Advertising Standards Authority

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Crown Paints advert triggers complaints of misogyny and sexism
Watchdog considering whether to investigate after receiving 215 complaints over Hannah and Dave ad

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

16, Aug, 2022 @11:21 AM

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Molly-Mae Hague Instagram post banned for breaking ASA rules
UK advertising watchdog pulls up Love Island star for third time as it cracks down on social media influencers

Mark Sweney

13, Jul, 2022 @3:10 PM

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Adverts claiming plastic grass is eco-friendly are not allowed, says ASA
Regulator upholds complaints that marketing by Evergreens UK Ltd was unsubstantiated and misleading

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

08, Jun, 2022 @10:27 AM

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Adidas sports bra ads banned for being likely to cause widespread offence
Twitter and poster campaign featuring dozens of sets of breasts was harmful and offensive, says ASA

Mark Sweney

10, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Repayment plans pushing thousands into deeper debt
Individual voluntary arrangements are an alternative to bankruptcy, but it is feared they are being widely mis-sold

Shanti Das and Jon Ungoed-Thomas

03, Apr, 2022 @7:45 AM

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Innocent TV ad banned for claiming its drinks help environment
Advertising watchdog demands company provides proof of its products’ green merits

Helena Horton

23, Feb, 2022 @7:01 AM

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Boohoo forced to drop ‘sexually suggestive’ images by watchdog
Fast-fashion retailer ‘objectified’ women by using photos of model wearing bikini bottoms to sell T-shirt

Mark Sweney

16, Feb, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Oatly ads banned by UK watchdog over ‘misleading’ green claims
The ASA found claims made in an ad campaign for the alt-milk brand were not backed by sufficient evidence

Mark Sweney

26, Jan, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Arsenal adverts for cryptocurrency ‘fan tokens’ banned
Football club rapped in watchdog rulings along with BT, cider brand Kopparberg and online retailer THG

Jasper Jolly

22, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Pret a Manger told to rethink subscription ads after 5,000 complaints
UK advertising watchdog steps in after customers claim some drinks are unavailable

Rupert Jones

20, Dec, 2021 @2:35 PM

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Watchdog overturns ban on advert of Land Rover in forest
Activists say ad could encourage driving in ecologically sensitive areas and accuse ASA of bias

Mark Sweney

24, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Tesco Christmas ad: 1,500 complain over Santa with Covid vaccine passport
Watchdog is reviewing claims that scene is coercive and encourages medical discrimination

Mark Sweney

15, Nov, 2021 @2:42 PM

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