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Virgin Media in ginger offence ad rap from ASA

Virgin Media in ginger offence ad rap from ASA

By 21 December 2009

Virgin Media has received a rap on the knuckles from the Advertising Standards Authority for possibly causing offence to red-heads. A Virgin Media press ad for its "Dating in the Dark" TV show appeared in The Metro asking "How do you spot a ginger in... >>

3 calls foul over Orange 3G coverage claims on iPhone launch day

3 calls foul over Orange 3G coverage claims on iPhone launch day

By 10 November 2009

It seems Vodafone is not the only operator to get its claws out in a timely manner as Orange becomes the second operator to offer the iPhone in the UK, as 3 has revealed - on the day of the Orange iPhone launch - it has put in a formal complaint to the... >>

Samsung gets ASA rebuke for LED TV confusion

Samsung gets ASA rebuke for LED TV confusion

By 27 August 2009

Samsung has been told off by the Advertising Standards Authority for recent adverts that misled consumers about the technology used in its televisions. The ads, that appeared on TV (with print versions too), stated "Samsung LED technology brings you sharper... >>

Apple's "Only on the iPhone" claim cleared by ASA

Apple's "Only on the iPhone" claim cleared by ASA

By 30 July 2009

The Advertising Standards Authority has cleared an Apple ad that saw ten complaints for its "Only on the iPhone" applications boast. The advert in question, that most TV-watching Brits will have seen at some point, was the iPhone TV ad that stated: "If... >>

ASA says it's fair to call 250MB "unlimited"

ASA says it's fair to call 250MB "unlimited"

By 15 January 2009

The Advertising Standards Authority has okayed an advert that described 250MB as an "unlimited" amount of data. The ad, from Carphone Warehouse spin-off e2save, promised "unlimited data" on an Orange contract for the BlackBerry Bold. But, in the small... >>

iPhone ad banned by ASA

iPhone ad banned by ASA

By 26 November 2008

Apple has been given a telling-off by the Advertising Standards Agency. The ASA has banned an iPhone 3G ad which it claims was misleading over the speeds that the smartphone can connect to the internet and download content. The TV advert claims that the... >>

VIDEO: 3 viral mocks T-Mobile's banned ad

VIDEO: 3 viral mocks T-Mobile's banned ad

By 24 November 2008

Following 3's success with the ASA in getting T-Mobile's misleading "you won't find more minutes for £30" claim banned, 3 has loosed a viral video on the topic. Rubbing salt in the wound or fair cop? Have your say in the comments box below... >>

ASA upholds 3's complaint against T-Mobile

ASA upholds 3's complaint against T-Mobile

By 20 November 2008

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned recent T-Mobile adverts on the basis of them being misleading. Brought to the ASA's attention by rival operator 3, the ads were part of T-Mobile's "You won't find more minutes for £30. Guaranteed" campaign.... >>

Vodafone loses out in ASA ruling

Vodafone loses out in ASA ruling

By 30 October 2008

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld three complaints made about a recent ad campaign by Vodafone. The complaints related to ads promoting the company's mobile broadband service. In particular, they included the boast: "The fastest, most reliable... >>

BT in trouble after Virgin Media sneaks to ASA

BT in trouble after Virgin Media sneaks to ASA

By 9 October 2008

It's all getting a little tit-for-tat in the world of broadband suppliers. In July, BT made a complaint about a Virgin Media ad campaign, which featured download times for songs and TV shows. BT said that it was not made clear in the ads that Virgin's... >>


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