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From TheJournal.ie The advertising watchdog has handled its first complaint about a Snapchat influencer Spon

The advertising watchdog has handled its first complaint about a Snapchat influencer

Faces By Grace came under scrutiny over a post about a detox drink.

From TheJournal.ie Belgian King vs Burger King: Country's royal family outraged at fast food chain ad Choose Your Side

Belgian King vs Burger King: Country's royal family outraged at fast food chain ad

An online ad asks users to choose between King Philippe or Burger King.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld after man is surprised Lidl jumper is only 3% cashmere Fine Knit

Complaint upheld after man is surprised Lidl jumper is only 3% cashmere

The “classic and elegant” jumper cost €16.99.

From TheJournal.ie Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign Welfare Cheats

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign

Leo Varadkar’s department made €41 million in overpayments due to customer fraud in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules Product Placement

People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules

Product placement gets a separate distinction to advertising in the revised code.

From TheJournal.ie Food advertising: 'Brands get onto children's newsfeeds and interact like real life friends' Opinion

Food advertising: 'Brands get onto children's newsfeeds and interact like real life friends'

We need to stand up to the the lobbying power of the multinational food industry, writes Chris Macey.

From TheJournal.ie These are the major trends expected to shape the Irish ad industry in 2017 Sport Sponsorships

These are the major trends expected to shape the Irish ad industry in 2017

Marketers will spend almost a billion euro on ads this year, according to Core Media.

From TheJournal.ie Super Bowl ads get political and discuss 'four years of bad hair' Trump This post contains videos

Super Bowl ads get political and discuss 'four years of bad hair'

A number of ads touted inclusiveness and diversity.

From TheJournal.ie Charities regulator had "no choice" but to prosecute soup kitchen owner Twist Charity

Charities regulator had "no choice" but to prosecute soup kitchen owner

Oliver Williams was prosecuted for misrepresenting Twist Charity as a charitable organisation.

From TheJournal.ie Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app Meitu

Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app

The app has hundreds of millions of users – but are they aware of the permissions they have agreed to?

From TheJournal.ie Loophole allows Eircode to run adverts which falsely imply codes save lives Denis Naughten

Loophole allows Eircode to run adverts which falsely imply codes save lives

The advert, which ran on both television and radio stations, claimed an Eircode would help emergency services “find you faster”.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld after children were fined for riding Luas for free Park And Ride

Complaint upheld after children were fined for riding Luas for free

The children misunderstood a message that advertised free park and ride facilities.

From TheJournal.ie New rules for businesses who want to call their food 'artisan' or 'natural' Misleading Labels

New rules for businesses who want to call their food 'artisan' or 'natural'

The guidelines aim to stop consumers being misled by marketing terms.

From TheJournal.ie A porn star taught Paddy Power's boss that having the craic doesn't work everywhere Horses For Courses

A porn star taught Paddy Power's boss that having the craic doesn't work everywhere

Madcap high jinks work well in Ireland, but not every country appreciates the same marketing stunts.

11 of the quickest jokes about the new John Lewis Christmas ad

Buster is blowing up the internet today.

Pierce Brosnan has found himself in the middle of a bizarre controversy in India

The actor appeared in ads for a ‘mouth freshener’ that has been linked to poor health – now he wants nothing to do with the brand.

From TheJournal.ie Three agencies refused to put up this billboard advertisement for Griffith College Dublin Medium Is The Message

Three agencies refused to put up this billboard advertisement for Griffith College Dublin

“It could easily come across as a mistake in the posting of the creativity resulting in unnecessary criticism of the industry.”

From TheJournal.ie A bar's 'Bottomless Prosecco' deal is among three ads given a slap on the wrist Alcohol Advertising

A bar's 'Bottomless Prosecco' deal is among three ads given a slap on the wrist

Alcohol Action Ireland wasn’t happy with the ads.

From TheJournal.ie "You wanna feel?" - Complaints that this Opel ad is 'sexist' have been rejected Nice And Warm This post contains videos

"You wanna feel?" - Complaints that this Opel ad is 'sexist' have been rejected

Regulators say the ad was ‘light-hearted’ in nature.

From TheJournal.ie Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad Airside Bootcamp

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad

Epilepsy Ireland said the Facebook ad had caused upset and hurt to people with epilepsy and their families.

From TheJournal.ie Dating website apologises for calling red hair and freckles 'imperfections' Backlash

Dating website apologises for calling red hair and freckles 'imperfections'

People were not happy with Match.com’s campaign.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Easter Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Easter Monday

Here are the stories you need to know as you begin your day.

From TheJournal.ie Denny ad was wrong to show grandfather looking at child in car, watchdog says Complaint Upheld

Denny ad was wrong to show grandfather looking at child in car, watchdog says

It was thought that the advertisement encouraged unsafe driving practices.

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Power criticised over "money back" ads Money Back Not Guaranteed

Paddy Power criticised over "money back" ads

A complainant wasn’t happy that a footnote was in a smaller font.

From TheJournal.ie Harvey Norman ad that referenced Leaving Cert students with 'sore heads' banned Coffee And Doughnuts

Harvey Norman ad that referenced Leaving Cert students with 'sore heads' banned

The advertising watchdog upheld a complaint that the ad appears to reference underage drinking.

From TheJournal.ie You leave a data trail everywhere you go. Creepy? Maybe, but it's the world we live in Opinion

You leave a data trail everywhere you go. Creepy? Maybe, but it's the world we live in

We need to be aware of our personal data trails, and how they can be used, writes Brian Mac Namee.

From TheJournal.ie How bookies, e-cigarettes and kids meals can advertise changes today Unhappy Meal

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Shocking and provocative but here's why THAT Labour ad worked Analysis

Shocking and provocative but here's why THAT Labour ad worked

Analysis: A leaked draft ad has caused some controversy but that’s probably exactly what Labour was hoping for.

From TheJournal.ie Arnotts is marketing a vacuum cleaner as a Christmas gift 'for her' Gift For Her

Arnotts is marketing a vacuum cleaner as a Christmas gift 'for her'

At least it’s a fancy one?

Arnotts is marketing a hoover as a Christmas gift 'for her'

At least it’s a fancy hoover?

From TheJournal.ie Amazon pulls Nazi ads following backlash in New York The Man In The High Castle

Amazon pulls Nazi ads following backlash in New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the ads were offensive to World War II and Holocaust survivors.

An Irish jeweller is offering free pieces to 'real women' to model for her website

Fiona De Buitlear of Trinkets Jewellery wants to see more ‘real women’ in advertising.

From TheJournal.ie Here's why people thought this ad for smoked ham was 'offensive and disrespectful' Ham-strung

Here's why people thought this ad for smoked ham was 'offensive and disrespectful'

The ASAI published its latest complaints today.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's biggest publisher has finally stopped getting smaller Read All About It

Ireland's biggest publisher has finally stopped getting smaller

Independent News and Media has turned around its revenue after eight years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you sign up for YouTube's subscription plan? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you sign up for YouTube's subscription plan?

What would you pay to get rid of those pesky ads?

From TheJournal.ie Dublin flooring company says Caitlyn Jenner ad is a 'celebration' of trans people A Different Ireland

Dublin flooring company says Caitlyn Jenner ad is a 'celebration' of trans people

Not everyone agrees, with TENI saying the billboard has “upset and disappointed” many people.

From TheJournal.ie Coca-Cola now has to tell you that Vitamin Water isn't as healthy as it claimed Vitamin Hit

Coca-Cola now has to tell you that Vitamin Water isn't as healthy as it claimed

It will now have “with sweeteners” in the name.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien's Digicel is taking on Google, Facebook, and Yahoo Ad Blocking

Denis O'Brien's Digicel is taking on Google, Facebook, and Yahoo

The company is introducing ad blocking at a network level.