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Opinion Piece: Advertising and the gender debate

10 August 2016

"Gender stereotyping has prompted wider commentary. These high profile developments demonstrate how topical it has become." - An opinion piece from Guy Parker, ASA Chief Executive

ASA welcomes successful prosecution of alternative therapy provider following misleading advertising

04 August 2016

We have welcomed the outcome of legal action taken against Electronic Healing – a provider of complementary and alternative therapies and devices – by trading standards officers from the London Borough of Camden on behalf of National Trading Standards.

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Opinion Piece: Checking the evidence on broadband speed claims: Research update

22 July 2016

"Broadband speed is back on the agenda, and where there’s talk of the UK’s broadband infrastructure, there’s often talk of broadband advertising." - An opinion piece from Guy Parker, ASA Chief Executive.

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Opinion piece: Most political players shun ad standards that big companies sign-up to

05 July 2016

"The majority of the main political parties have said they don’t want to subject themselves to the standards they expect of companies" - An opinion piece from Guy Parker, ASA Chief Executive.

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Our call for evidence: Gender stereotyping in ads

06 June 2016

We’ve announced that we’re to start a new project exploring gender stereotyping in ads.

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