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The Irish Times
Broadcasting regulator publishes new draft code on advertisingof product placement, or “prop placement”, even if no money changes hands. Unl
Broadcasting regulator publishes new draft code on advertising
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
of product placement, or “prop placement”, even if no money changes hands. Unlike the code of practice governed by the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI), the BAI’s rules are based on statute, while many elements reflect EU... Read more
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express
The bikini's birthday: revolutionary swimwear turns 70objection was that it encouraged insecurity, not to mention anorexia. It provok
The bikini's birthday: revolutionary swimwear turns 70
express / Posted 3 days ago
objection was that it encouraged insecurity, not to mention anorexia. It provoked several hundred complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority, a petition that attracted 70,000 signatures and a protest in London’s Hyde Park under the... Read more
4d
walesonline
People have written brilliant responses to Brexit in pop-up suggestion boxesin the EU Referendum.” “Regulate Brexit not breakfast advertising! On what pla
People have written brilliant responses to Brexit in pop-up suggestion boxes
walesonline / Posted 4 days ago
in the EU Referendum.” “Regulate Brexit not breakfast advertising! On what planet does it make sense that the Independent Advertising Standards Authority protects us against making bad breakfast cereal choices due to misleading advertising - yet... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Domino’s Pizza asks for time to remove ads claiming it’s the ‘FASTEST’The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) handed down this ruling this week aft
Domino’s Pizza asks for time to remove ads claiming it’s the ‘FASTEST’
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 5 days ago
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) handed down this ruling this week after an uncontested complaint against it by advertising agency FCB Joburg‚ on behalf of Debonairs Pizza‚ was upheld. “In essence‚ the complainant took issue with the claim... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Ad watchdog tells Woolies to scrap voucher claimholders of its Black card get "1% back in W vouchers on all purchases outside o
Ad watchdog tells Woolies to scrap voucher claim
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 6 days ago
holders of its Black card get "1% back in W vouchers on all purchases outside of Woolworths". Peach took his case to the Advertising Standards Authority of SA after Woolworths advised him to use electronic funds transfers‚ "only to be told that... Read more
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Thame Gazette
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claimsa Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... star
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims
Thame Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
a Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... start to your day.” A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenging whether the claims were subject to regulations on nutrition and... Read more
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7d
Louth Leader
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claimsa Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... star
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims
Louth Leader / Posted 7 days ago
a Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... start to your day.” A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenging whether the claims were subject to regulations on nutrition and... Read more
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7d
Spalding Today
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claimsa Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... star
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims
Spalding Today / Posted 7 days ago
a Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... start to your day.” A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenging whether the claims were subject to regulations on nutrition and... Read more
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Horncastle Today
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claimsa Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... star
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims
Horncastle Today / Posted 7 days ago
a Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... start to your day.” A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenging whether the claims were subject to regulations on nutrition and... Read more
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Bury Free Press
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claimsa Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... star
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims
Bury Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
a Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... start to your day.” A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenging whether the claims were subject to regulations on nutrition and... Read more
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7d
Aylesbury Today
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claimsa Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... star
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims
Aylesbury Today / Posted 7 days ago
a Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... start to your day.” A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenging whether the claims were subject to regulations on nutrition and... Read more
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7d
Luton Today
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claimsa Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... star
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims
Luton Today / Posted 7 days ago
a Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... start to your day.” A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenging whether the claims were subject to regulations on nutrition and... Read more
17 related stories
7d
Banbury Guardian
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claimsa Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... star
Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims
Banbury Guardian / Posted 7 days ago
a Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... start to your day.” A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenging whether the claims were subject to regulations on nutrition and... Read more
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7d
The New Zealand Herald
Ghost Chips has been named New Zealand's best ad - but it was closea series of farming mishaps which all provoked the laconic comment - bugger. It
Ghost Chips has been named New Zealand's best ad - but it was close
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
a series of farming mishaps which all provoked the laconic comment - bugger. It may have raked in 120 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority, but it also became a Kiwi classic. However, it wasn't enough to take out the much more... Read more
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7d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Telkom told to halt its fast talkThe Advertising Standards Authority upheld its complaints about Telkom TV and p
Telkom told to halt its fast talk
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
The Advertising Standards Authority upheld its complaints about Telkom TV and print ads, claiming the parastatal had "SA's biggest, fastest network". In its complaints, Vodacom said that on the basis of a MyBroadband speed test, Telkom's best... Read more
7d
Law Society Gazette
Claims companies rapped by ad watchdog over settlement boaststwo claims management companies for sending misleading messages about how much
Claims companies rapped by ad watchdog over settlement boasts
Law Society Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
two claims management companies for sending misleading messages about how much clients could expect to receive. The Advertising Standards Authority said BCB Solutions (trading as myclaimsexpert.co.uk) and Claim4you Ltd (trading as Free PPI... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Ghost Chips or Bugger? New Zealand's best ad is down to twothe formula behind one of our most iconic Kiwi advertisements. The Toyota Hilux
Ghost Chips or Bugger? New Zealand's best ad is down to two
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 7 days ago
the formula behind one of our most iconic Kiwi advertisements. The Toyota Hilux "Bugger" ad attracted 120 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority, who ruled that bugger was unlikely to cause serious offence. The shock value of that word,... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Kelloggs rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claimsa Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... star
Kelloggs rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims
Wakefield Today / Posted 8 days ago
a Kellogg website stated “our unique Nutri K recipe makes a nutritious ... start to your day.” A complaint was made to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) challenging whether the claims were subject to regulations on nutrition and... Read more
17 related stories
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The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand's greatest TV commercials of all timethe formula behind one of our most iconic Kiwi advertisements. The Toyota Hilux
New Zealand's greatest TV commercials of all time
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 9 days ago
the formula behind one of our most iconic Kiwi advertisements. The Toyota Hilux "Bugger" ad attracted 120 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority, who ruled that bugger was unlikely to cause serious offence. The shock value of that word,... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Action needed on unhealthy marketing to kidsof the recent WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity that this was a top pr
Action needed on unhealthy marketing to kids
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 12 days ago
of the recent WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity that this was a top priority for governments.In New Zealand, the Advertising Standards Authority is now reviewing the self-regulatory codes on food marketing to children and it recently... Read more
14d
express
BMW ad claiming headlights never dazzle oncoming drivers banned as 'misleading'meant "oncoming traffic is never dazzled and you can keep your hands on the whe
BMW ad claiming headlights never dazzle oncoming drivers banned as 'misleading'
express / Posted 14 days ago
meant "oncoming traffic is never dazzled and you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road". The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint that the claim was misleading and exaggerated the technology's... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'Misleading' BMW ad banned over headlight technology claimsmeant "oncoming traffic is never dazzled and you can keep your hands on the whe
'Misleading' BMW ad banned over headlight technology claims
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
meant "oncoming traffic is never dazzled and you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road". The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint that the claim was misleading and exaggerated the technology's... Read more
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metro
‘Honoured and humbled’: Theresa May is now Tory leaderout a load of billboards telling illegal immigrants to ‘go home’. The controver
‘Honoured and humbled’: Theresa May is now Tory leader
metro / Posted 16 days ago
out a load of billboards telling illegal immigrants to ‘go home’. The controversial pilot scheme was later banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. As for her views on Brexit, Theresa May has previously been skeptical about britain’s... Read more
16d
The Times & The Sunday Times
It's true - Tuffy rubbish bags really do not spend their lives in landfillsThis according to a recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority of Sou
It's true - Tuffy rubbish bags really do not spend their lives in landfills
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 16 days ago
This according to a recent ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA)‚ which said that Tuffy had proven that its bags will not be “spending their life in a landfill” as suggested in a radio ad. Fransa Cole lodged a complaint... Read more
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metro
Theresa May could be Prime Minister by the end of the dayout a load of billboards telling illegal immigrants to ‘go home’. The controver
Theresa May could be Prime Minister by the end of the day
metro / Posted 16 days ago
out a load of billboards telling illegal immigrants to ‘go home’. The controversial pilot scheme was later banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. As for her views on Brexit, Theresa May has previously been skeptical about britain’s... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
It is not all black and whitewe tell what is good or bad and who decides? The power to provoke consumers is
It is not all black and white
Otago Daily Times / Posted 17 days ago
we tell what is good or bad and who decides? The power to provoke consumers is a battleground that design lives in. The Advertising Standards Authority is the agency that governs the environment in New Zealand, particularly in regard to how the... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Stop the DA from using Mandela in election advert‚ says grandsonBy TMG DIGITAL Nelson Mandela’s grandson today (Friday) has asked the Independ
Stop the DA from using Mandela in election advert‚ says grandson
Daily Dispatch / Posted 19 days ago
By TMG DIGITAL Nelson Mandela’s grandson today (Friday) has asked the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (Asasa) to stop the Democratic Alliance from using Mandela’s voice in an election... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Mandela family lays complaint against DA over election ad– The Mandela family has today laid a formal complaint with the Independent Ele
Mandela family lays complaint against DA over election ad
Eye Witness News / Posted 19 days ago
– The Mandela family has today laid a formal complaint with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Advertising Standards Authority, seeking urgent intervention to stop what they have described as the “unashamed manipulation... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Labeled stories on seattletimes.comby – This content is created by or for an advertiser. It is subject to regulati
Labeled stories on seattletimes.com
The Seattle Times / Posted 19 days ago
by – This content is created by or for an advertiser. It is subject to regulations/guidelines that have been created by the Advertising Standards Authority and the IAB. The content is produced and/or curated by the Advertising Publications staff of... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Online florist criticised over 'flat-pack bouquet'vary" while smaller text said arrangements did not include a vase, flower baske
Online florist criticised over 'flat-pack bouquet'
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
vary" while smaller text said arrangements did not include a vase, flower basket or container unless otherwise stated. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it understood that the bouquet received was "flat-packed and therefore had to be... Read more
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Daily Mail
70 years of the bikini: From Marily Monroe to Kelly Brook‘Are You Beach Body Ready?’ appeared on billboards, it sparked outrage. Severa
70 years of the bikini: From Marily Monroe to Kelly Brook
Daily Mail / Posted 21 days ago
‘Are You Beach Body Ready?’ appeared on billboards, it sparked outrage. Several hundred complaints were lodged with the Advertising Standards Authority, a petition was signed by 70,000 people and there was a ‘body shaming’ protest in Hyde... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Banned advert for bigger boobs 'likely to cause harm' to teenagersincluded on-screen text stating that surgery was not without risk and for over-
Banned advert for bigger boobs 'likely to cause harm' to teenagers
Daily Mirror / Posted 21 days ago
included on-screen text stating that surgery was not without risk and for over-18s only, and was scheduled after 9pm. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it was concerned that the ad's focus on Ms Ashcroft's negative perception of her... Read more
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21d
Daily Star
Boob job ad banned for 'implying surgery could make you popular'beauty standards. Reality star's boob job corrected on Snapchat Reality star'
Boob job ad banned for 'implying surgery could make you popular'
Daily Star / Posted 21 days ago
beauty standards. Reality star's boob job corrected on Snapchat Reality star's boob job corrected on Snapchat The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found the footage in breach of rules regarding social responsibility plus harm and... Read more
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22d
International Business Times
CS GO betting scandal: Lawyer discusses legal grey area that may engulf YouTubers TmarTN and ProSyndicate likely to respond to potential abuses of those rules." He says that despite th
CS GO betting scandal: Lawyer discusses legal grey area that may engulf YouTubers TmarTN and ProSyndicate
International Business Times / Posted 22 days ago
likely to respond to potential abuses of those rules." He says that despite the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) leading the way in this area of law, "the overall spirit of these evolving rules is... Read more
23d
The Times & The Sunday Times
Deadly 'First Kiss' road safety ad gets the green lightthat the ad's graphic content was nothing short of a horror movie‚ flagging exp
Deadly 'First Kiss' road safety ad gets the green light
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 23 days ago
that the ad's graphic content was nothing short of a horror movie‚ flagging exposure to children as a concern. But the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) last week found that the ad‚ graphic as it may be‚ promotes a matter of social concern... Read more
24d
Banbury Guardian
Nurofen TV ad banned over misleading claimsto watchdogs that the advert misleadingly implied that the product specifically
Nurofen TV ad banned over misleading claims
Banbury Guardian / Posted 24 days ago
to watchdogs that the advert misleadingly implied that the product specifically targeted joint and back pain. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) launched an investigation. It banned the ad after finding it in breach rules regarding... Read more
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Aylesbury Today
Nurofen TV ad banned over misleading claimsto watchdogs that the advert misleadingly implied that the product specifically
Nurofen TV ad banned over misleading claims
Aylesbury Today / Posted 24 days ago
to watchdogs that the advert misleadingly implied that the product specifically targeted joint and back pain. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) launched an investigation. It banned the ad after finding it in breach rules regarding... Read more
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Luton Today
Nurofen TV ad banned over misleading claimsto watchdogs that the advert misleadingly implied that the product specifically
Nurofen TV ad banned over misleading claims
Luton Today / Posted 24 days ago
to watchdogs that the advert misleadingly implied that the product specifically targeted joint and back pain. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) launched an investigation. It banned the ad after finding it in breach rules regarding... Read more
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Wakefield Today
Nurofen TV ad banned over misleading claimsto watchdogs that the advert misleadingly implied that the product specifically
Nurofen TV ad banned over misleading claims
Wakefield Today / Posted 27 days ago
to watchdogs that the advert misleadingly implied that the product specifically targeted joint and back pain. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) launched an investigation. It banned the ad after finding it in breach rules regarding... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Engen’s ad doesn’t sit well with Advertising Standards AuthorityThe Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) this week ordered the withdrawal afte
Engen’s ad doesn’t sit well with Advertising Standards Authority
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 27 days ago
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) this week ordered the withdrawal after Bushy Matlala had complained that a Engen Primax Unleaded poster he saw at an Engen Garage in Hammanskraal “condones an unsafe and illegal act”. “The poster shows three... Read more
28d
International Business Times
EU referendum: ASA powerless to act over 'inaccurate, offensive' posters despite complaints action over controversial campaign posters used in the build up to the EU refer
EU referendum: ASA powerless to act over 'inaccurate, offensive' posters despite complaints
International Business Times / Posted 28 days ago
action over controversial campaign posters used in the build up to the EU referendum despite hundreds of complaints. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said 374 people had demanded that both Leave and Remain camps be investigated for... Read more
28d
Evening Standard
Food for thought as Aldi earns watchdog rebukeAldi tells Britons to “spend a little, live a lot”, but the Advertising Standar
Food for thought as Aldi earns watchdog rebuke
Evening Standard / Posted 28 days ago
Aldi tells Britons to “spend a little, live a lot”, but the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled the German supermarket must spend a little more time thinking about its marketing after ruling three of its ads were misleading. One on TV claimed... Read more
28d
Daily Star
Saucy gardening ad starring bikini-clad models pulled for being 'sexist'day nude sex pictures “The scantily clad models had no relevance to the advert
Saucy gardening ad starring bikini-clad models pulled for being 'sexist'
Daily Star / Posted 28 days ago
day nude sex pictures “The scantily clad models had no relevance to the advertiser's products featured in the video” ASA Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld claims the video and email were offensive on the basis it was "sexist" and... Read more
28d
International Business Times
EU referendum: 80,000 call for 'truth monitoring' of political campaigns following Brexit generate an extra £350m a week for the NHS. Babarinde has called on the governm
EU referendum: 80,000 call for 'truth monitoring' of political campaigns following Brexit
International Business Times / Posted 28 days ago
generate an extra £350m a week for the NHS. Babarinde has called on the government to implement a system similar to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which exists to monitor the truth in corporate campaigns. The petition has gained... Read more
28d
This is West Country
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'ow
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'
This is West Country / Posted 28 days ago
cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'own brand' products at different prices." The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said consumers would understand from the ads that by swapping from shopping at their... Read more
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Gazette News
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'ow
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'
Gazette News / Posted 28 days ago
cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'own brand' products at different prices." The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said consumers would understand from the ads that by swapping from shopping at their... Read more
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28d
Streatham Guardian
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'ow
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'
Streatham Guardian / Posted 28 days ago
cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'own brand' products at different prices." The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said consumers would understand from the ads that by swapping from shopping at their... Read more
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28d
guardian-series
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'ow
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'
guardian-series / Posted 28 days ago
cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'own brand' products at different prices." The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said consumers would understand from the ads that by swapping from shopping at their... Read more
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28d
Harrow Times
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'ow
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'
Harrow Times / Posted 28 days ago
cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'own brand' products at different prices." The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said consumers would understand from the ads that by swapping from shopping at their... Read more
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28d
Bolton News
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'ow
Aldi adverts claiming big savings banned 'for being unfair'
Bolton News / Posted 28 days ago
cheaper and, in any case, on-screen text read: "Other supermarkets may sell 'own brand' products at different prices." The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said consumers would understand from the ads that by swapping from shopping at their... Read more
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