Illegal vapes are biggest threat on High Street, say Trading Standards – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2023 in advertising, children, health, news, smoking, standards by tracey

‘Shops selling illegal vapes and the sale of vaping products to children are the top threats on the UK’s High Streets, according to Trading Standards officials.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2023

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BrewDog boss pays almost £500k to unhappy ‘solid gold’ beer can winners – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2023 in advertising, compensation, complaints, news, standards by sally

‘The chief executive of BrewDog has paid out almost £500,000 from his own pocket to winners of a bungled “solid gold” beer can promotion which he has admitted made the controversial brewer look “dishonest and disingenuous”.’

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The Guardian, 9th January 2023

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ASA ruling against Ladbrokes highlights social media risks for gambling brands’ ad campaigns – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 9th, 2023 in advertising, children, gambling, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The UK Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA) recent ruling against gambling brand Ladbrokes and its operator LC International Ltd over a marketing tweet signals the regulator’s stringent approach in enforcing its new guidance to protect under 18s in the UK from gambling adverts.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 6th January 2023

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Chancellor of the High Court – Combar Lecture 2022 – Courts & Tribunal Judiciary

‘On 16 November 2022 the Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Julian Flaux, delivered the 2022 Combar Lecture entitled “Is commercial litigation going green? Environmental and greenwashing claims and how they will shape the law.”’

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Courts & Tribunal Judiciary, 18th November 2022

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New UK guidelines place stricter rules on age-restricted online campaigns – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 18th, 2022 in advertising, children, codes of practice, internet, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘The UK’s advertising regulator has published new rules on how to target age-restricted ads responsibly online. Advertisers need to ensure compliance right from the start of the campaign planning, according to experts at Pinsent Masons.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th November 2022

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Ministry of Justice ad banned for reinforcing negative stereotypes of black men – The Independent

‘A Facebook ad for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) was likely to cause serious offence by reinforcing negative stereotypes about black men, a watchdog has ruled.’

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The Independent, 2nd November 2022

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Advertising regulator signals crackdown on ‘hot air’ environmental claims – The Independent

‘The advertising regulator is to crack down on “hot air” environmental claims amid consumer confusion around terms such as “carbon neutral” and “net zero”.’

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The Independent, 20th October 2022

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HSBC climate change adverts banned by UK watchdog – BBC News

‘The UK’s advertising regulator has banned two HSBC advertisements for being “misleading” about the company’s work to tackle climate change.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2022

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UK government extends deadline for Brexit food labelling changes – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 13th, 2022 in advertising, bills, brexit, food, news, time limits by tracey

‘The UK government’s decision to grant businesses extra time to comply with post-Brexit food labelling requirements will be “cautiously welcomed” by the industry, according to one legal expert.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th October 2022

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Should billboard advertising be banned? – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2022 in advertising, environmental protection, health, local government, news by sally

‘Campaigner Charlotte Gage says that the outdoor adverts you see on billboards and bus stops should all be removed.”

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BBC News, 8th September 2022

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Persil advert banned for misleading green claims – BBC News

Posted August 31st, 2022 in advertising, complaints, environmental protection, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Unilever’s advert for one of its laundry detergents, Persil, has been banned for being misleading about its environmental benefits.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2022

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Gambling review delay lets Premier League football clubs strike sponsorship deals – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2022 in advertising, bereavement, delay, families, gambling, government departments, news, sport by tracey

‘Campaigners are outraged that the stalled white paper has allowed three top English sides to sign new front-of-shirt agreements.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2022

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‘Irresponsible’ gambling ads from two operators banned by watchdog – The Independent

Posted August 3rd, 2022 in advertising, complaints, gambling, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘An “irresponsible” ad for bookmakers Coral featuring excited spectators at a horse race accompanied by a dramatic soundtrack has been banned over the risk it could pressure those struggling with gambling addiction.’

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The Independent, 3rd August 2022

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Eco-friendly coffin claims banned by advertising watchdog – BBC News

‘Two funeral providers have been banned from repeating claims about eco-friendly funeral packages by the UK’s advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 3rd August 2022

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Samsung did not break rules over woman running at 2am advert – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2022 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘A Samsung ad criticised for showing a woman running alone at 02:00 has been cleared by the advertising watchdog.’

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BBC News, 20th July 2022

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Molly-Mae Hague Instagram post banned over lack of ad disclosure – The Independent

Posted July 13th, 2022 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘An Instagram post by influencer Molly-Mae Hague advertising a PrettyLittleThing dress has been banned after she failed to include any indication that it was an ad.’

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The Independent, 13th July 2022

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Paddy Power ad ban for gambling taking priority – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2022 in advertising, complaints, families, gambling, news by sally

‘An advert for betting firm Paddy Power has been banned for encouraging repetitive gambling, by showing it taking priority over family.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2022

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Adverts claiming plastic grass is eco-friendly are not allowed, says ASA – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2022 in advertising, complaints, environmental protection, news by sally

‘Adverts claiming plastic grass is “eco-friendly” and “purifies” the atmosphere must be removed after the Advertising Standards Authority upheld complaints of greenwashing.’

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The Guardian, 8 June 2022

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UK watchdog bans vegan TV ad for showing violence towards animals – The Guardian

Posted June 8th, 2022 in advertising, animal cruelty, animals, complaints, news, ombudsmen, veganism by sally

‘The advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad for Vegan Friendly UK after receiving complaints about graphic violence towards animals.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 2022

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Kellogg’s launches legal challenge against new Government food rules – The Independent

Posted April 27th, 2022 in advertising, food, government departments, health, news by sally

‘Kellogg’s is mounting a legal challenge against new Government rules that would stop some of the company’s cereals being prominently displayed in food stores.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2022

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