Tag Archives: ad ban

UK ad copy body Clearcast sticks by baffling decision to ban Bogusky SodaStream ad

Silly old Clearcast, the media owner-owned body that clears and prepares commercials for transmission in the UK, is sticking by its highly controversial decision to ban SodaStream’s ad knocking the (alleged) excesses of the soft drinks industry. SodaStream’s appeal against ...

Read More »

XXL’s zombies get the chop from Norwegian TV

This Norwegian ad from XXL sports gear has been pulled from prime-time TV because it’s too scary. Actually the zombies are quite scary, not to mention the big fat bloke with the fishing rod. It’s a bit like Shaun of ...

Read More »

UK’s ASA bans Playboy TV’s saucy ad lorry

The ever-active UK ad regulator the Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Playboy TV lorry that’s been touring the home counties with pictures of improbably-endowed ‘ladies’ on it, exhorting the natives to retune their Freeview sets to get Playboy TV. ...

Read More »

L’Oreal’s hypocritical assault on Natalie Portman Dior ad disguises who the real villain is

No surprise that the Advertising Standards Authority has banned another beauty ad – this time Black Swan Actress Natalie Portman modelling Christian Dior’s mascara, on account of her eyelashes being airbrushed to artificial perfection. Much more interesting is the fact ...

Read More »

UK adland faces calls for new alcohol ad ban

A committee of MPs in the UK has rubbished claims by the drinks industry that there is no connection between alcohol advertising and increased consumption, leading to the likelihood of more pressure to ban beer, wine and spirits TV advertising ...

Read More »

Now the McLympics has the UK’s ‘bannist’ docs on the rampage again

It’s been a while since the medical profession has got onto its high horse about banning the promotion of fast food and soft drinks brands. But now, sensing the increasing vulnerability of the coalition government, it’s charging straight for the ...

Read More »