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Dyson accuses Shark of misleading advertising

<b>Dyson is taking US cleaning brand Shark to court over what it says are misleading advertising claims about suction power on its cordless vacuums.</b><p>In …

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BBC iPlayer - Newsnight - 15/01/2018

With Emily Maitlis. A look at Carillion and the future of public private partnership. Plus banning sugar in adverts, sexual abuse in the fashion industry and Dolores O'Riordan.

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ASA welcomes prosecution of misleading advertiser

We welcome the successful prosecution of FreeFusion Ltd and its director, Mr Syzmon Wierzbic, following our referral of the company to …

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Explainer: The influencer editing debacle - why is everyone is still talking about it and what the regulations are

Everything you need to know about how Irish bloggers came to the forefront of mainstream media - and why.

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Limited edition Irn-Bru 'Fanny' bottle for sale on eBay for £1,700

The special ginger bottle which was released in 2012 is described as a "collector's item".<p>A limited edition bottle of Irn-Bru with the word 'Fanny' …

Celebrity News (UK)

Why the internet is a minefield for social influencers who ignore advertising standards

We’re stumbling through the fake news phase of the digital age. It’s increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction, the authentic from the …

Advertising (UK)

Why eHarmony Can't Call Itself "Scientifically Proven" Anymore

It is truly a golden age for introverts who want to find love but hate going out. The advent of online dating allows people to find love anytime or …

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Law Society to introduce training quality committee in wake of setbacks

By Legal Futures<p>12 January 2018<p>Law Society: Brand refresh underway<p>The Law Society is to launch a new ‘quality and standards in education’ committee, …

Law (UK)

Don't use racist stereotypes to sell food - race relations commissioner

Phillip Kraal sits in Bamboozle restaurant on Cambridge Terrace.<p>New Zealand restaurants shouldn't use racial stereotypes to sell food, the race …

New Zealand News

Majority of UK residents don't trust broadband advertising, new figures show

"Trust in broadband advertising is a major problem."<p>UK residents have lost trust in the advertising promises of broadband providers, a new study has …

Internet

Dyson advert banned over misleading 'indoor pollution' health claims

An ad for Dyson's air purifier has been banned for implying that indoor pollution is more damaging to health than outdoor pollution such as vehicle …

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Pub's 'Nazi-themed' German night Facebook posts banned

<b>Two Facebook posts by a pub advertising a German food night have been banned for using Nazi imagery and "trivialising" World War Two.</b><p>The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) also criticised the Buck Inn in Darlington for "liking" Holocaust jokes posted below the pictures.<p>Three people had …

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Asda's 'distressing' possession ad escapes ASA ban despite dozens of complaints

Asda's 2017 Halloween effort, which featured a little girl dressed as a witch who appeared to be possessed, has escaped a ban from the advertising …

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If you drive a second-hand car you could be entitled to a refund

Do you own a used car?<p>Well, you might be entitled to all your money back.<p>That's the news following a recent ruling - and it could see drivers getting …

Birmingham, UK

Welcome to the era of unnovation

For the past few years, another seasonal story has joined the traditional tales of woe about this mysterious, random thing called <i>Winter</i> causing chaos – always at the same time of year, it seems – on the railways of this fair land and of roadworks unexpectedly coinciding with the peak time for …

Otis Redding

Agency diversity creeps up, but just 13% of staff are BAME and c-suites still lack women

When it comes to increasing diversity within their walls, UK advertising agencies achieved modest improvements in 2017, but both women and …

Diversity

Weight control: Obesity

Note: This advice is given by the CAP Executive about non-broadcast advertising. It does not constitute legal advice. It does not bind CAP, CAP …

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New police recruitment video takes flak for breaching land transport rules

A police recruitment video that received criticism for violating Sikh tradition has also taken flak for breaching land transport rules.<p>The "World's …

New Zealand News

Law Society embarrassed again after JR threat forces climbdown over training endorsement

8 January 2018<p>Law Society: Endorsement overturned<p>The Law Society has been forced to withdraw from an exclusive deal to endorse a training partner for …

Law (UK)

Premier League clubs under fire for using junior players to promote gambling sponsors

Premier League clubs such as West Ham and Stoke City have been put in the spotlight for their use of junior players to promote sponsors including …

Business

Poundland's controversial Elf 'boosted Christmas sales' but faces ASA investigation

The retailer has reiterated that it is standing by the campaign following news that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is to investigate the …

Public Relations

Snapchat faces age-targeting concerns

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>Diageo, the alcohol giant whose brands include Johnnie Walker and Captain Morgan, is pulling its ad campaigns from Snapchat after …

Advertising

Ticketmaster's Platinum service rubbished by watchdog over 'best available seat' claim

The ticket firm's premium service was branded 'misleading' after several punters complained to Advertising Standards Authority.<p>Ticketmaster have been …

Airlines

eHarmony can't claim its matches are 'scientific' anymore

Turns out that dating service eHarmony has a weird definition of "science" when the law comes knocking. An ad in the London subway system triggered the UK's Advertising Standards Agency to call the "scientifically proven" matching system "misleading," as spotted by the <i>BBC</i>. From the ASA:<p>"eHarmony UK …

Scientific Research

ASA launches probe into Poundland's naughty Christmas elf campaign as firm brands investigation 'storm in a teacup'

ES News Email<p>The Advertising Standards Authority has launched an investigation into a Poundland advertising campaign which featured images of a toy …

naughty

After ad watchdog slap, Diageo pulls advertising from Snapchat

Diageo is starting the new year with a resolution not to advertise on Snapchat — at least not until it can be sure of the social network’s ability to …

Advertising

Ticketmaster ‘best available’ Platinum tickets claim banned

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned Ticketmaster from claiming its Platinum tickets are the ‘best available’ after complaints that …

Airlines

A major alcohol firm pulled all ads from Snapchat because it can't be 100% sure children weren't seeing them

Multi-billion pound drinks giant Diageo has suspended all its ads on Snapchat after the UK's advertising watchdog ruled that the alcohol firm couldn't be 100% sure its ads weren't being seen by underage users.<p>We first saw the news via The Wall Street Journal.<p>Diageo produces drinks such as Gordon's …

Advertising

Ticketmaster's 'best seats' aren't the best seats after all

<b>Ticketmaster has been banned from claiming its platinum packages offer the "best available" concert tickets.</b><p>The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said it found "no discernible difference" between platinum and general tickets on the website.<p>In some cases, the more expensive tickets gave fans a …

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TFHC Ltd

Ad description<p>A TV ad for Transform Cosmetic Surgery, seen in August 2017, featured a female voice-over which stated, “We had our little girl and …

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