ASA Weekly Rulings Published

May 3rd '17

This weeks rulings have been published. The following advertisers have been formally investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Rulings for : 03 May 2017

An email, received on 25 November 2016, for Euro Car Parts, stated “EXTRA 50% Off All Oils”.

A direct mailing for SSE Home Services plc received on 5 December 2016 which was designed to look like a notification that they had visited the property but had been unable to gain access. Text stated, “Good news, you’ll never miss us again”. Additional text on the card stated “Time: 8:07 Date: Today”. Further text …

A TV ad for Santander’s All in One credit card, seen on 1 November 2016, showed customers in a shop choosing a computer game; a group of friends watching a TV programme; a man at home scrolling through holiday photos on a tablet; a couple discussing their finances and their young daughter playing a drum kit. The voi…

Ads for SodaStream seen in November 2016:

A video, seen as a shared post in the complainant’s Facebook feed and as a pre-roll ad before a Pokemon Undertale video on YouTube, featured a man buying bottled sparkling water in a supermarket. A woman dressed in medieval costume followed him ringing a bell and sa…


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Previous rulings: 26 April 2017