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#Advertising Standards Authority

# advertising-standards-authority - Friday 26 April, 2019

'Encouraging an unhealthy amount of eating': Cadbury Creme Egg hunt complaint rejected by ASAI

A woman reported two Facebook posts relating to the Creme Egg Hunting Season.

# advertising-standards-authority - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Complaint upheld after Aer Lingus advert about cost for pet travel 'likely to mislead'

The ASAI determined that the advertisement should not reappear in the current format.

# advertising-standards-authority - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Beauty chain Sisu fell foul of advertising rules for publishing a 'misleading' Instagram post

Pat Phelan’s cosmetic clinic company ‘strongly repudiated’ a complaint about a social media post.

# advertising-standards-authority - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Advertising watchdog should be 'beefed up' so it can monitor online political ads

The minister said the ASAI should have statutory powers extended to it so it can take over monitoring the standards of political ads.

# advertising-standards-authority - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Complaint upheld after Santa no-show at Donegal nightclub's 'misleading' 99c drinks night

The complaint was lodged over a Facebook ad for a ‘Snow Rave’ in The Pulse Venue in Letterkenny.

Irish consumers scammed by fraudulent websites advertising on Facebook and Instagram

Well-known brands have distanced themselves from the websites, whose ads keep appearing on social media.

# advertising-standards-authority - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Complaint upheld about Irish blogger's 'misleading' Instagram image

Rosie Connolly used a photoshopped image to promote a Rimmel product.

Vodafone TV ad about boy meeting mum's new partner received numerous complaints

The ASAI received 15 complaints about the TV advert because it “lacked information on the whereabouts of the boy’s biological dad”.

# advertising-standards-authority - Sunday 29 April, 2018

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

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

# advertising-standards-authority - Monday 18 December, 2017

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.

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.

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Pro-life abortion billboard 'unlikely to mislead readers' says ad watchdog

The ASA found a billboard claiming 100,000 lives were saved as a result of Northern Ireland’s abortion laws was not misleading.

# advertising-standards-authority - Saturday 24 June, 2017

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

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

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

'Designer vagina' surgery ad banned in London

An advert offering vagina reshaping has been banned from the London Metro because it could make women feel dissatisfied with their bodies

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

This Yves Saint Laurent ad was banned for using an 'unhealthily underweight' model

It’s not the first time the French fashion label has been the target of complaints.

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Another American Apparel ad has been banned for sexualising children

It’s the second time in six months the fashion label has fallen foul of UK authorities.

# advertising-standards-authority - Thursday 25 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge We didn't mean to objectify women, say Newbridge Silverware on banned ad Banned

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

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

# advertising-standards-authority - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Paul O'Connell's Pinergy ads banned for being "misleading"

The ads can’t be shown again in their current format, the Advertising Standards Authority said.

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Spotify given a dressing down over Lily Allen "F*** You" recommendation Not Fair

Spotify given a dressing down over Lily Allen "F*** You" recommendation

The company are red-faced after recommending some users to “give it a try. F*** You”.

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Turns out Fairy Liquid DOES last twice as long as its rivals

A complaint from its rival Persil ended with the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority led to the ruling.

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ads "offensive", says UK watchdog Ads

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding ads "offensive", says UK watchdog

Two out of four Channel 4 poster ads were slammed by Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority, which described them as “offensive and irresponsible”.

# advertising-standards-authority - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge 9 ideas for non-boob-related Club Orange ads Adwatch This post contains images

9 ideas for non-boob-related Club Orange ads

What will Club Orange do if the breasts get banned? We’ve looked at other potential directions.

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

"Spanking", "MILF" and hangover Jesus too much for the Advertising Standards Authority Complaints This post contains videos

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

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

# advertising-standards-authority - Thursday 21 June, 2012

ASAI powerless to act on anti-abortion billboards

The Advertising Standards Authority has received a number of complaints over the Life Institute campaign, but said it is outside their remit.

# advertising-standards-authority - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Too sexy, too violent or plain offensive: 20 ads banned in the UK Banned This post contains images

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Ryanair rapped over ‘sexist’ newspaper ads for cabin crew calendar

The Advertising Standards Agency upholds complaints over newspaper ads selling the airline’s underwear-themed calendar.

# advertising-standards-authority - Saturday 4 February, 2012

UPC ordered to drop 'fastest broadband' claim from adverts

The advertising standards watchdog upholds a complaint from Magnet, which says its own broadband speeds are faster.

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

GAA-themed crisps ads not Hunky Dory, says advertising watchdog

The ASAI upholds 82 complaints against the Gaelic football-themed Hunky Dory’s ads which caused “grave and widespread offence”.

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Camogie chief says crisps ads are just not 'Hunky Dory'

Those ads featuring scantily-clad girls trying their hand at our national sport haven’t gone down well with some…

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Adverts rapped for being sexist, misleading and 'feckin' great' Advertising This post contains videos

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

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

# advertising-standards-authority - Monday 20 June, 2011

Cadbury's ad ruled 'not racist', despite apology to Naomi Campbell

Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority says an ad referring to Naomi Campbell as a ‘diva’ did not reference her race.

# advertising-standards-authority - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge Coca-Cola's Vitamin Water advert banned for 'misleading' public Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola's Vitamin Water advert banned for 'misleading' public

An advert that claimed Coca-Cola’s Vitamin Water was “nutritious” has been banned – as the drink contains the equivalent of five teaspoons of added sugar.