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ASA Tells an Idiot How Vacuum Cleaners Work

By Gary Cutlack on at

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.

TalkTalk's "Safest" Broadband Claims Were Misleading

By Gary Cutlack on at

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.