Tag Archives: advertising standards authority

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. ...

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Is Tory Party chairman Grant Shapps still peddling internet snake oil as ‘Sebastian Fox?’

The Advertising Standards Authority must be rueing the day they had their remit extended to website jurisdiction, after unwittingly becoming a political football in an increasingly virulent fracas over the integrity of Tory Party chairman Grant Shapps. It all began ...

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Phones4U tops the UK’s ad complaints hit parade

Phones4U’s Omen-style ad from Adam & Eve was the most complained about of 2011 in the UK, according to the latest report from ad regulator the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). So that’s another box ticked. Phones4U says it was “an ...

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US puts the frighteners on in anti-smoking campaign

The last time the UK Department of Health tried to put the frighteners on smokers with a television advertising campaign, it got into trouble with the Advertising Standards Authority. Apparently, this 2009 ad was much too scary for children. And ...

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