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As we head towards the culmination of two months of sun, sniping and sitting around being bored – yes, I’m talking about the Love Island final, scheduled for a live mega-episode this coming Monday evening – I was entertained to see ITV and the ASA have coupled up to produce a ‘cheat sheet’ to help Love Islanders navigate the choppy waters of online promotions.

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The ASA recently published a ruling on a complaint about a house raffle. I blogged about it, concluding the post with a comment that we would probably see further complaints about house raffles. Well, it turns out I was right! Yes, just a week later the ASA published another ruling on a complaint about a […]

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Let me take you back to last Christmas, December 2018, when the following radio ad was broadcast: “Dear Santa, I’ve been terribly good, so for Christmas I’d really like a £3 million, six-bedroom riverfront home on the edge of the New Forest, with an amazing kitchen, oh, and its own cinema. Obviously. Or I’d settle […]

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The latest complaint concerned whether Marnie had encouraged ‘an unsafe practice’, because under UK and European law colour contact lenses could only be supplied by an optician, which wasn’t mentioned in her posts. We’re talking about the kind of contact lenses that make your brown eyes blue or give you the appearance of having, say, bloodshot eyes (useful if you’re faking illness for a day off work, I suppose).

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This is very much a touch-wood scenario, and I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed that I’m not tempting fate in this post, but a promotion Prizeology has been involved in running has not been the subject of a complaint to the ASA. Note the negative there. No one has complained to the ASA about […]

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