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    The Drum (28 Feb 2018)

    William Hill gambling ad banned by watchdog for misleading bonus promotion

    WILLIAM HILL has had a TV ad banned by the ASA for misleading punters around a bonus payout feature. The spot, which aired five months ago, promoted its '2 Clear' offer, which added a 15% bonus to winnings if a horse won by two lengths or more. The ad received a complaint that it was not made clear that the promotion only applied to horse races which had at least six runners, with a voiceover suggesting the offer applied to all live TV races. The advertising watchdog ruled that the spot cannot appear again in its current form.

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    Campaign (21 Feb 2018)

    Aldi booze ad with Kevin the Carrot banned by ASA

    ALDI has had its TV ad banned by the ADVERTISING STANDARDS AUTHORITY due to the appeal it has to children. The 20-second spot by MCCANN features Kevin the Carrot referencing The Sixth Sense, which was rated 15 in the UK. The ASA stated the ad was banned due to Kevin's 'childlike' appearance and high-pitched voice, as well as the fact that soft toys of the character were available to buy.

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