Ad men sacked to improve gender pay gap win sex discrimination claim – The Guardian

‘Two white male creative directors at a top London advertising agency have won a sex discrimination claim after a female director vowed to “obliterate” its Mad Men reputation of being full of straight, white men.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2021

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Council and bus operator to pay out £109k in damages and costs to religious organisation over refusal to advertise rally – Local Government Lawyer

‘Blackpool Council and its wholly owned company Blackpool Transport Services have been ordered to pay £109,000 in damages and costs to a religious organisation run by evangelist Franklin Graham after refusing to advertise a rally on buses.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 21st July 2021

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Brewdog Instagram ad banned for misleading health claims – BBC News

Posted July 7th, 2021 in advertising, complaints, health, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The advertising watchdog, the ASA, has banned an advert by controversial brewer Brewdog for misleading claims.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2021

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UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023 – The Guardian

Posted June 24th, 2021 in advertising, children, food, health, media, news by sally

‘The government is poised to announce a ban on junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023, as Boris Johnson looks to deliver on his pledge to tackle the UK’s growing obesity crisis.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2021

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UK regulator warns Google about accepting scam adverts – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2021 in advertising, consumer protection, fraud, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘The City regulator has warned it will take legal action against Google and social media companies if they continue to accept advertisements for online financial scams that have flourished during the pandemic.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2021

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Ex-reality TV stars’ ‘misleading’ debt ads banned – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2021 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, debts, insolvency, internet, news by sally

‘Instagram posts by three reality TV stars promising that people in financial trouble could wipe out 85% of their debt have been banned.’

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BBC News, 2nd June 2021

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‘Time to buy’ bitcoin adverts banned in UK for being irresponsible – The Guardian

Posted May 26th, 2021 in advertising, banking, complaints, cryptocurrencies, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An ad campaign telling the public that “it’s time to buy” bitcoin has been banned after the advertising watchdog ruled that it was irresponsible and misleading.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2021

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Online safety bill ‘will fail to protect millions from cloned websites and ad scams’ – The Guardian

‘The UK government’s online safety bill will “fail to protect millions” by leaving people at risk of falling victim to cloned websites and adverts paid for by fraudsters, experts warned this week.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2021

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Social media sites warned over risky investment offers – The Guardian

‘The City regulator has warned social media sites that it may take action if they continue to promote risky and sometimes fraudulent investments to often inexperienced consumers.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2021

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Advertising, religion and Articles 9 & 10 ECHR: Lancashire Festival of Hope – Law & Religion UK

‘In Lancashire Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham Limited v Blackpool Borough Council & Anor [2021] Manchester Cty Ct F00MA124, the Court was asked, in effect, to rule on whether or not a charitable limited company could be regarded as having “human rights” for the purposes of anti-discrimination legislation and the ECHR.’

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Law & Religion UK, 6th April 2021

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UK social media influencers warned over ad rules breaches – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2021 in advertising, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen, statistics by sally

‘The UK advertising watchdog has warned social media influencers that they face being named and shamed, after a spot check of posts found widespread flouting of advertising rules.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2021

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£1m cost of advertising for claimants is not recoverable, judge rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Lawyers leading group litigation against British Airways have been told they cannot expect the defendant to pay the £1m costs of advertising for claimants if the action succeeds.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2021

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Court rules lawyers’ £1m advertising costs are not recoverable – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 8th, 2021 in advertising, airlines, case management, class actions, costs, law firms, news by tracey

‘Lawyers leading group litigation against British Airways have been told they cannot expect the defendant to pay the £1m costs of advertising for claimants if the action succeeds.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2021

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Influencers told not to use ‘misleading’ beauty filters – BBC News

‘Filters should not be applied to social media adverts if they exaggerate the effect of the product, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.’

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BBC News, 3rd February 2021

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PayPal ‘reward’ email rapped for misleading – BBC News

Posted December 9th, 2020 in advertising, consumer protection, electronic mail, news by sally

‘An email sent by payment giant PayPal which promised customers a reward of £10 for using their account did not make it clear enough that not everyone would receive it, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2020

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New UK tech regulator to limit power of Google and Facebook – The Guardian

‘A new tech regulator will work to limit the power of Google, Facebook and other tech platforms, the government has announced, in an effort to ensure a level playing field for smaller competitors and a fair market for consumers.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2020

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UK to ban all online junk food advertising to tackle obesity – The Guardian

Posted November 11th, 2020 in advertising, children, consultations, food, government departments, health, internet, news by sally

‘Downing Street has unveiled plans to implement a total ban on online junk food advertising – the toughest digital marketing restrictions in the world – in an attempt to tackle the growing obesity crisis.’

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The Guardian, 10th November 2020

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TikTok star Emily Canham falls foul of UK ads watchdog – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2020 in advertising, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A social media influencer has become the first person to be reprimanded by the UK’s advertising watchdog over a TikTok post.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2020

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Legal loophole allows children to get free vape samples – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2020 in advertising, children, consumer protection, health, news, smoking by sally

‘Health campaigners have expressed alarm after it emerged that a loophole in the law means it is legal for marketing companies to hand out vapes to children for free.’

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The Guardian, 25th October 2020

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Crackdown on UK gambling ads expected to ban use of celebrities – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2020 in advertising, codes of practice, gambling, news, young persons by sally

‘The use of celebrities such as sports personalities and reality TV stars in betting and gambling ads is expected to be banned under new rules designed to crack down on marketing targeting under-18s.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2020

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