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William Hill’s Tinder ad banned in UK

William Hill’s Tinder ad banned in UK

by on May 19, 2019

A William Hill advertisement that appeared as a message to users of the dating app Tinder was banned this week by the UK’s Advertising Standards [more…]

[Watch] PromoVeritas and their successful #InfluencerMarketing Breakfast briefing

by on November 20, 2017


Banned : Jack Wills for ‘sexually inappropriate’ ad

Banned : Jack Wills for ‘sexually inappropriate’ ad

by on June 1, 2016

A Jack Wills ad showing various male and female models drinking in their underwear and posing on a bed has been banned by the ad regulator for being overtly sexualised and “inappropriate” for younger teenagers.

Catalogue mailout banned for featuring ‘inappropriate’ images of models drinking and on a bed


Find out what effects the latest changes to the CAP Code will mean for your next promotion

by on May 3, 2015

On the 30th April 2015 the Committee for Advertising Practice (CAP) announced changes to the Sales Promotion section of the CAP Code.

These changes will have a material impact on the way UK brands have to run their promotions, especially Instant Win style promotions.


FMCG / Honey Monster cereal slammed for ‘goodness’ claim

by on January 9, 2015


Movers & Groovers : Brendan McNamara, Liveminds, Vox Pops International, Social Media Elearning, ASA, Automic Software

by on January 29, 2014


Banned : ‘We shake for you’ ad / “Nearly 1M views on Youtube and only one complaint”

by on November 23, 2013

An ad for protein drink brand For Goodness Shakes has been banned for containing multiple visual references to masturbation.

Hi Will Not sure if you’ve seen the coverage of our recent ad that got banned.  We had nearly 1M views on youtube and only one complaint, but they deemed it offensive despite our intention to be cheeky, humorous and relevant.  Response on social to the video was overwhelmingly positive as well as people’s views on the ASA’s ban too.

Thought you might be interested in it.  It made a lot of headlines and got tweeted about c.300 times too.  Here are a few links for you:


Video / Do you agree with this comment .. “Really bad taste Red Bull – shame on you”?

by on September 17, 2013

Red Bull hits an iceberg as Titanic ad draws 79 complaints, Red Bull has come under fire for its advert suggesting that people journeying on the Titanic could have survived if they had drunk its products.
Watch the offending ad.


Tesco … An ad about the banned horse meat scandal has incurred the wrath of the ASA

by on September 5, 2013

Tesco criticised by advertising watchdog ASA over banned horse meat advert

From - Tesco has been criticised by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over an advert it ran that claimed the horse meat scandal had impacted all retailers.


Most visited story last week – “blowjob” ad

by on July 22, 2013

  1. Here’s that “blowjob” ad – and will it be banned? | TheMarketingblog

    Some of the comments about this blowjob ad. Watch it and tell us if we have got it wrong. The ASA has already received 20 complaints about the See on