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Getting tough on unethical claims firm practices

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) promises to get tough on unethical claims firm practices This week, the FCA published a Dear CEO letter to claims management companies (CMC). The letter reminds firms of their obligations under FCA regulation and flags a number of areas where the regulator has found practices falling short of its [...]

June 7th, 2019|Compliance|0 Comments

Guest blog: How has marketing changed in the year since GDPR?

25 May marked a year since the General Data Protection Regulation came into force. It was heralded as life-changing for marketing as we know it. But has GDPR really changed marketing activity in the last twelve months? What does GDPR compliance entail? The General Data Protection Regulation affects any organisation that: Possesses or processes [...]

June 7th, 2019|Marketing|0 Comments

Imminent ban on harmful gender stereotypes

Following research in 2017 and consultation in 2018, the coming into force of Committee of Advertising Practice’s (CAP) new rule (accompanied by detailed guidance) which prohibits gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm or serious or widespread offence is imminent. On 14 June 2019, this rule will be included in Section 4 of the CAP Code: 4.9 Marketing communications must not [...]

June 6th, 2019|CAP|0 Comments

Environmental claims

Ensuring your environmental claims are more than just hot air. The 5th of June was World Environment Day, a UN initiative to raise awareness and encourage action to protect the environment.  To coincide with this the the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) have put together some guidance to help you make sure you make sustainable claims [...]

June 6th, 2019|CAP|0 Comments

Issues around harmful emulation

Think of the children! Issues around harmful emulation. Marketers must take care to ensure that their ads do not condone, encourage or unreasonably feature behaviour that could be harmful to children if emulated.  Here the Committee of Advertising Practice(CAP)look to some recent Advertising Standards Authority(ASA)rulings to bring this requirement to life. Implying an unsafe [...]

June 6th, 2019|CAP|0 Comments