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Bank ad ordered to be changed after child shown wearing puffy jacket in car seat
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# Car Trouble

Bank ad ordered to be changed after child shown wearing puffy jacket in car seat

Sep 22nd 2017, 6:10 AM 107,913 Views 84 Comments

AIB was found to be in breach of the advertisers’ code.

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

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

Sep 21st 2017, 12:51 PM 23,434 Views 56 Comments

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

There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products
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# Backlash

There's been a surge in complaints about Irish 'influencers' plugging products

Jul 28th 2017, 12:05 AM 32,004 Views 35 Comments

Three times the amount of complaints have been received so far in 2017 compared to all of last year.

The UK is cracking down on gender stereotyping in adverts - what about Ireland?
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# Equality

The UK is cracking down on gender stereotyping in adverts - what about Ireland?

Jul 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 10,436 Views 35 Comments

A report was released this week calling for stronger regulation of adverts in the UK.

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

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

Jun 24th 2017, 7:40 AM 19,464 Views 37 Comments

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

Love Irish Food has to stop 'misleading' ads that say its brands use Irish ingredients
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# Marketing

Love Irish Food has to stop 'misleading' ads that say its brands use Irish ingredients

May 18th 2017, 4:58 PM 776 Views 0 Comments

It followed a complaint over salmon from Scotland that bore the group’s logo.

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

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

May 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,155 Views 32 Comments

The “classic and elegant” jumper cost €16.99.

Slap on the wrist for Meteor after Three complains over 'more than you can eat data' ad
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# No My Data Is Best

Slap on the wrist for Meteor after Three complains over 'more than you can eat data' ad

May 4th 2017, 2:46 PM 23,311 Views 35 Comments

Three had claimed that it had the superior data offer, and that Meteor’s advert was misleading.

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

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
# Something Fishy
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# Something Fishy

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 6:01 AM 40,426 Views 63 Comments

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

A number of the 'I Want To Get Cancer' ads can't be shown again
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# Irish Cancer Society

A number of the 'I Want To Get Cancer' ads can't be shown again

Feb 21st 2017, 1:53 PM 23,465 Views 54 Comments

The ASAI made the ruling today.

Affiliate deals: The hidden way influencers are making money from your online shopping
# Influenced
# Influenced

Affiliate deals: The hidden way influencers are making money from your online shopping

Feb 19th 2017, 7:00 PM 9,055 Views 7 Comments

What you should know before you click on those product links.

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

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

Jan 24th 2017, 2:30 PM 18,724 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 19th 2016, 11:47 PM 17,781 Views 55 Comments

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

Complaints upheld against Carphone Warehouse's 'Pro-Choice' adverts
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# Sensitive Topic

Complaints upheld against Carphone Warehouse's 'Pro-Choice' adverts

Dec 16th 2016, 6:41 PM 11,240 Views 22 Comments

The initial response to the adverts was negative, and they were pulled by Carphone Warehouse shortly afterwards.

Complaint upheld after children were fined for riding Luas for free
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# Park And Ride

Complaint upheld after children were fined for riding Luas for free

Dec 16th 2016, 6:30 AM 39,443 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 30th 2016, 5:49 PM 17,221 Views 29 Comments

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

1916 exhibition should have alluded to Hunger Strike section, says advert regulator
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# Sinn Féin

1916 exhibition should have alluded to Hunger Strike section, says advert regulator

Nov 4th 2016, 6:05 AM 11,880 Views 51 Comments

The ASAI ruled that this advertisement should not be used in the same format again.

Sprite ad saying "she's seen more ceilings than Michelangelo" ruled sexually exploitative
# ASAI
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# ASAI

Sprite ad saying "she's seen more ceilings than Michelangelo" ruled sexually exploitative

Nov 3rd 2016, 5:18 PM 22,184 Views 49 Comments

The ad campaign was featured on two Irish websites.

Vodafone bull ad branded "disgraceful" for making light of "very dangerous animals"
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# Cow-ards

Vodafone bull ad branded "disgraceful" for making light of "very dangerous animals"

Sep 28th 2016, 3:00 PM 25,452 Views 52 Comments

The Advertising Standards Authority found the ad to be in breach of their guidelines.

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

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

Jul 19th 2016, 3:44 PM 23,833 Views 59 Comments

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

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad
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# Airside Bootcamp

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad

Apr 21st 2016, 6:10 AM 27,582 Views 18 Comments

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

Toyota told it can't claim to have the 'Best Built Cars in the World'
# Not Bragging
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# Not Bragging

Toyota told it can't claim to have the 'Best Built Cars in the World'

Apr 20th 2016, 1:49 PM 24,183 Views 61 Comments

A ruling by the Irish advertising authority has ruled it is no longer allowed to use the slogan in its advertising.

Paddy Power criticised over "money back" ads
# Money Back Not Guaranteed
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# Money Back Not Guaranteed

Paddy Power criticised over "money back" ads

Mar 23rd 2016, 6:04 AM 21,210 Views 33 Comments

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

Harvey Norman ad that referenced Leaving Cert students with 'sore heads' banned
# Coffee And Doughnuts
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# Coffee And Doughnuts

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

Mar 22nd 2016, 4:18 PM 21,013 Views 27 Comments

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

Donegal nightclub slapped on wrist for 'shag a ginger' night ad
# DJ Ginger Nuts
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# DJ Ginger Nuts

Donegal nightclub slapped on wrist for 'shag a ginger' night ad

Mar 22nd 2016, 11:42 AM 32,363 Views 34 Comments

The advertising watchdog has ordered that the ad not be used in the same format again.

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

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.

Irish company's Caitlyn Jenner ad 'offensive, transphobic and demeaning to transgender people everywhere'
# Bad Ads
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# Bad Ads

Irish company's Caitlyn Jenner ad 'offensive, transphobic and demeaning to transgender people everywhere'

Dec 17th 2015, 3:17 PM 27,160 Views 100 Comments

The advertising authority received a number of complaints in relation to the ad.

Here's why people thought this ad for smoked ham was 'offensive and disrespectful'
# Ham-strung
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# Ham-strung

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

Nov 18th 2015, 3:06 PM 39,493 Views 64 Comments

The ASAI published its latest complaints today.

'It is not ok to sing and dance while driving a car'
# Proceed With Caution
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# Proceed With Caution

'It is not ok to sing and dance while driving a car'

Apr 28th 2015, 10:00 PM 18,160 Views 21 Comments

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland received complaints about a recent Toyota advertisement among others.

Man says Claudia Schiffer is a liar, Astras DO break down
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# Careful Now

Man says Claudia Schiffer is a liar, Astras DO break down

Mar 2nd 2015, 6:50 PM 28,757 Views 47 Comments

A model mechanic she aint.

Paddy Power erection pun and Georgia Salpa eating chocolate are fair game for ads
# No Nuts No Glory
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# No Nuts No Glory

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

Dec 18th 2014, 2:27 PM 23,771 Views 35 Comments

So says Irish advertising standards.

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

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

Sep 25th 2014, 1:37 PM 33,234 Views 105 Comments

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

Newbridge ad deemed too sexy (not the Ronan O'Gara one)
# Mad Men
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# Mad Men

Newbridge ad deemed too sexy (not the Ronan O'Gara one)

Sep 23rd 2014, 2:34 PM 33,333 Views 38 Comments

The advertisement was deemed ‘overtly sexual in nature’ and ‘provocative’ by the ASAI.

Complaints against Vodafone, Dublin Airport and a psychic healer upheld
# False Advertising
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# False Advertising

Complaints against Vodafone, Dublin Airport and a psychic healer upheld

Aug 5th 2014, 1:43 PM 23,829 Views 51 Comments

In total, the Advertising Standards Agency dealt with 13 complaints last month.

Ads in breach: Small print from Three, bad coverage from eMobile, indecency from The Wright Venue
# Bad Men
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# Bad Men

Ads in breach: Small print from Three, bad coverage from eMobile, indecency from The Wright Venue

Jun 30th 2014, 2:23 PM 19,165 Views 13 Comments

In its latest update, the ASAI found 14 ads did not comply with their code.

The Wolf of Wall Street, Jameson, and Pope John Paul II: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
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# Prime Numbers

The Wolf of Wall Street, Jameson, and Pope John Paul II: The week in numbers

Apr 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 9,444 Views 10 Comments

Plus: How many letters and packages does An Post deal with in an average week?

Complaint over 'Limerick crime scene' Irish Examiner ad not upheld
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# Advertising

Complaint over 'Limerick crime scene' Irish Examiner ad not upheld

Sep 11th 2013, 8:32 AM 8,054 Views 41 Comments

The ASAI found that the ad did not cause grave or widespread offence.

Adverts in breach: Healing bracelets, shoes that tone and cowboys in vans
# Badvertising
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# Badvertising

Adverts in breach: Healing bracelets, shoes that tone and cowboys in vans

Jul 4th 2013, 11:08 AM 13,686 Views 19 Comments

Twenty-one complaints were upheld by the ASAI, Ireland’s advertising watchdog, in it’s latest complaints bulletin.

Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes
# Badvertising
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# Badvertising

Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes

May 1st 2013, 7:56 PM 21,762 Views 28 Comments

The watchdog has found against a number of companies, according to its latest Complaints Bulletin.