ASCI bans 242 ads, including Snapdeal, Amazon, Idea, ToI, ET Now, Zee, Airtel, Coca-Cola, Dhara, Fair & Lovely, Ponds Age Miracle in February 2017Posted: May 4, 2017
The Consumer Complaints Council (CCC) of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has banned as many as 242 advertisements out of 305 complaints it received across segments during February 2017. Out of 242 advertisements against which complaints were upheld, 165 belonged to the Healthcare category, 31 to the Education category, followed by nine in Personal Care Category, 19 in the Food & Beverages category, and 18 advertisements from other categories, the self-regulatory industry body said in a statement.
The banned ads are from prominent companies like Amazon.com (Micromax 32T7260 HDI LED TV), Jasper Infotech Pvt Ltd (Snapdeal), Idea Cellular Ltd (Idea 4G), Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd (Times of India), Times Network (ET Now), Zee News Ltd (Zee Business), Bharti Airtel Ltd (Airtel 4G Data), Dish TV, Coca-Cola, BSNL Corporate among others, they range from FMCGs to autos, personal accessories to alcohol, and education to media.
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