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Supermarket ad banned for being too ‘political’ becomes an online hit

11.12.2018 · Posted in Advertising Articles, Technology Articles
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In April, Iceland became the first major UK supermarket to ban palm oil from its own products, in light of the severe environmental damage caused by increased global demand for the substance.

The issue has been raised in a TV commercial for the supermarket, but the ad has been banned from television in the UK for being too "political" — and people are not happy about it.

Clearcast, a body responsible for clearing ads on behalf of the four major UK commercial broadcasters, said the ad was in breach of political advertising rules in the country's broadcasting code. Read more...

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