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The Register
Spotify cleared of exposing kids to self-love innuendo in TV spotSpotify has been cleared of exposing children to sexual and masturbatory innuen
The Register / Posted 19 hours ago
Spotify has been cleared of exposing children to sexual and masturbatory innuendos because the Advertising Standards Authority thinks Britain's Got Talent is unlikely to be watched by kids. The regulator ruled that the ads, containing mildly... Read more
3d
Daily Mail
Goodbye anti-ageing creams... hello 'youth liberators'also raised her concerns about the anti-ageing culture when approached by L’Oré
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
also raised her concerns about the anti-ageing culture when approached by L’Oréal to promote its ‘Age Perfect’ range The Advertising Standards Authority has banned beauty firms from making age-defying claims for their serums that can't be backed... Read more
6d
birminghammail
Olay's advert claims 'misleading', rules watchdogwith small print adding that it did this "by exfoliating skin surface cells".
birminghammail / Posted 6 days ago
with small print adding that it did this "by exfoliating skin surface cells". However a cosmetic doctor complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that the claim was misleading and challenged whether Olay could substantiate... Read more
6d
Daily Dispatch
Premature ending for Gautrain's orgasm adof course. We’re eight times faster than rush-hour traffic. Forget the strain‚
Daily Dispatch / Posted 6 days ago
of course. We’re eight times faster than rush-hour traffic. Forget the strain‚ ride the Gautrain.” Barlow told the Advertising Standards Authority the ad was inappropriate for children. Gautrain responded that it was intended to make a... Read more
6d
Belfast Telegraph
Why the callous disregard of the pro-choice lobby for rights of the unborn leaves me heartbroken17 2017 Recently the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) delivered an impo
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
17 2017 Recently the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) delivered an important ruling in regard to an advertising campaign in Northern Ireland... Read more
7d
The Register
Vaping ads flout EU rules, even if to promote healthier lifestyleslifestyle campaigns urging people to improve their health by vaping instead of
The Register / Posted 7 days ago
lifestyle campaigns urging people to improve their health by vaping instead of smoking may fall foul of EU law. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today upheld an anonymous complaint made about an advert for a e-cigarette shop Vape... Read more
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9d
PRWeek UK
Influencer marketing: quiz the regulators and hear case studies at PRWeek seminarPRWeek breakfast briefing in London on Wednesday, 13 September. The briefing w
PRWeek UK / Posted 9 days ago
PRWeek breakfast briefing in London on Wednesday, 13 September. The briefing will feature a panel discussion with Advertising Standards Authority CEO Guy Parker and Competition and Marketing Authority project director Jon Riley. They will... Read more
10d
BBC News
Clarks in sexism row over Dolly Babe girls' shoeand prone to scuffing - quite unlike your sensible, practical, durable ranges d
BBC News / Posted 10 days ago
and prone to scuffing - quite unlike your sensible, practical, durable ranges designed for boys". The row comes as the Advertising Standards Authority plans to crack down on ads that feature stereotypical gender roles. The move, announced last... Read more
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13d
The Register
Folk STILL not getting advertised broadband speeds, whinges surveyvia Speed Checker between January and March 2017, in an analysis of 226,000 end
The Register / Posted 13 days ago
via Speed Checker between January and March 2017, in an analysis of 226,000 end-user speed tests. Earlier this year, the Advertising Standards Authority said broadband providers may have to ensure at least half of customers can receive advertised... Read more
14d
Irish Examiner
Olay's Regenerist skincare advert comes a cropper with UK's Standards Authoritysmall print adding that it did this "by exfoliating skin surface cells". Howev
Irish Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
small print adding that it did this "by exfoliating skin surface cells". However a cosmetic doctor complained to the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that the claim was misleading and challenged whether Olay could substantiate... Read more
15d
metro
Nightclub advert showing woman eyeball alcohol is bannednight featured the same photo with the text ‘Nice artwork * haha leaving to the
metro / Posted 15 days ago
night featured the same photo with the text ‘Nice artwork * haha leaving to the imagination whats [sic] out of shot!’. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received two complaints, both of which said the ads were ‘offensive’ and were sexually... Read more
20d
Ipswich Star
based Greene King breached advertising code with school leaflet promotion, ASA rulescode with school leaflet promotion, ASA rules One of Greene King's Hungry Hors
Ipswich Star / Posted 20 days ago
code with school leaflet promotion, ASA rules One of Greene King's Hungry Horse restaurants has been found by the Advertising Standards Authority to have breached the advertising code on alcohol by distributing promotional leaflets via a... Read more
20d
Daily Star
Pub owner speaks out over 'punch your ex in the face for a parmo' advertthe cheese-and-chicken snack and the caption: "WOULD YOU PUNCH YOUR EX IN THE F
Daily Star / Posted 20 days ago
the cheese-and-chicken snack and the caption: "WOULD YOU PUNCH YOUR EX IN THE FACE FOR A PARMO?" was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after it received a complaint. Now Mr Harker has condemned the poster in a video viewed... Read more
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20d
Daily Mirror
Pub's advert slammed for asking "would you punch your ex in the face" for snackviolence campaigners slammed The George Pub & Grill in Stockton over a Facebook
Daily Mirror / Posted 20 days ago
violence campaigners slammed The George Pub & Grill in Stockton over a Facebook promotion of its parmo. And the Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint, stating the ad “trivialised and encouraged domestic violence”, Gazette... Read more
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21d
Brisbane Times
Why Australia should follow the UK's new gender stereotyping standards in advertisingthat play on gender stereotypes, or that mock people who fail to conform to the
Brisbane Times / Posted 21 days ago
that play on gender stereotypes, or that mock people who fail to conform to them, will not be permitted by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The kinds of ads that have been flagged as inappropriate include those that depict men as... Read more
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21d
WA Today
Why Australia should follow the UK's new gender stereotyping standards in advertisingthat play on gender stereotypes, or that mock people who fail to conform to the
WA Today / Posted 21 days ago
that play on gender stereotypes, or that mock people who fail to conform to them, will not be permitted by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The kinds of ads that have been flagged as inappropriate include those that depict men as... Read more
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21d
Sydney Morning Herald
Why Australia should follow the UK's new gender stereotyping standards in advertisingthat play on gender stereotypes, or that mock people who fail to conform to the
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 21 days ago
that play on gender stereotypes, or that mock people who fail to conform to them, will not be permitted by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The kinds of ads that have been flagged as inappropriate include those that depict men as... Read more
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21d
The Age
Why Australia should follow the UK's new gender stereotyping standards in advertisingthat play on gender stereotypes, or that mock people who fail to conform to the
The Age / Posted 21 days ago
that play on gender stereotypes, or that mock people who fail to conform to them, will not be permitted by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority. The kinds of ads that have been flagged as inappropriate include those that depict men as... Read more
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21d
Belfast Telegraph
Wisdom of Solomon needed on abortionthat 100,000 people are alive in the province today because of our strict abort
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
that 100,000 people are alive in the province today because of our strict abortion laws, but 14 complaints were made to the Advertising Standards Authority that this claim was misleading. An investigation involving a statistical expert was... Read more
21d
Irish Examiner
Complaint over abortion billboard claim dismissed by advertising regulatorcampaign claiming the North's restrictive abortion laws had saved 100,000 lives
Irish Examiner / Posted 21 days ago
campaign claiming the North's restrictive abortion laws had saved 100,000 lives has been dismissed by the regulator. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the assertion was not misleading and there was a "reasonable probability" it was... Read more
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21d
Belfast Telegraph
Northern Ireland anti-abortion billboard did not mislead, says watchdogclaiming Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws had saved 100,000 lives h
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
claiming Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws had saved 100,000 lives have been dismissed by the regulator. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the assertion was not misleading and there was a "reasonable probability" it was... Read more
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22d
express
Anti-abortion campaign group wins complaint battle over 100,000 lives billboardbeen upheld in an official ruling. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
express / Posted 22 days ago
been upheld in an official ruling. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today rejected a dozen complaints made about a controversial billboard poster paid... Read more
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22d
Belfast Telegraph
Complaint over abortion billboard claim dismissed by advertising regulatorclaiming Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws had saved 100,000 lives h
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
claiming Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws had saved 100,000 lives has been dismissed by the regulator. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the assertion was not misleading and there was a "reasonable probability" it was... Read more
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24d
birminghammail
An advert for milk has been bannedmilk from rubber teats on the wall instead of their mothers' nurturing bodies.
birminghammail / Posted 24 days ago
milk from rubber teats on the wall instead of their mothers' nurturing bodies. All because humans take their milk." The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said seven complainants, some of whom had experience of working in the dairy industry,... Read more
26d
International Business Times
There's no such thing as humane cows' milk – these animals are treated like machines The dairy industry committed a spectacular own goal when it complained to the A
International Business Times / Posted 26 days ago
The dairy industry committed a spectacular own goal when it complained to the Advertising Standards Authority about an advertisement describing what happens to cows bred and killed for milk. The ad, produced by campaigning group Go Vegan World,... Read more
27d
Daily Mail
KFC ad featuring dancing chickens is blasted by viewersbranding it horrific' and 'inappropriate'. And the ad and accompanying poster
Daily Mail / Posted 27 days ago
branding it horrific' and 'inappropriate'. And the ad and accompanying poster campaign could now face investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority after 250 consumers complained. According to Marketing Week, complaints range from depiction... Read more
28d
B&T
Controversial Vegan Ad Slamming Cow's Milk Escapes Censor's Wrathfrom rubber teats on the wall instead of their mothers’ nurturing bodies. All b
B&T / Posted 28 days ago
from rubber teats on the wall instead of their mothers’ nurturing bodies. All because humans take their milk.” The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a number of complaints about the ad, primarily from dairy farmers who said the... Read more
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28d
The Register
Currys PC World rapped after Knowhow Cloud ad ruled to be 'misleading'hard way that he had to restore each individual file one by one. The misleadin
The Register / Posted 28 days ago
hard way that he had to restore each individual file one by one. The misleading advert on currys.co.uk was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after it ruled that "the impression created by the ad was not that the product was singularly... Read more
28d
North-West Evening Mail
Is drinking cow's milk 'inhumane'?milk from rubber teats on the wall instead of their mothers' nurturing bodies.
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 28 days ago
milk from rubber teats on the wall instead of their mothers' nurturing bodies. All because humans take their milk." The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said seven complainants, some of whom had experience of working in the dairy industry,... Read more
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28d
Eye Witness News
ASA: We don't want govt regulating advertisingKathrada Foundation at the Institute for Advanced Journalism on 25 July, 2017.
Eye Witness News / Posted 28 days ago
Kathrada Foundation at the Institute for Advanced Journalism on 25 July, 2017. Picture: Masa Kekana/EWN JOHANNESBURG – The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) says it fears the industry could end up being regulated by the government due to... Read more
29d
express
Cows’ milk CAN be branded ‘inhumane’ after ‘landmark’ ruling for vegan campaignersbe branded ‘inhumane’ after ‘landmark’ ruling for vegan campaigners VEGANS may
express / Posted 29 days ago
be branded ‘inhumane’ after ‘landmark’ ruling for vegan campaigners VEGANS may brand milk production “inhumane” after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled in favour of an activist group's anti-dairy campaign. Vegans may brand milk... Read more
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29d
International Business Times
Vegan campaigner gets thumbs up to call milk production 'inhumane' after the advertising regulator said a vegan campaigning group is allowed to de
International Business Times / Posted 29 days ago
after the advertising regulator said a vegan campaigning group is allowed to describe milk production as inhumane. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) made the ruling on an advertisement placed in newspapers by the campaign group Go Vegan... Read more
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29d
walesonline
Why "women's issues" is a redundant phrase | John Jewellillustrates just how relevant gender politics is.Where advertising reigns... as
walesonline / Posted 29 days ago
illustrates just how relevant gender politics is.Where advertising reigns... as king Which is why the recent report by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) into gender stereotyping in advertising is particularly worthy of comment. It’s worth... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Business news in brieflast week that commercials depicting hapless husbands and housework-burdened mo
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
last week that commercials depicting hapless husbands and housework-burdened moms may be bad for the nation's health. The Advertising Standards Authority said it would impose tighter regulation on what it called harmful gender stereotyping. The... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
All-white Outsurance ad harms the native child‚ watchdog toldFathers Day ad posted on social media by an insurance company has made its way
Daily Dispatch / Posted 1 months ago
Fathers Day ad posted on social media by an insurance company has made its way to the advertising watchdog. But the Advertising Standards Authority said it would not make a ruling because Outsurance had apologised and promised not to use the... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
UK watchdog to crack down on gender stereotypes in adverts in BritainThe Advertising Standards Authority, which plays a big role in regulating the i
Bdnews24.com / Posted 1 months ago
The Advertising Standards Authority, which plays a big role in regulating the industry in Britain, said it would take a harder line against adverts that feature common sexist stereotypes or which mock people who do not adopt typical gender... Read more
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The Irish Times
Bumbling dads and enslaved mums: Has sexist advertising had its day?suicide, and potentially limit men from playing a full and active role in famil
The Irish Times / Posted 1 months ago
suicide, and potentially limit men from playing a full and active role in family life,” says a new report by the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The ASA has had enough. This week, it recommended a tougher stance on retrograde... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Women are tough enough to cope with sexist adverts, whatever the watchdog says A crackdown by the Advertising Standards Authority on stereotypes is missing
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
A crackdown by the Advertising Standards Authority on stereotypes is missing the point, says Fionola Meredith Fairy Liquid face of the 1980s Nanette Newman has hit out... Read more

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