advertising standards and corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Advertising standards and Corporate Social Responsibility

Responsible advertising is an important element of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Companies committed to CSR look at the impact of their activities on all aspects of society including economic, environmental, social and cultural aspects....

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Overseeing non-commercial ads

Advertising self-regulatory organizations (SROs) ensure that advertising and other messages of a commercial nature are responsible. But what about non-commercial ads? What do we mean by non-commercial ads? The main goal of non-commercial ads...

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Overseeing product labels and packaging

Product labels and packaging are in principle considered separately from advertising messages. This is because they are usually descriptive rather than promotional in nature. In practice however, the information contained on product labels and...

Global SRO Database

2018 edition of the Global SRO Database now available

Following the launch of its Global Database of Advertising Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs) last year, the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) is proud to release the second edition. The online database and the 2018...

Group picture at the ICAS Annual Meeting of 15 April 2019, Paris

Lee Peeler elected new President

On 15 April 2019, during its Annual Meeting in Paris, France, the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) elected Lee Peeler of the US-based advertising self-regulatory council as its new President. Peeler will be...

2019 ICAS Awards Winners

ICAS announces winners of Global Awards

On 15 April 2019, during its Annual Meeting in Paris, France, the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) announced the winners of its first ICAS Global Awards. France, Australia, Canada and Spain were honored...

Logo of the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) of South Africa

New South African SRO joins ICAS

On 1 January 2019, the recently established Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) of South Africa became a member of the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) in replacement of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the...