Interesting ASA Ruling

_89100053_gucci2The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has just ruled that a Gucci advert from last December should not appear again in its present form as the ASA:

“…considered that the model leaning against the wall appeared to be unhealthily thin in the image, and therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible.”

The ASA ruling is HERE

You can read more at the BBC HERE

Any thoughts?

Down With This Sort Of Thing…

IPSO_logo_newSome really interesting and insightful discussions going on today so thanks for that. The whole question of Press Regulation in the UK is filled with unanswered questions, and when we talk about news about a ‘celebrity case’ such as we did today, it is sometimes easier to find arguments. However, when it is a ‘local’ story, it is not as clear cut… or perhaps it is easier?

If we don’t know the people involved, one could argue that there is less temptation for a salacious interest in the story. With that in mind, we will be looking at a couple of more down-to-earth or even mundane news stories that IPSO or Ofcom ruled on.

Finally: make life easier for yourself and read the guidelines in advance! 🙂