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  • Sky Broadband’s Bruce Willis ad pays ultimate price for misleading...

    Oliver Sweeney

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an advert for Sky broadband featuring Hollywood film star Bruce Willis for misleading the public over pricing. The ASA ruled that the additional minimum monthly price of both Sky TV and line rental should have been more clearly communicated together with the £7.50 price claim. Sky pointed out […]

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  • ASA gets hot and bothered over latest Pam Anderson ad

    Nina Best

    The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has today banned an advert featuring actress and model Pamela Anderson for ‘depicting women as sexual objects to be lusted after’. The advertising watchdog upheld complaints about the advert for Crazy Domains.co.uk, a domain name registrar and web hosting provider owned by Dreamscape Networks Ltd, because it ‘gave the impression […]

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  • Watch out for the ASA’s ‘big five’

    Oliver Sweeney

    On 30 April 2013, the Advertising Standards Authority (‘ASA’) published its annual report. This for the first time set out its ‘big five’ regulatory priorities it aims to tackle in the coming year: ‘free trials’ that actually cost daily deals misleading pricing misleading testimonials; and misleading health claims. The report reveals that 70% of cases […]

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