Tag Archives: ASA

ASA unhappy with iPad 4G claims

iPad 3 Apple has previously been in hot water with its new iPad 4G model over in Australia, where the tablet’s 4G wasn’t compatible with the country’s sole super-fast mobile network. And a.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Apple News: iPad, iPhone, iPod and Mac OSX, iPad News

Groupon to be investigated by OFT

internet The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) have passed complaints made about discount site Groupon to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), following a series of breaches of the Advertising code. A total.. more
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ASA bans Motorola Defy ads

Motorola Defy The Advertising Standards Authority has hit Motorola Defy advertisements from earlier this year with the ban stick, ordering them not to be shown again, and stipulating that future adverts shouldn’t “misleadingly.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News

ASA hosts debate on ad sexualisation of kids

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is to hold a public debate at the beginning of next month, to determine whether parents and child groups feel that children are becoming “sexualised” by ads that contain sexual imagery. The move comes after concerns were raised recently about.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Digital TV News: Satellite, Cable, IPTV & HDTV / 3DTV, Internet News: Broadband, Telecoms, Social Networks, ISP's

ASA upholds complaints on T-Mobile adverts

The Advertising Standards Agency have ruled that T-Mobile’s claims to provide “Truly Unlimited” data plans are misleading to consumers. The mobile company’s July ads, on their website, press and posters, claimed that customers would not be subject to download limits on their monthly price plans... more
Posted in All Tech News, Mobile Phone News: Networks, Handsets, Mobile Computing, Smartphone News

TalkTalk to pull ad as BT complaint upheld

TalkTalk will have to rethink its advertising after the Advertising Standards Agency ruled that the company’s “ad must not be shown again in its current form”, following a complaint made by BT. BT challenged the adverts, calling them misleading, in a complaint made to the.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Broadband News, Internet News: Broadband, Telecoms, Social Networks, ISP's

ASA shuts down Virgin Media “broadband con” campaign

You’ve probably seen the adverts Virgin Media began using late last year, as part of its “Stop the Broadband Con” campaign. This was a campaign which accused other ISPs of using misleading “up to” headline speeds that bear no relation to the actual speeds achieved.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Broadband News

Yahoo advert gets banned for encouraging speeding

An ad for the BT Yahoo Mail Beta has been hit with the ban stick by the Advertising Standards Authority. The advert showed a modern day Thelma and Louise (possibly) zooming along a mountain road in a convertible with the scenery around them blurred, along.. more
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Ofcom recommends “typical speed range” for broadband advertising

Ofcom has been beating the unfair broadband advertising drum, and rightly so. It’s a view held by many that “up to” advertising speeds are a shady practice and give a misleading impression to a customer signing up for a broadband line (particularly in the case.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Broadband News

ASA consultation on broadband advertising claims underway

Last year, the Advertising Standards Authority requested CAP and BCAP, the organisations responsible for crafting advertising codes in the UK, to review broadband speed claims in adverts. And now CAP and BCAP have opened up consultations on their proposals for reform when it comes to.. more
Posted in All Tech News, Broadband News