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Days After Outrage Over Perfume Ads, Govt Issues Guidelines Against Misleading Ads

Days After Outrage Over Perfume Ads, Govt Issues Guidelines Against Misleading Ads

These guidelines come into force with immediate effect and prohibit surrogate advertisements and bring transparency in disclaimers in ads.

10 June 2022
Farhan Akhtar, Richa Chadha And Other Celebrities Call Out Perfume Ad For Promoting Rape Culture

Farhan Akhtar, Richa Chadha And Other Celebrities Call Out Perfume Ad For Promoting Rape Culture

A series of perfume ads by the brand Layer'r have been heavily criticised for promoting rape culture. The I&B Ministry has ordered the suspension of these ads.

04 June 2022

World No-Tobacco Day: The History Of Misleading Tobacco Ads And Experts' Calls To Ban Them

For decades, tobacco companies used doctors in ads to show cigarettes as 'healthy'. Experts now urge government to ban tobacco ads.

Before Akshay Kumar, Other Bollywood Celebs Who’ve Received Backlash For Their Endorsements

Before Akshay Kumar, Other Bollywood Celebs Who’ve Received Backlash For Their Endorsements

Actor Akshay Kumar is being trolled for promoting a pan masala brand. He has even apologised, but still, the trolling continues. Here are a few other celebs...

25 April 2022

Advertisement Council Cracks Whip On Crypto Ads; Guidelines Enforced From April 2022 

The ASCI guidelines for crypto ads are supposed to become applicable from April 2022. But it is a self-regulatory body and the rules are not binding. Read on...

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08 April 2022
Karan Johar Becomes The Centre Of Debate For Endorsing Matrimonial Ad

Karan Johar Becomes The Centre Of Debate For Endorsing Matrimonial Ad

Filmmaker Karan Johar has come under a lot of flak for a recent matrimonial advertisement that he has endorsed. Here’s what the controversy is all about.


26 February 2022
How Deep Is The Indian Crypto Advertisement Market?

How Deep Is The Indian Crypto Advertisement Market?

Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has introduced a set of 12 guidelines for the advertisement and promotion of virtual digital assets, including...


24 February 2022
ASCI Guidelines For Crypto Ads: How Far Will It Protect Consumers’ Interest?

ASCI Guidelines For Crypto Ads: How Far Will It Protect Consumers’ Interest?

New guidelines from Advertising Standards Council of India on crypto ads mandates the use of disclaimers in specific formats, stresses on accuracy of...


25 January 2022
Shilpa Shetty Acquitted From The 2007 Richard Gere Kissing Case

Shilpa Shetty Acquitted From The 2007 Richard Gere Kissing Case

Actress Shilpa Shetty was found not guilty of obscenity by a Mumbai court after Hollywood actor and AIDS awareness campaigner Richard Gere publicly kissed her....


17 December 2021
South Korea's Sexist Ad Draws Public Ire For Comparing Women With Cows

South Korea's Sexist Ad Draws Public Ire For Comparing Women With Cows

South Korea's biggest dairy firm 'Seoul Milk' has come under fire for comparing women with cows in one of its recent commercials.


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29 November 2021
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Urges MEA To Engage In A Dialogue With Pak Govt After Ad-Shoot Controversy At Gurdwara Darbar Sahib

Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee Urges MEA To Engage In A Dialogue With Pak Govt After Ad-Shoot Controversy At Gurdwara Darbar Sahib

The founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, is believed to have spent his last days at the place, where the gurdwara now stands, from 1521 to 1539.


29 November 2021
Ad Shoot At Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib: DSGMC Urges MEA To Take Up Issue With Pak Govt

Ad Shoot At Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib: DSGMC Urges MEA To Take Up Issue With Pak Govt

The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee on Monday wrote to Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, demanding him to take up with the Pakistan...


01 November 2021
Designer Sabyasachi Withdraws Mangalsutra Ad Amid Controversy

Designer Sabyasachi Withdraws Mangalsutra Ad Amid Controversy

Sabyasachi's Mangalsutra advertisement portrayed a woman wearing a low-neckline dress and posing solo and in an intimate position with a man.


29 October 2021
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Why Advertisements Have Always Been A Sensitive Issue In India

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Why Advertisements Have Always Been A Sensitive Issue In India

The recent targeting of promotional campaigns for allegedly hurting sentiments affects delivery of relevant social messages.


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