Advertising Standards Authority

No Man's Sky Origins mod 'aims to restore the original vision' of the game

If you know anything about No Man's Sky, you'll likely know it was criticised at launch. For some, what shipped didn't reflect its pre-release …

PC Gaming

The cat’s out of the cat food bag‚ and it doesn’t have to be 100% meat: ASA on advert

Cat Food

Policing Ads Online

<b>Parents' concern is natural, but online ads are policed vigorously to make sure children are protected.</b><p>Many parents are familiar with the occasional …

Advertising (UK)

Vetting claims about products for animal health

There are a variety of products on the market aimed at keeping our animal friends in the best of health – including medicines, medical devices and …

Advertising (UK)

Watchdog reviews complaints about World Cup betting ads

The UK’s advertising watchdog is examining complaints about World Cup ads by Bet365, William Hill and Coral that potentially broke new rules designed to crack down on problem gambling.<p>The Advertising Standards Authority received 115 complaints from viewers about TV gambling ads during the four …

Media Industry

Tell Sainsbury’s: Your ‘Fairly Traded’ Label is Misleading! Please Return to Fairtrade

<b>Sainsbury’s is in hot water!</b> Almost 160,000 people called on the supermarket giant not to abandon Fairtrade, raising concerns that the brand’s …

Sainsbury's

McCain blasted over 'unfair' raffle promotion that promised 30,000 prizes

McCain blasted over 'unfair' raffle promotion that promised 30,000 prizes, including Mini cars and Emmerdale tours, but just 159 gifts were sent</b> …

Advertising (UK)

UK ad watchdog warns Highland Spring over online prize claims

Highland Spring was told to remove its advertising for the draw<p>Mineral water maker Highland Spring has been rapped by UK advertising watchdog the ASA …

Advertising (UK)

Big Big Movie sponsor McDonald's not in breach, committee hears

Sponsorship of RTÉ’s Big Big Movie by McDonald’s does not breach the rules on children’s programming, an Oireachtas committee has heard.Fianna Fáil’s …

Fast Food

Boost's Bruce Lee-inspired energy ad cleared by ASA following racism complaints

A TV ad for energy supplier Boost has been cleared by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following accusations that a character homage to …

Martial Arts

Ban for "offensive" estate agent ad featuring topless man in boxer shorts captioned "Wow! What a package"

An “offensive” ad for an estate agent featuring a topless man in tight boxer shorts with the caption “Wow! What a package” has been banned.<p>Watchdogs …

Advertising (UK)

Parliamentlive.tv

Download currently not available for this meeting.<p>You can find out more information and instructions on our Help …

Advertising (UK)

iPhone X Cleared to Tout Studio Quality Portraits in Its Advertising

Apple is known for their marketing genius, but do they occasionally make an overreach in their sales pitch?<p>According to some, at least as far as the …

Photography

Coys of Kensington Automobiles Ltd

Background<p><b>Misleading Advertising</b>: Coys of Kensington breaks the UK advertising rules by claiming on its website and Twitter profile it has been …

Advertising (UK)

Dyson files legal claim against rival Gtech over 'misleading' ad campaigns

Dyson and Nick Grey are at legal loggerheads after the vacuum cleaner giant complained about Grey's advertising campaigns.<p>Sir James Dyson has filed a …

Judiciary

Six top tips to avoid misleading advertising

In 2017, around 70% of the complaints the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received related to misleading advertising, proving that this is an …

Advertising (UK)

What you need to know in advertising today

Stephane Mahe/Reuters<p>The European Parliament has voted to reject sweeping changes to copyright laws that threatened to tear the internet apart.<p>The proposals, which could have required the likes of Reddit to filter content and imposed a so-called link tax on firms including Google, have been sent …

Advertising

Banning ads is no silver bullet for tackling childhood obesity

Advertising is at the heart of a fast-changing media landscape and keeping up requires dedicated effort. But there’s one thing that doesn’t change: …

Advertising (UK)

First ads banned under new junk food rules

<b>Cadbury, Chewits and Squashies sweets have become the first companies to have online adverts banned under new rules targeting junk food ads for children.</b><p>The Advertising Standards Authority said the companies did not do enough to prevent under-16s seeing the content.<p>New rules governing children's …

Business

Cadbury eggs and Chewits have adverts banned as new junk food rules kick in

Adverts for Cadbury eggs and Chewits and Squashies sweets have been banned for breaking new rules prohibiting the advertising of junk food to …

Easter Bunny

ASA clamps down on Oral-B medicinal claims following dental nurse ad complaints

An ad for Oral-B Gum and Enamel Repair toothpaste has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for implying that the product could be …

Branding

Nissan Leaf Owners Claim They Were Misled by Company

Customers who purchased the new electric car it for its purported long battery life and driving range say the car hasn't held up to these …

Electric Vehicles

Lottoland ad banned for misleading prize quote

An ad for lottery betting site Lottoland has been banned for quoting a prize value that could never be paid because of compulsory deductions.<p>The …

Advertising (UK)

A British watchdog looked into ads that said the iPhone camera was 'studio quality' — and Apple won

Apple/YouTube<p><b>A British advertising regulator got complaints about an Apple ad that said it could take "studio quality portraits."</b>• <b><br>It found that</b> …

Advertising Standards Authority

Cadbury among first three brands hit by ASA's new regime for online junk food ads

Ads for Cadbury, Chewits and Swizzels are the first to be banned under rules that came into force last July on how products high in fat, salt or …

Advertising (UK)

Cadbury web campaign aimed at children is banned by watchdog

Cadbury advert targeting children online is banned in the first crackdown of its kind to combat obesity<p><b>Advertising Standards Authority banned</b> …

Advertising

Are you advertising your business correctly?

Advertising, marketing…the ways of communicating to the world what your message is.`<p>Who are you, what is your business, what are your services, and …

Advertising (UK)

Fat chance ban on junk food TV ads will backfire | Letters

Channel 4’s chief executive is wrong, says <b>Guy Parker</b> of the ASA. Targeting such ads at children online is already banned<p>The chief executive of Channel 4, Alex Mahon, is wrong to suggest that children are being “hyper-targeted” on digital platforms with ads for products that are high in fat, salt …

Food (UK)

One Year On From Sainsbury’s Decision to Go ‘Fairly Traded’, Ask the CEO for an Update

<b>It’s been almost a year since we first started seeing ‘Fairly Traded’ teas in Sainsbury’s stores</b> — the supermarket’s pilot in-house sustainability …

Sainsbury's

Apple’s iPhone X Cleared to Claim ‘Studio-Quality’ Portraits After Advertising Body’s Ruling

Apple’s ads claim “studio-quality” portraits are possible on the iPhone X, and, according to a regulatory body known as the Advertising Standards …

IPhone 7