Lord Sugar tweet broke UK advertising rules, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘A tweet by Lord Sugar promoting a company set up by a winner of The Apprentice has broken the UK advertising rules.’

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The Guardian, 6th May 2020

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ASA upholds legal training company’s complaint about competitor – Legal Futures

‘A company that trains foreign lawyers to qualify as solicitors has successfully complained about a competitor that claimed to be the number one provider.’

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Legal Futures, 30th April 2020

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UK ad watchdog bans claims that IV drips can treat coronavirus – The Guardian

‘The advertising watchdog has cracked down on three companies for implying they could provide immune-boosting IV drips that could prevent or treat coronavirus.’

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The Guardian, 22nd April 2020

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A whopper? Watchdog bans ads for Burger King ‘vegan-suitable’ Rebel – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen, veganism by sally

‘An ad campaign for Burger King’s first plant-based burger has been banned by the advertising watchdog for implying it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, when it is not.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2020

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Online political ads should be labelled, says Law Commission – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2020 in advertising, internet, Law Commission, news, political parties by sally

‘Online political adverts should be labelled or “imprinted” to show who is paying for them, according to the Law Commission, which warns that there is a “very real risk of the electoral process losing credibility”.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2020

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British American Tobacco circumventing ad ban, experts say – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2020 in advertising, internet, news, smoking by sally

‘British American Tobacco (BAT) is marketing e-cigarettes and heated cigarettes with pictures of attractive models and using hashtags such as “I dare you to try it”, despite a crackdown last year after it paid social media influencers to promote its products.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2020

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UK bed firm’s advert banned for associating migrants with coronavirus – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, coronavirus, health, immigration, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A newspaper ad promoting British-made mattresses that warned of “nasty imports” alongside an image of a surgical mask has been banned by the advertising watchdog for associating immigrants with the spread of the coronavirus.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2020

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Permitted Development (1) – payphone kiosks and advertisements – Exchange Chambers

‘Under Part 16 Class A of Schedule 2 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 development consisting of the installation, alteration or replacement of any electronic communications apparatus is permitted development, subject to a requirement for prior approval.’

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Exchange Chambers, 12th February 2020

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Pretty Little Thing: ‘Overly sexualised’ advert banned – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, women by tracey

‘An advert for fashion retailer Pretty Little Thing which featured women wearing exposing lingerie has been banned for being “offensive”.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2020

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Surrogacy: Social media advertising plans prompt regulator warning – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2020 in advertising, families, internet, Law Commission, news, pregnancy, surrogacy by sally

‘Social media adverts urging young women to become surrogate mothers could be allowed under Law Commission proposals.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2020

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Love Island star Molly Mae’s Insta post banned – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Social media influencer Molly Mae Hague has become the latest in a string of reality stars to have a complaint upheld against her by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).’

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BBC News, 8th January 2020

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‘Girl boss’ advert banned for gender stereotyping – BBC News

Posted January 8th, 2020 in advertising, complaints, gender, news, ombudsmen, sex discrimination by sally

‘An advert saying “You do the girl boss thing” has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).’

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BBC News, 8th January 2020

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Betting ad featuring England footballer Declan Rice banned, as watchdog rules prank videos are advertising – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2020 in advertising, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, sport by sally

‘YouTube prank videos made by corporate brands are subject to advertising rules, a watchdog had ruled after banning a clip of England footballer Declan Rice appearing for a betting company.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2020

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New advertising rule “not a complete ban”, says SRA – Legal Futures

Posted December 19th, 2019 in advertising, news, solicitors, Solicitors Regulation Authority by sally

‘The new rule that prohibits solicitors from making unsolicited approaches to members of the public is not a blanket ban on all advertising, the Solicitors Regulation Authority has clarified.’

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Legal Futures, 19th December 2019

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Advertising watchdog bans e-cigarette promotion on Instagram – The Guardian

Posted December 18th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, health, internet, news, ombudsmen, smoking, young persons by sally

‘British American Tobacco (BAT) and three other e-cigarette firms have been banned by the UK advertising watchdog from promoting their vaping products on public Instagram pages in a ruling described as “a huge step forward” by health campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2019

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Advert offering ‘life insurance to die for’ banned for trivialising suicide – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, insurance, internet, news, suicide by tracey

‘A Facebook advert for a company that sells “life insurance to die for” has been banned for trivialising suicide among young men.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2019

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BOA issue ‘full and robust response’ to athletes over sponsorship rights legal challenge – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2019 in advertising, news, restraint of trade, sport by tracey

‘The British Olympic Association [BOA] says it has “formally responded” to a legal challenge over sponsorship rights brought by a group of its own athletes that could cast a shadow over its preparations for next year’s Tokyo Games.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2019

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Another Deliveroo TV ad banned for being misleading – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2019 in advertising, complaints, news by tracey

‘An advert featuring a woman diving into a Deliveroo delivery bag to retrieve multiple food orders has been banned.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2019

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Restrictions to maintain free and fair elections – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in advertising, defamation, elections, news by sally

‘Elections are hotly contested affairs, rife with accusations and mud-slinging. George Bernard Shaw put it bluntly: ‘An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.’ ‘

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd December 2019

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Vegan activists banned by ASA from using poster which claimed eating meat is worse than all forms of transport – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in advertising, agriculture, climate change, complaints, news, veganism by sally

‘A vegan poster campaign has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for claiming that eating meat is worse for greenhouse gas emissions than all forms of transport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 2019

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