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#Advertising

# 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 13,091 Views 35 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 21,184 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 32,249 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 26,157 Views 10 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Outdated fee information had been listed on UCD’s School of Medicine website.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 8,539 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 30,591 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 8,567 Views 45 Comments

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

# advertising - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
# Public Health Alcohol Bill

Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?

Sep 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 27,405 Views 75 Comments

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.

# advertising - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Complaint about 'misleading' online ad for Cork IVF clinic upheld
# ASAI
# ASAI

Complaint about 'misleading' online ad for Cork IVF clinic upheld

Sep 23rd 2017, 11:00 AM 21,214 Views 3 Comments

A complaint about a radio ad for the same clinic was also upheld.

# advertising - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Watchdog rules against Nissan ad that showed sister standing up to brother's bully
# Ads
# Ads

Watchdog rules against Nissan ad that showed sister standing up to brother's bully

Sep 21st 2017, 12:51 PM 23,504 Views 56 Comments

It did not, however, find the ad was gender stereotyping or that the images were inappropriate.

# advertising - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news
# Advertising
# Advertising

Ireland's biggest newspaper group wants Google and Facebook to pay for news

Aug 23rd 2017, 2:54 PM 18,806 Views 38 Comments

Company chairman Leslie Buckley said traditional publishers should ‘demand payment’ from the online duopoly.

# advertising - Saturday 12 August, 2017

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos
# Results Night
# Results Night

Free shots and Jägerbombs: Parents told to warn Leaving Cert students of 'pervasive' drinks promos

Aug 12th 2017, 4:01 PM 20,383 Views 28 Comments

A HSE expert says drinks promotions can encourage students to drink a lot in a short space of time and lead them into dangerous situations.

# advertising - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

'Move RTÉ outside Dublin and fund it through the sale of the Donnybrook studio'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Move RTÉ outside Dublin and fund it through the sale of the Donnybrook studio'

Aug 2nd 2017, 6:30 AM 15,929 Views 105 Comments

Moving RTÉ to rural Ireland would create an opportunity to change its funding mechanism away from traditional advertising and the TV licence, writes Marc MacSharry.

# advertising - Friday 21 July, 2017

The UK is cracking down on gender stereotyping in adverts - what about Ireland?
# Equality
# Equality

The UK is cracking down on gender stereotyping in adverts - what about Ireland?

Jul 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 10,459 Views 35 Comments

A report was released this week calling for stronger regulation of adverts in the UK.

# advertising - Friday 23 June, 2017

'Our children's television viewing is bombarded by the thrills and spills of alcohol'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Our children's television viewing is bombarded by the thrills and spills of alcohol'

Jun 23rd 2017, 6:30 AM 6,950 Views 28 Comments

Our legislators need to take action and alter our harmful relationship with alcohol, writes Dr Bobby Smyth.

# advertising - Thursday 22 June, 2017

The advertising watchdog has handled its first complaint about a Snapchat influencer
# Spon
# Spon

The advertising watchdog has handled its first complaint about a Snapchat influencer

Jun 22nd 2017, 5:16 PM 40,109 Views 13 Comments

Faces By Grace came under scrutiny over a post about a detox drink.

# advertising - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Belgian King vs Burger King: Country's royal family outraged at fast food chain ad
# Choose Your Side
# Choose Your Side

Belgian King vs Burger King: Country's royal family outraged at fast food chain ad

May 28th 2017, 10:36 AM 21,429 Views 32 Comments

An online ad asks users to choose between King Philippe or Burger King.

# advertising - Friday 5 May, 2017

Complaint upheld after man is surprised Lidl jumper is only 3% cashmere
# Fine Knit
# Fine Knit

Complaint upheld after man is surprised Lidl jumper is only 3% cashmere

May 5th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,241 Views 32 Comments

The “classic and elegant” jumper cost €16.99.

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign
# Welfare Cheats
# Welfare Cheats

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign

May 5th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,804 Views 81 Comments

Leo Varadkar’s department made €41 million in overpayments due to customer fraud in 2016.

# advertising - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules
# Product Placement
# Product Placement

People deserve 'decent, honest' ads says broadcasting authority as it launches new rules

Mar 28th 2017, 11:00 AM 14,668 Views 26 Comments

Product placement gets a separate distinction to advertising in the revised code.

# advertising - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Food advertising: 'Brands get onto children's newsfeeds and interact like real life friends'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Food advertising: 'Brands get onto children's newsfeeds and interact like real life friends'

Mar 12th 2017, 12:00 PM 185 Views 10 Comments

We need to stand up to the the lobbying power of the multinational food industry, writes Chris Macey.

# advertising - Saturday 25 February, 2017

These are the major trends expected to shape the Irish ad industry in 2017
# Sport Sponsorships
# Sport Sponsorships

These are the major trends expected to shape the Irish ad industry in 2017

Feb 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,472 Views 4 Comments

Marketers will spend almost a billion euro on ads this year, according to Core Media.

# advertising - Monday 6 February, 2017

Super Bowl ads get political and discuss 'four years of bad hair'
# Trump
# Trump

Super Bowl ads get political and discuss 'four years of bad hair'

Feb 6th 2017, 7:10 AM 23,270 Views 28 Comments

A number of ads touted inclusiveness and diversity.

# advertising - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Charities regulator had "no choice" but to prosecute soup kitchen owner
# Twist Charity
# Twist Charity

Charities regulator had "no choice" but to prosecute soup kitchen owner

Feb 2nd 2017, 4:07 PM 29,980 Views 24 Comments

Oliver Williams was prosecuted for misrepresenting Twist Charity as a charitable organisation.

# advertising - Friday 20 January, 2017

Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app
# Meitu
# Meitu

Security experts concerned about data collected by popular beauty filter app

Jan 20th 2017, 12:26 PM 16,312 Views 14 Comments

The app has hundreds of millions of users – but are they aware of the permissions they have agreed to?

# advertising - Monday 19 December, 2016

Loophole allows Eircode to run adverts which falsely imply codes save lives
# Denis Naughten
# Denis Naughten

Loophole allows Eircode to run adverts which falsely imply codes save lives

Dec 19th 2016, 11:47 PM 17,810 Views 55 Comments

The advert, which ran on both television and radio stations, claimed an Eircode would help emergency services “find you faster”.

# advertising - Friday 16 December, 2016

Complaint upheld after children were fined for riding Luas for free
# Park And Ride
# Park And Ride

Complaint upheld after children were fined for riding Luas for free

Dec 16th 2016, 6:30 AM 39,492 Views 42 Comments

The children misunderstood a message that advertised free park and ride facilities.

# advertising - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

New rules for businesses who want to call their food 'artisan' or 'natural'
# Misleading Labels
# Misleading Labels

New rules for businesses who want to call their food 'artisan' or 'natural'

Nov 30th 2016, 5:49 PM 17,276 Views 30 Comments

The guidelines aim to stop consumers being misled by marketing terms.

This Derry man's coal company truck is simply inspired
# Heat Yer Hole
From The Daily Edge
# Heat Yer Hole

This Derry man's coal company truck is simply inspired

Nov 30th 2016, 7:37 AM 8,382 Views 1 Comment

Genius.

# advertising - Saturday 12 November, 2016

A porn star taught Paddy Power's boss that having the craic doesn't work everywhere
# Horses For Courses
# Horses For Courses

A porn star taught Paddy Power's boss that having the craic doesn't work everywhere

Nov 12th 2016, 6:42 PM 46,136 Views 27 Comments

Madcap high jinks work well in Ireland, but not every country appreciates the same marketing stunts.

# advertising - Thursday 10 November, 2016

11 of the quickest jokes about the new John Lewis Christmas ad
# Sean O'luas
From The Daily Edge
# Sean O'luas

11 of the quickest jokes about the new John Lewis Christmas ad

Nov 10th 2016, 10:50 AM 14,236 Views 0 Comments

Buster is blowing up the internet today.

# advertising - Monday 24 October, 2016

Pierce Brosnan has found himself in the middle of a bizarre controversy in India
# Culture Clash
From The Daily Edge
# Culture Clash

Pierce Brosnan has found himself in the middle of a bizarre controversy in India

Oct 24th 2016, 10:44 AM 5,984 Views 1 Comment

The actor appeared in ads for a ‘mouth freshener’ that has been linked to poor health – now he wants nothing to do with the brand.

# advertising - Saturday 10 September, 2016

Three agencies refused to put up this billboard advertisement for Griffith College Dublin
# Medium Is The Message
# Medium Is The Message

Three agencies refused to put up this billboard advertisement for Griffith College Dublin

Sep 10th 2016, 7:15 AM 91,676 Views 30 Comments

“It could easily come across as a mistake in the posting of the creativity resulting in unnecessary criticism of the industry.”

# advertising - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

A bar's 'Bottomless Prosecco' deal is among three ads given a slap on the wrist
# Alcohol Advertising
# Alcohol Advertising

A bar's 'Bottomless Prosecco' deal is among three ads given a slap on the wrist

Jul 20th 2016, 6:05 AM 36,288 Views 45 Comments

Alcohol Action Ireland wasn’t happy with the ads.

# advertising - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

"You wanna feel?" - Complaints that this Opel ad is 'sexist' have been rejected
# Nice And Warm
# Nice And Warm

"You wanna feel?" - Complaints that this Opel ad is 'sexist' have been rejected

Jul 19th 2016, 3:44 PM 23,860 Views 59 Comments

Regulators say the ad was ‘light-hearted’ in nature.

# advertising - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad
# Airside Bootcamp
# Airside Bootcamp

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad

Apr 21st 2016, 6:10 AM 27,618 Views 18 Comments

Epilepsy Ireland said the Facebook ad had caused upset and hurt to people with epilepsy and their families.

# advertising - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

Dating website apologises for calling red hair and freckles 'imperfections'
# Backlash
# Backlash

Dating website apologises for calling red hair and freckles 'imperfections'

Apr 12th 2016, 9:35 PM 23,749 Views 41 Comments

People were not happy with Match.com’s campaign.

# advertising - Monday 28 March, 2016

Denny ad was wrong to show grandfather looking at child in car, watchdog says
# Complaint Upheld
# Complaint Upheld

Denny ad was wrong to show grandfather looking at child in car, watchdog says

Mar 28th 2016, 7:45 AM 57,879 Views 102 Comments

It was thought that the advertisement encouraged unsafe driving practices.

# advertising - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Paddy Power criticised over "money back" ads
# Money Back Not Guaranteed
# Money Back Not Guaranteed

Paddy Power criticised over "money back" ads

Mar 23rd 2016, 6:04 AM 21,222 Views 33 Comments

A complainant wasn’t happy that a footnote was in a smaller font.