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New rules for junk food ads aimed to 'protect the wellbeing of children' to take effect in December
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# Food Ads

New rules for junk food ads aimed to 'protect the wellbeing of children' to take effect in December

Jun 30th 2021, 7:26 PM 13,715 Views 35 Comments

The ASAI will put in place limits around when and how many junk food ads can appear in different media.

Majority of Irish adults believe social media influencers are inauthentic and misrepresent real life
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# Survey

Majority of Irish adults believe social media influencers are inauthentic and misrepresent real life

Feb 23rd 2021, 12:43 PM 29,150 Views 46 Comments

The finding was contained in a survey carried out by the ASAI.

Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?
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Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?

Feb 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,620 Views 58 Comments

As Labour brings legislation this week to tackle the issue, party senator Mark Wall says it’s time to fight back against gambling ads.

Ryanair ordered to remove 'irresponsible' jab and go advert in the UK
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# Advertising

Ryanair ordered to remove 'irresponsible' jab and go advert in the UK

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:09 AM 35,713 Views 29 Comments

Over 2,000 complaints were made to the British advertising watchdog about the advert.

Model Stella Tennant dies aged 50
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# RIP

Model Stella Tennant dies aged 50

Dec 23rd 2020, 4:51 PM 89,346 Views 9 Comments

The mother-of-four was a high-profile model from the 1990s.

Opinion: How to make a good Christmas ad, and a look at the best around
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# Happy Holidays

Opinion: How to make a good Christmas ad, and a look at the best around

Dec 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,950 Views 22 Comments

Advertising professional Kathleen Moore explains the process in creating those memorable Christmas ads and outlines some of her favourites.

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19
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# Social Spend

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19

Oct 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 14,642 Views 29 Comments

A total of €688,805 was spent across nine different campaigns.

Advertising body defends decision to ban 'offensive' Tampax ad
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# ASAI

Advertising body defends decision to ban 'offensive' Tampax ad

Jul 29th 2020, 6:46 PM 53,910 Views 88 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 24th 2020, 8:49 AM 24,921 Views 86 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 35,985 Views 48 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,162 Views 11 Comments

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

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media
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# No Thanks

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Jun 15th 2020, 7:23 AM 9,987 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 21,638 Views 66 Comments

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

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds
# Children's Health
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# Children's Health

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

Nov 14th 2019, 7:08 AM 6,795 Views 35 Comments

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

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media
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# Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

Nov 5th 2019, 10:59 PM 7,226 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Updated Oct 23rd 2019, 9:50 AM 44,456 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 17th 2019, 10:27 AM 4,131 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Sep 5th 2019, 3:18 PM 32,026 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 20th 2019, 1:47 PM 12,228 Views 34 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 25th 2019, 4:17 PM 36,655 Views 26 Comments

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.

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals
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# Illegal

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

Mar 20th 2019, 3:43 PM 8,751 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 77,141 Views 242 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 21,262 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 13th 2019, 6:00 PM 18,982 Views 10 Comments

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

Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission
# A Long Time Coming
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# A Long Time Coming

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

Dec 27th 2018, 7:30 AM 6,748 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 25th 2018, 11:00 PM 16,661 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 5th 2018, 12:01 AM 9,101 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

May 8th 2018, 1:33 PM 11,702 Views 59 Comments

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″.

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

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

Apr 29th 2018, 6:15 AM 11,043 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 27th 2018, 9:31 PM 9,856 Views 50 Comments

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

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam
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# Fake Magazine

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam

Mar 21st 2018, 5:45 PM 27,517 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí are looking into the scam.

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad
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# Broadband

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad

Mar 6th 2018, 1:24 PM 34,397 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 14th 2018, 5:35 PM 9,440 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 21st 2018, 4:24 PM 19,349 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 19th 2018, 7:01 AM 36,866 Views 59 Comments

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

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

Jan 14th 2018, 12:01 PM 20,202 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 13th 2018, 4:34 PM 58,648 Views 141 Comments

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

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card
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# PR

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card

Jan 7th 2018, 6:30 AM 13,076 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 21,115 Views 55 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 18th 2017, 7:15 PM 32,227 Views 46 Comments

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

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