The Committees of Advertising Practice not only write the ad rules, we're also committed to helping businesses stick to them. Alongside our AdviceOnline articles, CAP Bitesize, and our Copy Advice service, we also produce webinars to take a deeper look at certain parts of the advertising codes, and explore how businesses can ensure they are compliant.

On this page you'll find all of our CAP webinars, with our most recent at the top. The webinars cover some product-types, such as gambling, alcohol or CBD advertising, but they also look at more conceptual topics that apply to any and all products, like how to stick to the rules around harmful gender stereotyping. There should be something here for any advertiser to learn from the comfort of their own chair. If there's a topic you would like to see covered in a future webinar, get in touch at [email protected]

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Weeding out the problems of CBD advertising

This webinar looks at cannabidiol products and what you can or can't say in your ads for them.

 

 

Influencer marketing

Are you an influencer looking to understand when you should label your posts, and what labels you should use? We've got you covered.

 

 

The rules banning harmful gender stereotypes in ads

There are plenty of benign stereotypes that are used in ads all the time, helping people to quickly identify what kind of person is being portrayed in an ad. But some stereotypes have been shown to be harmful, limiting aspirations, encoding biases and contributing to wider social issues. This webinar explores the recently implemented rules around banning harmful gender stereotypes.

 

 

Gambling

Due to age-limitations and risks around problem gamblers, the gambling sector is subject to some stringent restrictions. We have two webinars available on gambling, one exploring the latest rules around ads that are potentially appealing to children and young people, and another that looks at issues around problem gamblers.

 

 

 

 

 

Travel marketing - making pricing clear

The ASA receives a lot of complaints about pricing issues when it comes to travel ads. With the prevalence of price comparison sites, aggregators, dynamic advertising and rapidly changing prices due to demand pressures, sometimes pricing can be tricky for consumers to navigate. This webinar sets out how to make sure your travel ads are sticking to the rules.

 

 

Electronic cigarettes ('vapes') and health claims

There are quite a few dos-and-don'ts around advertising e-cigarettes, due to their inherent risks and the fact they are still a relatively nascent technology. But never fear, this webinar will make sure your marketing plans don't go up in smoke.

 

 

Promotional Marketing: running compliant competitions

Each year the ASA steps in to resolve thousands of disputes around poorly-run competitions and give-aways. This webinar gives you an overview of what you need to do to make sure that every competition you run is a real winner. If you want a more in-depth breakdown of how to run prize promotions, competitions and giveaways, you should also check out our CAP Bitesize series.

 

 

Advice on advertising chiropractic services

People offering any medical service need to be careful about what they say in their ads. In this webinar, we explore the rules around backing up efficacy claims, when it's ok to target specific customers and the use of testimonials.

 

 

 

Ad placement in non-broadcast media

Back in 2017, CAP produced some new guidance around the placement of ads in non-broadcast media - this webinar unpicks that guidance and what it means for advertisers.

 

Advertising related to Coronavirus

This webinar looks at advertising related to covid-19 or the coronavirus. Join Janet as she looks at the rules and how they apply to the on-going coronavirus situation, and sets out what advertisers need to be wary of when promoting products such as face masks or hand sanitisers.

 

Influencers and ad targeting 

Here we join Justin for a look at the rules around ad targeting and specifically how they apply to online influencers and celebrities.

 

Subscription traps

Join Emily and Rumneet for a look at the rules around 'subscription traps'. That's when a person signs up to an automatically renewing subscription that's tricky to cancel, or misleadingly presented.