NewsBrands Ireland has appointed Ann Marie Lenihan as its chief executive

NewsBrands Ireland, the representative body for the newspaper industry, has appointed Ann-Marie Lenihan as its chief executive. Ms Lenihan was previo(...)

 A Lidl brochure has been found to be  in breach of the ASAI code. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

The promotion of “crab claws” that did not contain any crab meat by Lidl, a juice diet that promised weight loss of 8lbs in three days and an offer by(...)

An ad for Sprite has run into controversy this week for its sexist tone, but is the ad an error of judgment by the creative team, or a deliberate eff(...)

Toyota recently fell foul of the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland over a 20-year-old claim that its products are “the best-built cars in the world”. File photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

The monthly meetings of Ireland’s advertising watchdog must be great fun. It must marvel at all the ways members of the general public can be irritate(...)

“On no planet will any claim for the medicinal benefits of a feed of pints ever stand up.”

So, Toyota - the “best built cars in the world”, eh? The ruling from the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland that Toyota must stop this claim (...)

In response to the findings, the bemused car maker accused the advertising watchdog of ‘dancing on a pin head’.  Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Toyota has been told to stop claiming that its cars are the “best built” in the world by the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI) which s(...)

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The State’s advertising watchdog has launched an investigation into the marketing of the 1916 exhibition in Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre after it recei(...)

Paddy Power was censured last autumn for the lorry advertisement that read “Immigrants, jump in the back! But only if you’re good at sport”

It’s a hard life being an advertiser. There you are trying to shift chocolate or insurance or dishwasher tablets and everyone else is trying to make y(...)

Newstalk denied an  advertising campaign had encouraged the use of bad language but had been “a play on words to get across the message that they were determined to get to the bottom of important news stories and be truthful to their listeners”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The media election has begun and it’s a needy business. Politicians only want enough Xs to get over the line. Media organisations target floating vote(...)

One  complainant said a claim that French toast  with maple syrup was ‘healthy’ appeared to be misleading.

A suggestion that French toast with maple syrup might be a healthy option and a blood splattered film poster are just two of the ads which recently fe(...)

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