ASAI upholds complaints against influencers for not highlighting sponsored posts

ASAI upholds complaints against influencers for not highlighting sponsored posts

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.

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High number of complaints over bus ad for private second-level grinds school

High number of complaints over bus ad for private second-level grinds school

More than 20 complaints about an ad for a private second-level grinds school, that claims to have ‘better teachers, better results’ have been lodged with the advertising watchdog.

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Broadband providers issued new advertising rules by ASAI

Broadband providers issued new advertising rules by ASAI

Ads which claim that users can reach certain speeds, will only be allowed if it is the experience of at least half of users.

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Advertising watchdog to clamp down on exaggerated claims by broadband and mobile providers

Advertising watchdog to clamp down on exaggerated claims by broadband and mobile providers

A series of new rules from the advertising watchdog will clamp down on exaggerated claims of speed and coverage by broadband and mobile providers.

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Consumer protection: Tell the truth

Consumer protection: Tell the truth

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.

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Advertising body to review use of word 'unlimited' after getting 20 complaints linked to phone and broadband providers

Advertising body to review use of word 'unlimited' after getting 20 complaints linked to phone and broadband providers

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.

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Adverts watchdog to review use of ‘unlimited’

Adverts watchdog to review use of ‘unlimited’

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) is to review the use of the word ‘unlimited’ when it comes to advertising mobile phone and broadband data plans which have so-called ‘fair use policies’.

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Sandwich board licence costs could reach €2,000, business group warns

Sandwich board licence costs could reach €2,000, business group warns

DublinTown, which represents businesses in Dublin city centre, warned today that the actual cost of the license could reach three times more than expected

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My job: Guiding the advertising watchdog's digital evolution

My job: Guiding the advertising watchdog's digital evolution

The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) upholds standards of advertising through the Code of Standards for Advertising and Marketing Communications

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Complaint about 'excessively unkind' weight loss ad upheld

Complaint about 'excessively unkind' weight loss ad upheld

However, the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland did not uphold a complaint that a train station poster for Motivation Weight Management amounted to bullying.

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Watchdog raps Aer Lingus for misinformation on pets

Watchdog raps Aer Lingus for misinformation on pets

Aer Lingus has been rapped by the advertising watchdog over an advertised price for bringing pets on a flight.

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Council to introduce sandwich board licensing

Council to introduce sandwich board licensing

Dublin City Council is to introduce a licensing system for retailers wanting to use sandwich boards on public footpaths to promote their business in a bid to control the growing number of advertising signs on city streets.

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Complaint upheld against Lar Corbett's Bar over ad depicting Jesus with a pint

Complaint upheld against Lar Corbett's Bar over ad depicting Jesus with a pint

15 advertisements, including one showing a man in his underwear and another featuring a poster depicting Jesus holding a pint of beer, have been found to be in breach of advertising standards.

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Watchdog upholds 5 complaints over Eir's ads; 4 also complained about 'mink lashes'

Watchdog upholds 5 complaints over Eir's ads; 4 also complained about 'mink lashes'

Five separate complaints involving Eir's advertisements have been upheld by the advertising watchdog.

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How capitalism ruined our relationship with bacteria

How capitalism ruined our relationship with bacteria

There are many rational reasons that motivate consumers to spend US$65 billion annually on household cleaning products. But non-rational mechanisms are nevertheless still at work in the cleaning products market, as in all others.

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Complaints upheld over nightclub's '19th hole' billboard and Ryanair leaving cert ad

Complaints upheld over nightclub's '19th hole' billboard and Ryanair leaving cert ad

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).

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Dove launches the 'No Digital Distortion Mark'

Dove launches the 'No Digital Distortion Mark'

Beginning in July 2018, Dove is taking another step in ensuring beauty is a source of confidence and not anxiety with the launch of a 'No Digital Distortion Mark'.

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