Whatever are the people at Sodastream complaining about? Having their ad pulled from television – in this case by the donkeys at the TV advertising clearing house Clearcast – is a gift. It’s the sort of thing Rupert Howell and ...Read More »
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 »
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 »
ASA bans ‘reckless’ Toyota video game-style ad – is the UK’s ad regulator losing its grip on reality?
Not much is going right for Toyota at the moment, it’s just had to recall 2.7m cars in the UK because of a problem with the steering wheel. You’d expect them to check this rather important bit of kit first ...Read More »
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 »
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 »