Advertising Standards Council Of India News


Banning condom ads during daytime a futile exercise, say experts

I&B ministry’s condom ads ban during the daytime is not a solution, there has to be regulation on content being broadcast on TV channels, say advertising and branding experts

3 min read13 Dec 2017

Abanti Sankaranarayanan elected chairman of ASCI

Abanti Sankaranarayanan of Diageo India has been unanimously elected as the chairman of the board of The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI)

2 min read14 Sep 2017

ASCI lays down rules on celebrity endorsements

ASCI says celebrities should do due diligence to ensure that all description, claims, comparisons made in the advertisements they endorse are not mislead or deceptive

2 min read14 Apr 2017

ASCI upholds complaints against 98 ‘misleading’ ads in June

The regulator received 159 complaints, of which 25 were upheld in healthcare category, 20 in education, 11 in food and beverages and 6 in e-commerce sector

3 min read19 Sep 2016

Work in award shows is comprehensible only to jury: Srinivasan K. Swamy

The chairman of the Advertising Standards Council of India on advertising in the age of OTT and Internet of Things, and the role of ASCI

7 min read17 Sep 2016

Srinivasan K. Swamy elected chief of Advertising Standards Council of India

Srinivasan K. Swamy, chairman and managing director of R K Swamy BBDO, takes over from HT Media Ltd’s executive director, Benoy Roychowdhury

2 min read9 Sep 2016

Flipkart, Snapdeal, Uber under ASCI scanner for misleading ads

Three instances against Flipkart were cited in which the firm allegedly marked up prices of products and offered discounts on the increased price

1 min read5 Oct 2015

ASCI seeks changes in ads of 84 brands

Products and services in personal and healthcare category face maximum number of complaints, followed by education

3 min read1 Nov 2014

ASCI asks 84 brands to change ads

Upholding complaints against 84 advertisements out of 95 for the month of August 2014, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has asked 84 brands including Amul butter, Livon Hair Gain, eBay and Hindustan Unilever’s water purifier PureitUltima, to either modify their misleading ads or stop publishing and telecasting them

1 Nov 2014

The ‘fairness quotient’ of fairness creams

Experts speak on the ethical responsibility of leaders when it comes to communicating a message about a product

4 min read26 Aug 2014
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