Nearly half a million children a week gamble, says UK regulator – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2016 in advertising, children, gambling, news, reports by sally

‘Nearly half a million children a week gamble and 9,000 are problem gamblers, according to a study by the industry regulator.’

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The Guardian, 30th November 2016

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Tobacco firms lose plain packaging appeal – BBC News

Posted December 1st, 2016 in advertising, appeals, news, smoking by sally

‘Three tobacco companies have lost their appeal against the government’s plain packaging rules for cigarettes packs.’

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BBC News, 30th November 2016

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No win, no fee adverts ‘common on NHS advice cards’ – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2016 in advertising, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Hundreds of NHS hospitals are hosting adverts for personal injury lawyers, marketing agencies have told the BBC.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2016

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Rivals’ keyword marketing activity censured by High Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 25th, 2016 in advertising, internet, news, trade marks by tracey

‘Online marketing activity carried out separately by two rival bathroom retailers respectively infringed trade mark and passing off rights, the High Court in London has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th November 2016

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ASA bans Heinz Beanz’s Can Song advert for safety concerns – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in advertising, children, complaints, health & safety, news by tracey

‘A Heinz TV advert teaching viewers how to use cans of its baked beans to drum out a song has been banned for being dangerous for children to copy.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2016

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UK broadband advertising rules to be updated – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 18th, 2016 in advertising, internet, news by sally

‘UK rules on broadband advertising are to be updated, the bodies that write and enforce the rules have said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th November 2016

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ULaw forced to stop calling itself “UK’s leading law school” – Legal Futures

Posted November 16th, 2016 in advertising, legal education, news, universities by sally

‘The University of Law (ULaw) is to stop claiming that it is the “leading” law school in the UK in the wake of a ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).’

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Legal Futures, 16th November 2016

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Advertisers and ‘vloggers’ both ‘responsible for accurately labelling ads’, says CAP – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 7th, 2016 in advertising, internet, news by sally

‘Advertisers and video bloggers (vloggers) have been issued with a reminder that they are both “responsible for accurately labelling” adverts contained in video blogs (vlogs).’

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th November 2016

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Broadband advert rule changes come into effect – BBC News

Posted October 31st, 2016 in advertising, consumer protection, contracts, internet, news by sally

‘New rules forcing broadband firms to be clearer in adverts on the costs of their contracts have come into effect.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2016

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Firm’s ‘sexist’ ballet ad cleared by watchdog – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 12th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, women by tracey

‘A firm’s newspaper advertisement depicting ballerinas with their arms crossing their chests – with the tagline “Protect your assets” – has been cleared by authorities.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 12th October 2016

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Adverts banned for portraying beggars as ‘disingenuous and undeserving’ – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2016 in advertising, homelessness, local government, news, vagrancy by sally

‘Four Nottingham City Council posters urging people not to give money to beggars have been banned for being likely to cause widespread offence and reinforcing negative stereotypes.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2016

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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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