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

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Junk food ad ban on London transport to take effect in February – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2018 in advertising, budgets, food, London, news, obesity, statistics, transport by sally

‘Junk food adverts will be banned on London Underground, train, tram and bus services from February under plans announced by London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2018

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UK ban on Kellogg’s Coco Pops children’s TV advert overturned – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2018 in advertising, appeals, children, complaints, food, news, obesity, ombudsmen by tracey

‘Kellogg’s, the maker of Coco Pops, has beaten a junk food advert ban after lobbying to overturn a decision by the UK’s advertising regulator, in a move that has outraged obesity campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2018

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Iceland Christmas advert ‘ban’ a ‘misunderstanding’, says advisory body – The Independent

Posted November 15th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, environmental protection, news by tracey

‘The outcry over the Iceland Christmas advert that was apparently banned is based on a “misunderstanding”, advertising industry advisory body Clearcast has said.’

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The Independent, 14th November 2018

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Fears over pre-teens being exposed to inappropriate adverts online, as regulators step up controls – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 1st, 2018 in advertising, alcohol abuse, children, food, gambling, health, internet, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Pre-teens are being targeted with adverts for inappropriate alcohol and gambling, the chief executive of the advertising regulator has warned, as he called on social media firms to do more to protect children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2018

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Ford, Fiat and Nissan ads banned for dangerous driving – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, dangerous driving, news, ombudsmen, road safety by tracey

‘Three different carmakers have had ads banned for encouraging unsafe driving.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2018

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Breast enlargement ads shown during Love Island banned by ASA – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2018 in advertising, complaints, cosmetic surgery, mental health, news, ombudsmen, women by sally

‘Adverts for breast enhancement surgery that were shown during ITV Two’s Love Island have been banned by the advertising watchdog after it backed campaigners who complained they were exploitative of young women’s insecurities.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2018

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UK high court blocks mass privacy action against Google – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2018 in advertising, class actions, internet, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘The high court has blocked a mass legal action against Google over claims that it collected sensitive personal data from more than 4 million iPhone users.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2018

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Costa Coffee advert banned for criticising avocado breakfasts – BBC News

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in advertising, complaints, food, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘An advert for Costa Coffee has been banned for urging customers to buy a bacon roll rather than avocados.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2018

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£150,000 fine for claims firm that made “abusive” calls – Legal Futures

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in advertising, complaints, fines, news, telecommunications by sally

‘A Manchester firm has been fined £150,000 for making thousands of nuisance direct marketing phone calls for personal injury claims that some complainants described as abusive.’

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Legal Futures, 2nd October 2018

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Websites of Kinder chocolate banned over ads targeting children – The Guardian

Posted September 19th, 2018 in advertising, children, complaints, food, health, internet, news by sally

‘A series of websites, an app and a YouTube channel promoting Kinder chocolate and toys have been banned in the UK for aiming junk food advertising at children.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2018

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Contraception app advert banned by UK regulator – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2018 in advertising, contraception, internet, news by sally

‘An advert on Facebook for an app that provides a natural alternative to contraception has been banned by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority.’

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BBC News, 29th August 2018

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Celebrities and social media stars under the spotlight for hidden endorsements – Technology Law Update

Posted August 21st, 2018 in advertising, competition, consumer protection, news by sally

‘UK enforcement watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority is opening an investigation into whether social media stars are being open about paid-for endorsements.’

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Technology Law Update, 20th August 2018

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Social media celebrities under investigation by business watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2018 in advertising, competition, internet, news, remuneration by sally

‘Celebrities who promote products on social media are under investigation by the competition watchdog amid concerns they are not making it clear when they have been paid to do so.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2018

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