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The ads industry watchdog is still fielding dozens of complaints about influencers
# Media And Marketing
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# Media And Marketing

The ads industry watchdog is still fielding dozens of complaints about influencers

Jul 28th 2019, 6:45 AM 13,174 Views 8 Comments

The ASAI says the volume of objections shows a high level of awareness of ‘transparency requirements’.

'Embarrassing, stupid and sexist': German cycling ad criticised for featuring model in underwear
# Sexism Row
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# Sexism Row

'Embarrassing, stupid and sexist': German cycling ad criticised for featuring model in underwear

Mar 25th 2019, 9:31 AM 100,874 Views 109 Comments

The ad aims to encourage cyclists to wear a helmet.

Mobile network ad had to be changed because child was holding a phone on a bouncy castle
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# Ad

Mobile network ad had to be changed because child was holding a phone on a bouncy castle

Mar 1st 2019, 6:10 AM 24,848 Views 44 Comments

The complaint was upheld.

Beauty chain Sisu fell foul of advertising rules for publishing a 'misleading' Instagram post
# Media And Marketing
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# Media And Marketing

Beauty chain Sisu fell foul of advertising rules for publishing a 'misleading' Instagram post

Feb 28th 2019, 5:17 PM 21,314 Views 6 Comments

Pat Phelan’s cosmetic clinic company ‘strongly repudiated’ a complaint about a social media post.

Dealz ad featuring 'Harry the Hunk' filling a dishwasher falls foul of ad rules
# Controversial Package
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# Controversial Package

Dealz ad featuring 'Harry the Hunk' filling a dishwasher falls foul of ad rules

Dec 18th 2018, 6:01 AM 33,007 Views 42 Comments

Dealz argued the ad was evocative of the Diet Coke window cleaning ad.

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'
# Leaving Cert
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# Leaving Cert

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'

Aug 30th 2018, 2:31 PM 28,396 Views 24 Comments

Complainants thought the advert “encouraged drunken behaviour”.

Kia ordered to change ad which showed man jumping off cliff while screaming
# Car Ad
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# Car Ad

Kia ordered to change ad which showed man jumping off cliff while screaming

Jun 26th 2018, 11:00 AM 17,253 Views 22 Comments

The complainant said it could be construed the man was trying to take his own life.

NFL rejects veterans' 'Please Stand' Super Bowl ad
# No Thanks
From The42
# No Thanks

NFL rejects veterans' 'Please Stand' Super Bowl ad

Jan 23rd 2018, 9:35 PM 7,428 Views 4 Comments

AMVETS national commander Marion Polk hit out at the decision.

For everyone who finds themselves inexplicably enraged by that TUI ad

For everyone who finds themselves inexplicably enraged by that TUI ad

Dec 31st 2017, 11:33 AM 25,844 Views 9 Comments

How many times do you think you’ve seen it this week? A million? Million and one?

Complaint about 'misleading' online ad for Cork IVF clinic upheld
# ASAI
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# ASAI

Complaint about 'misleading' online ad for Cork IVF clinic upheld

Sep 23rd 2017, 11:00 AM 21,173 Views 3 Comments

A complaint about a radio ad for the same clinic was also upheld.

McDonald's pulls TV ad accused of using child bereavement to sell fast food
# Not Loving It
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# Not Loving It

McDonald's pulls TV ad accused of using child bereavement to sell fast food

May 16th 2017, 9:25 PM 25,615 Views 52 Comments

The ad was for the UK market.

7 questions we have about that absolutely ridiculous VIPoo ad
# Vipoo Treatment
# Vipoo Treatment

7 questions we have about that absolutely ridiculous VIPoo ad

Mar 21st 2017, 10:10 AM 18,556 Views 3 Comments

Firstly, how dare you? And secondly, how DARE you?

A number of the 'I Want To Get Cancer' ads can't be shown again
# Irish Cancer Society
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# Irish Cancer Society

A number of the 'I Want To Get Cancer' ads can't be shown again

Feb 21st 2017, 1:53 PM 23,463 Views 54 Comments

The ASAI made the ruling today.

15 times celebrities embarrassed themselves in the name of #sponcon
# Hashtag Spon
# Hashtag Spon

15 times celebrities embarrassed themselves in the name of #sponcon

Feb 19th 2017, 9:30 PM 9,620 Views 0 Comments

Tragic.

5 questions we have after watching Conor McGregor's bizarre horse racing ad
# Let Yourself Goooo
# Let Yourself Goooo

5 questions we have after watching Conor McGregor's bizarre horse racing ad

Jan 5th 2017, 10:42 AM 6,856 Views 5 Comments

There’s more going on in this than your average Hollywood blockbuster.

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas
# ALONE
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# ALONE

'I didn't want to be any bother': Older people urged to ask for help this Christmas

Dec 2nd 2016, 3:01 PM 8,901 Views 12 Comments

A charity for older people wants to remind them they deserve to live with dignity.

This old clip of the Spice Girls calling out a director asking for cleavage shots is brilliant
# Spice Up Your Life
# Spice Up Your Life

This old clip of the Spice Girls calling out a director asking for cleavage shots is brilliant

Nov 16th 2016, 2:00 PM 15,509 Views 1 Comment

Legends.

Everyone's talking about this very naughty new Maltesers ad
# Storme Toolis
# Storme Toolis

Everyone's talking about this very naughty new Maltesers ad

Sep 9th 2016, 10:38 AM 12,640 Views 0 Comments

“He wasn’t complaining.”

Cristiano Ronaldo swaps bodies with a ball boy in his new ad
# Star
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# Star

Cristiano Ronaldo swaps bodies with a ball boy in his new ad

Jun 9th 2016, 9:16 PM 9,154 Views 16 Comments

The Real Madrid and Portugal star features in a new promo film for Nike.

Facebook apologises for banning "undesirable" photo of plus-size woman
# Backtrack
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# Backtrack

Facebook apologises for banning "undesirable" photo of plus-size woman

May 24th 2016, 7:52 AM 21,364 Views 53 Comments

It blocked an ad on the basis that the photo “depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner”.

Someone in Galway is actually selling this church confession box
# Give Up Yer Aul Sins
# Give Up Yer Aul Sins

Someone in Galway is actually selling this church confession box

May 6th 2016, 8:00 PM 4,450 Views 6 Comments

Hero.

Here's what happens when you ask a kid to design an ad for a funeral home
# Ok Then
# Ok Then

Here's what happens when you ask a kid to design an ad for a funeral home

Apr 17th 2016, 5:16 PM 7,222 Views 0 Comments

The blackest of black comedy.

A dad put a very creepy ad in a magazine jobs section to find a husband for his daughter
# Godly And Gorgeous
# Godly And Gorgeous

A dad put a very creepy ad in a magazine jobs section to find a husband for his daughter

Mar 10th 2016, 10:14 AM 5,082 Views 1 Comment

He saw fit to mention that she was a ‘godly virgin’. *shudders*

In defence of Rachel and Steve from the Bank of Ireland ads
# Rachel And Steve
# Rachel And Steve

In defence of Rachel and Steve from the Bank of Ireland ads

Feb 24th 2016, 10:41 AM 14,722 Views 12 Comments

It’s Steve and Rachel.

7 feelings the whole country has about the couple from the Vodafone ad
# Sue The Pig
# Sue The Pig

7 feelings the whole country has about the couple from the Vodafone ad

Feb 15th 2016, 11:11 AM 22,988 Views 12 Comments

Ahhh SUE!

It's not just you - that GloHealth ad is driving everyone mad
# GloHeath
# GloHeath

It's not just you - that GloHealth ad is driving everyone mad

Jan 12th 2016, 2:42 PM 7,648 Views 4 Comments

What about the dads?

This taco shop trolled burglars by turning footage of the robbery into an ad
# Taco Thieves
# Taco Thieves

This taco shop trolled burglars by turning footage of the robbery into an ad

Dec 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 4,400 Views 0 Comments

Yes to making the best of a bad situation.

Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw's carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect
# BONG
From The42
# BONG

Meerkats, mistresses and Robbie Henshaw's carb mountain: This RWC angelus parody is perfect

Sep 2nd 2015, 1:15 PM 11,322 Views 9 Comments

Also featuring what can only be a further sneak peak at George Hook’s erotic novel.

6 questions we have after watching Louis Walsh's new Cadbury ad
# I'm Back
# I'm Back

6 questions we have after watching Louis Walsh's new Cadbury ad

Aug 28th 2015, 7:53 AM 8,086 Views 9 Comments

OOOOOOOH yessir, I can boogie…

This wine company's 'Taste the Bush' ad campaign is just as smutty as it sounds
# Taste The Bush
# Taste The Bush

This wine company's 'Taste the Bush' ad campaign is just as smutty as it sounds

Aug 13th 2015, 5:10 PM 9,133 Views 6 Comments

Stop the world, etc.

Women engineers are sharing their photos to fight sexism in tech
# I Look Like An Engineer
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# I Look Like An Engineer

Women engineers are sharing their photos to fight sexism in tech

Aug 4th 2015, 8:32 AM 26,826 Views 138 Comments

Isis Anchalee starred in an ad, and got some negative comments. Her experience has inspired others.

Three apologises after criticism of ad as transphobic
# Three Problems
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# Three Problems

Three apologises after criticism of ad as transphobic

Jul 15th 2015, 3:32 PM 26,020 Views 105 Comments

Many people are expressing their disgust at the ad on social media.

This 'go home Irish' ad has created quite a buzz on the streets of Toronto
# Please Leave Canada
# Please Leave Canada

This 'go home Irish' ad has created quite a buzz on the streets of Toronto

Jul 9th 2015, 10:20 AM 11,539 Views 3 Comments

It links to a website titled pleaseleavecanada.com as well.

Paddy Power has angered people with this 'tasteless' joke about UK immigrants
# Shock Tactics
# Shock Tactics

Paddy Power has angered people with this 'tasteless' joke about UK immigrants

Jul 2nd 2015, 11:22 AM 6,857 Views 8 Comments

Unusual for them, really.

That 'beach body ready' ad was just ruled not offensive
# Protein World
# Protein World

That 'beach body ready' ad was just ruled not offensive

Jul 1st 2015, 1:48 PM 5,259 Views 3 Comments

The ASA received 378 complaints.

Paddy Power has just taken a major dig at Scotland's 'freedom' ahead of the match
# Bravemove
# Bravemove

Paddy Power has just taken a major dig at Scotland's 'freedom' ahead of the match

Jun 12th 2015, 10:19 AM 6,418 Views 3 Comments

Ouch.

James O'Donoghue is a 6-trick pony! Kerry star the focus of new GAA TV ad
# Work The Camera
From The42
# Work The Camera

James O'Donoghue is a 6-trick pony! Kerry star the focus of new GAA TV ad

Jun 11th 2015, 11:43 AM 5,608 Views 3 Comments

Kindly supplied by Killarney Legion to Kerry GAA.

RTÉ aired Newstalk's 'Move the Dial' ad in error
# Back On Air
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# Back On Air

RTÉ aired Newstalk's 'Move the Dial' ad in error

May 11th 2015, 5:50 PM 21,942 Views 12 Comments

The ad was not due to be aired over the line ‘move the dial’.

This Dublin shop's marriage equality sign is brilliantly cheeky
# Dublin's Best Lay
# Dublin's Best Lay

This Dublin shop's marriage equality sign is brilliantly cheeky

May 5th 2015, 8:09 PM 6,548 Views 0 Comments

Hamptons Floor Store, you sly dogs.

9 of the best running gags in Arrested Development
# It's Back
# It's Back

9 of the best running gags in Arrested Development

Apr 8th 2015, 4:16 PM 5,013 Views 7 Comments

All hail the return of season five.

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