May 24, 2024

Healthcare and offshore betting ads emerge as most violative in ASCI’s Annual Complaints report

With 85% of objectionable ads coming from digital media, the report also found that online safety continues to be a concern.

Apr 17, 2024

Stereotypical ads missing out on India’s diverse consumer base: New report

The report by Kantar, ASCI and the UN Stereotype Alliance also found that less than 1% of ads in the country showcased members of the LGBTQIA+ community, while modern women continue to be underrepresented.

Feb 7, 2024

How green is India's adland valley?

In light of the COP28 agreement to transition from fossil fuels and India's ad watchdog's directives to curb greenwashing, where do Indian agencies stand on the matter, especially in working with clients?

Dec 10, 2023

Step beyond tokenism when advertising for people with disabilities and the LGBTQ+ community: Experts

A panel at the Advertising Standards Council of India's D&I Edge summit shared how brands should focus on authenticity and explore the role of advertising in driving social change.

Jul 23, 2023

ASCI introduces guidelines for charitable causes advertisements

The new guidelines from ASCI require ads to be honest and truthful and not cause grave or widespread harm or offence

Jun 5, 2022

India's ad watchdog suspends deodorant ads for promoting rape culture

The ads potentially violate the Advertising Standards Council of India's chapter II, which states that advertisements should contain nothing indecent, vulgar, especially in the depiction of women.