CMA offers £100,000 to cartel whistleblowers – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 23rd, 2017 in advertising, anonymity, competition, news, whistleblowers by sally

‘The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an advertising campaign targeting illegal cartels, offering anonymity and a reward of up to £100,000 for whistleblowers.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 22nd March 2017

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‘Black Friday’ promotion breached advertising rules, says watchdog – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 9th, 2017 in advertising, consumer protection, internet, news, sale of goods by sally

‘A short-term promotion for the sale of Apple Watch devices at a discounted price breached UK advertising rules because the promotion was not fair and resulted in “unnecessary disappointment” for consumers, the UK’s advertising watchdog has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th March 2017

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Jaguar ad ‘encouraged unsafe driving’ rules watchdog – BBC News

Posted March 8th, 2017 in advertising, careless driving, media, news, telecommunications, transport by tracey

‘An advertorial article published in the Guardian about a new Jaguar car has been rebuked by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2017

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‘Fake news’ inquiry opened by MPs – OUT-LAW.com

‘A UK parliamentary committee has opened an inquiry into so-called ‘fake news’.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st January 2017

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ASA bans ad to remove pollution filters from diesel cars – The Guardian

Posted December 14th, 2016 in advertising, environmental protection, news, pollution, road traffic by sally

‘The rogue practice of removing vital pollution filters from the exhausts of diesel vehicles has suffered a blow with the Advertising Standards Agency for the first time banning an advert for the service.’

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The Guardian, 14th December 2016

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Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger banned from junk food adverts in new crackdown – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2016 in advertising, children, codes of practice, food, news by tracey

‘Social media sites have been ordered to block junk food adverts aimed at children under a new crackdown which also bans cartoon characters like Ronald McDonald and Tony Tiger from all promotional material of unhealthy food.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2016

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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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