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The Irish Times
The oldest orchestra in the world? That’s a fuzzy notion The Bergen Philharmonic, which is certainly one of the oldest, played with gre
The oldest orchestra in the world? That’s a fuzzy notion
The Irish Times / Posted 8 hours ago
The Bergen Philharmonic, which is certainly one of the oldest, played with great character in its Irish debut Norway's Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, which claims to be one of the world’s... Read more
13h
The Register
Ad watchdog terminates Vodafone's cherry-picked 'unbeatable connecting calls' claimsBlighty's ad watchdog has given Vodafone a ticking off following a complaint fr
Ad watchdog terminates Vodafone's cherry-picked 'unbeatable connecting calls' claims
The Register / Posted 13 hours ago
Blighty's ad watchdog has given Vodafone a ticking off following a complaint from rival carrier Three, which successfully challenged the firm's "unbeatable at connecting calls" claims. A press and website advert were found to have cherry-picked... Read more
18h
The New Zealand Herald
Advertising Standards Authority upholds Hell Pizza complaintOne of the upheld complaints was against controversial fast-food chain Hell Piz
Advertising Standards Authority upholds Hell Pizza complaint
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 18 hours ago
One of the upheld complaints was against controversial fast-food chain Hell Pizza with its advertisement for the Flaming Dragon pizza. Photo / Michael Craig A pizza flyer using expletive-laden language and another showing a silhouette of a man with... Read more
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Daily Mail
'I'm not gorgeous': Helen Mirren shares her body confidence secrets'I'm not gorgeous. I never was': Helen Mirren shares her secrets to body confid
'I'm not gorgeous': Helen Mirren shares her body confidence secrets
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
'I'm not gorgeous. I never was': Helen Mirren shares her secrets to body confidence as she talks turning 70 She has a body that is envied all over the world by people of all ages. And now Helen Mirren, who turned 70 last month, has revealed her... Read more
4d
Channel NewsAsia
Firms begin amending advertisements following new guidelinesSINGAPORE: Some companies have started amending their advertisements, in line w
Firms begin amending advertisements following new guidelines
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
SINGAPORE: Some companies have started amending their advertisements, in line with guidelines on investment products advertising that were recently announced. Earlier this month, the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore made changes to the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Sugar: Food industry says it's a choiceAFPOliver called for a 20p per litre levy on every soft drink containing added
Sugar: Food industry says it's a choice
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
AFPOliver called for a 20p per litre levy on every soft drink containing added sugar - equating to about 7p on every 330ml can of Coca-Cola. London - The food industry has hit back at Jamie Oliver's latest campaign to impose a “sugar tax” on soft... Read more
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Daily Mail
Jamie Oliver's anger at junk food ads in BGT and X FactorJamie's anger at junk food ads in BGT and X Factor: Celebrity chef says childre
Jamie Oliver's anger at junk food ads in BGT and X Factor
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Jamie's anger at junk food ads in BGT and X Factor: Celebrity chef says children are bombarded with commercials for sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks Father of four was appalled to witness fast-food ads during BGT recently Wants prime-time shows... Read more
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Daily Mail
Jamie Oliver's anger at junk food ads in BGT and X FactorJamie's anger at junk food ads in BGT and X Factor: Celebrity chef says childre
Jamie Oliver's anger at junk food ads in BGT and X Factor
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Jamie's anger at junk food ads in BGT and X Factor: Celebrity chef says children are bombarded with commercials for sugary drinks and unhealthy snacks Father of four was appalled to witness fast-food ads during BGT recently Wants prime-time shows... Read more
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New Kerala
Indian media in New Zealand in soup over 'witch doctor' ads The Advertising Standards Authority of New Zealand is considering a complaint
Indian media in New Zealand in soup over 'witch doctor' ads
New Kerala / Posted 6 days ago
The Advertising Standards Authority of New Zealand is considering a complaint lodged with it against three local Indian media organisations over advertising the services of so-called "Hindu... Read more
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6d
Otago Daily Times
Witch doctor ad sparks complaintA complaint has been laid with the Advertising Standards Authority over ads for
Witch doctor ad sparks complaint
Otago Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
A complaint has been laid with the Advertising Standards Authority over ads for so-called Hindu witch doctors in local Indian media, following uproar among the Indian community about their practices. Earlier this month community leaders in Auckland... Read more
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6d
The New Zealand Herald
Complaint laid over witch doctor adsA formal complaint has been laid with the Advertising Standards Authority over
Complaint laid over witch doctor ads
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
A formal complaint has been laid with the Advertising Standards Authority over ads placed in the Indian Newslink, Manukau Courier and Apna TV. Photo / iStock A complaint has been laid with the Advertising Standards Authority over ads for so-called... Read more
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6d
Gamasutra
UK regulator compels F2P devs to ease up on pressuring kids to payBritish studios 55 Pixels and Mind Candy are amending their (respective) free-t
UK regulator compels F2P devs to ease up on pressuring kids to pay
Gamasutra / Posted 6 days ago
British studios 55 Pixels and Mind Candy are amending their (respective) free-to-play games Bin Weevils and Moshi Monsters (pictured) after the UK's Advertising Standards Authority ruled that both games violated its guidelines because they "directly... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Brian Nicholson, newspaper managerHe remained in post when Atlantic Richfield – disheartened by the paper’s mount
Brian Nicholson, newspaper manager
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
He remained in post when Atlantic Richfield – disheartened by the paper’s mounting losses – sold to the Lonrho tycoon Tiny Rowland in 1981. But Nicholson departed after much management and editorial turmoil in 1984 to acquire a wide portfolio of new... Read more
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Zero Hedge
August 26Overnight Media Digest - The late-day selloff shattered the veneer of stabilit
August 26
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
Overnight Media Digest - The late-day selloff shattered the veneer of stability that had settled over global markets after China's central bank moved to stanch the stock-market rout. (on.wsj.com/1LzAECZ) - Global central bankers are preparing to... Read more
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The Register
Ads watchdog slams Mind Candy for upselling subscriptions to kidsUK entertainment company Mind Candy has been slammed by the Advertising Standar
Ads watchdog slams Mind Candy for upselling subscriptions to kids
The Register / Posted 7 days ago
UK entertainment company Mind Candy has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for targeting membership ads at kiddies in an attempt to up-sell its paid-for content. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) believed Mind... Read more
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IGN
Moshi Monsters Offers 'Direct Exhortations' Says ASAMoshi, moshi, moshi, moshi, moshi, moshi, MONSTERS, MONSTERS! The UK Advertisi
Moshi Monsters Offers 'Direct Exhortations' Says ASA
IGN / Posted 7 days ago
Moshi, moshi, moshi, moshi, moshi, moshi, MONSTERS, MONSTERS! The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that children’s game Moshi Monsters has breached its codes by offering “direct exhortations” to purchase membership... Read more
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iol.co.za
FlySafair forced to extend R1 saleJohannesburg - The idea of buying flights for only R1 each had many people on c
FlySafair forced to extend R1 sale
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
Johannesburg - The idea of buying flights for only R1 each had many people on cloud nine – but their dreams were shattered when FlySafair’s website crashed. The low-cost airline announced that it would make 30 000 flights available to any of its... Read more
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7d
Independent
Morrisons wins Advertising Standards Authority verdict but Aldi still walks tallThe Match & More scheme launched last year by Morrisons made it the first of th
Morrisons wins Advertising Standards Authority verdict but Aldi still walks tall
Independent / Posted 7 days ago
The Match & More scheme launched last year by Morrisons made it the first of the “big four” supermarkets to go head-to-head with the discounters Aldi and Lidl, offering vouchers if like-for-like goods were cheaper. Ten months ago, however, Aldi... Read more
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8d
The New Zealand Herald
Hot pool owners in Waikato facing the bootChuhar and Amro Singh bought the pool complex in 1993. The owners of Waikato's
Hot pool owners in Waikato facing the boot
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Chuhar and Amro Singh bought the pool complex in 1993. The owners of Waikato's controversial Waingaro Hot Pools are facing the boot and a hefty repair bill if the Waikato District Council wins civil proceedings which began in the High Court at... Read more
12d
AllAfrica.com
Commission to Probe Church Practices and FinancesSouth African churches and traditional healing practices will be the subject of
Commission to Probe Church Practices and Finances
AllAfrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
South African churches and traditional healing practices will be the subject of intense scrutiny by Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission). The commission on Thursday... Read more
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12d
iafrica.com
This Honda advert has been bannedA clever Honda advertisement has been banned from television in the UK for appa
This Honda advert has been banned
iafrica.com / Posted 12 days ago
A clever Honda advertisement has been banned from television in the UK for apparently promoting irresponsible driving. The advert, called Keep Up, was first released back in February. But after a complaint from a viewer, the Advertising Standards... Read more
12d
News 24 South Africa
Commission to probe church practices and financesNaledi Shange, News24 A congregant is fed a snake at the church in Soshanguve.
Commission to probe church practices and finances
News 24 South Africa / Posted 12 days ago
Naledi Shange, News24 A congregant is fed a snake at the church in Soshanguve. (Facebook) Johannesburg - South African churches and traditional healing practices will be the subject of intense scrutiny by Commission for the Promotion and Protection... Read more
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13d
The Register
YouTube bloggers told to slap 'advert' stickers on their vid postsThe UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has told video bloggers (vlogg
YouTube bloggers told to slap 'advert' stickers on their vid posts
The Register / Posted 13 days ago
The UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has told video bloggers (vloggers) on YouTube et al to admit when they are getting paid to shill a product. The CAP's new set of guidelines gives tips for the producers and stars of video blogs on how... Read more
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13d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Video blogs called out over subtle ads in BritainLONDON - Video blogs must make clear when their content is advertising, Britain
Video blogs called out over subtle ads in Britain
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 13 days ago
LONDON - Video blogs must make clear when their content is advertising, Britain's ad standards body announced as it released new guidance for vloggers on Wednesday. The Advertising Standards Authority banned several YouTube videos by popular... Read more
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13d
PhysOrg
Video blogs called out over subtle ads in BritainThe Advertising Standards Authority banned several YouTube videos by popular vl
Video blogs called out over subtle ads in Britain
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
The Advertising Standards Authority banned several YouTube videos by popular vloggers praising Oreo biscuits, saying they were not clearly labelled as adverts Video blogs must make clear when their content is advertising, Britain's ad standards body... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Breaking news from across the county, August 19GATWICK vs HEATHROW: An advert used by Gatwick Airport to highlight the potenti
Breaking news from across the county, August 19
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 13 days ago
GATWICK vs HEATHROW: An advert used by Gatwick Airport to highlight the potential noise impact of an expanded Heathrow has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. The banned posters stated that ‘320,000 additional people will be affected... Read more
13d
London24
London domestic violence poster is ‘utterly offensive’ to fathers The Greenwich Council anti-domestic abuse poster has angered fathers' campaig
London domestic violence poster is ‘utterly offensive’ to fathers
London24 / Posted 13 days ago
The Greenwich Council anti-domestic abuse poster has angered fathers' campaign groups (Picture: Greenwich Council) An anti-domestic violence poster with the slogan ‘Dads, have the... Read more
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Gamasutra
New advertising guidelines look to enforce vlogger transparencyThe new rules have been created in response to a recent Advertising Standards A
New advertising guidelines look to enforce vlogger transparency
Gamasutra / Posted 13 days ago
The new rules have been created in response to a recent Advertising Standards Authority ruling which found several vloggers guilty of misleading their viewers by failing to ensure they had labelled paid-for content as advertisements. In short, the... Read more
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International Business Times
DWP fabricates 'benefits claimants' stories: 10 misleading adverts that have been banned Leaflets issued by the Department for Work and Pensions have been removed after
DWP fabricates 'benefits claimants' stories: 10 misleading adverts that have been banned
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
Leaflets issued by the Department for Work and Pensions have been removed after it was revealed they featured fabricated stories from fictional welfare claimants supposedly talking about the positive impact of benefits sanctions. The fictional... Read more
14d
Mashable
If vloggers are paid to push a product, they'll have to tell UK viewersImage: Matt Alexander/PA Wire/Associated Press LONDON — Video bloggers who wan
If vloggers are paid to push a product, they'll have to tell UK viewers
Mashable / Posted 14 days ago
Image: Matt Alexander/PA Wire/Associated Press LONDON — Video bloggers who want to endorse products to their millions of fans in the UK will now have to follow a new set of rules released by the advertising watchdog on Wednesday. The Committees of... Read more
14d
Daily Mail
#tastethebush: Companies are deliberately making tongue-cheek ads#tastethebush: How advertisers deliberately make tasteless commercials to ride
#tastethebush: Companies are deliberately making tongue-cheek ads
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
#tastethebush: How advertisers deliberately make tasteless commercials to ride the Twitterstorm of outrage Premier Estates Wine split opinion with its new tongue-in-cheek advert 30-second clip shows woman placing red wine in front of genital... Read more
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Evening Standard
Vlogger clampdown targets hidden ads in videosAdvertising authorities have moved to clear up the murky practice of online pro
Vlogger clampdown targets hidden ads in videos
Evening Standard / Posted 14 days ago
Advertising authorities have moved to clear up the murky practice of online promos masquerading as independent YouTube video posts. The Committee of Advertising Practice, part of the Advertising Standards Authority, released guidelines for video... Read more
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International Business Times
YouTube vloggers must clearly label all sponsored content, new guidelines insist The Committee of Advertising Practice has clamped down on YouTube and social me
YouTube vloggers must clearly label all sponsored content, new guidelines insist
International Business Times / Posted 14 days ago
The Committee of Advertising Practice has clamped down on YouTube and social media users who feature products as the result of a commercial deal without explaining their relationship with the manufacturer. So-called 'vloggers', or video bloggers,... Read more
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Independent
Ziering Medical UK: Hair transplant clinic told to withdraw misleading adA partial, but rather dispiriting answer will be provided by the Advertising St
Ziering Medical UK: Hair transplant clinic told to withdraw misleading ad
Independent / Posted 14 days ago
A partial, but rather dispiriting answer will be provided by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). In the case of one TV advert, the watchdog has ruled: don’t get your hopes up too high. The ASA will today order Ziering Medical UK to withdraw... Read more
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express
Government department admits: We made up stories on our benefits leaflets A BENEFITS leaflet has been hastily withdrawn after welfare officials admitte
Government department admits: We made up stories on our benefits leaflets
express / Posted 14 days ago
A BENEFITS leaflet has been hastily withdrawn after welfare officials admitted using made-up quotes from fictional claimants praising the controversial sanctions scheme. A... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Activist Groups Slam Celebrity E-Tolls CampaignActivist groups on Monday lambasted Sanral's new advertising campaign in which
Activist Groups Slam Celebrity E-Tolls Campaign
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 days ago
Activist groups on Monday lambasted Sanral's new advertising campaign in which the national roads agency uses celebrities to endorse the controversial e-tolls system. The Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) accused the Gauteng Provincial Government... Read more
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guardian-series
'Distasteful' zombie poster removed from Tube networkA poster for a live zombie apocalypse experience has been banned from the Tube
'Distasteful' zombie poster removed from Tube network
guardian-series / Posted 20 days ago
A poster for a live zombie apocalypse experience has been banned from the Tube network after an advertising watchdog branded it "distasteful" and "unsuitable". The Generation of Z Apocalypse poster ad had been displayed at stations across the London... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Kim Kardashian forced to delete selfie endorsing morning sickness drugUS regulators have ordered an Instagram post featuring Kim Kardashian enthusias
Kim Kardashian forced to delete selfie endorsing morning sickness drug
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 21 days ago
US regulators have ordered an Instagram post featuring Kim Kardashian enthusiastically promoting a morning sickness treatment to be taken down for breaking advertising laws. Late last month Kardashian, who recently revealed that she never does... Read more
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Eye Witness News
DA to lodge complaint against Bic The Democratic Alliance says it will lodge a complaint with the Adversing Sta
DA to lodge complaint against Bic
Eye Witness News / Posted 21 days ago
The Democratic Alliance says it will lodge a complaint with the Adversing Standards Authority against Bic. FILE The Bic women's day post that cause the social media backlash. Picture: Bic South Africa Facebook... Read more
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Socialist Worker
Closure of Kids Company highlights lack of real social care provisionYoung people and families supported by children’s charity Kids Company proteste
Closure of Kids Company highlights lack of real social care provision
Socialist Worker / Posted 21 days ago
Young people and families supported by children’s charity Kids Company protested in the street at the news that it had been shut down. Several hundred families marched alongside former Kids Company staff to Downing Street on Friday of last... Read more
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Daily Star
Size zero model in XXXL leggings row: Fury at 'disgusting' adSHAME: The advertising has driven Twitter users into a rage The promo on AliEx
Size zero model in XXXL leggings row: Fury at 'disgusting' ad
Daily Star / Posted 22 days ago
SHAME: The advertising has driven Twitter users into a rage The promo on AliExpress.com pictured the model stood inside one half a pair of leggings. But one Twitter user branded the tactics by online seller Herry He’s Store “disgusting”.Related... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Nathalie Atkinson: Fashion bloggers aren’t disclosing their relationships with brands. That’s a problemThe dog days of August used to feature a flurry of articles about the blockbust
Nathalie Atkinson: Fashion bloggers aren’t disclosing their relationships with brands. That’s a problem
The Globe and Mail / Posted 27 days ago
The dog days of August used to feature a flurry of articles about the blockbuster September issues of fashion magazines, comparing the number of ads and overall heft of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle. Analysis of their late-summer thud seems... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Earthquake Commission's complaints against newspaper advertisements upheldCanterbury households. Photo / Geoff Sloan Two complaints by the Earthquake Co
Earthquake Commission's complaints against newspaper advertisements upheld
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 28 days ago
Canterbury households. Photo / Geoff Sloan Two complaints by the Earthquake Commission have been upheld against two newspaper advertisements published by a consumer advocate. Newspaper advertisements for Earthquake Services outlined concerns about... Read more
28d
The New Zealand Herald
Complaints about Asian taxi driver ad not upheldComplaints about an advertisement that features an Asian taxi driver have not b
Complaints about Asian taxi driver ad not upheld
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 28 days ago
Complaints about an advertisement that features an Asian taxi driver have not been upheld. Photo / iStock Complaints about an advertisement that features an Asian taxi driver called Edward giving advice on how to get discounts for fuel have not been... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Complaints by Earthquake Commission upheldTwo complaints by the Earthquake Commission have been upheld against two newspa
Complaints by Earthquake Commission upheld
Otago Daily Times / Posted 28 days ago
Two complaints by the Earthquake Commission have been upheld against two newspaper advertisements published by a consumer advocate. Newspaper advertisements for Earthquake Services outlined concerns about the quality and ethics of EQC and insurer... Read more
29d
Channel NewsAsia
New guidelines for overseas property ads from mid-AugustSINGAPORE: From mid-August, enhanced guidelines on advertisements for property
New guidelines for overseas property ads from mid-August
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 29 days ago
SINGAPORE: From mid-August, enhanced guidelines on advertisements for property investment advertisements will take effect. The new guidelines for all media platforms aim to eliminate advertising claims that are speculative, misleading, or cannot be... Read more
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Daily Mirror
David Cameron wants to shut down porn sites - but will it work?He says it's time to give the murky online world the same accountability of sex
David Cameron wants to shut down porn sites - but will it work?
Daily Mirror / Posted 1 months ago
He says it's time to give the murky online world the same accountability of sex shops, where baby-faced customers are forced to show ID. But activists claim a new law only act with full force against sites based in the UK - leaving millions of... Read more
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