Enid Blyton gift shop has golliwog advert promoting ‘English freedom’ banned by watchdog – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, racism by sally

‘An advert for an Enid Blyton gift-shop tea towel featuring a golliwog clutching a pint of ginger beer has been banned by the advertising watchdog.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2016

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UK advertising watchdog admits it was wrong to ban Greenpeace fracking advert – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2016 in advertising, complaints, energy, environmental protection, media, news by tracey

‘The UK’s advertising watchdog has admitted it made the wrong decision when it banned a Greenpeace advert last year which claimed fracking would not cut energy bills.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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PI cold-calling ban will stay in place, says SRA, as Law Society steps up attack on Handbook rewrite – Legal Futures

‘Fears that the rewritten SRA Handbook might not continue the ban on law firms cold-calling potential personal injury clients have been allayed by the regulator.’

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Legal Futures, 20th September 2016

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Ladbrokes Iron Man 3 ad banned over ‘child appeal’ – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2016 in advertising, children, complaints, gambling, news by sally

‘An advert for bookmaker Ladbrokes featuring Marvel superhero Iron Man has been banned over fears it would appeal to children.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2016

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Childhood obesity: UK’s ‘inexcusable’ strategy is wasted opportunity, say experts – The Guardian

Posted August 18th, 2016 in advertising, children, food, health, news, taxation by tracey

‘Medical experts and campaigners have criticised the government’s childhood obesity strategy as weak and embarrassing, and accused policymakers of throwing away the best chance to tackle the culture of unhealthy eating that is crippling the NHS. The government’s measures, centred on the sugar tax announced by George Osborne in March, rely on voluntary action by the food and drink industry and are shorn of any restrictions on junk food marketing and advertising.’

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The Guardian, 18th August 2016

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Walkers Crisps holiday competition advert banned following complaints – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, news by sally

‘An advert for a Walkers Crisps competition offering 20,000 holidays has been banned after more than 100 consumers complained that the trips on offer were virtually impossible to win.’

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The Guardian, 17th August 2016

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Advertising watchdog raps CMC for misleading consumers about fees – Legal Futures

Posted August 17th, 2016 in advertising, claims management, fees, insurance, news by sally

‘A claims management company in Manchester has become the latest to be slapped down by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after failing to make clear to potential customers that the amount of money they could receive was before its 33% fee was deducted.’

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Legal Futures, 17th August 2016

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UK regulator clamps down on undisclosed paid-for social media advertising – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 15th, 2016 in advertising, competition, internet, news by sally

‘A social media marketing company has committed to improving its online practices after a UK regulator took issue with its paid-for advertising.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th August 2016

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New Digital Economy Bill laid before the UK parliament – OUT-LAW.com

‘Plans for establishing a universal service obligation (USO) on broadband, governing the installation and maintenance of telecoms infrastructure, facilitating public sector data sharing and regulating direct marketing activities have been published before the UK parliament.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th July 2016

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Breast enlargement ad starring blogger That Pommie Girl banned – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2016 in advertising, codes of practice, complaints, cosmetic surgery, news, women by Mark L

‘A TV ad featuring a fashion blogger promoting breast enlargement has been banned for irresponsibly implying to young women that surgery will make them more popular and confident.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2016

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Aldi adverts claiming savings were misleading, ASA rules – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news by sally

‘Three Aldi adverts claiming customers could make significant savings were misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2016

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Nurofen TV ad banned over painkilling claims in landmark ruling – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, media, medicines, news by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad for Nurofen for misleading viewers with claims it has special painkilling prowess, in a landmark ruling likely to spark a crackdown in the way companies are allowed to market general painkillers.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2016

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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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