Does This Marmite Advert Leave a Bad Taste In Your Mouth?

Love it or hate it, you can't deny Marmite is a powerful brand. And when it decided to take a very cheeky poke at some sensitive subjects in its new "End Marmite Neglect" ad campaign, it seemingly ruffled quite a few feathers. 250 in fact. For an ad, in less than 24 hours. Impressive. Read More >>

Are You Offended By This Banned Ad?

The ASA has swung the ban hammer at this advert from drinks brand "Pussy". Apparently it's sexually explicit, which is ironic given what the ad is actually saying. But is it really offensive? Read More >>

ASA: No T-Mobile, Your "Unlimited" Data Isn't Actually Unlimited

The advertising watchdog has just given EE's budget arm, T-Mobile, a big slap across the chops over its claim of "unlimited" data on its Full Monty plans. According to the ASA, it's not actually unlimited because T-Mobile employs traffic management, which makes it, err, limited. Read More >>

Rooney's Nike Advertising Tweets Banned For Being Too Sneaky

In a rather unfortunately timed announcement given the footballing events of last night, the Advertising Standards Authority has moved to ban forms of subtle Twitter advertising as practised by Nike and its favourite son Wayne Rooney. Read More >>

TalkTalk Mumbles an Excuse For Misleading Broadband Speedchecker Data

TalkTalk's the latest ISP to get itself in trouble with the Advertising Standards watchdog, after its own speedchecker was found to be exaggerating the download rates users could expect to see if they signed up for a connection. Read More >>

Apple Rebrands "iPad 4G" as "iPad With Fast Mobile Data Networks"

Apple has once again tweaked the text that accompanies its New iPad sales listing in the UK, removing all trace of the difficult "4G" term and replacing it with more vague wording when it comes to data connectivity abilities. Read More >>

Apple's iPad "4G" Marketing Ploy Now With the UK's Advertising Watchdog

We've already seen Apple referred to Australian advertising watchdog over claims that its "new" iPad comes with 4G connectivity features that can't be used on the country's network, now it appears our Advertising Standard Authority is investigating the same case in more depth over here. Read More >>

Network Three Slapped Over Misleading iPhone 4 Google Ads

Mobile network Three is this week's tech representative on the Advertising Standards Authority's naughty step, after it was found to be buying misleading Google ads to help sell iPhone 4 contracts. Read More >>

ASA Tells an Idiot How Vacuum Cleaners Work

Here's a great example of how miserable it must be working for the Advertising Standards Authority. A member of the public complained that a Dyson ad that claimed its cylinder cleaners featured "no loss of suction" was misleading, because if you never emptied a vacuum cleaner it would lose suction eventually. Read More >>

Apple: Our UK Siri Advertising Didn't Lie

Apple didn't mislead UK consumers over what Siri would be capable of when it arrived over here, it was our stupid fault for watching US announcements and getting too excited over features we were never going to get. Read More >>

TalkTalk's "Safest" Broadband Claims Were Misleading

An advert for TalkTalk's broadband, which featured imagery of a doll's house while claiming its broadband was the UK's "safest" and therefore clearly inferred your children would inevitably be MURDERED at a distant rural railway station if you risked using any other ISP, has been judged as misleading by the UK's ad watchdog. Read More >>

Free Is Not Free If It's Included In the Price According to the ASA

The Advertising Standards Agency has rapped John Lewis on the knuckles for using 'free' to describe something that's included in the price of an item. The complaint was levelled by Dixons, but upheld by the ASA. Read More >>

Groupon Banned From Running Nose Job Discount Deal

Mass retail ransacking site Groupon has got itself in trouble with the Advertising Statndards Authority, after the discount portal offered cheap nose jobs for those willing to take such drastic measures on a whim. Read More >>

Ad Authority Deems Motorola's Defy Toughness Claims "Misleadingly Exaggerated"

Fresh from its public mauling in front of the baying Watchdog audience, Motorola has made a new enemy -- with the Advertising Standards Authority ruling the toughness claims of its Defy smartphone were misleading. Read More >>

Sexy Duke Nukem Forever TV Advert Banned From Broadcast Before 11.00pm

The knowingly sexist Duke Nukem has got himself in trouble with the UK Advertising Standards Authority, which has barred publisher 2K Games from showing its lapdancing-themed Duke advert before 11.00pm. Read More >>

UK Broadband Ads Must Start Quoting Real Figures, Not Theoretical Maximums

It looks like the days of being promised broadband connections massively faster than our creaky cables can handle are numbered, thanks to a new Advertising Standards Agency guide on what broadband companies can and can't promise their customers. Read More >>


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