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Opinion

In light of the UK Advertising Standards Authority’s proposed tougher regulation of campaigns featuring harmful gender stereotypes, System1’s Tom Ewing suggests that the impact will lead to better advertising, but warns that bad ads could still come through other channels.

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LONDON: The UK’s advertising watchdog has signalled that from next year there will be tougher regulation of campaigns that feature potentially harmful gender stereotypes.

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ATLANTA: There has been a sharp increase in the number of "tobacco incidents" in top-grossing movies over the past six years, according to a new study which calls for films depicting smoking to be re-rated to protect younger viewers.

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This article details how Facebook, the social media giant, has been making its platform more pharma-friendly and less prone to regulatory pitfalls to appeal to pharma marketers in the US.

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This article looks at the problems that have come with the growth of digital word of mouth through social media.

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BRUSSELS: European Union regulators have imposed a €2.42bn fine on Google after ruling that the US internet giant had abused its market power by favouring its own shopping comparison service in search results.

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This event report considers what actions brands need to take to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into effect in May 2018.

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WASHINGTON DC: Three-quarters (75%) of Americans expect digital platforms, such as Google, Facebook and Twitter, to do more to keep the internet safe and trustworthy, a new survey has revealed.

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CANBERRA: The heads of more than 25 Australian media companies met in Canberra yesterday in an unprecedented display of unity to urge Parliament to back reforms on media law.

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SINGAPORE: News media companies must not be "complacent" about the impact of fake news, a senior BBC executive has said.

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BEIJING: With a new cybersecurity law due to come into force in a few days, foreign businesses in China are having to consider the potential impact of recent changes to the language which broadens the scope of those affected.

Research Paper

This paper details the findings of a study into consumer attitudes and awareness across Europe of the European Self-Regulatory Programme for Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA), a mechanism for consumers to control their preferences for online behavioural advertising.

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VANCOUVER/PARIS: The mere marketing of energy drinks as mixed with alcohol ends up making young men feel more intoxicated and uninhibited than they actually are, a new study has revealed.

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TORONTO: Two new pieces of legislation in the European Union could transform digital marketing in the region and beyond, and may also encourage brands to address their failings in this space, a leading executive from PageFair has argued.

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This article outlines how two major laws in the European Union (EU), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation, could impact marketing across the globe when they come into effect next year.

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WASHINGTON DC: Celebrities and other influencers who post content on Instagram have been warned by US regulators that they must fully reveal their relationship when they promote products on behalf of brands.

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SYDNEY: A blanket ban on gambling ads during live sports broadcasts is reportedly going to be considered by the Australian government this week, but new data suggests the move could cost TV networks more than $135m in lost revenue.

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"Data protection is rising up the public, political and media agenda", according to Rob Luke, deputy information commissioner (ICO), the UK’s independent authority that regulates the Freedom of Information Act.

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NEW YORK: Marketers will all be aware that several major brands, such as Procter & Gamble and JPMorgan Chase, are no longer tolerating the inadequacies of digital advertising – and this is a development strongly endorsed by the IAB's CEO.

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WASHINGTON, DC: The problems of fake news, trolling and online harassment are unlikely to disappear any time soon, experts believe, and may even get worse, with potential implications for the nature of the internet and online communications.

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This article examines the current problem of digital transparencies from the client's perspective, providing best practice on what to ask media agencies in order to ensure advertisers can navigate the complex challenges of the digital landscape.

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BEIJING: A delay on restrictive e-commerce regulations in China has boosted the fortunes of Australian health and nutritional brands that rely on the country's booming online market.

Research Paper

In August 1997, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed brand-specific advertising on television.

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LONDON: The British government should set up an urgent investigation into Google, Facebook and the digital advertising supply chain to combat the spread of fake news, a leading media trade body has urged.

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SYDNEY: Achieving transparency in advertising is a perennial problem, believes Sunita Gloster, CEO of the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA).