That’s a shame, I thought for a moment that the UK’s Advertising Standards authority had joined the slim ranks of those brave enough to show former footballer Eric Cantona the red card (Eric is not a man to mess with). ...Read More »
Well we’re all for a bit of cheeky advertising and marketing but when you call your soft drink Pussy and run a campaign saying “The drink’s pure, it’s your mind that’s the problem,” and the ad gets banned (by the ...Read More »
American Apparel’s in trouble again with the UK’s ad regulatory body the ASA, this time for ‘overtly sexual’ images on its website. To its great delight, no doubt. These are deemed to be ‘voyeuristc’ and to ‘objectify women,’ among other ...Read More »
Aaargh! The UK ad watchdog The Advertising Standards Authority is investigating the Morrisons Christmas campaign because some people have complained that the main ad is sexist: It’s a joke you muppets – and half the population is female. Would it ...Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »