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Central Govt Refrains Digital Media, OTT Platforms From Advertising Betting Sites

In breaking news, the Central Government banned betting sites on various news channels, OTT platforms and private satellite TV channels. The announcement came on the evening of October 3. The decision to refrain betting site advertisements on OTT, social media and TV channels was taken by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, after observing such advertisements available on digital media sites. This is a developing story, details are… read-more

Mon, 03 Oct 2022 - 07:53 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Betting site, Advertising, Government of India, Information & broadcasting, Advisory

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Unilever To Omit Word 'Normal', Digital Body Shaping From Beauty Ads

UK-based FMCG company Unilever has avowed to omit the word "normal" form the advertisements of its range of beauty and personal care products in the likes of Dove and TRESemme among others. In news for renaming 'Fair and Lovely' to ‘Glow and Lovely', Unilever will discontinue the digital editing of body shapes and complexion in advertisements. Amid facing backlash for advertising regressive beauty-related stereotypes, Unilever claims to… read-more

Tue, 09 Mar 2021 - 02:05 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Unilever, Dove, TRESemme, Advertising, normal, inclusivity, beauty

Courtesy: ET Brand Equity

Advertisement Of Men Eating Bat Was Investigated By Watchdog


Australian ASB Investigates BCF's Commercial Ad Over Eating Bat Sandwich

Australia's Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) has investigated an advertisement which displays a man-eating bat sandwich, portraying how the COVID-19 pandemic started. The TV ad created by the Boating Camping Fishing (BCF) firm which took a jibe at China from where COVID-19 erupted, has already hit 2,50,000 views on YouTube. While the ASB has already received complaints about the BCF summer campaign commercial, experts believe that the ad… read-more

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 - 09:16 AM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Australia, Advertising, China, Youtube, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: BBC News

Fortune oil advertisement featuring Sourav Ganguly

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Fortune Removes Its Oil Ad Featuring Sourav Ganguly After Netizens Troll

Faced with social media trolling and criticism, Adani Wilmar temporarily removed the advertisement of its Fortune Rice Bran Cooking Oil promoted by Sourav Ganguly. Trollers questioned the brand particularly for its tagline that says the oil is healthy for the heart. The BCCI President Ganguly recently survived a heart attack and is recovering at a Kolkata hospital where he received angioplasty. Citing his stable conditions, the doctors are… read-more

Tue, 05 Jan 2021 - 10:53 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Sourav Ganguly, Fortune Oil, Advertising, Adani Wilmar

Courtesy: The Quint

Kidney Sale

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Kashmir Man Releases Ad To Sell Kidney To Repay Rs 91 Lakh Debt

In what could be called as a strange act, a man from Jammu and Kashmir has published an advertisement to donate his kidney for repaying loans. Reportedly, the advertiser Sabzar Ahmad Khan had to repay loans of Rs 91 lakh. In the ad, Sabzar said, "I want to sell my kidney because I have lost everything in business". Interestingly, he has got two buyers, yet awaits a good deal.

Thu, 17 Dec 2020 - 03:29 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: kashmir, Advertising, Kidney

Courtesy: Times Now

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95% Of YouTube Videos For Kids Contain Ads; 1/5th Age Inappropriate: Report

According to a report from academics and Common Sense Media, YouTube videos that were watched by children contained unsuitable ads and had lesser educational value. Reportedly, 95% of over 1,600 videos, which were taken into sample and were viewed by children below eight years, contained ads, in which one-fifth were age inappropriate. Besides, only 5% of the videos contained "high educational value". The videos were collected from 191 parents… read-more

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - 05:37 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Youtube, Advertising, children, Technology

Courtesy: Indian Express


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Facebook Tightens Scrutiny Of Advertisements On Vaccination

Facebook on October 13 stated that it has suspended advertisements, which discourage the vaccination programs. However, the decision is targetted at paid advertisements only, and not at the unpaid ones. Besides, Facebook said, "advocate for or against legislation or government policies around vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines will still be allowed." It also… read-more

Wed, 14 Oct 2020 - 12:06 PM / by Ujjwal Panchariya

Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Vaccination

Courtesy: NDTV


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Parle-G Decides To Cut Ties With News Channels Airing Toxic Content

After Bajaj Auto, Parle Products decided to stop airing their advertisements on the news channels promoting 'toxic content'. The company stated that they would not like to advertise on channels that promote aggression and toxicity, and asserted that it does not favour their target audience. The officials from the company said, "We are exploring possibilities wherein other advertisers can come together for putting restraint advertising spends… read-more

Mon, 12 Oct 2020 - 12:38 PM / by Ujjwal Panchariya

Tags: Parle-G, Bajaj Auto, Advertising, News Channels, Toxicity

Courtesy: Newslaundry