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ASA stopping brands from giving YouTubers gifts for airtime

The UK's advertising regulator is launching a crackdown on brands that give YouTube stars free gifts or pay for products to appear in vloggers' videos without clearly labeling the video as advertising.

UK pulls Pistorius betting ad; offers 'money back' if not guilty

London - After receiving a record number of complaints, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been ordered to remove a controversial Oscar Pistorius betting ad which offered customers "money back if he walks."

Man takes restaurant to ASA over ribs weight not as advertised

A man has taken the restaurant chain Spur to the Advertising Standards Authority because the portion of ribs he was served was not 200 grams as advertised.

Op-Ed: Lie of the camera

It has often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Unfortunately, those words can include fake, fraud, misleading, and airbrushed, as the ASA pointed out today, but the practice is anything but new.

Op-Ed: Virgin redhead ad KO’d by UK Advertising Standards Authority

How hard up for copy could anyone be to use redheads as a target for negative stereotype imagery? What, there’s no other type of human schematic to use? What about brain dead copywriters, and the people who pay them to produce slop?

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