Bloggers and social media influences like Ellie Kelly, Katie Moran and Gary Pineda have all been rapped by the advertising watchdog for failing to indicate that their posts contained sponsored content or part of a brand ambassadorship.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2019
One of the titans of America’s post-war advertising industry, Bill Bernbach, offered useful advice to the clients who sought his expertise: “The most powerful element in advertising is the truth.” Then, as now, companies can be tempted to give what they hope would be a compelling sales line a higher priority than accuracy.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) has received 20 complaints in 18 months from the public relating to phone and broadband providers advertising products as "unlimited" when they actually included caps.
Sun, 11 Aug, 2019
The study conducted by iReach found that there is a large degree of scepticism among people when it comes to influencers' activity, with 65% feeling that it is not always clear whether someone has been paid to promote a product.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2019
A Christmas advertisement for the UK supermarket chain Iceland, which tells the story of a young girl who tries to help a baby orangutan whose home has been destroyed to create palm oil, will not be broadcast on television.
Mon, 12 Nov, 2018
Complaints against a Donegal nightclub which erected a billboard of a female golfer with the text 'Your 19th Hole for the Summer' have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI).
Thu, 30 Aug, 2018
In an editorial in the new issue of Hot Press magazine, editor Niall Stokes has called on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to provide reassurances that the campaigning in the upcoming abortion referendum will not be affected by misleading advertising.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2018
Facebook is so good at ‘microtargeting’ that many e-commerce start-ups barely even bother advertising anywhere else — a shift with frightening implications for companies and consumers alike.reports
Sat, 11 Nov, 2017