Advertising Standards Authority

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BrewDog beer ad pulled over ‘one of your five a day’ claim
Advertising Standards Authority acknowledges humorous intent, but says consumers could be misled

Guardian staff and agency

07, Dec, 2022 @6:01 AM

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The man to thank for Qatar World cup betting ad crackdown: ASA chief Guy Parker
Under its longtime boss, the Advertising Standards Authority is now baring its teeth at greedy influencers, unscrupulous crypto firms and anyone making spurious eco claims

Mark Sweney

29, Nov, 2022 @5:12 PM

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Gordon Ramsay gin ad banned over nutritional claims
Scottish producer Eden Mill made claims about ingredients on its Instagram and Facebook pages

Mark Sweney

21, Sep, 2022 @5:01 AM

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UK watchdog to examine whether telecoms companies mislead customers
Cap says mobile and broadband users must get clear information about inflation-busting bill increases

Mark Sweney

07, Sep, 2022 @11:01 PM

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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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