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From TheJournal.ie Advertising body defends decision to ban 'offensive' Tampax ad ASAI

Advertising body defends decision to ban 'offensive' Tampax ad

The ASAI said that the vast majority of complaints came from women.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should junk food advertising on TV before 9pm be banned? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should junk food advertising on TV before 9pm be banned?

It has been reported that the UK plans to introduce restrictions on how unhealthy food is sold.

From TheJournal.ie Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content Social Media

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

From TheJournal.ie HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media No Thanks

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Australia is set to unveil plans to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue they earn from news featured in their services.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads Social Spend

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads

Targeted Facebook ads allow political parties to select who they want to see the advert by age group, gender and where they live.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds Children's Health

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

From TheJournal.ie New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook removes 'celeb-bait' sponsored posts featuring Ryan Tubridy Advertising

Facebook removes 'celeb-bait' sponsored posts featuring Ryan Tubridy

The sponsored posts linked to a page on the Amazon online marketplace.

From TheJournal.ie Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections Bai

Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections

That’s according to ElectCheck, a new research report commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Toyota hybrid campaign falls foul of ad watchdog after misleading cost-saving claim Complaints

Toyota hybrid campaign falls foul of ad watchdog after misleading cost-saving claim

No indication was given in the advertisement that the amount of money saved by purchasing the car was variable.

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog to review use of term 'unlimited' in phone plan advertising Ads

Watchdog to review use of term 'unlimited' in phone plan advertising

The ASAI said new guidelines will help to ensure certain marketing terms are not misleading to consumers.

From TheJournal.ie Tayto fall foul of ad rules for Facebook posts encouraging excessive consumption Largo Foods

Tayto fall foul of ad rules for Facebook posts encouraging excessive consumption

One of the offending posts featured a sharing pack of Mighty Munch and a message from a “sound spud” who said he would not be sharing.

From TheJournal.ie EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals Illegal

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.

From TheJournal.ie 'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign Clancy Amendment

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign

The ad warning learner motorists not to drive unaccompanied began airing in December.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions Lobbying

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising Future Focus

'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising

Individual billboards and the $40 billion marketing potential of Alexa – the next stage in the advertising revolution.

From TheJournal.ie Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission A Long Time Coming

Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission

A public consultation on what structure and responsibilities the Commission will have has been launched today.

From TheJournal.ie An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why Festive Season

An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why

The postal service looked around the globe to try find ‘authentic’ Irish festive stories.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol ads to be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next year PROHIBITED

Alcohol ads to be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next year

From 12 November 2019, ads for alcohol in the cinema will also be banned except for over 18s movies.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources The Eighth

Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources

Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.

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 What happens next? Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Strategic Communications Unit Wind It Down

What happens next? Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Strategic Communications Unit

A review published tonight has acknowledged that the placement of Fine Gael candidates in Project 2040 advertorials was “unsatisfactory”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam Fake Magazine

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam

Gardaí are looking into the scam.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad Broadband

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad

The ASAI also upheld a complaint against Lidl in relation to a competition it ran.

From TheJournal.ie Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods Codes Of Practice

Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan hit out at the voluntary nature of the Codes, saying Ireland needs “mandatory legislation”.

From TheJournal.ie Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns A New Dawn This post contains videos

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns

Almost 14,000 men and women applied to join the Defence Forces in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie H&M tone-deaf ad just another in long line with Pepsi, Dove, Nivea and Kellogg's messing up recently Opinion

H&M tone-deaf ad just another in long line with Pepsi, Dove, Nivea and Kellogg's messing up recently

If the same ad appeared 13 years ago, it wouldn’t have generated a third of the reaction nor publicity, writes Amy Rose Harte.

From TheJournal.ie From 1893 to 1995 – these iconic ads help tell the history of business in Ireland Marketing

From 1893 to 1995 – these iconic ads help tell the history of business in Ireland

We’ve assembled some classic adverts from the likes of Penneys, Ryanair and Barry’s Tea.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters trash H&M shops in South Africa in response to 'monkey' ad Rubber Bullets

Protesters trash H&M shops in South Africa in response to 'monkey' ad

The Economic Freedom Fighters organised protests at several H&M outlets in Johannesburg.

From TheJournal.ie Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card PR

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card

The rollout of the card sparked a storm of publicity about its use last year.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad? Advertising

FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?

It’s a claim made by the alcohol lobby, but does it stand up to scrutiny?

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 Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics Endorse This Message

Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics

Fianna Fáil said the new Bill will ensure the government stay within the definition of what is political advertising.

From TheJournal.ie Man doesn't say 'f*** you' to Paddington in advert Phew

Man doesn't say 'f*** you' to Paddington in advert

Some who watched the Marks and Spencer Christmas ad were convinced the little bear was sworn at.

From TheJournal.ie After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back On The Agenda

After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back

It’s showdown time for the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill which is back on the agenda this week.

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint about 'misleading' online ad for Cork IVF clinic upheld ASAI

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Watchdog rules against Nissan ad that showed sister standing up to brother's bully Ads

Watchdog rules against Nissan ad that showed sister standing up to brother's bully

It did not, however, find the ad was gender stereotyping or that the images were inappropriate.

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