Advertising Standards Authority

Friday, June 14, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

'Harmful gender stereotypes' banned under new advertising rules

'Harmful gender stereotypes' banned under new advertising rules

Ads that include "harmful" gender stereotypes, such as a man being unable to change a nappy, are banned under new rules that come into force today.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Marnie Simpson

Geordie Shore star Instagram posts banned

Geordie Shore star Instagram posts banned

Instagram posts by Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson have been banned for encouraging the unsafe buying of coloured contact lenses.

'Sexist' garage ad banned for demeaning women

'Sexist' garage ad banned for demeaning women

A “sexist” ad that appeared in a premium car magazine has been banned for objectifying women.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

Advertising agency takes action against 150 autism ‘cure’ therapists

Advertising watchdog takes action against 150 autism ‘cure’ therapists

Advertising watchdog takes action against 150 autism ‘cure’ therapists

​​​​​​​Around 150 therapists who claim to “cure” autism have been served enforcement notices by the advertising watchdog amid warnings their methods have no scientific credibility and could severely harm children.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Cadbury Freddo bar ads banned after breaking junk food rules

Cadbury Freddo bar ads banned after breaking junk food rules

Cadbury Freddo bar ads banned after breaking junk food rules

Adverts for Cadbury's Freddo chocolate bar have been banned for breaking rules designed to limit children's exposure to junk food.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Vets urge retailers to stop using unhealthy dog breeds such as pugs on Christmas jumpers

Vets urge retailers to stop using unhealthy dog breeds such as pugs on Christmas jumpers

Vets urge retailers to stop using unhealthy dog breeds on Christmas jumpers

The Junior Vice President of British Veterinary Association has said that the use of dog breeds such as pugs and dachshunds on Christmas jumpers “normalise” their “harmful characteristics”.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Woman cooking

Advertising watchdog bans adverts that feature 'harmful' gender stereotypes

Advertising watchdog bans adverts that feature 'harmful' gender stereotypes

The Advertising Standards Authority has introduced a ban on adverts that feature stereotypical gender roles or characteristics.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Costa Coffee radio ad banned for discouraging consumers from buying avocados

Costa Coffee radio ad banned for discouraging consumers from buying avocados

Costa Coffee radio ad banned for discouraging consumers from buying avocados

A radio ad for Costa Coffee has been banned for discouraging consumers from buying avocados.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ticket website viagogo to remove ‘misleading prices’ after threat of legal action

Ticket website Viagogo to remove ‘misleading prices’ after threat of legal action

Website Viagogo will remove ‘misleading prices’ after threat of legal action

The ticket website Viagogo will now reveal “hidden fees” such as VAT, delivery and booking fees after an investigation from the Advertising Standards Authority.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Poundland Christmas elf adverts banned for being demeaning and offensive

Poundland Christmas elf adverts banned for being demeaning and offensive

Poundland Christmas elf adverts banned for being demeaning and offensive

The campaign ran on the company's social media and featured an elf in sexualised poses

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Advertising Standards Authority starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

Advertising Standards Authority starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

ASA starts investigation into Poundland over 'naughty elf pictures'

The image shows a toy elf holding a teabag over a doll's face

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

'Sexist and degrading' shoe ad campaign banned

'Sexist and degrading' shoe ad campaign which featured naked women banned

'Sexist and degrading' shoe ad campaign which featured naked women banned

The adverts for Goodwin Smith Shoes featured women wearing no tops and nude underwear

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Blanket ban on representation in adverts is too far, but gender roles need to be balanced', says campaigner

Sexist advert debate: Campaigner says blanket ban is excessive

Sexist advert debate: Campaigner says blanket ban is excessive

The Advertising Standards Authority has said it will ban adverts that are sexist by showing gender stereotype roles

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Diet Chef advert: 'Let's give women negative messages about being overweight, it would save lives', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Diet Chef advert: 'Women need negative messages about being overweight - they could save lives', says Julia

Julia Hartley-Brewer says women need negative messages about their weight

An advert for the delivery service Diet Chef has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for being 'socially irresponsible' around issues of weight loss