5G battle hots up as EE lodges complaint over Three UK advert

Advertising Standards Authority to investigate whether claims breach codeThe first hostilities have broken out among telecoms rivals over who offers the best 5G to customers, with EE seeking an advertising ban against claims by Three UK that it offers …

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William Hill ad banned for inviting Tinder users out of ‘friend zone’

Advertising watchdog upholds complaints saying bookie’s invite to Tinder breached codeA William Hill advert that invited users of dating app Tinder to bet their way out of the “friend zone” has been banned for linking gambling to sexual success.The Adv…

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Five online gambling firms break UK rules on ads targeting children

Watchdog uses child ‘avatars’ to catch out firms including Aston Villa sponsor UnibetThe UK advertising watchdog has caught five gambling firms, including Aston Villa’s sponsor Unibet, breaking strict rules that ban them from targeting children with on…

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I’m a Celebrity … app maker forced to pull gambling adverts

ASA says app sponsored by Tombola did not do enough to protect under-18sThe advertising watchdog has banned gambling ads that ran in ITV’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here app for breaking rules designed to protect children from being encouraged to…

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Forcing social-media influencers to be clear about #ads? Good luck with that | Amelia Tait

With seemingly infinite ways for celebrities to blur posts that are adverts, authorities’ efforts are a laughing stockIzzy just wants to tell the world about her skincare regime. The blond teenager has suffered with acne for years – at school, one bull…

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