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ASA: Weekly Adjudications Published



Published on 09 July 2014



by Advertising Standards Authority

(WireNews)

London, England

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ASA adjudications provide important guidance to advertisers on how the Advertising Codes are to be interpreted. They act as a transparent record of our policy for consumers, media, government, industry and society at large on what is and isn’t acceptable in advertising.

Bonne Terre Ltd t/a SkyBet

Claims on www.skybet.com, seen 7 April 2014, for a betting promotion featured a banner which stated "£30 FREE ... Join now and get a free matched bet up to £30". Small text at the bottom...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

British Gas Services Ltd

A TV ad for British Gas featured a British Gas technician explaining how to bleed a radiator. The technician stated, "If a radiator in your home is cold at the top but warm at the bottom, it...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

British Telecommunications plc

A direct mailing from BT, featured text on the envelope that stated "SKY TO SWITCH OFF O2 BROADBAND BY APRIL 2014". The letter inside featured text that stated "Did you know that if...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Channel 5 Broadcasting Ltd

TV ad breaks during the programme "My Spiral into Debt Hell". The programme focused on a number of people who had suffered from debt problems. One person had accrued a debt of £70,000...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

Eaglemoss Publications Ltd

A sales promotion for a magazine subscription on http://marvel-factfiles.com/subscribe in November 2012 stated "SUBSCRIBE TODAY.  DON'T MISS A SINGLE COPY + RECEIVE 4 FREE GIFTS.  When you...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

European Polymer Products (Group) Ltd

Claims on the website www.speedlinereuro.com, promoting a protective spray liner system for vehicles, stated "SPEEDLINER(R) HC (HYGIENE COAT) ... with the addition of DuPont Kevlar(R) fibre...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Upheld in part

Hutchison 3G UK Ltd t/a Three

A TV ad for the mobile phone network provider, Three. The voice-over stated, "At Three, we've made 0800 numbers free. Here's a new one for you to call." Image showed a business card with...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Index Medical Ltd t/a doctorfox.co.uk

An ad for GP consultation and prescription services on the Doctor Fox website www.doctorfox.co.uk. A logo, shown at the top of the ad, contained text that stated "Dr Fox Online Doctor and...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

Koosday Events Ltd

An ad for Koosday Events club nights in Newcastle, placed on a car bonnet by Uni Car Ads. The ad featured an image of a scene from the film 'Wolf of Wall Street' in which Leonardo DiCaprio was seen...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

TalkTalk Telecom Ltd t/a TalkTalk

A mailing, the website www.talktalk.co.uk and a press ad, promoted a broadband package.a. The mailing stated "Britain's lowest priced totally unlimited broadband Just £2.50 a month plus line...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Think Finance (UK) Ltd t/a Sunny

Two TV ads promoting loans from Sunny:a. The first ad showed a female puppet character behind a desk, stirring a cup of tea which was branded "PAYDAY LOANS" and speaking on the phone. She...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Toomey (Southend) Ltd

A regional press ad for Toomey Chevrolet Southend, featured the Chevrolet Spark and stated "FEATURES INCLUDE ... up to 68.9mpg" with the mpg figure appearing next to the image of a petrol...
Date: 9 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

 


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Posted 2014-07-09 09:27:00