Advertising Standards Authority

Type: Organization
Name: Advertising Standards Authority
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 6 reports

DA’s SABC complaint hearing not fast-tracked due to legal threat – ICASA

The public hearing by the Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) of the complaint by opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) against the South African Broadcasting Corporation ... [Published HumanIPO - 2 hours ago]
First reported 25 mins ago - Updated 25 mins ago - 1 reports

ASA complaint filed relating to DoE nuclear promotional material

World News: 15:41 GMT Wednesday 16th April 2014 . [ ]This story South African nonprofit environmental organisation Project 90 by 2030 has filed a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of South Africa against the Department of Energy’s ... [Published SPi World News - 25 mins ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 2 reports

ASA finds Made.com advert misleading

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has forced online retailer Made.com Design Ltd to replace an advert on the London Underground.The advert listed three products and compared the advertiser's price against a "typical high street" price. Two complainants ... [Published Furniture News - 6 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

ASAI resolved 1,232 formal complaints in 2013

The Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) resolved 1,232 formal complaints in 2013, according to its annual report presented today at the ASAI’s annual general meeting (AGM).This resulted in 65 advertisements being found to be in breach of ... [Published Business & Leadership - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Morrisons breaches alcohol advertising rules

The supermarket chain came under fire from the Advertising Standards Authority, which told it to ensure its ads are “appropriately targeted in future”.A video ad, shown during a series of children's nursery rhymes on YouTube, featured images of a number ... [Published Off Licence News - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

ASA upholds complaint against ‘Mr Loophole’

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against Nick Freeman - aka ‘Mr Loophole’ - the solicitor who is famed for helping celebrities escape motoring convictions.It found that an advertisement on Freeman & Co’s website was at fault ... [Published Law Society Gazette - 6 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

UK ISPs Continue the War of Fictional Headline ADSL Broadband Speeds

Customers aren’t likely to notice much of a difference but the headline (advertised) download speed of Sky Broadband ’s standard unlimited Internet access product has just been raised again from “ up to ” 16Mbps to 17Mbps, even though it’s still the same ... [Published ISPreview - 10 hours ago]
Entities: ADSL2, ADSL, Broadband
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

FCA: consumers 'worn down' into taking credit

MOST consumers only take credit cards after having been "worn down by continual marketing", a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) report released last week claims.While some consumers did actively seek out credit cards, Jigsaw researchers commissioned by ... [Published Choose Money - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

ASA rules against iPad advert

The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has ruled against an advertisement claiming Apple iPads are used four times more than any other tablet in South Africa.The commercial, aired on Radio 702 and created by iStore owners Core Group, ... [Published HumanIPO - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Watchdog slams weight loss ads featuring Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison

has been dragged into another row – this time over the promotion of her slimming and fitness DVD.The shamed TV personality, who recently received a community order after assaulting a model and a security guard, boasted about her weight loss in a TV ad ... [Published Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

UK bans controversial Indian drug ad for drunk drivers

Britain’s advertising watchdog has banned a controversial online advertisement for an India-manufactured drug that promises to help people pass strict drink-driving rules even after consuming alcohol over the legal limit. The Advertising Standards Authority ... [Published Hindustan Times - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

SABC protecting Zuma – Zille

The South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) purpose is protect President Zuma from accountability for his actions, according to Helen Zille, leader of opposition party the Democratic Alliance.Zille’s comments were made in response to the SABC ... [Published HumanIPO - Apr 14 2014]

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Committee chairman Wandile Tutani said on Wednesday: "We see no reason why we should quarrel with this arrangement ... We will meet when we meet."
" Does the broadcaster have a checklist for all adverts aired?"
"In the context of a robust election debate … the role of the SABC is to play a facilitative role" he said. A similar determination had been made in the adverts assertion that "the police are violent" he said
"From a responsible broadcaster's point of view, we"

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DA’s ‘banned’ election ads to return to SABC [Published BDlive - 15 mins ago]
ASA complaint filed relating to DoE nuclear pro... [Published SPi World News - 25 mins ago]
DA’s SABC complaint hearing not fast-tracked du... [Published HumanIPO - 2 hours ago]
ASAI resolved 1,232 formal complaints in 2013 [Published Business & Leadership - 5 hours ago]
Morrisons breaches alcohol advertising rules [Published Off Licence News - 5 hours ago]
Morrisons criticised for YouTube alcohol advert [Published Food Manufacture - 6 hours ago]
ASA upholds complaint against ‘Mr Loophole’ [Published Law Society Gazette - 6 hours ago]
ASA finds Made.com advert misleading [Published Furniture News - 6 hours ago]
ICASA hears DA’s SABC complaint [Published HumanIPO - 9 hours ago]
SABC pulled DA ads after public ‘backlash’ [Published BDlive - 9 hours ago]
Made.com ad banned for 'misleading' high street... [Published This Is Money - 10 hours ago]
Emergency hearing over banned DA adjourned [Published All4Women - 10 hours ago]
UK ISPs Continue the War of Fictional Headline ... [Published ISPreview - 10 hours ago]
Icasa committee to issue ruling on SABC blockin... [Published BDlive - 11 hours ago]
DA advert hearing adjourned [Published News24.com - 12 hours ago]
SABC: We acted properly [Published News24.com - 21 hours ago]
Criticism the essence of politics: DA [Published IOL - 22 hours ago]
DA advert rejection infringes freedom [Published Times Live South Africa - 23 hours ago]
FCA: consumers 'worn down' into taking credit [Published Choose Money - Apr 15 2014]
Icasa to hold public hearings on SABC blocking ... [Published BDlive - Apr 15 2014]
ASA rules against iPad advert [Published HumanIPO - Apr 15 2014]
Minister orders all lettings firms to sign up t... [Published This Is Money - Apr 15 2014]
UPD Average UK Home Broadband ISP Speeds Climb ... [Published ISPreview - Apr 15 2014]
New speakers announced for global Regulatory Su... [Published Cosmetics Business - Apr 15 2014]
Watchdog slams weight loss ads featuring Geordi... [Published Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Apr 15 2014]
The regulation of cosmetic interventions in the... [Published Reed Smith LLP - Apr 14 2014]
UK bans controversial Indian drug ad for drunk ... [Published Hindustan Times - Apr 14 2014]
Press release: Over 96,000 people contact adopt... [Published 10 Downing Street - Apr 14 2014]
iPad claim misleading: ASA [Published MyBroadband.co.za - Apr 14 2014]
SABC protecting Zuma – Zille [Published HumanIPO - Apr 14 2014]
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New Guideline Helps Stop Misleading Teething Ne... [Published Scoop NZ - Politics - Mar 20 2014]
A company advertising amber teething necklaces, Bambeado, has been made to remove misleading claims from its website after a complaint was laid with the Advertising Standards Authority, using a new guideline they helped develop alongside Medsafe ... ...
Newspapers retain second place in ad revenues [Published Scoop NZ - Business - Mar 19 2014]
Newspapers retain second place in ad revenues Newspapers remained one of the top two choices for marketers placing advertising spend in 2013, according to annual figures compiled by the Advertising Standards Authority and released today. The total .. ...
South Africa’s legal system also on trial durin... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Mar 08 2014]
Full Comment’s Araminta Wordsworth brings you a daily round-up of quality punditry from across the globe.  Today: Though it’s commonplace in North America, it’s a first for South Africa. A judge ruled TV cameras could be allowed  in a courtroom. ...
Politically Correct Quangocrat Chris Smith Cens... [Published Guy Fawkes' blog - Mar 05 2014]
You might have thought Environment Agency boss Chris Smith would be concentrating on the floods but no, today he is busy with his other far more important quango job in charge of the Advertising Standards Authority. Smith’s censorious bunch of self-appointed ...
Why Lord (Chris) Smith is a shoo-in as chair of... [Published Media: Greenslade | guardian.co.uk - Feb 21 2014]
Private Eye has an item in its latest issue which claims that Lord (Chris) Smith is being lined up as chair of the publishers' new press regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (Ipso). Someone suggested his name to me a couple of weeks ...
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