over its claim to be the “undisputed” most reliable network.’

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The Independent, 11th May 2016

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Misleading broadband prices to be reformed in major crackdown – as BT faces ban over TV adverts -Daily Telegraph

Posted May 4th, 2016 in advertising, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Three adverts by Britain’s biggest telecoms provider have been banned for making misleading claims about the quality of its broadband being better than rivals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2016

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ASA launches investigation into gender stereotyping of women in adverts – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The UK advertising watchdog is to launch an investigation to see whether rules about the objectification, sexualisation and stereotyping of women in ads need to be tightened.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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Cosmetic treatment industry given strict rules to protect vulnerable – The Guardian

‘Doctors carrying out cosmetic treatments must avoid two-for-one offers and allow a minimum two-week cooling-off period before surgery or risk being struck off, under long-awaited guidance to protect patients who may be vulnerable.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2016

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Gucci ad banned over ‘unhealthily thin’ model – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, internet, news by tracey

‘Model’s pose made her waist look very small, while her dark makeup made her face look gaunt, says ASA.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2016

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Advertising Standards Authority moves to ban junk food adverts from online children’s programmes – The Independent

‘Advertisements for junk food on online children’s programmes are set to be banned under new guidelines, it has been reported.’

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The Independent, 13th March 2016

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Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has radio advert banned after it breached rules – The Independent

Posted March 9th, 2016 in advertising, charities, children, complaints, news by tracey

‘The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has been censured over a Christmas advert in which Father Christmas tells a little girl who wants a puppy to tell her mother to sponsor a charity dog for £1 a week instead.’

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The Independent, 9th March 2016

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Government ad ‘ridiculed’ for claiming teachers can earn £65,000 is cleared – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, remuneration, teachers by tracey

‘A government TV ad that said that “great” teachers can make up to £65,000 per year has been cleared, despite 140 complaints that it misrepresented potential salaries.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2016

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Watchdog bans Church of Scientology TV ad for misleading viewers – The Guardian

Posted March 2nd, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘A TV ad aired by the Church of Scientology has been banned by the advertising watchdog for misleading viewers with a claim it gives aid to tens of millions of people.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2016

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Paddy Power case highlights scourge of fixed-odds betting terminals – The Guardian

‘Damning Gambling Commission report reveals how racing risks being caught in the crossfire over the row raging about the high street betting shop machines.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2016

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Crimestoppers ad that used heart ‘ripped out of someone’s chest’ banned – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2016 in advertising, codes of practice, complaints, news by sally

‘A Crimestoppers ad with an image of a heart that looked as if it was “ripped out of someone’s chest” has been banned by the advertising watchdog.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2016

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Corset ad promising ‘sexy, tiny waist’ banned for being irresponsible – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, media, news by sally

‘A TV ad showing women using a corset to squeeze their waists to a “sexy, tiny” size has been banned for being irresponsible.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2016

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BuzzFeed breaks UK ad rules over misleading advertorial – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2016 in advertising, codes of practice, complaints, internet, news by sally

‘BuzzFeed has broken the UK advertising rules for failing to make it clear that an article on “14 laundry fails” that promoted Dylon was an online advertorial paid for by the dye brand.’

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The Guardian, 13th January 2016

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Nurofen makers under investigation after court rules on misleading adverts – The Guardian

Posted December 15th, 2015 in advertising, complaints, medicines, news by sally

‘The UK’s advertising watchdog is investigating claims made by the makers of Nurofen after an Australian court ordered the company to step selling several versions of the popular painkiller.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2015

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Tobacco firms challenge plain packaging rules – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2015 in advertising, intellectual property, news, regulations, smoking, trade marks by sally

‘Four of the world’s biggest tobacco firms are to begin a legal challenge to the government’s new packaging rules.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2015

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Explicit sex ads were ‘irresponsibly placed’ in children’s smartphone app – The Guardian

Posted December 9th, 2015 in advertising, children, complaints, computer programs, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A company promoting sexual liaisons using pictures of a naked woman has been reprimanded for running ads in a children’s smartphone game.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2015

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