Advertising

Morrisons underestimated the demand the promotion would generate

Morrisons wine offer scores own-goal

By Rod Addy

A Morrisons wine promotion provoked outrage from shoppers after it failed to meet the demand it had created, provoking a reprimand from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Camerons said its reputation had been unfairly tarnished by a false association with the banned advert

Brewery denies responsibility for Facebook sex ad

By Michael Stones

A brewery boss has complained to this website his firm’s reputation had been unfairly tarnished by a Facebook advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for foul language, sexual references and drunkenness.

The ASA ruled the Facebook advert should not appear in its current form

Sex, drunkenness and foul language result in ad ban

By Michael Stones

A Facebook advert attributed to Camerons Brewery, trading as the bar Trocaderos South Shields, has been banned after complaints about its foul language and invitations to drunkenness and promiscuous sexual behaviour, according to the Advertising Standards...

An online Ribena brand has been banned for misleading consumers

Ribena advert banned for misleading health claims

By Laurence Gibbons

An online Ribena advert has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making exaggerated and misleading health claims about the benefits of the drink.

Morrisons' spirits ad on YouTube had not been targeted responsibly, ruled the ASA

Morrisons criticised for YouTube alcohol advert

By Michael Stones

Morrisons has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after its video advertisement, broadcast during a series of children’s nursery rhymes on YouTube, featured images of spirit bottles with the voice-over “These litre bottles of spirits...

Aldi claimed its advert had not been intended as an exact price comparison exercise

Aldi stung by Asda ad complaint

By Rod Addy

An Aldi ad has been banned for being misleading after rival grocery retailer Asda complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Lucozade used images of sports stars in its ad campaign

Sports drink ad claims attacked

By Rod Addy

A Lucozade Sport ad campaign has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for falling foul of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claims rules.

The advertising watchdog upheld complaints about one advert in Unilever's Piri Piri Pot Noodle Facebook campaign but rejected two others

Unilever slammed for ‘offensive’ Facebook noodle advert

By Mike Stones

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Unilever cannot use one of its Piri Piri Pot Noodle online adverts in its current form and ordered the firm not to use “offensive images” in future.

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