ASA – The Industry Panels that help the ASA and CAP in their regulatory decision making

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: The Industry Panels that help the ASA and CAP in their regulatory decision making. 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. The ASA and CAP often need to make decisions in areas that are very complex and in exceptional cases we may need to take a view from industry experts to ensure our recommendations and decisions…

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ASA to name influencers who repeatedly break rules, in escalation of non-disclosure enforcement action

The ASA are launching a new dedicated page on their website, highlighting individual influencers who, despite being put on notice that they would face further sanctions if they did not follow the advertising rules, have repeatedly failed to disclose when their Instagram posts are ads. ASA said: In March this year we released our Influencer Monitoring Report, examining levels of ad disclosure on Instagram through 122 UK-based influencer accounts. We discovered inconsistent disclosure through Stories, posts and Reels, with our rules being followed (when posts were ads) only 35% of…

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ASA – Children’s exposure to TV ads for alcohol and gambling: 2020 update

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Children’s exposure to TV ads for alcohol and gambling: 2020 update. 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. Today, we are publishing updated figures showing children’s exposure to age-restricted TV ads, namely ads for alcohol and gambling, in 2020.  The extraordinary developments in 2020 have meant significant changes to our daily routines and behaviours.  As a…

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ASA – Why we don’t regulate political ads

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Why we don’t regulate political ads. 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 upcoming elections scheduled to take place across the UK on 6 May, from the Scottish and Welsh Parliamentary elections to local council and mayoral elections in England, we’re reminding people why we don’t regulate the claims they see in political ads. And…

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ASA supports Scams Awareness Campaign 2021 to help protect consumers

The ASA are supporting Scams Awareness Campaign 2021 to raise consumer awareness and help equip people with the knowledge they need to recognise scams. As a member of the Consumer Protection Partnership (CPP) which includes Citizens Advice, National Trading Standards and the Competition and Markets Authority, we’re committed to working alongside other organisations to encourage people to report scams, share their experiences and look out for others. It’s more important than ever that people are aware of scams. New research by Citizens Advice found more than two thirds of British…

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