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# asa - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 2nd 2017, 12:16 PM 16,722 Views 270 Comments

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

# asa - Friday 21 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 10,449 Views 35 Comments

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

# asa - Thursday 8 October, 2015

This Mad Man star's hair dye ad has been banned for being 'misleading'
# Hairy Situation
# Hairy Situation

This Mad Man star's hair dye ad has been banned for being 'misleading'

Oct 8th 2015, 10:56 AM 19,986 Views 21 Comments

It said Christina Hendricks had dyed her hair from bright red to blonde.

# asa - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

That 'beach body ready' ad was just ruled not offensive
# Protein World
From The Daily Edge
# Protein World

That 'beach body ready' ad was just ruled not offensive

Jul 1st 2015, 1:48 PM 5,283 Views 3 Comments

The ASA received 378 complaints.

# asa - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 3rd 2015, 11:04 AM 25,302 Views 41 Comments

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

# asa - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Watch: Ad for 'the world's slimmest phone' banned for objectifying women
# Kazam
# Kazam

Watch: Ad for 'the world's slimmest phone' banned for objectifying women

Feb 26th 2015, 6:13 AM 24,070 Views 57 Comments

Authorities in the United Kingdom received several complaints about the ad.

# asa - Monday 5 January, 2015

Urban Outfitters forced to remove 'thigh gap' photo from website following ASA ruling
# Thigh Gap
From The Daily Edge
# Thigh Gap

Urban Outfitters forced to remove 'thigh gap' photo from website following ASA ruling

Jan 5th 2015, 2:14 PM 37,870 Views 115 Comments

The decision comes after an anonymous complaint.

# asa - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Paul O'Connell's Pinergy ads banned for being "misleading"
# Pay As You Go
# Pay As You Go

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

Feb 25th 2014, 10:13 AM 47,888 Views 58 Comments

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

# asa - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Turns out Fairy Liquid DOES last twice as long as its rivals
# Twice As Nice
# Twice As Nice

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

Sep 18th 2013, 3:31 PM 7,387 Views 20 Comments

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

# asa - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Iceland forced to withdraw ad that claimed Irish food authority was "unaccredited"
# Horsemeat Scandal
# Horsemeat Scandal

Iceland forced to withdraw ad that claimed Irish food authority was "unaccredited"

Aug 21st 2013, 8:41 AM 17,254 Views 40 Comments

The British Advertising Standards Authority said that an ad that claimed horse meat had not been found in Iceland’s burgers “denigrated” the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

# asa - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

VIDEO: Is this nudie Irish ham ad offensive?
# In The Nip
From The Daily Edge
# In The Nip

VIDEO: Is this nudie Irish ham ad offensive?

Oct 24th 2012, 12:46 PM 4,450 Views 6 Comments

Farmers in the nip, eating sandwiches. Offensive, or just misleading?

# asa - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Too sexy, too violent or plain offensive: 20 ads banned in the UK
# Banned
# Banned

Too sexy, too violent or plain offensive: 20 ads banned in the UK

Feb 19th 2012, 10:00 AM 20,800 Views 17 Comments

Are you offended?

# asa - Friday 17 February, 2012

Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints
# Badvertising
# Badvertising

Ads for 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' prompt complaints

Feb 17th 2012, 10:24 AM 8,608 Views 59 Comments

The slogan “Bigger. Fatter. Gypsier” – used in Channel 4′s billboard campaign for the new series of the show – has been criticised as offensive and racist.

# asa - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 15th 2012, 1:32 PM 6,789 Views 57 Comments

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

# asa - Friday 3 February, 2012

TripAdvisor defends reader reviews following warning by watchdog
# Tripadvisor
# Tripadvisor

TripAdvisor defends reader reviews following warning by watchdog

Feb 3rd 2012, 9:30 PM 8,369 Views 23 Comments

The website has responded to criticisms about its “real travellers’” reviews section – saying that its users made “educated decision” based on reviews.

# asa - Wednesday 19 January, 2011

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

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

Jan 19th 2011, 4:02 PM 1,043 Views 0 Comments

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.