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ASA: Weekly Adjudications Published



Published on 20 August 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.

Barcodes Ltd

A web page for an online barcode retailer www.barcode1.co.uk. Text on the page stated "Barcodes that work Worldwide. Our barcodes are accepted in more retail stores than any other barcode...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

Borro Ltd

A TV ad for commercial loans featured a man and a woman sitting on a sofa in their home. The man stated, "My mum gave me this incredible watch," and the woman stated, "It can do so...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Upheld

British Midland Regional Ltd

A prize promotion on bmi regional's Facebook page featured a post that stated "Enter our competition to win a family trip to Legoland Billund with bmi regional! Competition ends in 30...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Upheld

Chrysalis Not for Profit Ltd

A radio ad broadcast in May 2014 on 106 Jack FM (Bristol) for an instructional course stated "I was looking for a new challenge, I've always been a good listener and a friend suggested that I...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Upheld

Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd

Claims on www.hollandandbarrett.com "Qualified to advise" page stated "Our associates are: Qualified to advise ... Associates at H&B have a nationally recognised qualification in...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

nationaldebtfree.co.uk

Two online ads for a debt management company NationalDebtFree:a. A sponsored ad on Google. Text in the ad stated "Government Debt Help - nationaldebtfree.co.uk UK Legislation to Clear Yours...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Upheld

New Call Telecom Ltd t/a Primus Saver

Two ads on www.primussaver.co.uk, for broadband packages:a. Text on the Primus Saver home page, seen in September 2013 and on 16 May 2014, stated, "Unlimited Broadband for just £2? Really? ......
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Upheld

Patient Choice Ltd

A website, www.patientchoicefoundation.org, for a prescription home delivery service specialising in colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy products, included various web pages with information about...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Upheld in part

Peabody Energy Corporation

A national press ad from Peabody Energy featured text that stated: "Let's Brighten the Many Faces of Global Energy Poverty ... 3.5 billion people in the world lack adequate access to energy...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Upheld in part

Tesco Stores Ltd

A national press ad for Tesco was headlined "Better than half price". It included a large image of a leg of lamb, which was labelled "£4/kg". Further text stated "Enjoy...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Not Upheld

The Taymount Clinic

A website, www.taymount.com, that promoted the Taymount Clinic, featured text that stated "Taymount Clinic: Specialists in Faecal Microbiota Transplant Treatment Practice and research in...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Upheld

Travel Jigsaw Ltd t/a Rentalcars.com

An e-mail from rentalcars.com stated "Exclusive email - only deals - Just for you! ... Worldwide care hire Car rentals in over 6000 locations ... Italy from £8 per day". Footnote text...
Date: 20 August 2014
Decision: Upheld

 


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Posted 2014-08-20 09:54:00