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ASA: Weekly Adjudications Published



Published on 23 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.

Auction House UK Ltd

Claims on the website www.auctionhouse.uk.net promoted properties to be sold at an auction in the North East. Each lot was listed together with a "Guide" price.
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Bayton Ltd t/a Spin Palace Casino

Text in a promotion on gambling website www.spinpalace.co.uk stated "£1000 FREE. 1st deposit - 100% Match Bonus. 2nd deposit - 25% Match Bonus. 3rd deposit - 50% Match Bonus". The text...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld in part

Better as.one Ltd

A website, www.betterasone.co.uk, for a private healthcare provider, seen in March 2014, included a table which was headlined "Rapid peace of mind with as.one" and which included a list...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

CashEuroNet UK LLC t/a Pounds to Pocket

An e-mail from Pounds to Pocket stated in the Subject line "Happy Birthday from Pounds to Pocket". Text in the body of the e-mail stated "... At Pounds to Pocket, we'd like to wish...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Ltd t/a 888Casino.com

A poster, seen on a London Underground platform, and claims on www.888.com promoted 888 casino.a. The poster stated "£88 Free No Deposit needed Slots. Blackjack. Roulette. Live casino"....
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Diageo Great Britain Ltd

A picture posted by Captain Morgan on their Facebook page showed the pirate Captain Morgan raising a glass and cheering whilst surrounded by his crew. Text at top of the image stated...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Greene King Brewing and Retailing Ltd

A TV ad for Old Specked Hen beer featured a fox puppet sitting at the bar of a pub, dressed in a tweed sports coat and a cravat. He said, "Now we Brits have some strange customs but it strikes...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

iPlumb (Bristol) Ltd

A regional press ad for a waste disposal unit stated "Have a premium quality waste-disposal unit professionally-fitted under your sink, with a 2 year warranty ... All your food waste. No...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

KP Cars

An ad on a motor sales website, for KP Cars, listed the price of a car as "£899". The title description stated "Smart Roadster 80 [RHD] 2dr Auto 0.7 ACTUAL PRICE £3899 NOT...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Love Sofas Ltd

A website, www.lovesofas.co.uk, for a sofa retailer stated "The UK's largest sofa website ...".
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

MyCityDeal Ltd t/a Groupon

A promotion, seen on www.groupon.co.uk, offered "Three Mole, Wart or Skin Tag Removal Treatments for £89 at KSkin (87% Off)”. Text under the heading "Highlights" stated "• Ultra...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Ping Pro in association with my-quid.com

A text from a payday loan company stated "Dear customer, You have received a new message from [phone number] … [name] Your £400 loan has been accepted, just confirm your loan to be paid in...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Table Top Entertainment Ltd t/a Jackpot Cafe

A post on a social networking site promoted the online gambling website, www.jackpotcafe.co.uk. The ad stated "UK man wins £18,000 from free cash offer … £100's (sic) Won Every Minute! We...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld

Unilever UK Ltd

An ad for tea bags featured Johnny Vegas and a puppet monkey in a kitchen. Johnny Vegas said, "Monkey, you know how you always say, 'there's no other tea to beat PG' … What if you're...
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

ZX Recruitment

A prize promotion on a recruitment company's social networking page offered participants the chance to win £250.
Date: 23 July 2014
Decision: Upheld


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Posted 2014-07-23 09:58:00