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Facebook gambling app evokes public outcry


August 7th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The first Facebook app to allow players to gamble with real money has provoked an outcry from Christian groups, the Telegraph reported Tuesday.Bingo Friendzy, developed ... Read more...

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British woman sues deo firm after suffering burns


August 5th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) A 34-year-old British woman is taking legal action after an anti-perspirant deodorant left her with a burnt skin.Stacey Robinson, of Shoreditch, east London, suffered agonising stinging ... Read more...

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Perry, Bieber ad banned in Britain


July 20th, 2012 - 6:28 am ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Commercials for a skincare brand featuring pop stars Katy Perry and Justin Bieber have been banned in Britain by the advertising watchdog.The TV adverts have ... Read more...

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High acid levels in juices damaging kid’s teeth


May 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Many parents are unwittingly egging on their kids to drink smoothies and juices, blissfully unaware that a combination of high acid levels and sugar can erode ... Read more...

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‘Overly sexual’ cartoon ad offends British TV viewers


April 28th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) TV viewers in Britain have got their knickers in a twist over the sight of women dancing in bikinis and a big woman flashing her underwear ... Read more...

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Rachel Weisz’s L’oreal ad banned


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A L'oreal ad featuring actress Rachel Weisz has been banned by Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which found it "misleadingly exaggerated".ASA ruled that the 41-year-old's complexion ... Read more...

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TalkTalk UK’s safest broadband ad banned


January 4th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Telecom, BT, has successfully convinced UK’s advertizing watchdog committee to ban the ad of rival TalkTalk because its claim that it provides the “safest broadband” in ... Read more...

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Littlewoods Facebook TV Christmas advert upsets parents


November 25th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Furious parents were left with very little options after the Advertising Standards Authority announced that it has no power to pull off an ad by Littlewoods which ... Read more...

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Fanning’s ’sexually provocative’ perfume ad banned


November 10th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An independent ad watchdog committee has banned the magazine ad of Marc Jacobs’ 'Lolita' perfume because it “sexualized” the young model in the campaign. 17-year-old Dakota ... Read more...

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Marc Jacobs ‘provocative’ ad banned


November 10th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 10 (IANS) American fashion designer Marc Jacobs latest fragrance ad featuring 17-year-old actress Dakota Fanning has been banned as it tended to "sexualise a child".The British Advertising Standards ... Read more...

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No bikini beautiful on billboards in Britain any more


October 11th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) Billboards plastered with racy images of scantily-clad models may soon be banned in Britain to prevent sexualisation of children.Sexually explicit images of women will be removed ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts’ Lancome ad banned in Britain


July 27th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) A cosmetic advertisement featuring actress Julia Roberts has been banned in Britain after it was digitally altered to make her look flawless.The advertisement was banned after ... Read more...

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Ryanair slammed for ‘fun in the sun’ ads that led to chilly destinations


April 27th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Budget airline Ryanair has been criticised by watchdogs for advertising "cheap flights to the sun" that turned out to be chilly destinations.The banned adverts, for flights starting at ... Read more...

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Brit fashion brand falls foul of advertising rules with naked models


April 6th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): The latest marketing campaign by a British fashion brand has fallen foul of advertising rules after it featured naked models in its clothing catalogue.Jack Wills, which specialises in ... Read more...

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Ultra low calorie diet advert banned from TV for misleading viewers


April 3rd, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 3 (ANI): An advertisement that allegedly led viewers to believe that the key to lose weight was through a diet involving a calorie intake of around a quarter of normal ... Read more...

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Beyonce defends racy ‘Heat’ perfume ad


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 2 (ANI): Singer Beyonce Knowles insists she has no regrets over her steamy perfume commercial, which was deemed unsuitable for television.But the 'Crazy in Love' hitmaker admits that she ... Read more...

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Beyonce defends her perfume commercial


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles has defended her controversial perfume commercial after it was deemed too sexy for television, insisting she has no regrets over the advertisements.The ... Read more...

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UK ’s Advertising Standards Authority gets power to monitor website text


March 1st, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.1 (ANI): Britain's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has been given the power to monitor claims made by companies on various websites and social networks from March 1.Earlier, the ASA had ... Read more...

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Coca Cola embroiled in ‘dangerously misleading’ water ad controversy


February 5th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): Coca Cola's Vitaminwater advertisements have come under fire from a U.S. consumer group.The beverage giant has been accused of 'dangerously misleading' in ads and labels on the bottled ... Read more...

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ASDA reprimanded over price pledge


February 2nd, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Advertising Standards Authority have ruled that Asda’s price guarantee ad was misleading because not all the items sold were covered.Asda in an ad campaign promised shoppers ... Read more...

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Yves Saint Laurent perfume ‘drug simulation’ advert banned


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): An advertisement for Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) perfume has been banned in UK for appearing to show a woman simulating drug use.The ad for Belle D'Opium features a ... Read more...

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Coke’s ‘health’ drink ‘too sweet to be nutritious’


January 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): The UK's advertising watchdog has banned an advertisement of Coca-Cola's 'Vitamin Water' for claiming that the drink is 'nutritious' while containing up to five teaspoons of sugar.It is ... Read more...

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Beyonce Knowles Perfume Faces Setback In UK


November 27th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Beyonce Knowles the singer who manages to stay in the headlines often for reasons not related to her career is back in the limelight again! Her ... Read more...

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Amazon Black Friday Deals Disappoints Many


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The shoppers of United Kingdom and United States were happy yesterday as Amazon UK offered lucrative Black Friday deals for the customers. However, to the utter ... Read more...

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“Pornographic” ads for men’s suit in UK shopping centre spark fury


November 19th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): A firm dealing in men's suit has landed in hot water after it put up 8ft tall, sexually explicit posters in a shopping centre as part of its ... Read more...

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Beyonce’s new fragrance ad banned


November 17th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Singer Beyonce's new TV ad for her perfume "Heat" has been reportedly banned from the small screen in the daytime.Femalefirst.co.uk reports, the raunchy new promo shows the ... Read more...

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Beyonce’s raunchy perfume ad branded ‘too hot for kids’


November 17th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): A raunchy telly ad for Beyonce's perfume Heat has been banned before 7.30pm after complaints from viewers, who branded the ad too hot for kids.The advert shows ... Read more...

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Seductive “Kissing Priests” Ice Cream Ad ‘We Believe in Salivation’ Banned


October 28th, 2010 - 1:50 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The latest ad from the Antonio Federici ice cream company has caused quite a stir among the Catholic world, as well as other consumers. The ad was featured ... Read more...

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Gay priests’ ice-cream advertisement banned


October 27th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Antonio Federici has seen two adverts banned in just two months. After the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned the company’s ad featuring a pregnant nun last ... Read more...

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Ice cream ad showing priests in ’seductive’ pose banned


October 27th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): Just a month after being ordered to pull a campaign featuring a pregnant nun, an ice cream firm has been barred from using an ad featuring two priests ... Read more...

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Pregnant nun advert ‘offensive to Catholics’ banned


September 15th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): An advertisement for an Italian ice-cream brand featuring a heavily pregnant nun has been banned for 'making a mockery' of the beliefs of Roman Catholics.The ad for Antonio ... Read more...

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Britain bans anti-terrorism advertisement


August 11th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) An anti-terrorism advertisement of British police encouraging people to report about "suspicious" neighbours who do not talk much or keep their curtains closed has been banned for causing ... Read more...

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‘Offensive’ UK ad encouraging people to report ‘terror suspect’ neighbours banned


August 11th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Britain's advertising watchdog, has banned a police advertisement on radio encouraging people to report neighbours they suspect as being terrorists, saying it could ... Read more...

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Content provider fined for faith-based advertisement


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 23 (IANS) British broadcasting regulator Ofcom has slapped a fine of 17,500 pounds on a digital television network providing Asian content for carrying a faith-based advertisement it said was capable ... Read more...

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Burger King ad banned for overstating burger size


July 21st, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 21 (ANI): An ad for a burger has been banned after Britons complained that a chicken takeaway was far smaller than the one shown in an advertisement.The Burger King television ... Read more...

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