Kim Kardashian. A US non-profit organisation found that more than 200 Kardashian/Jenner social media posts “failed to clearly and conspicuously disclose material connections to brands or the fact that the posts were paid ads”. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

The Kardashian/Jenner sisters are undisputed social media royalty. Between the five sisters they have a combined following of 470.3 million on Instagr(...)

Viagogo also operates a site for Irish consumers, currently advertising tickets for a Michael Buble concert.

The UK’s advertising watchdog has referred secondary ticketing website Viagogo to Trading Standards for its failure to make changes to misleading pric(...)

Image of the week:  A performer in the Russian World Cup host city of Saransk uses traditional bast shoes to show photographers how football would once have been played. Photograph: Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty

In numbers: Vanilla spike 500 Percentage rise in the price of vanilla pods since 2016, with the result that the sweet ingredient now costs more per (...)

Complaints have been upheld against Lidl over its failure to identify the winners of a ‘year’s free shopping’ promotion. Photograph: iStock

Complaints have been upheld against Lidl over its failure to identify the winners of a “year’s free shopping” promotion, or to ensure prize draws had (...)

The secretary general to the Government, Martin Fraser (above), has been ordered by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to carry out a review of the controversial Strategic Communications Unit.

For observers of the political art of distancing oneself from trouble, the signs were unmistakeable. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, recognising that the cont(...)

The Central Bank is to crack down on so-called commemorative coins. File photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Fears that Irish consumers could be short-changed when buying so-called commemorative coins has prompted the Central Bank to crack down on the trade. (...)

The ASA has ruled that a car cannot be advertised as being ‘one owner’ if the previous registered owner was a fleet operator or rental company

Car dealers and manufacturers are braced for potential compensation payments thanks to a tightening of rules by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authori(...)

Founded in the US in 2000, eHarmony expanded into the UK in 2008. It uses a closely guarded compatibility matching algorithm to pair users, and requires them to complete lengthy relationship questionnaires to determine their personality traits, values, interests and other factors

The UK advertising regulator has banned the online dating service eHarmony from claiming it has a “scientifically proven matching system”. Upholding (...)

Now that the sparkle has faded from Black Friday’s frenzy of discount desperation, it seems a good time to zoom in on this year’s crop of Christmas ad(...)

The advertisement featured real home video footage taken by a car loan customer surprising his partner and young child with a new car.  Stock photograph: Getty Images

An AIB television advertisement “must not reappear in its current form again,” the Advertising Standards Authority has ruled. The advertisement feat(...)

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