A seemingly objective article on the “Nylon” site about L&T’s new range was in fact paid for by the US chain, as were Instagram postings by 50 fashion “influencers” wearing a Design Lab dress. Barney Sich reports on the consequences.
A dentist received a poor review on a website but denied he had ever treated the reviewer and sued the web portal operator. What duties did the portal operator have to verify the review? Stephan Bahner reports.
“Brand new Astras from £9995” said radio commercial references between 15 and 30 September 2015. But a potential customer contacted the dealer on 29 September and was told the offer had ended. Chloe Dumoulin-Richet reports.
Ensuring comparative claims in ads are verifiable is vital. CAP has published new guidance on the what, when and how of verifiability in this context. For example, how should supporting evidence be referenced? Jude King reports.
The October 2015 Etherington Report entitled “Fundraising for the future” recommended a new fundraising industry regulator and a new “Fundraising Preference Service.” Thomas Spanyol reports on progress since then and a British Red Cross initiative.
Not for the first time, a campaigning politician has demonstrated worrying ignorance of basic rules governing telephone marketing and literally paid the price. Stephen Groom reports on a £5,000 fine imposed on David Lammy MP.
A summer 2015 study found that mobile media users spent 89% of their time on mobile apps. But a recent study by the ICO of 21 popular apps showed there was “room for improvement” when it came to privacy. Eleanor Locke reports on a recent blogpost from the ICO.
In September 2013 the UK’s data watchdog published its first “Direct Marketing Guidance.” This upset the direct marketing fraternity with stricter approaches in various areas. Now an updated version has appeared. What are the key changes? Georgina Graham reports.
A poster outside Paddington station was headlined “Great Western Railway-the railway belongs to the region it serves.” Four complainants to the ASA alleged this misleadingly implied GWR was publicly owned. What was the ASA’s decision? Chloe Deng reports.
Online ads for “ECO acupressure mats” claimed they “helped to relieve stress, reduce headache and back pain and improve circulation.” On what basis could the ASA have jurisdiction over a Latvian website? Daisy Jones reports.