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Complaint upheld over Classic Hits prize conveying Jerusalem's Old City as Israeli
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Complaint upheld over Classic Hits prize conveying Jerusalem's Old City as Israeli

Nov 17th 2020, 11:59 AM 20,957 Views 12 Comments

The ASAI upheld a separate complaint about an undisclosed commercial relationship between influencer Emma Kehoe and Pretty Little Thing.

Influenced: ASAI records spike in complaints about health and beauty ads
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Influenced: ASAI records spike in complaints about health and beauty ads

Apr 29th 2020, 12:51 PM 19,519 Views 12 Comments

The sector received the most amount of complaints last year.

MCD told not to advertise tickets 'from' a certain price unless it can show there are a reasonable number available
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MCD told not to advertise tickets 'from' a certain price unless it can show there are a reasonable number available

Dec 17th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,269 Views 11 Comments

A complaint had been made about a 3Arena event with a ticket price listed as “from €51 incl booking fee”.

Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld
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Complaint of 'racism' against Wexford shop whose owner painted his face black for advert upheld

Jun 26th 2019, 9:31 AM 40,546 Views 85 Comments

Smyths Homevalue shared the video on Facebook to promote Black Friday last year.

Complaints over Donegal nightclub's '19th Hole' billboard upheld after 'grave and widespread offence'
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Complaints over Donegal nightclub's '19th Hole' billboard upheld after 'grave and widespread offence'

Aug 30th 2018, 4:28 PM 46,154 Views 51 Comments

The advert prompted 64 complaints.

Groupon rapped on knuckles for 'misleading' exclusive beauty product deal
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Groupon rapped on knuckles for 'misleading' exclusive beauty product deal

Mar 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 23,720 Views 5 Comments

The coupon company issued an offer for a beauty ‘mystery gift’ which failed to specify how many items a customer would receive.

Firm behind the Insure My websites slapped on the wrist over fake testimonials
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Firm behind the Insure My websites slapped on the wrist over fake testimonials

Feb 26th 2017, 7:10 AM 10,904 Views 12 Comments

Insuremymotorbike.ie was taken down after the complaint was lodged.

Lidl is in trouble for advertising 'fresh' fish which actually came from Namibia
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Lidl is in trouble for advertising 'fresh' fish which actually came from Namibia

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:01 AM 40,386 Views 63 Comments

The complaint related to Lidl’s InisMara brand of fish products.

Irish bloggers will now have to declare when they're promoting a product in their posts
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Irish bloggers will now have to declare when they're promoting a product in their posts

Jan 24th 2017, 2:30 PM 18,720 Views 32 Comments

The ASAI aims to ensure that all marketing is easily identifiable from independent editorial content.

Poll: Were RTÉ wrong in banning this Budweiser ad featuring Conor McGregor?
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Poll: Were RTÉ wrong in banning this Budweiser ad featuring Conor McGregor?

Mar 20th 2016, 9:40 AM 75,492 Views 148 Comments

RTÉ has refused to air the ad as it is in breach of advertising standards.

How bookies, e-cigarettes and kids meals can advertise changes today
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How bookies, e-cigarettes and kids meals can advertise changes today

Mar 1st 2016, 6:07 AM 16,544 Views 8 Comments

Food advertisements and ads for health and beauty products will now also be subject to more stringent examinations.

Paddy Power erection pun and Georgia Salpa eating chocolate are fair game for ads
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Paddy Power erection pun and Georgia Salpa eating chocolate are fair game for ads

Dec 18th 2014, 2:27 PM 23,763 Views 35 Comments

So says Irish advertising standards.

London women's centre advert that appeals to 'Irish visitors' is misleading
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London women's centre advert that appeals to 'Irish visitors' is misleading

Sep 19th 2013, 3:36 PM 14,376 Views 31 Comments

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has pulled an advert for a London clinic as it gives the impression it’s an abortion clinic.

Advertising authority to monitor ads by companies on social media
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Advertising authority to monitor ads by companies on social media

Nov 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,220 Views 10 Comments

Posts by companies on social media websites that advertise products now under the remit of the Advertising Authority of Ireland.

VIDEO: Is this nudie Irish ham ad offensive?
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# In The Nip

VIDEO: Is this nudie Irish ham ad offensive?

Oct 24th 2012, 12:46 PM 4,393 Views 6 Comments

Farmers in the nip, eating sandwiches. Offensive, or just misleading?

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

Jun 27th 2012, 3:08 PM 14,456 Views 45 Comments

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

Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'
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Column: Children are conditioned from birth to develop 'brand loyalty'

Jun 4th 2012, 7:00 PM 684 Views 24 Comments

Family clinical psychotherapist Joanna Fortune says toys don’t just let children ‘play’ anymore – they are constantly selling to them…

Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints
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Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints

Feb 17th 2012, 10:24 AM 8,564 Views 59 Comments

The slogan “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier” – used in Channel 4′s billboard campaign for the new series of the show – has been criticised as offensive and racist.

TripAdvisor defends reader reviews following warning by watchdog
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TripAdvisor defends reader reviews following warning by watchdog

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:30 PM 8,365 Views 23 Comments

The website has responded to criticisms about its “real travellers’” reviews section – saying that its users made “educated decision” based on reviews.

Website censured over Moss 'skinny' slogan T-shirts
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Website censured over Moss 'skinny' slogan T-shirts

Aug 10th 2011, 3:37 PM 662 Views 5 Comments

The ad showed children’s T-shirts bearing a motto once mentioned by model Kate Moss in an interview – “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels”.

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

Jun 29th 2011, 10:08 AM 7,043 Views 64 Comments

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

Poll: Should the new Club Orange TV ads be aired?
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Poll: Should the new Club Orange TV ads be aired?

Jun 21st 2011, 10:13 AM 9,868 Views 91 Comments

Controversy surrounds a new ad featuring bikini-clad women which is due for broadcast this summer…