Advert showing Jesus holding a pint among 15 found in breach of ad standards

Advert showing Jesus holding a pint among 15 found in breach of ad standards

15 ads including a poster of Jesus holding a pint, have been found to be in breach of advertising standards in the latest report of the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI).

The ASAI's latest bulletin shows complaints were upheld on grounds relating to misleading advertising, promotion and decency.

The complaints were over Internet, Social Media, Online, SMS and Radio advertising.

Orla Twomey, Chief Executive of the ASAI,says with the growth of influencer marketing, bloggers need to be reminded of their responsibility.

"Advertising is always evolving, it's a very dynamic industry and the bloggers and influencer marketing is a growth area over the past couple of years," said Ms Twomey.

"We've been working to ensure that where it's marketing and communication, where it's advertising, both bloggers and brands know that they have to make sure that their followers, their viewers actually know that they are being advertised to."

Digital Desk

More in this Section

Man arrested and cocaine worth €3.5k seized in Cork cityMan arrested and cocaine worth €3.5k seized in Cork city

Gardaí seize drugs worth €19.5k in West CorkGardaí seize drugs worth €19.5k in West Cork

Survey finds three-quarters of people likely to get coronavirus vaccine if one is foundSurvey finds three-quarters of people likely to get coronavirus vaccine if one is found

Mandatory face masks on public transport rule in effect from todayMandatory face masks on public transport rule in effect from today


Lifestyle

Bring summer holidays home with this season’s sparkling fragrance launches. Rachel Marie Walsh reports.PRODUCT WATCH: This summer's hottest fragrances

Manchester United, Love/Hate and a new documentary series on Iraq feature among today's top tips.Monday's TV Highlights: Manchester United, Love/Hate and a new documentary series on Iraq

From free places to pitch a tent, to high end glamping, we've got all bases coveredCamping options in Ireland - for all budgets

Why do we regard horsetail as a weed when it offers so many health benefits, asks Peter DowdallHorsetail: Is it a weed of a miracle plant?

More From The Irish Examiner