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Daily Mail
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: The truth laid bare about Leo's girlin a shoot for High Street fashion label French Connection in 2013 (left) The
GIRL ABOUT TOWN: The truth laid bare about Leo's girl
Daily Mail / Posted an hour ago
in a shoot for High Street fashion label French Connection in 2013 (left) The campaign hit the headlines after the Advertising Standards Authority was flooded with complaints. Georgia, 23, who has also dated 1D’s Harry Styles, is the first... Read more
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Bolton News
Naked Sophie Dahl and KFC complaints among topics of Gordon Burns' UK information tsar interviewand how to respond to cold calls. Mr Graham's roles included Secretary of the
Naked Sophie Dahl and KFC complaints among topics of Gordon Burns' UK information tsar interview
Bolton News / Posted yesterday
and how to respond to cold calls. Mr Graham's roles included Secretary of the BBC, before becoming Director General of the Advertising Standards Authority. In conversation with Mr Burns, the commissioner examined some of the more controversial... Read more
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Daily Examiner
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to sonZak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and anothe
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son
Daily Examiner / Posted 2 days ago
Zak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and another motorist in Warkworth complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, which has ordered the "offensive" advertisement to be removed. Mrs Hooper said her son... Read more
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Northern Star
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to sonZak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and anothe
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son
Northern Star / Posted 2 days ago
Zak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and another motorist in Warkworth complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, which has ordered the "offensive" advertisement to be removed. Mrs Hooper said her son... Read more
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The Daily Mercury
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to sonZak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and anothe
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son
The Daily Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
Zak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and another motorist in Warkworth complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, which has ordered the "offensive" advertisement to be removed. Mrs Hooper said her son... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to sonZak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and anothe
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
Zak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and another motorist in Warkworth complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, which has ordered the "offensive" advertisement to be removed. Mrs Hooper said her son... Read more
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Queensland Times
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to sonZak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and anothe
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son
Queensland Times / Posted 2 days ago
Zak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and another motorist in Warkworth complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, which has ordered the "offensive" advertisement to be removed. Mrs Hooper said her son... Read more
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The Morning Bulletin
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to sonZak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and anothe
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
Zak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and another motorist in Warkworth complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, which has ordered the "offensive" advertisement to be removed. Mrs Hooper said her son... Read more
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News Mail
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to sonZak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and anothe
Wicked: Mum forced to explain sex obscenity to son
News Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Zak, who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and another motorist in Warkworth complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, which has ordered the "offensive" advertisement to be removed. Mrs Hooper said her son... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Mother slams Wicked Campers slogan after having to explain sexual reference to sonson Zak who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and ano
Mother slams Wicked Campers slogan after having to explain sexual reference to son
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
son Zak who were stuck behind the campervan in Hamilton at Easter. She and another motorist in Warkworth complained to the Advertising Standards Authority, which has ordered the "offensive" advertisement to be removed. Mrs Hooper said her son... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Budweiser ad starring UFC star Conor McGregor banned because he is 'a hero of the young' and shouldn't be promoting alcohol (ABI)Irish ad regulator. As a result of McGregor's heroic status, a Budweiser ad st
Budweiser ad starring UFC star Conor McGregor banned because he is 'a hero of the young' and shouldn't be promoting alcohol (ABI)
Stamford Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
Irish ad regulator. As a result of McGregor's heroic status, a Budweiser ad starring the fighter has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI.) Alcohol cannot be promoted by heroes and heroines to young people,... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Budweiser ad starring UFC star Conor McGregor banned because he is 'a hero of the young' and shouldn't be promoting alcohol (ABI)Irish ad regulator. As a result of McGregor's heroic status, a Budweiser ad st
Budweiser ad starring UFC star Conor McGregor banned because he is 'a hero of the young' and shouldn't be promoting alcohol (ABI)
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
Irish ad regulator. As a result of McGregor's heroic status, a Budweiser ad starring the fighter has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI.) Alcohol cannot be promoted by heroes and heroines to young people,... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Budweiser ad starring UFC star Conor McGregor banned because he is 'a hero of the young' and shouldn't be promoting alcohol (ABI)Irish ad regulator. As a result of McGregor's heroic status, a Budweiser ad st
Budweiser ad starring UFC star Conor McGregor banned because he is 'a hero of the young' and shouldn't be promoting alcohol (ABI)
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
Irish ad regulator. As a result of McGregor's heroic status, a Budweiser ad starring the fighter has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI.) Alcohol cannot be promoted by heroes and heroines to young people,... Read more
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The Irish Times
Budweiser reprimanded over Conor McGregor commercialsBudweiser has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for Irela
Budweiser reprimanded over Conor McGregor commercials
The Irish Times / Posted 5 days ago
Budweiser has been reprimanded by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) over its use of an image of sports star Conor McGregor in an advertising campaign for a competition. The campaign in question was rolled out earlier this year,... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Advertising watchdog rules against Budweiser campaign featuring Conor McGregorwatchdog rules against Budweiser campaign featuring Conor McGregor Monday, May
Advertising watchdog rules against Budweiser campaign featuring Conor McGregor
Irish Examiner / Posted 5 days ago
watchdog rules against Budweiser campaign featuring Conor McGregor Monday, May 23, 2016 - 05:08 pm The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) has upheld complaints about a Budweiser ad campaign featuring Conor... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Watch The Gay 'Kiss' Commercial That Has Homophobes Up In Armsis believed to be the country's first to show a same-sex kiss, was generated an
Watch The Gay 'Kiss' Commercial That Has Homophobes Up In Arms
The Huffington Post / Posted 9 days ago
is believed to be the country's first to show a same-sex kiss, was generated an onslaught of complaints to South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority (or ASA), with some calling it "offensive," "disgusting" and "inappropriate," among other... Read more
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Christian Today
Advertising watchdog slams gaming company that used crucifixion image at EasterGet on Boylesports Gaming and get your nailed on bonus." Among the recipients
Advertising watchdog slams gaming company that used crucifixion image at Easter
Christian Today / Posted 10 days ago
Get on Boylesports Gaming and get your nailed on bonus." Among the recipients of the email was one who complained to the Advertising Standards Authority because he said it mocked the Christian religion at an important time of the Christian... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Bet firm crucifixion ad banned for offering punters 'nailed on bonus' at Easterlanguage and imagery had been absorbed into everyday culture, and cited example
Bet firm crucifixion ad banned for offering punters 'nailed on bonus' at Easter
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
language and imagery had been absorbed into everyday culture, and cited examples from film, music and everyday speech. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the ad's elements and its timing all contributed to the impression that the image... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Betting firm's 'nailed on' Easter crucifixion ad banned for being offensivelanguage and imagery had been absorbed into everyday culture, and cited example
Betting firm's 'nailed on' Easter crucifixion ad banned for being offensive
Daily Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
language and imagery had been absorbed into everyday culture, and cited examples from film, music and everyday speech. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the ad's elements and its timing all contributed to the impression that the image... Read more
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heraldscotland
BBC Trust dismisses campaign to have Rangers described as a 'new club'Benefit Trusts (EBTs) over a period of 11 years, made a distinction between the
BBC Trust dismisses campaign to have Rangers described as a 'new club'
heraldscotland / Posted 13 days ago
Benefit Trusts (EBTs) over a period of 11 years, made a distinction between the club and its owner or operator. The Advertising Standards Authority in December, 2013, in considering challenges to Rangers' claims as "Scotland's most... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
BBC dismisses campaign to have Rangers described as a 'new club'Benefit Trusts (EBTs) over a period of 11 years, made a distinction between the
BBC dismisses campaign to have Rangers described as a 'new club'
EveningTimes Online / Posted 13 days ago
Benefit Trusts (EBTs) over a period of 11 years, made a distinction between the club and its owner or operator. The Advertising Standards Authority in December, 2013, in considering challenges to Rangers' claims as "Scotland's most... Read more
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heraldscotland
BBC dismisses campaign to have Rangers described as a 'new club'Benefit Trusts (EBTs) over a period of 11 years, made a distinction between the
BBC dismisses campaign to have Rangers described as a 'new club'
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
Benefit Trusts (EBTs) over a period of 11 years, made a distinction between the club and its owner or operator. The Advertising Standards Authority in December, 2013, in considering challenges to Rangers' claims as "Scotland's most... Read more
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Evening Standard
Calvin Klein 'upskirt' ad model says critics 'scared' of female bodyappears to be sticking to its guns as the image, which has more than 46,000 lik
Calvin Klein 'upskirt' ad model says critics 'scared' of female body
Evening Standard / Posted 14 days ago
appears to be sticking to its guns as the image, which has more than 46,000 likes, remains on its Instagram site. The Advertising Standards Authority said yesterday it had received a “handful” of complaints about the image. An ASA... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Brian Gaynor: As advertising moves, so must the publishersaccounted for 27 per cent of total global advertising and digital advertising w
Brian Gaynor: As advertising moves, so must the publishers
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 15 days ago
accounted for 27 per cent of total global advertising and digital advertising was nonexistent. Figures compiled by the Advertising Standards Authority show that newspapers' share of total NZ advertising has plunged from 40.1 per cent to 20.3... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Virgin Active's ‘ass’ ad isn't crass‚ ASA rulesActive has permission to keep motivating you by telling you to "get off your as
Virgin Active's ‘ass’ ad isn't crass‚ ASA rules
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 15 days ago
Active has permission to keep motivating you by telling you to "get off your ass". This was the recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) when five people complained that Virgin Active's "Get up‚ get active" ad campaign... Read more
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Zero Hedge
May 12. (http://bit.ly/1TAoKYp) The Independent * A Muppet-themed ad by mobile phon
May 12
Zero Hedge / Posted 16 days ago
. (http://bit.ly/1TAoKYp) The Independent * A Muppet-themed ad by mobile phone provider Three has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after rival EE complained over its claim to be the "undisputed" most reliable network.... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Medical Experts Question Mayor Giving Platform to Patrick Holfordantiretroviral medicine, AZT, and has supported the claim that links the MMR va
Medical Experts Question Mayor Giving Platform to Patrick Holford
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
antiretroviral medicine, AZT, and has supported the claim that links the MMR vaccine with autism in children. In 2012, the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa also ruled against his 'Smart Kids Brain Boost' supplements, which he... Read more
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Adelaide Now
‘Designer vagina’ ad bannedis read by young professionals with plenty of cash who would not take offence a
‘Designer vagina’ ad banned
Adelaide Now / Posted 16 days ago
is read by young professionals with plenty of cash who would not take offence at that type of promotion. But watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the description hinted that a pre-surgery labia might be somehow “unnatural” in... Read more
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Herald Sun
‘Designer vagina’ ad bannedis read by young professionals with plenty of cash who would not take offence a
‘Designer vagina’ ad banned
Herald Sun / Posted 16 days ago
is read by young professionals with plenty of cash who would not take offence at that type of promotion. But watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the description hinted that a pre-surgery labia might be somehow “unnatural” in... Read more
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Perth Now
‘Designer vagina’ ad bannedis read by young professionals with plenty of cash who would not take offence a
‘Designer vagina’ ad banned
Perth Now / Posted 16 days ago
is read by young professionals with plenty of cash who would not take offence at that type of promotion. But watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the description hinted that a pre-surgery labia might be somehow “unnatural” in... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Designer vagina ad banned for encouraging women to be dissatisfied with bodiesreadership of young professionals with disposable income and who would not take
Designer vagina ad banned for encouraging women to be dissatisfied with bodies
Daily Mirror / Posted 18 days ago
readership of young professionals with disposable income and who would not take offence at that type of promotion. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the description of labiaplasty as achieving "a more natural appearance" implied... Read more
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International Business Times
Designer vaginas: Labia reshaping advert banned for being 'socially irresponsible' also known as labia reduction, labia reshaping and female genital plastic surge
Designer vaginas: Labia reshaping advert banned for being 'socially irresponsible'
International Business Times / Posted 18 days ago
also known as labia reduction, labia reshaping and female genital plastic surgery. Several people wrote to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to complain the advert encouraged women to be "dissatisfied with their bodies". They... Read more
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Daily Mirror
High-end fashion brand 'selling dogs as accessories' - but is it a hoax?campaigns at Paddy Power including the infamous Oscar Pistorius ad that prompte
High-end fashion brand 'selling dogs as accessories' - but is it a hoax?
Daily Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
campaigns at Paddy Power including the infamous Oscar Pistorius ad that prompted more than 5,000 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority. Fashion website Lyst appears to be offering dogs for sale The company supplies only an... Read more
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express
Five minute guide to broadbandfar cheaper than they really are. Broadband providers are accused of using tri
Five minute guide to broadband
express / Posted 20 days ago
far cheaper than they really are. Broadband providers are accused of using tricks to make their products seem cheaper The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has just announced a clampdown on misleading broadband advertising in a bid to make it... Read more
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The Philippine Inquirer
UK advertising watchdog orders ISPs to put a stop to 'confusing' broadband pricingUK WATCHDOG the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has laid down the law on
UK advertising watchdog orders ISPs to put a stop to 'confusing' broadband pricing
The Philippine Inquirer / Posted 24 days ago
UK WATCHDOG the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has laid down the law on ISPs, ruling that they must make broadband contract pricing, and subsequent adverts, more transparent. The watchdog is recommending that in order to fall within its... Read more
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express
Is that Asda price? Three for £3 deal on cereal is usually... 97p A PACK97p. It means the so-called deal actually cost shoppers 9p more than was usual
Is that Asda price? Three for £3 deal on cereal is usually... 97p A PACK
express / Posted 24 days ago
97p. 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 £1.38 last July to make the offer... Read more
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The Register
We will end misleading broadband adverts, thunders ASA...The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced it will be cracking dow
We will end misleading broadband adverts, thunders ASA...
The Register / Posted 24 days ago
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced it will be cracking down on dodgy fixed broadband price claims... from 31 October. Back in January, the ASA and telco regulator Ofcom published joint research which found that the current... Read more
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Computer Business Review
ASA cracks down on ISPs with all-inclusive broadband pricesThe Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has implemented tough new rules for h
ASA cracks down on ISPs with all-inclusive broadband prices
Computer Business Review / Posted 24 days ago
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has implemented tough new rules for how broadband deals are advertised after research revealed that consumers were unable to understand current advertising. The new approach, coming into force on 31 October... Read more
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International Business Times
Broadband companies told to stop misleading customers over hidden charges make their pricing easier to understand, after the UK advertising regulator acc
Broadband companies told to stop misleading customers over hidden charges
International Business Times / Posted 25 days ago
make their pricing easier to understand, after the UK advertising regulator accused suppliers of misleading customers. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said consumers found it difficult to calculate the true cost of a contract, especially... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Just how much chicken to McDonald's Chicken McNuggets contain revealedschool who had been in the job for 11 years and that it was not 'an endorsement
Just how much chicken to McDonald's Chicken McNuggets contain revealed
Daily Mirror / Posted 25 days ago
school who had been in the job for 11 years and that it was not 'an endorsement' but an 'expert' opinion. Chiefs at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) cleared the ad, saying it was not misleading. It stated: "The ASA considered that the... Read more
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AutoExpress
Online retailers slammed for advertising car DPF removal serviceswith 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year, and campaign group Friends o
Online retailers slammed for advertising car DPF removal services
AutoExpress / Posted 25 days ago
with 40,000 premature deaths in the UK every year, and campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE) recently wrote to the Advertising Standards Authority to ban advertisements for services offering filter removal. The Group is also calling on the... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
‘Wicked’ first rulingfine them, under existing laws and bylaws and the pressure is on the Government
‘Wicked’ first ruling
Otago Daily Times / Posted 26 days ago
fine them, under existing laws and bylaws and the pressure is on the Government to give more teeth to the self-regulating Advertising Standards Authority (which has upheld several complaints against the Australian vehicle rental company but has no... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Just how sexist are our adverts?of men and women in non-stereotypical roles continue to plague the advertising
Just how sexist are our adverts?
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 27 days ago
of men and women in non-stereotypical roles continue to plague the advertising industry. The industry regulator – the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) – received hundreds of complaints last year for campaigns which appeared to objectify... Read more
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Breitbart
Advertising Watchdog Moves To Ban “Idealised” Images Of Pretty Womenwomen in ads” because of an “increasing political and public debate” driven by
Advertising Watchdog Moves To Ban “Idealised” Images Of Pretty Women
Breitbart / Posted 29 days ago
women in ads” because of an “increasing political and public debate” driven by “offended” feminists on social media. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has already started banning ads featuring attractive women, that supposedly cause... Read more
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Evening Standard
Nurofen fined in Australia for ‘misleading’ shoppersmake it clear the products are equally effective at treating forms of pain. The
Nurofen fined in Australia for ‘misleading’ shoppers
Evening Standard / Posted 29 days ago
make it clear the products are equally effective at treating forms of pain. The ruling does not affect the UK although the Advertising Standards Authority is investigating whether a Nurofen Express TV ad misled customers. The watchdog found prices... Read more
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ABC News
Ads With Gender Stereotypes Targeted by British Authority“unhealthily thin” body images and oversexualize models, and now it may add gen
Ads With Gender Stereotypes Targeted by British Authority
ABC News / Posted 30 days ago
“unhealthily thin” body images and oversexualize models, and now it may add gender stereotyping to its crackdown list. The Advertising Standards Authority announced today that it plans to investigate gender stereotyping in ads -- and it's asking... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Advertising complaints can also be referred to the National Consumer Commissionof its special deals. Consumer Charles Hellaby complained about the deal‚ sayi
Advertising complaints can also be referred to the National Consumer Commission
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 30 days ago
of its special deals. Consumer Charles Hellaby complained about the deal‚ saying its advertising was misleading‚ but the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said in a ruling that it would not make any findings in the case because MWeb's deal... Read more

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