Advertising Standards Authority


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Advertising Standards Authority

a body which provides for self-regulation for print, cinema and posters. It oversees the code of advertising practice, considers complaints from the public and is financed by a surcharge on advertising.
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It has also been slated by the South African Advertising Standards Authority, but with sadly different results.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) accepted that William Hill had removed the ad, but said the ad's text suggested that those who gambled would be more likely to develop a friendship into a sexual relationship, and therefore linked gambling with sexual success.
I wrote to the Advertising Standards Authority earlier in the year to encourage that changes were made to the advertising rules.
The Advertising Standards Authority upheld a complaint from a viewer who challenged whether the advert's use of Guru Nanak and the Gurmantar was offensive.
The television advertisment for Beyonce's new fragrance 'Heat' has been deemed 'sexually provocative' by the Advertising Standards Authority.
The leaflet was reported to the Advertising Standards Authority by Pendragon Consultants, acting on behalf of a company called Infinergy.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint from environmentalist George Monbiot that the term was misleading.
However, the slogans have already provoked a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) by Christian Voice, which says the adverts break the ASA's codes on substantiation and truthfulness.
But the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) found the cosmetic company could not provide sufficient evidence to support claims for the product made in ads in the national press.
But Toyota's data was based on the 20,000km average annual distance driven by cars in the US instead of the 13,440km UK average, the Advertising Standards Authority said.
In early March 2005, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the United Kingdom--a quasi-government "truth in advertising" watchdog--upheld a complaint against an organic group for fund raising leaflets implying that organic foods were healthier.
The Advertising Standards Authority has criticized Volkswagen for a press ad for the Golf GT TSI stating that the car has low emissions.
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