The head of the UK’s advertising watchdog has said social media platforms are “not as transparent as we would like”, as complaints about online ads spiked last year by 41%.
Advertising Standards Authority
An ad for betting firm William Hill seen on the dating app Tinder has been banned for linking gambling to sexual success.
An ad for a plug-in diffuser to calm anxious dogs has been banned over a lack of evidence that the devices work.
A whisky ad featuring a man leaping off a mountain has been banned for promoting risky behaviour.
Dyson has failed to convince the UK’s advertising watchdog that rival Bosch misled consumers over claims about the “infinite” runtime of its cordless vacuum cleaner.
Ads for Cadbury’s Freddo chocolate bar have been banned for breaking rules designed to limit children’s exposure to junk food.
An ad for lip fillers has been banned for irresponsibly presenting the procedure as normal and safe.
AN ad for a National Lottery scratch card broke rules when it was placed directly outside the entrance to a school, the regulator has found.
TWO Amazon ads for headphones have been banned for making misleading claims about their features for protecting children's hearing.
ADS for Ford, Nissan and Fiat Chrysler have been banned for encouraging irresponsible driving.
WEBSITES, an app and a YouTube channel promoting Kinder chocolate and toys have been banned for targeting junk food advertising at children.