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Environmentally “irresponsible” Toyota SUV ads banned

In a landmark move, the UK advertising watchdog has banned Toyota’s “Born to Roam” SUV adverts for encouraging driving that harms nature and the environment. The ad, promoted on outdoor ad sites and online, showed dozens of large, diesel Toyota SUVs driving off-road through natural environments, including rivers. …Continue reading Environmentally “irresponsible” Toyota SUV ads banned

ASA Report: Too close for comfort - A look into the Advertising Standards Authority and the case for more controls on advertising

New report exposes failures of advertising regulator, ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has come under fire for weak and slow enforcement of advertising rules, and for being in the pockets of the ad industry, in a new report out this week. The hard-hitting report analyses data on complaints to the ASA, revealing that only 22% of complained-about adverts are investigated and only…Continue reading New report exposes failures of advertising regulator, ASA