CAP: Coronavirus COVID-19 – Advertising responsibly

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Coronavirus COVID-19 – Advertising responsibly. 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. Last week, the ASA published two rulings about ads for face masks which claimed that they could protect wearers against coronavirus infection. These ads were problematic because they made misleading claims, and did so in a way that exploited people’s fears about the virus…

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CAP: Don’t get all in a Twitter about your #marketing

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Don’t get all in a Twitter about your #marketing. 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. According to YouGov, the online microblogging/social networking platform founded in 2006 and named after ‘a short burst of inconsequential information’ is the third most popular social media platform in the UK – and with potentially around 13.7million UK users it’s…

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CAP – Vexed by verifiability? How to make sure your ads comply

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Vexed by verifiability? How to make sure your ads comply. 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. What is verifiability, when does it apply, and how can you ensure your ads comply? Below we answer these key questions to help you verify your knowledge of verifiability in ads.   What is verifiability? Both the CAP and…

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CAP – A quick guide to comparative advertising

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: A quick guide to comparative 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. Comparative advertising can be a great way to make your company stand out in the marketplace and can also help consumers decide which product or service is best for them. But it can also generate scrutiny and complaints, both from your competitors and…

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CAP – Make sure the price is right: using reference pricing in ads

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: Make sure the price is right: using reference pricing in 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. The ASA’s research into consumer understanding of reference pricing (e.g. ‘strikethrough’ prices, ‘was-now’ prices and RRP’s) showed that consumers have limited understanding of pricing practices in general, and reference pricing in particular, and have an expectation that reference…

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