ICAS announces new Global Award categories

The ICAS Executive Committee is delighted to announce new Global Award Categories, putting a spotlight on the ICAS Charter  and its key commitments adopted by its members in 2021. New award categories will also celebrate the most innovative SRO initiatives, projects that aim to foster sustainability in advertising and will feature for the first time ever an ‘ICAS Special Recognition Award’. The International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) has organized Global Awards for Effective Advertising Self-Regulation since 2019. These awards, open to all ICAS members, aim to promote best practices…

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ICAS becomes an ally of the Unstereotype Alliance

The International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) is delighted to join the Unstereotype Alliance as an ally to support its mission to eradicate harmful stereotypes in advertising ICAS is a global platform that promotes responsible advertising through effective advertising self-regulation. One of the core missions of the association is to promote best practice and work on common solutions to challenges that need to be addressed by the advertising industry and advertising standards bodies, or so called Self-Regulatory Organizations. Since ICAS was set up in 2016, the issue of responsible gender…

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ICAS and EASA support the development of WFA global guidance on environmental claims

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), has issued a global guidance on environmental claims at the Global Marketer Week in Athens which details principles and global best practice to help brands ensure that environmental claims are credible to consumers and can be backed up if they are challenged. The guidance will also be used by agencies across the world. The global agency alliance VoxComm was involved and has supported this important initiative. The guidance therefore represents a consensus across the global industry and industry regulators of what the core elements…

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South African SRO joins ICAS as full member

The Advertising Regulatory Board of South Africa, established in 2018, joined ICAS in 2019 as an associate member. ICAS members are delighted that the ARB has decided to become a full member of the international network in 2022, thus increasing ARB’s involvement in ICAS and playing a bigger role in its governance.  The ARB is the independent self-regulatory body, set up and financed by the advertising and marketing industry in South Africa, committed to protecting consumers and ensuring responsible advertising. While the ARB was set up in its current form…

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New edition of the Global SRO Database now available

The International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) is proud to release the fourth edition of its Global SRO Database and Factbook. The online database and the 2020 printable Factbook are available for download on the ICAS website. In order to raise awareness of the work carried out by its members, ICAS decided to collect basic facts and figures on existing self-regulatory systems, starting in 2017. By bringing more transparency on the way SROs operate in the different markets represented in its network, ICAS hopes to contribute to a better understanding of advertising self-regulation by the industry, regulators, and the…

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