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Political advertising

23 April 2014

Often political ads, and the parties, issues and policies they promote, can be emotive. This naturally raises questions about how to complain about the ads we think are problematic and who is responsible for regulating them. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s not the ASA.

New ASA Council Members Appointed

15 April 2014

ASA Chairman, Lord Smith has announced the appointment of three new independent, lay Council members, Shireen Peermohamed, Kate Bee and Sam Younger CBE.

Job Hunting: Looking for a genuine opportunity?

10 April 2014

Job ads are a quick and easy way to help us look out for roles that might be suitable. It’s crucial then that ads are truthful about the job and deal with would-be-applicants fairly.

You've Got (Unwanted) Mail

09 April 2014

We receive a number of complaints each year about ‘unsolicited’ ads received by email, text or mail. We help by contacting the companies responsible to have your details removed so that you no longer receive these ads.

ASA withdraws Paddy Power national press advertisement

05 March 2014

We have today ordered that a national press ad for the bookmaker, Paddy Power be withdrawn with immediate effect.

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