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ASA Chief Executive is re-elected as EASA Chairman

20 May 2015

The Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Guy Parker, has been re-elected Chairman of the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA).

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Advertising and language: Avoiding offence

14 May 2015

Following our recent rulings on ads that prompted concerns around the use of bad language, we’re highlighting the care advertisers should take to avoid causing offence.

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Limiting the number of points of complaint

01 May 2015

We’ve introduced a new policy which limits, in most cases, ASA investigations to three points of complaint about an ad.

New ASA Council Members Appointed

13 April 2015

ASA Chairman, Lord Smith has announced the appointment of two new independent Council members, Suzanne McCarthy and Wesley Henderson.

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Advertising and religion: Avoiding offence

31 March 2015

With Easter just around the corner we’re highlighting the care advertisers should take to ensure any depictions of or references to religion in their ads avoid causing offence.

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