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# no nuts no glory
Paddy Power erection pun and Georgia Salpa eating chocolate are fair game for ads
So says Irish advertising standards.
# Banned
We didn't mean to objectify women, say Newbridge Silverware on banned ad
The ad for a new jewellery range was deemed too sexy by the Advertising Standards Authority.
# Mad Men
Newbridge ad deemed too sexy (not the Ronan O'Gara one)
The advertisement was deemed ‘overtly sexual in nature’ and ‘provocative’ by the ASAI.
# false advertising
Complaints against Vodafone, Dublin Airport and a psychic healer upheld
In total, the Advertising Standards Agency dealt with 13 complaints last month.
# bad men
Ads in breach: Small print from Three, bad coverage from eMobile, indecency from The Wright Venue
In its latest update, the ASAI found 14 ads did not comply with their code.
# Prime Numbers
The Wolf of Wall Street, Jameson, and Pope John Paul II: The week in numbers
Plus: How many letters and packages does An Post deal with in an average week?
# Advertising
Complaint over 'Limerick crime scene' Irish Examiner ad not upheld
The ASAI found that the ad did not cause grave or widespread offence.
# Badvertising
Adverts in breach: Healing bracelets, shoes that tone and cowboys in vans
Twenty-one complaints were upheld by the ASAI, Ireland’s advertising watchdog, in it’s latest complaints bulletin.
# Badvertising
Avonmore, Aer Lingus and Eircom breached advertising codes
The watchdog has found against a number of companies, according to its latest Complaints Bulletin.
# Advertising
Advertising authority to monitor ads by companies on social media
Posts by companies on social media websites that advertise products now under the remit of the Advertising Authority of Ireland.
Column: What does ‘feck’ really mean?
It’s practically our national swearword – but what do we mean when we say ‘feck’? And where did it come from? Stan Carey explains. (Contains strong language)
Column: Yes, the Club Orange ads are offensive. But mainly they’re just lame.
The ‘bits’ campaign insults women and patronises men – but its worst crime is a tedious lack of imagination, writes Jean Sutton. Why do the media keep playing their game?
# adwatch
9 ideas for non-boob-related Club Orange ads
What will Club Orange do if the breasts get banned? We’ve looked at other potential directions.
# Abortion
Senator’s criticism of abortion ads an ‘odious abuse of taxpayer-funded privilege’
Labour senator Ivana Bacik has been criticised by the pro-life group Youth Defence after she called for the Advertising Standards Agency to be given a remit to act on complaints about anti-abortion ads.
# Complaints
"Spanking", "MILF" and hangover Jesus too much for the Advertising Standards Authority
Ads for the 48 mobile network and a hangover cure have been shot down by the ASAI.
# Abortion
ASAI powerless to act on anti-abortion billboards
The Advertising Standards Authority has received a number of complaints over the Life Institute campaign, but said it is outside their remit.
# Advertising
GAA-themed crisps ads not Hunky Dory, says advertising watchdog
The ASAI upholds 82 complaints against the Gaelic football-themed Hunky Dory’s ads which caused “grave and widespread offence”.
# Hunky Dorys
Camogie chief says crisps ads are just not 'Hunky Dory'
Those ads featuring scantily-clad girls trying their hand at our national sport haven’t gone down well with some…
# Advertising
Adverts rapped for being sexist, misleading and 'feckin' great'
As the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland releases its latest report, we look at some of the ads that vexed viewers.