Tag: Advertising Standards Authority

Can I help you, sir?

There are any number of prosecutions for data law infringement, some of which show a cavalier attitude to regulations. When reading the decisions of courts it does seem that the offending company was asking for it. On some others there is the feeling of, ‘It could have been me.’ If you have a healthy email … READ MORE »

Take notice of the ASA’s notices

It was fun. The sign gave everyone who saw it a bit of a laugh and provided a talking point. On top of that, it demonstrated the type of premises, in this case an arty café run by youngsters for, it was suggested, the young at heart. It intrigued me and in the two minutes … READ MORE »

Pushing the limits in email marketing?

I was on holiday when I saw the chalked sign: Free Beer. I was intrigued, but from the start the one thing I did not expect was any free beer. As I approached the shop displaying the sign I could see smaller words chalked above each of the larger ones.  What was on offer was … READ MORE »

Literally email marketing

There have been a couple of cases before the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently which concern the use of absolute qualifications in advertising. Whilst neither relates directly to email marketing, there are lessons we can learn. A betting company, one which has been mentioned before on these pages, suggested in a TV advert that an … READ MORE »

Taking risks

We have mentioned the ASA's Copy Advice Team a number of times, our suggestion being that it is sensible to follow their advice. It would appear that Protein World is either not a follower of this blog or chose to ignore it.  Everyone remotely involved in advertising must have heard of the poster campaign they … READ MORE »

Ready for a viral email marketing campaign?

You are almost certainly aware of Protein World’s Are You Beach Body Ready? advertising campaign. It is the most talked about and controversial, the two often going together, poster of the year. Unlike the country at large, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) were already familiar with the company, having considered and upheld at least nine … READ MORE »

The validity of endorsement in email marketing

A few weeks ago we mentioned endorsements, pointing out that they were an effective way of generating click throughs and completions and are particularly effective in email marketing. The post was mainly practical but the Committee on Advertising Practice (CAP) has come out with guidance on the matter.  The advice, which is described as for … READ MORE »

Predicting demand for email marketing

It is no good being irritated by rulings of regulatory bodies. They are, like Thursdays, there regardless of how much use they are to you. Whilst you might feel sorry for Morrisons following the ruling against them from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), you have to accept it and take it into account when planning … READ MORE »

When the Sauvignon’s gone

Whilst not specific to email marketing, a recent decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) against a national grocery chain has implications for your next email marketing campaign. The company offered an ‘any three for £10’ from a range of wine, a type of promotion which competitors had abandoned as unproductive. Their estimate of demand, … READ MORE »

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