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Mobile giants join war on text spam

Debt firm text campaign banned

A debt management company has been blasted by the ad watchdog after sending thousands of unsolicited text messages to people…


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Roulette loophole mailing banned

A direct mailing campaign claiming recipients would win up £1,000 a week “without fail” on online roulette gaming sites has…


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ASA axes rival complaint fee plan

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ditched plans to charge companies to complain about rivals’ ads, proposed earlier this year…


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‘Payment’ demand mailing banned

Healthy Living Direct, a company offering health and beauty products, has had a direct mail campaign banned after ad watchdogs…


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Health firm slated for mailing dead

Healthy for Life, a company which offers lifestyle health supplements, has been slated for persistently mailing the dead. The Advertising…


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ASA slaps down porn star ad

A company offering work in the adult film industry has had a regional press ad banned after the advertising watchdog…


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A grave concern for the DM industry

Some see it as petty bickering; others as protagonists simply making sure their rival doesn’t get away with murder. X-Factor…


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Millennium ad dead and buried

The REaD Group has retaliated against bitter rival Millennium Group by getting the Advertising Standards Authority to ban an ad…


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ASA bans sexually explicit ads

The Advertising Standards Authority has come down hard on two sexually explicit responsive ads – for Tease Me TV and…


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REaD Group forced to bury ad

The advertising watchdog has ruled that The REaD Group must ditch an ad for The Bereavement Register in which it…