Lancashire shoe firm’s ‘sexist’ topless women ad banned – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, women by tracey

‘A “sexist” online shoe advert featuring topless women has been banned by the advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2017

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Six universities told to change advertising claims – BBC news

Posted November 15th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, universities by tracey

‘The advertising watchdog has told six UK universities to take down marketing claims that could be misleading. Leicester, East Anglia, Strathclyde, Falmouth, Teesside and the University of West London have all had complaints upheld against them.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2017

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Universities to be warned over misleading adverts – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, universities by tracey

‘Universities are going to face a crackdown on how they advertise and market courses to attract students.’

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BBC News, 10th November 2017

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Police advert banned for suggesting viewers should not call 999 if they hear a baby crying next door – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2017 in advertising, child abuse, complaints, news, police by michael

‘The “deliberately ambiguous” television advert urged concerned neighbours not to call 999 if they hear a baby crying next door, suggesting they call the local council instead.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th October 2017

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Child gambling: remove ‘unacceptable’ online ads, regulators demand – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2017 in advertising, children, gambling, internet, news by sally

‘Regulators have launched a crackdown on child gambling by demanding online gambling sites remove “unacceptable” adverts featuring cartoon characters likely to appeal to children.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2017

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Purplebricks ‘surprised’ at new ASA ruling for misleading advert – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, estate agents, fees, misrepresentation, news by tracey

‘Online estate agent Purplebricks has said it is “surprised” the Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint against it for misleading viewers over its fee structure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2017

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Dragons’ Den-backed fake tan misled users, watchdog rules – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2017 in advertising, media, misrepresentation, news by tracey

‘A self-tanning product launched with the help of investment from the Dragons’ Den panel has been found to mislead customers. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found claims by Skinny Tan that its product could “tone” or give “less visible cellulite” could not be proven. Claims that the product was 100% natural were also found to be misleading.’

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BbC News, 18th October 2017

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Bank fined £75,000 over unsolicited marketing – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 12th, 2017 in advertising, banking, consent, fines, news by sally

‘A UK bank has been fined £75,000 by the information commissioner after failing to ensure that recipients of millions of its marketing messages had consented to receiving those communications.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th October 2017

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Gala Bingo advert banned for suggesting gambling can ease depression – The Independent

Posted October 4th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, gambling, mental health, news by sally

‘The advert for the bingo company, which was created by its affiliate, was seen on the 365dailynews website and described a man who was in debt and ‘stumbled on’ an ad for Gala Bingo.’

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The Independent, 4th October 2017

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Spot cream advert banned after it suggested children with acne were more likely to be bullied or ridiculed at school – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 27th, 2017 in advertising, bullying, complaints, news, school children by tracey

‘A spot cream advert has been banned after it suggested children with acne were more likely to be bullied or ridiculed at school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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Betting firms could be fined over ads ‘targeting vulnerable people’ – The Guardian

Posted September 13th, 2017 in advertising, fines, gambling, news, standards by tracey

‘Four betting firms could face fines over adverts disguised as news articles that “targeted vulnerable people” with claims about a gambler who cleared his debts and paid for his wife’s medical treatment by playing online casino games.’

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The Guardian, 13th September 2017

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“People die of food poisoning” – misleading holiday claims advert pulled after watchdog ruling – Legal Futures

Posted September 6th, 2017 in advertising, claims management, complaints, holidays, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A claims management company (CMC) has withdrawn a YouTube advert designed to generate holiday sickness claims after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it was misleading.’

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Legal Futures, 6th September 2017

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Jackson’s scorn for ‘artificial claims stirred up by advertisements’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 5th, 2017 in advertising, civil justice, judges, law firms, miners, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Lord Justice Jackson has expressed his contempt for a firm that recruited a claimant and ‘turned his head’ to bring negligence proceedings. In the Court of Appeal Jackson said it was ‘regrettable’ that north west firm Mellor Hargreaves had persuaded a former miner to bring an action against his previous solicitors to ‘top up’ a damages award.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 5th September 2017

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ASA Ruling on Both Lives Matter poster – Law & Religion UK

Posted August 8th, 2017 in abortion, advertising, complaints, news by sally

‘On 2 August, the Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) published its ruling on a poster by the pro-life campaign group Both Lives Matter following a challenge by fourteen complainants on whether the claim “100,000 People are alive today because of our laws on abortion” was misleading and could be substantiated. Their complaints were not upheld.’

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Law & Religion UK, 5th August 2017

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‘Humane milk is a myth’ ad relaunched after ASA rejects farmers’ complaints – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 26th, 2017 in advertising, agriculture, animals, complaints, news by sally

‘A controversial animal rights advertising campaign that claims drinking milk is inhumane has been given the thumbs up by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2017

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His-and-hers advert ban as TV pulls plug on gender stereotypes – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2017 in advertising, codes of practice, gender, news by tracey

‘Adverts which encourage gender stereotypes like women cleaning up after their family, or men failing to do housework, face being banned under strict new watchdog rules.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th July 2017

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‘Over-sexualised’ Femfresh shaving advert banned for objectifying women – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 12th, 2017 in advertising, complaints, news, women by sally

‘An ad for female shaving products has been banned for objectifying women and the likelihood that it would cause serious or widespread offence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th July 2017

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Brexit: Butlins owner Peter Harris gets EU referendum fine – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2017 in advertising, elections, fines, news, Northern Ireland, political parties by sally

‘Millionaire Butlins owner Peter Harris has been given the Electoral Commission’s biggest financial penalty for breaking spending return rules during the EU referendum.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2017

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Farmers in row with ASA after milk advert claiming dairy farms are ‘good for the land’ is banned for being misleading – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2017 in advertising, agriculture, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Farmers have hit out at a ruling by the advertising watchdog that organic dairy farming is not “good for the land”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2017

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Publishers call for rethink of proposed changes to online privacy laws – The Guardian

Posted May 30th, 2017 in advertising, internet, news, privacy, publishing by sally

‘An alliance of news publishers has called on European regulators to rethink proposed changes to online privacy laws, arguing that they will potentially kill their digital businesses and give Google, Apple and Facebook too much control of advertising and personal data.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com