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. An advertorial article published in the Guardian about a new Jaguar car has been rebuked by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The company, which has used the strapline “never knowingly undersold” since 1925, ran the Apple Watch promotion at the same time as pushing a four-day Black Friday sales event promising that “we’ve lowered hundreds of prices this weekend”. The Advertising Standards Authority received a complaint from a shopper, who found that the Apple Watch was listed as out of stock when she tried to buy it but that it was made available the following day at full price. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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John Lewis broke advertising rules by pulling Apple Watch deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:01:00 AM
....The company, which has used the strapline “never knowingly undersold” since 1925, ran the Apple Watch promotion at the same time as pushing a four-day Black Friday sales event promising that “we’ve lowered hundreds of prices this weekend”. The Advertising Standards Authority received a complaint from a shopper, who found that the Apple Watch was listed as out of stock when she tried to buy it but that it was made available the following day at full price. ...
Jaguar ad 'encouraged unsafe driving' rules watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:19:58 AM
. An advertorial article published in the Guardian about a new Jaguar car has been rebuked by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. ...
Six auction sites' ads banned over misleading savings claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 07:00:27 AM
. Controversial auction website MadBid, which makes claims in full-page national newspaper adverts about brand new cars sold for under £500 or iPhones for less than £100, has been found guilty of misleading customers following an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
Energy customers locked into a costly scheme who have no right to switch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
.... The responses, he says, provide “prima facie evidence of systematic problems” including inexplicably high bills and poor customer service. Last April, the Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint by New Capital Quay residents that e. ...
Moneysupermarket grabs most complained-about ad top spot again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:01:22 AM
....The TV ad, part of the brand’s “So Moneysupermarket” campaign about consumers who feel “epic” after saving cash using the price comparison website, features “Gary the bodyguard”, who at one point is seen doing a Michael Jackson-style crotch grab and gyrations. The ad, which features original Bronx breakdancer Mr Wave, who appeared in the 1984 film Beat Street, prompted 1,063 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority that it was overtly sexual and not suitable to be seen by children. ...
Cuadrilla starts work on Lancashire fracking site image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 11:06:04 AM
....Cuadrilla and Friends of the Earth have clashed before, and this week the green group informally agreed with the advertising watchdog not to repeat claims it had made in an anti-fracking leaflet about the effects of fracking on the health of local populations, drinking water or property prices. On Thursday, the chief of the Advertising Standards Authority said it was not true that, as Friends of the Earth had claimed, it had dropped the case. ...
Campaign group rapped over fracking claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 01:35:12 AM
....The fundraising flyer claimed fracking chemicals could pollute drinking water and cause cancer and implied the process increases rates of asthma. The charity "agreed not to repeat the claims," the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said. ...
Children's online junk food ads banned by industry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:08:44 AM
...." . The Advertising Standards Authority, which regulates all media in the UK, has said it will administer the new rules. ...
Heinz beans advert banned by advertising watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 02:14:56 AM
....The advertisement featured young people and adults using empty or full tins to make the rhythm of a song, with the catchline "#Learn the CanSong". The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that mistakes might be made that could lead to people cutting their hands or fingers. ...
Will rents go up if unfair letting fees are banned? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 12:01:49 AM
.... So they simply print off their standard agreement and charge £300,” he told the Guardian. Countrywide said its fees are transparent and in line with Advertising Standards Authority guidelines. ...
UK broadband speed ad rules to be revamped image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:01:01 AM
....UK broadband companies will be made to change the way they advertise their internet speeds, under regulator plans. The Advertising Standards Authority says current descriptions of speeds "up to" a certain amount are confusing and will be changed in 2017. ...
Living in a broadband ‘not-spot’? Try using the church spire to get a signal image
....”. Howdle says Ofcom and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) are to announce possible changes to the way speeds are advertised later this year. ...
Broadband advert rule changes come into effect image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 12:04:13 AM
....New rules forcing broadband firms to be clearer in adverts on the costs of their contracts have come into effect. Broadband suppliers will now have to show upfront and monthly costs, without separating out line rental prices, according to the changes brought in by the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
'Irresponsible' Diet Chef weight loss advert banned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 09:41:34 AM
. A television advert in which a tearful woman meets a slimmer and happier version of herself has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
Sainsbury’s Bank credit card ad banned for being 'socially irresponsible' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 11:41:21 AM
....”. One viewer complained to the Advertising Standards Authority that the ad suggested the best way to finance property renovation was with a credit card. ...
StubHub breached ASA’s code – but nothing has changed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 06:00:35 AM
....The charges had not been specified during the booking process (unless you clicked a link beside the final total on the payment page), but the mark-up was shown on the confirmation email. The Advertising Standards Authority agreed the company was in breach of its committee of advertising practice code by not making its charges clear at the outset, but it was powerless to insist on a refund and StubHub, part of eBay, refused to offer one. ...
Friends of the Earth fracking leaflet 'misleading', ad watchdog says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 01:21:33 PM
....The fundraising flyer also featured a photo of Grasmere in the Lake District - despite there being no plans for fracking in the area. A draft report from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the charity failed to substantiate its claims about the dangers. ...
Celebrity YouTube promotion fee '$187,000 on average' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of August 2016 05:35:17 PM
.... . The Advertising Standards Authority said these posts must be properly marked as advertisements. ...
Walkers crisps competition advert banned by watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:16:26 AM
....Destinations on offer included New York, Hong Kong or Sri Lanka. But in the end, Walkers confirmed, fewer than 800 of the 20,000 holidays available were won and more than 100 people complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). ...

Honest broadband
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 05:30:00 AM
.... Currently they are allowed by advertising rules to promote download speeds claiming “up to” maxima – available to only 10 per cent of their customers. There have long been complaints about this practice and the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says it is “currently conducting research into consumers’ understanding of broadband advertising speed claims”. ...

Rural broadband customers receive less than a fifth of advertised speeds, local councils warn 
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....Under a major crackdown already being mulled by advertising watchdogs and called for by consumer groups, broadband companies could be forced to advertise average speeds rather than top speeds. The move could lead to some advertised broadband speeds shrinking by 25pc overnight if the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans firms quoting speeds received only by the top 10pc customers. ...
Vodafone 'removes' broadband line rental charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:52:24 AM
...."To be clear, Vodafone isn't really abolishing line rental charges, it's simply combining the charge into its fibre pricing," said broadband expert Ewan Taylor-Gibson from uSwitch. "This is because broadband providers are under pressure from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to change advertised pricing so customers see a cost per month that includes line rental, so Vodafone is stealing a march on its rivals. ...
Amazon told to clarify 'misleading' delivery charges after complaint image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 06:40:23 AM
....Amazon has been ordered to clarify its delivery charges for individual products after the advertising watchdog found it had been misleading customers. The Advertising Standards Authority found a lack of clarity about items eligible for free delivery after a shopper complained about charges for an AmazonBasics electrical product. ...

Broadband providers could be forced to cut 'misleading' speed claims by 25pc 
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....Broadband companies could be forced to advertise average speeds rather than top speeds as part of a major crackdown being planned by advertising watchdogs and called for by consumer groups. The move could lead to some advertised broadband speeds shrinking by 25pc overnight if the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans firms quoting speeds received only by the top 10pc customers. ...
Morrisons plans to complain about another Aldi advert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 07:08:29 PM
. Supermarket Morrisons is to make a new complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority about discount chain Aldi. ...
Aldi ads claiming big savings banned for misleading customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 09:36:38 AM
....”. Rival Morrisons and two members of the public lodged complaints with the Advertising Standards Authority that Aldi compared products in the ad that made the price comparison misleading and unfair. ...
Ticked off at £60 service fee StubHub added to price of my tickets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 06:00:00 AM
....I then wrote to the company advising that by law ticket sellers must provide clear, honest information about prices. I also contacted the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which concluded that StubHub was in breach of the advertising code and would be given “guidance”, but the ASA couldn’t insist on a refund. ...
Aldi adverts claiming savings were misleading, ASA rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 11:02:23 PM
. Three Aldi adverts claiming customers could make significant savings were misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. ...
Fitness studio in the Frame over card payments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of May 2016 06:00:26 AM
....” However, since our intervention the company has, as an act of goodwill, recredited you with the full expired amount. Unimpressed with what you thought were flaws in its marketing and advertising you also complained to the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
Five minute guide to broadband image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 01:05:00 PM
. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has just announced a clampdown on misleading broadband advertising in a bid to make it easier for households to work out how much they are really paying for their connection. ...
Is that Asda price? Three for £3 deal on cereal is usually... 97p A PACK image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 11:47:00 AM
....It means the so-called deal actually cost shoppers 9p more than was usually the case. The customer complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) the individual price had been deliberately raised to £1. ...
Choco Squares deal contravened advertising rules, Asda told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:01:11 PM
....The Leeds-based grocer gave a written commitment to alter its promotions – including controversial multibuy deals – after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) singled it out during an investigation into pricing tactics, triggered by a super-complaint by consumer group Which?. But in an embarrassing further ruling, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said Asda’s online sales promotion for its Choco Squares cereal, which appeared from mid-July 2015 for two months, was misleading and should not be repeated in any format. ...
Choco Squares deal contravened advertising rules, Asda told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:01:11 PM
....The Leeds-based grocer gave a written commitment to alter its promotions – including controversial multibuy deals – after the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) singled it out during an investigation into pricing tactics, triggered by a super-complaint by consumer group Which?. But in an embarrassing further ruling, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said Asda’s online sales promotion for its Choco Squares cereal, which appeared from mid-July 2015 for two months, was misleading and should not be repeated in any format. ...
Broadband ad rules are 'complete and utter joke', says culture minister image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 01:13:08 PM
....Culture minister Ed Vaizey has said that rules governing how companies such as Sky and BT are allowed to advertise broadband speeds to attract customers are “misleading” and a “complete and utter joke”. Under the UK advertising code, which is administered by the Advertising Standards Authority, companies are allowed to advertise their top speeds even if they are available to only 10% of customers. ...
How can we trust Google when it lets ads call the shots? | Kenny Jacobs image
....The tide is slowly turning. A German court ruled against eDreams in relation to anti-consumer advertising on Google, while the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK also recently found that Google Adwords do, in fact, mislead consumers. ...
The train company that has ideas above its station | David Mitchell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 09:00:28 AM
....A small good thing happened last week, but in a context of such stupidity and unfairness that it only brought home to me more strongly all that stupidity and unfairness, so I’d almost rather it hadn’t happened at all. The good thing was that the train operator “Great Western Railway”, which is owned by FirstGroup plc, was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority from putting up any more posters implying it’s publicly owned. ...
Train operator's adverts banned for suggesting service owned by public image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 11:01:15 PM
....”. Complainants to the Advertising Standards Authority pointed out that GWR belongs to its owner, FirstGroup, a multinational transport company listed on the London Stock Exchange, and not the people of south-west England. ...
The aggressive, outrageous, infuriating (and ingenious) rise of BrewDog | Jon Henley image
....”. In its brief history, BrewDog has upset, variously and sometimes repeatedly, rival breweries, drink industry associations, health organisations, the Advertising Standards Authority (for a blogpost advising drinkers of one of its products to “let the sharp bitter finish rip you straight to the tits”), even LBGT groups: last summer, it released No Label, the world’s first “non-binary, transgender beer” – half-lager, half-ale and brewed with hops that had “undergone a gender change”. ...
Fashion firm rebuked over Instagram ads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 11:53:36 AM
....However, it has agreed to establish a monitoring and review programme for future endorsement campaigns and must report back to the FTC about its implementation. The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has already taken action of its own against social media product placements. ...
Nurofen TV advert withdrawn by makers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of February 2016 08:22:12 AM
....The company says it will not re-broadcast it following complaints that the ad was misleading. BBC News understands the company has promised the Advertising Standards Authority it will not imply the product has a mechanism that makes it especially effective for headache pain. ...
'Strutting man' ad gets most complaints image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 10:47:50 AM
. An advert featuring a man strutting down a street in hotpants and high heels received the most complaints in 2015, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has revealed. ...
Aldi to create 5,000 new jobs as its adverts are branded
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 06:55:52 PM
.... . The Advertising Standards Authority said that it has not received any complaints so far about the advert, but said that it had received complaints that the budget grocer’s “two farmers at the field gate advert” TV advert was misleading. ...
Three in four people unable to work out true cost of broadband deals image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 07:30:12 AM
.... . The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is set to bring in tighter rules around advertising after finding that providers were confusing customers. ...
Broadband firms face new advert rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:21:22 AM
....The UK's broadband providers have been told to expect tougher rules on how they advertise their services. The UK's Advertising Standards Authority said it was considering the step to ensure people "aren't misled by pricing claims". ...
Ad watchdog cracks down on misleading broadband ads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:01:02 AM
....The advertising watchdog is to crack down on the way broadband packages are marketed after research showed that four out of five people were not able to work out how much they are supposed to pay. The Advertising Standards Authority is to start a crackdown on the way companies including Sky, BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, EE, 3 and O2 advertise after finding that the public are confused and misled by broadband deals. ...
Gourmet Burger Kitchen ad campaign sparks angry backlash from vegetarians image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 02:11:10 PM
.... Is it appropriate for a corporation to single out and make fun of a minority group on public transport?" . Lockie urged those offended by the campaign to complain to the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
Nesquik ad ban for 'great start' claim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 01:11:42 PM
....An advert on Asda's own-brand milk labels for Nesquik hot chocolate featured a rabbit a cartoon character with the strapline "For a great start to the day!" and a badge labelled "Nutristart". Following a complaint from The Children's Food Campaign, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found that the ad in context suggested health benefits without putting forward specific health claims, in contravention of European law. ...
Misleading broadband ads hiding true costs, Citizens Advice says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 11:15:30 AM
.... A broadband market that works for consumers should be competing on the overall cost of the available deals rather than on how difficult they can make it for people to work this out. “Broadband providers need to make the costs of a contract clear in their advertising and the Advertising Standards Authority should also review the code of practice to make sure it works well for consumers. ...
Broadband adverts 'confuse public' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of December 2015 12:23:05 AM
.... . "Broadband providers need to make the costs of a contract clear in their advertising and the Advertising Standards Authority should also review the code of practice to make sure it works well for consumers. ...
City News: Christmas workers, Nesquik, Retailer sales image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of December 2015 10:11:00 PM
.... . Upholding the complaint, the Advertising Standards Authority said the “great start” claim was likely to be understood as a reference to the health benefits of the drink, but was not accompanied by any authorised health claims and therefore breached regulations. ...
UK probes Nurofen Express advert claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 09:24:39 AM
....The UK's advertising watchdog is probing the marketing of Nurofen Express, after receiving complaints about its television advert. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is examining if the advert is misleading by claiming it targets the source of headaches. ...
Nurofen makers under investigation after court rules on misleading adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of December 2015 12:46:51 AM
....Australia’s federal court ruled that Reckitt Benckiser, the British firm which produces the drug, deceived consumers by selling Nurofen painkillers that were identical to its standard ibuprofen pills but nearly twice as expensive. Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has now confirmed it is investigating 12 complaints about a television advert for Nurofen Express. ...
Dyson advert sucks, says watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 07:01:14 AM
....A confident Dyson claimed that its product outperformed its rival with over “10 times the suction”. Grey Technology, which trades as Gtech, complained to the Advertising Standards Authority that the ads were misleading: it said the tests Dyson used to back its claims “did not reflect normal household cleaning conditions” and “exaggerated the capability of the DC59 to deal with fine dirt”. ...
NSPCC apologises for using premium rate phone number on Christmas appeal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 06:27:02 PM
....The number given for telephone requests for a letter was 0845 130 3203. But the NSPCC failed to comply with the Advertising Standards Authority’s regulations that require a statement alongside each reference to the number saying “calls cost 3p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge”. ...
Money being poured away: Costs crackdown could save families £470 a year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 09:29:00 AM
....Broadband companies will also be urged to make their costs clearer. The Advertising Standards Authority is investigating whether “teaser rates” are misleading. ...
Essena O'Neill: can kids spot covert marketing by social media stars? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 03:03:38 PM
.... The problems arise when these commercial partnerships aren’t transparent. In the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) regualtes sponsored content. ...
We’ve heard of runway tantrums … image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of November 2015 09:00:13 AM
....The battle between Gatwick and Heathrow over where London’s next runway will be built has been fierce and rather heated. An advertising campaign by Gatwick over the summer about the noise from a new Heathrow runway was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority as being misleading. ...
Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of October 2015 10:55:40 PM
....The company has faced its share of controversy in the UK as well. Several ads were banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after complaints in 2009 and 2012. ...
After the VW crisis, is your car’s miles-per-gallon rating accurate? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 06:00:04 AM
....But why have manufacturers been free to advertise mpg figures that bear so little resemblance to reality? One angry UK driver, who bought an Audi A3 TDI (part of the VW group) after adverts which said it was “the most fuel-efficient Audi ever”, was so furious that he was getting nowhere near the claimed 68. 9mpg that in 2013 he took his case to the Advertising Standards Authority. ...
How far is too far when it comes to advertising to children? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of September 2015 12:09:07 PM
....Although there is little research as to their relative effectiveness in relation to marketing as a whole, games can be seen as a subtle way of getting “under the radar” of susceptible children. In 2012, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority ruled that “sections of the website of confectionary firm Swizzels Matlow Ltd, in particular child-friendly interactive games, irresponsibly encouraged poor nutritional habits and an unhealthy lifestyle in children”. ...
Morrisons wins Advertising Standards Authority verdict but Aldi still walks tall image
. A complaint from Aldi claiming that a rival supermarket’s price-match scheme was unfair has been thrown out by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). ...
The 10 things you need to know about business today image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of August 2015 08:35:21 AM
.... New guidelines for video bloggers who enter marketing relationships with brands have been published. The Committee of Advertising Practice has issued its first guidance since a landmark Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling last year. ...
Vlogger advert guidelines published image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 11:28:08 PM
....The rules encourage "vloggers" to label advertising content and explain when they have been asked to feature products sent to them by companies. The Committee of Advertising Practice (Cap) has issued its first guidance since a landmark Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling last year. ...
'Sell your timeshare free' website exposed over £3.5m refund claims image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 06:32:19 AM
. A website that preys on people trapped in costly timeshare agreements has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority for making misleading claims about money awarded to customers. ...
Adverts 'mask real broadband costs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of July 2015 11:17:29 PM
.... . The report comes as Virgin Media was criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for one of its broadband adverts. ...
Responsiblities of the gaming industry in protecting children's rights image
....The recently updated Guidelines for Industry on Child Online Protection provide further guidance on protecting children’s rights online for companies that develop, provide or make use of information and communication technologies (ICT). However, the fact that the CMA recently referred three online children’s games to the Advertising Standards Authority due to concerns that they may be pressuring children into buying extra features suggests that some developers of children’s apps are unaware of the principles and guidelines that apply to their products - or are choosing to ignore them. ...
Is all publicity good publicity? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of July 2015 06:30:06 AM
.... The company has always maintained that the ad did not imply that everyone should look like the model. And this week the Advertising Standards Authority said the ad did not breach any UK rules relating to harm and offence or responsible advertising. ...
Broadband 'too slow for millions' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 12:04:37 AM
....The best thing that consumers could do was make sure that they got an estimate of the speeds they could expect from their supplier before they signed up to new packages, he added. Which? wants Ofcom to work with the Advertising Standards Authority to ensure that broadband providers advertise only speeds that are available for the majority of their customers. ...
William Hill criticised for adverts using images of children and teddy bears image
....The betting firm used images including a child jumping in the air holding a golf club, and toured two large teddy bears around London on a flatbed truck wearing crowns. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a complaint that the ads were likely to appeal to children and therefore irresponsible. ...
William Hill criticised for adverts using images of children and teddy bears image
....The betting firm used images including a child jumping in the air holding a golf club, and toured two large teddy bears around London on a flatbed truck wearing crowns. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a complaint that the ads were likely to appeal to children and therefore irresponsible. ...
'Underweight model' advert banned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of June 2015 09:17:21 AM
. An Yves Saint Laurent advertisement featuring an "unhealthily underweight" model has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). ...
Procter&Gamble YouTube beauty vlog banned by Advertising Standards Authority image
....A YouTube video featuring model vlogger Ruth Crilly giving a make-up tutorial using Max Factor products has been banned for not properly informing consumers that the clip was an advert for the brand. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled on Tuesday that the video, created by consumer giant Procter & Gamble (P&G), which owns Max Factor, was an "advert rather than an impartial review" and ruled that the video should be taken down. ...
Scottish Power remote control heating ad banned image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of May 2015 09:34:17 AM
....It said it had amended the headline claim to make it clear that the data showed that a user could reduce their gas heating usage by up to 20% by using the product, and that the claim was based on a sample of 70 homes. The Advertising Standards Authority said consumers would understand that if they bought and used the product, which allows them to adjust their heating and hot water remotely, they could save up to 20% on their gas heating bills. ...
Urban Outfitters stutters as Anthropologie struggles to find its place in the market image
.... . Earlier this year, the Advertising Standards Authority also ordered the company to remove a picture from its website because the model was 'unhealthily thin' and there was a 'significant gap' between the models thighs. ...
Revealed: How MadBid buyers can end up paying twice the price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of May 2015 03:29:40 PM
....Sites such as MadBid have almost no regulatory supervision. The Gambling Commission and the Financial Conduct Authority both said it does not fall within their remit, although in 2014 the Advertising Standards Authority upheld two complaints against MadBid on the grounds of misleading advertising. ...
TalkTalk ad claim on '99.9pc' broadband reliability is banned image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 10:16:45 AM
.... . The Advertising Standards Authority said the claim was misleading. ...
BT criticised for misleading superfast broadband customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 11:04:36 AM
....Openreach, the wholesaler that is supposed to provide services to all the phone companies, argued that the dates had to change because of circumstances outside its direct control. However, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that “although the original advertised dates were based on a likely estimated timescale to completion, the revised dates were likely to mislead consumers, because they were not based on an analysis of how long the delays might possibly take. ...
Bupa advert banned for implying private health cover boosts survival rate image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of April 2015 12:03:11 PM
.... . The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received 25 complaints about the television and video-on-demand ad that said: "Growing up my family always had Bupa health insurance. ...
Weekly Money: round-up of the personal finance stories you may have missed 2 to 6 March image
....But a Twitterstorm erupted last month after thousands complained of unexpectedly having cash taken from their account because the free trial was automatically turned into a full paid-for subscription unless they cancelled within 30 days. Today the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a mailshot from the firm misled consumers about subscription fees and mustn’t be used again. ...

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