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#Advertising Standards Authority

From TheJournal.ie 'Encouraging an unhealthy amount of eating': Cadbury Creme Egg hunt complaint rejected by ASAI ASAI

'Encouraging an unhealthy amount of eating': Cadbury Creme Egg hunt complaint rejected by ASAI

A woman reported two Facebook posts relating to the Creme Egg Hunting Season.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld after Aer Lingus advert about cost for pet travel 'likely to mislead' Pets

Complaint upheld after Aer Lingus advert about cost for pet travel 'likely to mislead'

The ASAI determined that the advertisement should not reappear in the current format.

From TheJournal.ie Beauty chain Sisu fell foul of advertising rules for publishing a 'misleading' Instagram post Media And Marketing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads Online Ads

Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads

The minister said the ASAI should have statutory powers extended to it so it can take over monitoring the standards of political ads.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld after Santa no-show at Donegal nightclub's 'misleading' 99c drinks night False Advertising

Complaint upheld after Santa no-show at Donegal nightclub's 'misleading' 99c drinks night

The complaint was lodged over a Facebook ad for a ‘Snow Rave’ in The Pulse Venue in Letterkenny.

From TheJournal.ie Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram Fraud

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld about Irish blogger's 'misleading' Instagram image First Case

Complaint upheld about Irish blogger's 'misleading' Instagram image

Rosie Connolly used a photoshopped image to promote a Rimmel product.

From TheJournal.ie Vodafone TV ad about boy meeting mum's new partner received numerous complaints Daddy Issues

Vodafone TV ad about boy meeting mum's new partner received numerous complaints

The ASAI received 15 complaints about the TV advert because it “lacked information on the whereabouts of the boy’s biological dad”.

From TheJournal.ie Health and beauty ads attracted the most complaints to the watchdog body last year Misleading

Health and beauty ads attracted the most complaints to the watchdog body last year

The total number of complaints increased nearly 60% last year.

From TheJournal.ie Slap on the wrist for Eir after it misleadingly advertised sports channel bundle for €1 ASAI

Slap on the wrist for Eir after it misleadingly advertised sports channel bundle for €1

In order to avail of the €1 add-on deal, customers would have to purchase a broadband and TV bundle.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld after UCD student asked to pay almost €500 more in fees than advertised ASAI

Complaint upheld after UCD student asked to pay almost €500 more in fees than advertised

Outdated fee information had been listed on UCD’s School of Medicine website.

From TheJournal.ie Pro-life abortion billboard 'unlikely to mislead readers' says ad watchdog Northern Ireland

Pro-life abortion billboard 'unlikely to mislead readers' says ad watchdog

The ASA found a billboard claiming 100,000 lives were saved as a result of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws was not misleading.

From TheJournal.ie Ad which claimed homeopathy treatment helped children with autism overcome symptoms banned Homeopathy

Ad which claimed homeopathy treatment helped children with autism overcome symptoms banned

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) made the ruling against Almond Homeopathy this week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Designer vagina' surgery ad banned in London Designer Vagina

'Designer vagina' surgery ad banned in London

An advert offering vagina reshaping has been banned from the London Metro because it could make women feel dissatisfied with their bodies

From TheJournal.ie This Yves Saint Laurent ad was banned for using an 'unhealthily underweight' model Body Image

This Yves Saint Laurent ad was banned for using an 'unhealthily underweight' model

It’s not the first time the French fashion label has been the target of complaints.

From TheJournal.ie Another American Apparel ad has been banned for sexualising children Too Young

Another American Apparel ad has been banned for sexualising children

It’s the second time in six months the fashion label has fallen foul of UK authorities.

We didn't mean to objectify women, say Newbridge Silverware on banned ad

The ad for a new jewellery range was deemed too sexy by the Advertising Standards Authority.

From TheJournal.ie Paul O'Connell's Pinergy ads banned for being "misleading" Pay As You Go

Paul O'Connell's Pinergy ads banned for being "misleading"

The ads can’t be shown again in their current format, the Advertising Standards Authority said.

Spotify given a dressing down over Lily Allen "F*** You" recommendation

The company are red-faced after recommending some users to “give it a try. F*** You”.

From TheJournal.ie Turns out Fairy Liquid DOES last twice as long as its rivals Twice As Nice

Turns out Fairy Liquid DOES last twice as long as its rivals

A complaint from its rival Persil ended with the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority led to the ruling.

From TheJournal.ie Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ads "offensive", says UK watchdog Ads

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ads "offensive", says UK watchdog

Two out of four Channel 4 poster ads were slammed by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, which described them as “offensive and irresponsible”.

9 ideas for non-boob-related Club Orange ads Adwatch This post contains images

9 ideas for non-boob-related Club Orange ads

What will Club Orange do if the breasts get banned? We’ve looked at other potential directions.

From TheJournal.ie "Spanking", "MILF" and hangover Jesus too much for the Advertising Standards Authority Complaints This post contains videos

"Spanking", "MILF" and hangover Jesus too much for the Advertising Standards Authority

Ads for the 48 mobile network and a hangover cure have been shot down by the ASAI.

From TheJournal.ie ASAI powerless to act on anti-abortion billboards Abortion

ASAI powerless to act on anti-abortion billboards

The Advertising Standards Authority has received a number of complaints over the Life Institute campaign, but said it is outside their remit.

From TheJournal.ie Too sexy, too violent or plain offensive: 20 ads banned in the UK Banned This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie Ryanair rapped over ‘sexist’ newspaper ads for cabin crew calendar Badvertising

Ryanair rapped over ‘sexist’ newspaper ads for cabin crew calendar

The Advertising Standards Agency upholds complaints over newspaper ads selling the airline’s underwear-themed calendar.

From TheJournal.ie UPC ordered to drop 'fastest broadband' claim from adverts Broadband

UPC ordered to drop 'fastest broadband' claim from adverts

The advertising standards watchdog upholds a complaint from Magnet, which says its own broadband speeds are faster.

From TheJournal.ie GAA-themed crisps ads not Hunky Dory, says advertising watchdog Advertising

GAA-themed crisps ads not Hunky Dory, says advertising watchdog

The ASAI upholds 82 complaints against the Gaelic football-themed Hunky Dory’s ads which caused “grave and widespread offence”.

From TheJournal.ie Camogie chief says crisps ads are just not 'Hunky Dory' Hunky Dorys

Camogie chief says crisps ads are just not 'Hunky Dory'

Those ads featuring scantily-clad girls trying their hand at our national sport haven’t gone down well with some…

From TheJournal.ie Adverts rapped for being sexist, misleading and 'feckin' great' Advertising This post contains videos

Adverts rapped for being sexist, misleading and 'feckin' great'

As the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland releases its latest report, we look at some of the ads that vexed viewers.

From TheJournal.ie Cadbury's ad ruled 'not racist', despite apology to Naomi Campbell Racism

Cadbury's ad ruled 'not racist', despite apology to Naomi Campbell

Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority says an ad referring to Naomi Campbell as a ‘diva’ did not reference her race.

Coca-Cola's Vitamin Water advert banned for 'misleading' public

An advert that claimed Coca-Cola’s Vitamin Water was “nutritious” has been banned – as the drink contains the equivalent of five teaspoons of added sugar.