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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Leeds burger van’s Madeleine McCann posts ruled offensive – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2022 in advertising, children, complaints, families, missing persons, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Adverts by a takeaway firm featuring Madeleine McCann were likely to cause distress and offence, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2022

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Two Lidl ads banned over ‘misleading’ Tesco price comparison – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2022 in advertising, complaints, consumer protection, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Two Lidl adverts claiming shoppers could make big savings compared with Tesco have been banned after a complaint from the rival discounter Aldi.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2022

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New rules on gambling adverts ban celebrities and sports stars – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2022 in advertising, children, gambling, news, performing arts, regulations, sport by sally

‘Footballers, celebrities and social media influencers will be banned from gambling adverts under new rules.’

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BBC News, 5th April 2022

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Internet scams to be included in UK online safety bill – The Guardian

‘Measures to protect people from internet scams will now be included in proposed online safety laws, the government has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2022

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Watchdog clears legal app over using ‘shyster’ in TV advert – Legal Futures

Posted February 23rd, 2022 in advertising, complaints, interpretation, Judaism, news, ombudsmen, racism by sally

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected a complaint about a TV advert for legal support app Legal Utopia using the word “shyster”.’

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Legal Futures, 23rd February 2022

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‘Sex for rent’ ads to be banned in Online Safety Bill – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2022 in advertising, bills, housing, internet, landlord & tenant, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Social media firms who allow “sex for rent” adverts will face prosecution under planned new laws.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2022

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Boohoo ad banned by regulator for objectifying women – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2022 in advertising, complaints, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘An T-shirt advert for fashion retailer Boohoo has been banned after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a complaint the images objectified and sexualised women.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2022

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Competition watchdog accepts Google’s privacy changes – The Independent

‘The competition watchdog has accepted proposed changes made by Google to the way it uses customer data.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2022

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Oatly ads banned by UK watchdog over ‘misleading’ green claims – The Guardian

‘The UK advertising watchdog has banned a high-profile marketing campaign by Swedish alt-milk brand Oatly after ruling its green claims were misleading.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2022

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