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#Advertising

# advertising - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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.

# advertising - Thursday 5 September, 2019

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.

# advertising - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

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.

# advertising - Thursday 25 April, 2019

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.

# advertising - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

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.

# advertising - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'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.

# advertising - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'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.

# advertising - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'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.

# advertising - Thursday 27 December, 2018

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.

# advertising - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

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.

# advertising - Monday 5 November, 2018

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.

# advertising - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

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″.

# advertising - 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 - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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”.

# advertising - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam

Gardaí are looking into the scam.

# advertising - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad

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

# advertising - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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”.

# advertising - Sunday 21 January, 2018

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.

# advertising - Friday 19 January, 2018

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.

# advertising - Sunday 14 January, 2018

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.

# advertising - Saturday 13 January, 2018

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.

# advertising - Sunday 7 January, 2018

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.

# advertising - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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?

# advertising - 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 - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

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.

# advertising - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

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.

# advertising - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

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.

# advertising - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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.

# advertising - Saturday 23 September, 2017

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

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

# advertising - Thursday 21 September, 2017

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.

# advertising - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news

Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.

# advertising - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

# advertising - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

'Move RTÉ outside Dublin and fund it through the sale of the Donnybrook studio'

Moving RTÉ to rural Ireland would create an opportunity to change its funding mechanism away from traditional advertising and the TV licence, writes Marc MacSharry.

# advertising - Friday 21 July, 2017

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

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

# advertising - Friday 23 June, 2017

'Our children's television viewing is bombarded by the thrills and spills of alcohol'

Our legislators need to take action and alter our harmful relationship with alcohol, writes Dr Bobby Smyth.

# advertising - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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.

# advertising - Sunday 28 May, 2017

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.

# advertising - Friday 5 May, 2017

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

The “classic and elegant” jumper cost €16.99.

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.

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