Advertising Standards Authority

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Watchdog to launch crackdown on ads falsely claiming green credentials
The ASA will conduct a series of inquiries into environmental advertising claims and practices

Mark Sweney

23, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK rail firm rebuked for cancelling contest over ‘poor-quality’ entries
Advertising watchdog finds against East Midlands Railway after it said winner would receive £5,000

Jessica Murray

22, Sep, 2021 @10:32 AM

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‘Time to buy’ bitcoin adverts banned in UK for being irresponsible
Campaign failed to say investment was complex, volatile and could expose investors to losses, says ASA

Mark Sweney

25, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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It’s just pants: ads for skimpy men’s underwear too racy for media giants
Retailer Moot fears for future of its business as TV and web companies remove its promotions

Priya Elan

08, May, 2021 @1:17 PM

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UK social media influencers warned over ad rules breaches
Advertising watchdog threatens to name and shame after it discovers widespread flouting of regulation

Mark Sweney

18, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Ryanair 'jab and go' TV ad banned for encouraging Covid risk-taking
Advert, which showed people without masks on summer holidays, attracted 2,370 complaints

Mark Sweney

03, Feb, 2021 @9:34 AM

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UK watchdog bans Klarna Covid shopping advert
Instagram campaign deemed ‘irresponsible’ for urging people to cheer themselves up via ‘buy now, pay later’ service

Mark Sweney

23, Dec, 2020 @6:01 AM

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Scammers can create fake business ads on Google 'within hours'
Which? investigation shows apparent ease of promoting fraudulent services online

Rupert Jones

05, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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British political advertising must be regulated. How to do it is a harder question | Guy Parker
Misleading campaigns risk undermining trust in elections – we need an effective system to oversee them, says Guy Parker, chief executive of the Advertising Standards Authority

Guy Parker

03, Jun, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Kellogg’s pulls Pringles ad from Joe Wicks ‘PE with Joe’ YouTube show
YouTube ad dropped after claim of ‘irresponsible marketing’ towards children

Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent

21, May, 2020 @6:11 AM

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Lord Sugar tweet broke UK advertising rules, says watchdog
The Apprentice host is partner in firm whose teeth-whitening product he recommended

Mark Sweney

05, May, 2020 @11:01 PM

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UK ad watchdog bans claims that IV drips can treat coronavirus
ASA cracks down on three companies marketing vitamin ‘immune boosters’

Mark Sweney

22, Apr, 2020 @5:01 AM

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