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# advertising - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Model Stella Tennant dies aged 50
# RIP
# RIP

Model Stella Tennant dies aged 50

Dec 23rd 2020, 4:51 PM 89,265 Views 9 Comments

The mother-of-four was a high-profile model from the 1990s.

# advertising - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Opinion: How to make a good Christmas ad, and a look at the best around
# Happy Holidays
# Happy Holidays

Opinion: How to make a good Christmas ad, and a look at the best around

Dec 19th 2020, 8:00 PM 21,822 Views 22 Comments

Advertising professional Kathleen Moore explains the process in creating those memorable Christmas ads and outlines some of her favourites.

# advertising - Saturday 31 October, 2020

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19
# Social Spend
# Social Spend

Government spends almost €700,000 on social media and digital ads related to Covid-19

Oct 31st 2020, 6:30 AM 14,434 Views 29 Comments

A total of €688,805 was spent across nine different campaigns.

# advertising - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Advertising body defends decision to ban 'offensive' Tampax ad
# ASAI
# ASAI

Advertising body defends decision to ban 'offensive' Tampax ad

Jul 29th 2020, 6:46 PM 53,816 Views 88 Comments

The ASAI said that the vast majority of complaints came from women.

# advertising - Friday 24 July, 2020

Poll: Should junk food advertising on TV before 9pm be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should junk food advertising on TV before 9pm be banned?

Jul 24th 2020, 8:49 AM 24,802 Views 86 Comments

It has been reported that the UK plans to introduce restrictions on how unhealthy food is sold.

# advertising - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content
# Social Media
# Social Media

Coca Cola suspends ads on social media as platforms come under fire over handling of racist content

Jun 27th 2020, 3:57 PM 35,539 Views 47 Comments

Unilver, home to brands like Lipton tea, also said it would suspend ads on social media until the end of 2020.

# advertising - Friday 19 June, 2020

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 19th 2020, 6:30 AM 16,049 Views 11 Comments

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

# advertising - Monday 15 June, 2020

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

Facebook rejects Australian calls to share advertising revenues with the media

Jun 15th 2020, 7:23 AM 9,984 Views 16 Comments

Australia is set to unveil plans to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue they earn from news featured in their services.

# advertising - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads
# Social Spend
# Social Spend

Here's how much the main political parties are spending on Facebook ads

Jan 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 21,553 Views 66 Comments

Targeted Facebook ads allow political parties to select who they want to see the advert by age group, gender and where they live.

# advertising - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

Simon Harris considering banning ads for vaping products near schools and playgrounds

Nov 14th 2019, 7:08 AM 6,787 Views 35 Comments

Measures to restrict alcohol advertisements around children came into effect this week.

# advertising - Tuesday 5 November, 2019

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media
# Transparency
# Transparency

New legislation will regulate political advertising on social media

Nov 5th 2019, 10:59 PM 7,151 Views 12 Comments

The move comes amid an international debate about how social media platforms handle political ads.

# advertising - Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Facebook removes 'celeb-bait' sponsored posts featuring Ryan Tubridy
# Advertising
# Advertising

Facebook removes 'celeb-bait' sponsored posts featuring Ryan Tubridy

Updated Oct 23rd 2019, 9:50 AM 44,431 Views 0 Comments

The sponsored posts linked to a page on the Amazon online marketplace.

# advertising - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections
# Bai
# Bai

Report finds 'lack of consistency' in online political adverts during 2019 European elections

Sep 17th 2019, 10:27 AM 4,125 Views 9 Comments

That’s according to ElectCheck, a new research report commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

# advertising - Thursday 5 September, 2019

Toyota hybrid campaign falls foul of ad watchdog after misleading cost-saving claim
# Complaints
# Complaints

Toyota hybrid campaign falls foul of ad watchdog after misleading cost-saving claim

Updated Sep 5th 2019, 3:18 PM 31,994 Views 33 Comments

No indication was given in the advertisement that the amount of money saved by purchasing the car was variable.

# advertising - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Watchdog to review use of term 'unlimited' in phone plan advertising
# Ads
# Ads

Watchdog to review use of term 'unlimited' in phone plan advertising

Aug 20th 2019, 1:47 PM 12,216 Views 34 Comments

The ASAI said new guidelines will help to ensure certain marketing terms are not misleading to consumers.

# advertising - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Tayto fall foul of ad rules for Facebook posts encouraging excessive consumption
# Largo Foods
# Largo Foods

Tayto fall foul of ad rules for Facebook posts encouraging excessive consumption

Apr 25th 2019, 4:17 PM 36,595 Views 26 Comments

One of the offending posts featured a sharing pack of Mighty Munch and a message from a “sound spud” who said he would not be sharing.

# advertising - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals
# Illegal
# Illegal

EU fines Google €1.49bn for blocking ads by rivals

Mar 20th 2019, 3:43 PM 8,746 Views 6 Comments

The fine brings Google’s total tab with the European Union to €8.2 billion in less than two years.

# advertising - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign
# Clancy Amendment
# Clancy Amendment

'A disgusting example': Road Safety Authority sent dozens of complaints over L-driver ad campaign

Feb 24th 2019, 12:05 AM 76,801 Views 242 Comments

The ad warning learner motorists not to drive unaccompanied began airing in December.

# advertising - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions
# Lobbying
# Lobbying

'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions

Feb 21st 2019, 12:05 AM 21,236 Views 42 Comments

Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.

# advertising - Sunday 13 January, 2019

'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

'Did you see that billboard, or was it just me': The personalised future of advertising

Jan 13th 2019, 6:00 PM 18,920 Views 10 Comments

Individual billboards and the $40 billion marketing potential of Alexa – the next stage in the advertising revolution.

# advertising - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission
# A Long Time Coming
# A Long Time Coming

Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission

Dec 27th 2018, 7:30 AM 6,742 Views 22 Comments

A public consultation on what structure and responsibilities the Commission will have has been launched today.

# advertising - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why
# Festive Season
# Festive Season

An Post made not one but three Christmas ads this year. Here's how - and why

Dec 25th 2018, 11:00 PM 16,656 Views 24 Comments

The postal service looked around the globe to try find ‘authentic’ Irish festive stories.

# advertising - Monday 5 November, 2018

Alcohol ads to be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next year
# PROHIBITED
# PROHIBITED

Alcohol ads to be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next year

Nov 5th 2018, 12:01 AM 9,045 Views 40 Comments

From 12 November 2019, ads for alcohol in the cinema will also be banned except for over 18s movies.

# advertising - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources
# The Eighth
# The Eighth

Facebook announces a ban of all Eighth referendum ads from foreign sources

May 8th 2018, 1:33 PM 11,694 Views 59 Comments

Facebook said that it will not allow any ads coming from foreign sources which are deemed to be “attempting to influence the outcome of the vote on May 25″.

# advertising - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Health and beauty ads attracted the most complaints to the watchdog body last year
# Misleading
# Misleading

Health and beauty ads attracted the most complaints to the watchdog body last year

Apr 29th 2018, 6:15 AM 11,032 Views 4 Comments

The total number of complaints increased nearly 60% last year.

# advertising - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

What happens next? Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Strategic Communications Unit
# Wind It Down
# Wind It Down

What happens next? Report finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Strategic Communications Unit

Mar 27th 2018, 9:31 PM 9,847 Views 50 Comments

A review published tonight has acknowledged that the placement of Fine Gael candidates in Project 2040 advertorials was “unsatisfactory”.

# advertising - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam
# Fake Magazine
# Fake Magazine

Dublin Fire Brigade warns businesses about advertising scam

Mar 21st 2018, 5:45 PM 27,510 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí are looking into the scam.

# advertising - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad
# Broadband
# Broadband

Complaint partially upheld about 'Despicable Me' Sky ad

Mar 6th 2018, 1:24 PM 34,290 Views 30 Comments

The ASAI also upheld a complaint against Lidl in relation to a competition it ran.

# advertising - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods
# Codes Of Practice
# Codes Of Practice

Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of 'high fat sugar salt' foods

Feb 14th 2018, 5:35 PM 9,429 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan hit out at the voluntary nature of the Codes, saying Ireland needs “mandatory legislation”.

# advertising - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns
# A New Dawn
# A New Dawn

Surge in women joining Defence Forces after €360,000 is spent on recruitment campaigns

Jan 21st 2018, 4:24 PM 19,333 Views 47 Comments

Almost 14,000 men and women applied to join the Defence Forces in 2017.

# advertising - Friday 19 January, 2018

H&M tone-deaf ad just another in long line with Pepsi, Dove, Nivea and Kellogg's messing up recently
# Opinion
# Opinion

H&M tone-deaf ad just another in long line with Pepsi, Dove, Nivea and Kellogg's messing up recently

Jan 19th 2018, 7:01 AM 36,832 Views 59 Comments

If the same ad appeared 13 years ago, it wouldn’t have generated a third of the reaction nor publicity, writes Amy Rose Harte.

# advertising - Sunday 14 January, 2018

From 1893 to 1995 – these iconic ads help tell the history of business in Ireland
# Marketing
# Marketing

From 1893 to 1995 – these iconic ads help tell the history of business in Ireland

Jan 14th 2018, 12:01 PM 19,937 Views 12 Comments

We’ve assembled some classic adverts from the likes of Penneys, Ryanair and Barry’s Tea.

# advertising - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Protesters trash H&M shops in South Africa in response to 'monkey' ad
# Rubber Bullets
# Rubber Bullets

Protesters trash H&M shops in South Africa in response to 'monkey' ad

Jan 13th 2018, 4:34 PM 58,577 Views 141 Comments

The Economic Freedom Fighters organised protests at several H&M outlets in Johannesburg.

# advertising - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card
# PR
# PR

Government spent over €200k promoting the Public Services Card

Jan 7th 2018, 6:30 AM 13,071 Views 40 Comments

The rollout of the card sparked a storm of publicity about its use last year.

# advertising - Thursday 21 December, 2017

FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?
# Advertising
# Advertising

FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?

Dec 21st 2017, 12:05 AM 21,080 Views 45 Comments

It’s a claim made by the alcohol lobby, but does it stand up to scrutiny?

# advertising - Monday 18 December, 2017

Slap on the wrist for Eir after it misleadingly advertised sports channel bundle for €1
# ASAI
# ASAI

Slap on the wrist for Eir after it misleadingly advertised sports channel bundle for €1

Dec 18th 2017, 7:15 PM 32,220 Views 46 Comments

In order to avail of the €1 add-on deal, customers would have to purchase a broadband and TV bundle.

Complaint upheld after UCD student asked to pay almost €500 more in fees than advertised
# ASAI
# ASAI

Complaint upheld after UCD student asked to pay almost €500 more in fees than advertised

Dec 18th 2017, 5:44 PM 26,081 Views 13 Comments

Outdated fee information had been listed on UCD’s School of Medicine website.

# advertising - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics
# Endorse This Message
# Endorse This Message

Government to oppose regulation of political ads as it would ban TDs advertising their local clinics

Dec 12th 2017, 9:25 PM 8,520 Views 28 Comments

Fianna Fáil said the new Bill will ensure the government stay within the definition of what is political advertising.

# advertising - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Man doesn't say 'f*** you' to Paddington in advert
# Phew
# Phew

Man doesn't say 'f*** you' to Paddington in advert

Nov 14th 2017, 9:34 PM 30,576 Views 27 Comments

Some who watched the Marks and Spencer Christmas ad were convinced the little bear was sworn at.

# advertising - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back
# On The Agenda
# On The Agenda

After a long hiatus, the Bill to ban booze ads from buses, trains and near schools is back

Nov 8th 2017, 7:55 AM 8,529 Views 45 Comments

It’s showdown time for the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill which is back on the agenda this week.

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