ASA – Putting influencers on notice after monitoring sweep reveals widespread failure to disclose advertising

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Putting influencers on notice after monitoring sweep reveals widespread failure to disclose advertising. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. As part of our increased monitoring function, we are publishing the findings of our proactive monitoring sweep of influencer posts to gauge whether influencers are sticking to the rules, which require that they clearly signpost when their posts…

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CAP – Advertising complementary and alternative medicine and therapies

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Advertising complementary and alternative medicine and therapies. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. Sitting alongside mainstream healthcare approaches, complementary therapies can help to support a person’s sense of wellbeing and are popular choices for many.  When advertising such services, however, practitioners should take care that they hold robust clinical evidence for any claims made about…

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Climate neutrality in the advertising market: Mediaplus and ClimatePartner in association with media companies present the calculation model “Green GRP” to carbon offset campaigns

Around 25 billion euros are involved. That’s how much German companies invest net in advertising. So that this also will be climate neutral in the future, the Mediaplus Group – as part of the Serviceplan Group, itself carbon neutral since 2020 ­– has initiated the “Green GRP”. When planning a campaign, Mediaplus offers its clients the option to offset individually the carbon emissions arising from the campaign. To calculate the emissions that occur in this way as well as their offsetting through certified climate-protection projects, Mediaplus has brought on board…

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Project #ShowUs Year Two marks impact on brand communications and still only 9% of women feel represented in advertising

Two years on from the launch of Project #ShowUs, Getty Images, Dove and Girlgaze reveal the impact of their partnership, with Getty Images search and download data signalling the advertising industry is moving toward more authentic and inclusive portrayals of women. Yet data from Getty Images’ insights platform Visual GPS suggests there is still more work to be done by agencies and brands to represent women across the different intersections of age, ethnicity, ability, body shape and size, gender expression, sexual orientation and religious beliefs. At launch, the ambition for…

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CAP – Making advertising to children ‘child’s play’

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Making advertising to children ‘child’s play’. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. With the recent celebration of World Children’s Day, we thought it would be a good time to remind marketers of what is expected from them when advertising to children. This is especially topical with the festive season nearly upon us, where new toys…

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