Gambling ads guidance promotes data and social media tools – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 15th, 2019 in advertising, children, codes of practice, gambling, internet, news, ombudsmen, regulations by sally

‘Stricter standards will apply to gambling adverts in the UK from April this year as regulators address the risk of “irresponsible” marketing and seek to protect children from harm.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 13th February 2019

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Digital ad market under fresh scrutiny amid competition concerns – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2019 in advertising, competition, inquiries, internet, media, news, public interest by sally

‘Facebook and Google could be forced to open up their businesses and share details of how their advertising model works, after the government backed an investigation into concerns that their dominance of the online advertising business is hurting news publishers.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2019

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Pub operator faces £51k fine over advertisement on side of building – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2019 in advertising, fines, licensed premises, news by sally

‘The operator of a pub in Gateshead has been ordered to pay more than £51,000 after ignoring demands to remove an illegal advertisement on his building.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2019

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Hotel booking sites to end ‘misleading’ sales – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2019 in advertising, consumer protection, hotels, internet, news by tracey

‘Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and trivago have been investigated over pressure selling and misleading discount claims, the competition watchdog says.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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I’m A Celebrity app’s gambling ads criticised – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2019 in advertising, gambling, internet, media, news by tracey

‘Gambling games promoted within the official I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! app have earned the firm behind them a rebuke from the UK’s advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Where does the Martin Lewis case leave media law? – Litigation Futures

Posted January 30th, 2019 in advertising, defamation, internet, media, news by sally

‘Last week’s settlement of Martin Lewis’s high-profile defamation claim against Facebook presents a noteworthy challenge to regulators about the practical application of media law to publishers of online advertising campaigns.’

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Litigation Futures, 30th January 2019

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BSB reviews pupillage recruitment practice at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

‘New research published today presents the Bar Standards Board’s (BSB’s) review of the way in which pupillages were advertised in 2018 and in the selection criteria used by barristers’ chambers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 21st January 2019

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Open justice wins out as court releases tobacco case papers – Litigation Futures

‘Another third-party bid to see documents used in a high-profile piece of litigation, this time involving the tobacco industry, has been successful.’

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Litigation Futures, 17th January 2019

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Retailers broke rules by listing real fur items as fake, ASA says – The Guardian

‘The UK advertising watchdog has criticised two retailers for “misleading” consumers by advertising fashion items made from real animal fur as fake or “faux”.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2019

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Payday loan firm accused over ‘cynical Christmas ad’ – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2019 in advertising, loans, news, select committees by sally

‘The chair of the Commons business select committee has demanded the financial regulator take action against the payday loan firm Provident, after it “cynically” advertised 535% APR loans over the Christmas period.’

Pension cold calling ban in force from 9 January – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 7th, 2019 in advertising, news, pensions, regulations, telecommunications by sally

‘Regulations banning ‘cold calls’ relating to pensions have been passed by parliament, and will come into force on 9 January 2019.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st December 2019

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Legal PR: how is social media shaking up the mix? – New Law Journal

Posted December 18th, 2018 in advertising, barristers, internet, law firms, legal services, news by sally

​’Social media is increasingly the shop window for law firms and barristers’ chambers—but is it a ‘monumental waste of time’ or a ‘golden opportunity’ to set out their stall? Grania Langdon-Down reports.’

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New Law Journal, 14th December 2018

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London Underground bans dating app ad featuring topless man, 58, for ‘ sexual objectification’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 17th, 2018 in advertising, gender, news by sally

‘An advert featuring a topless model in his fifties has been banned from the London Underground over claims it sexually objectified him. The advert, for an over-50s dating app, showed 58-year-old Paul Orchard wearing just braces, holding a phone with the tagline: “Pull a cracker this Christmas.” However Transport for London’s advertising agent, Exterion Media, has demanded that it be changed to feature a clothed model with a “less suggestive” tagline.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2018

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Watchdog bans ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes in adverts – BBC News

Posted December 14th, 2018 in advertising, gender, news, reports by tracey

‘The UK’s advertising watchdog has said it will ban “gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence”.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2018

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Gambling chiefs confirm ‘whistle-to-whistle’ television sport advertising ban – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in advertising, gambling, news, sport by tracey

‘Gambling chiefs say they are “responding to public concerns” after confirming plans to effectively ban television betting adverts during pre-watershed live sport.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2018

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Oxbridge applicants misled by personal statements company, Advertising Standards Authority rules – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 12th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, news, universities by sally

‘Oxbridge applicants purchasing £150 pre-written personal statement were misled after believing they could pass them off as their own work, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th December 2018

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E-receipts from leading retailers ‘may break data protection rules’ – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in advertising, consent, data protection, electronic mail, news, privacy by sally

‘Several large retailers may be breaking data protection rules with their e-receipts, according to an investigation by the consumer body Which?.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2018

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Websites banned from holding ‘fake countdown’ sales by ASA amid fears they are fuelling fast fashion – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 6th, 2018 in advertising, internet, news by sally

‘Websites have been banned from holding ‘fake countdown sales’ by the Advertising Standards Authority amid fears the ‘psychological tool’ is fuelling fast fashion.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2018

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Gambling firms agree ‘whistle-to-whistle’ television sport advertising ban – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2018 in advertising, gambling, media, news, sport by sally

‘Britain’s biggest gambling companies have voluntarily agreed to a “whistle-to-whistle” television advertising ban.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2018

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Boohoo ‘broke advertising rules’, BBC Watchdog finds – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, sale of goods, select committees, time limits by sally

‘Boohoo, the fast fashion retailer, broke Advertising Standards Authority rules with “misleading” promotions.’

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BBC News, 5th December 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk