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Lewis Silkin's adlaw blog round up of February

06 March 2019

Welcome to the latest roundup of news and insights from our adlaw experts. You can also visit the adlaw blog where you’ll find many more posts about developments in legal and regulatory issues affecting the advertising and marketing sector.

Celebrating the success of flexible working
As we look ahead to the next round of gender pay gap reports, we can expect to see a rush of promises about diversity initiatives which agencies hope will reduce their gender pay gap. Without exception, those initiatives are well intended and very...
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From today (Monday, 25 February 2019), TfL's very own ban on so called 'junk food' advertising comes into effect. Existing ads for food and drink which are considered high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) will be phased out from today (those which are...
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Gambling regulation - a numbers game?
Protecting children from gambling ads: new guidance issued The gambling industry is under intense scrutiny. The number of ads encouraging people to place bets during TV breaks for sports events can sometime feel stifling and with football shirt...
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Facing the challenges of changing your culture to embrace diversity
The announcement that the “straight, white, middle-aged men” who claim that they were forced out of the JWT will proceed to the Employment Tribunal, is a timely reminder that changing a business culture is a challenging exercise which needs to be...
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Is flexibility the key to shifting the gender pay gap?
As the battle to attract and retain the best talent continues, it will become increasingly important for agencies to be able to build a brand and culture that distinguishes itself in a crowded market.   Publicis' recent commitment to greater...
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New edition of GALA's Global Advertising Law Book out now
Lewis Silkin is proud to the sole UK member of the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance ("GALA").  We are therefore pleased to announce that GALA has just released the second edition of "Advertising Law: A Global Legal Perspective". The...
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Shurely shome mishtake at the AShA?
Last Friday, we noted that Campaign Live were reporting that the Advertising Standards Authority had advised that an ad for estate agents Marsh & Parsons featuring Theresa May was in breach of the CAP Code. This was apparently on the basis...
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Brand seeks customer. GSOH essential.
The fintech company Revolut, which provides app-based current accounts has suffered a furious backlash from financial blogger Iona Bain of Your Money Blog as a result of its new advertising campaign. The headline of the offending posters say "To...
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