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Television Ads

T-Mobile Network Speed Claims

Published on September 17th, 2013 by TINA

T-Mobile claims in its “the simple choice” ads that even touchy, reanimated monsters know T-Mobile is a better choice for cellphone service than AT&T. In particular, T-Mobile says it has “50% more bandwidth” than AT&T and ... Read More


Television Ads

SocialSecurity211.com

Published on September 10th, 2013 by TINA

SocialSecurity211.com advertises itself with television and web advertisements that claim “one weird trick” will net you an extra $1000 on your social security check. On the television ad, SocialSecurity211.com quotes alleged news organization Newsmax: “SocialSecurity211.com is ... Read More


Television Ads

Air Wick Freshmatic

Published on August 22nd, 2013 by TINA

In the above advertisement, Reckitt Benckiser claimed that one refill of its Air Wick Freshmatic was equal to 55 cans of aerosol air-freshener spray. 55 cans! The ads fine print notes that it is assuming you ... Read More


Television Ads

Ford C-MAX Hybrid

Published on August 16th, 2013 by TINA

Ford boasted in this advertisement that its C-MAX Hybrid got an estimated 47 miles per gallon, a better mpg than the rival Toyota Prius. But this week, Ford announced that it was cutting the estimated mpg ... Read More


Television Ads

Coors Light

Published on August 13th, 2013 by TINA

You there, beer drinker. You may think Coors Light comes in the world’s most refreshing can because Coors’ ads say as much. After all, what could be more refreshing than a “NEW Double Vented wide Mouth” ... Read More


Television Ads

Prego Spaghetti Sauce

Published on August 1st, 2013 by TINA

Prego claimed that in blind taste tests even Ragu users preferred Prego spaghetti sauce, and it advertised as much on television and in print. But Ragu objected to the blind taste test claim that put down ... Read More


Television Ads

Tummy Tuck Belt

Published on August 1st, 2013 by TINA

… No. Just no. Most of these claims are suspicious. The Tummy Tuck Belt system appears to have three parts: A spanx-like compressing corset, a “thermal accelerator cream” that “burns” fat, and a “tummy tuck instructional ... Read More


Television Ads

Tropicana

Published on July 31st, 2013 by TINA

Tropicana claims in this television ad that “if you want the world’s best fruit and vegetable juice, look in the cooler” as a shelf collapses to reveal a presumably more-stable refrigerator full of Tropicana juices. But ... Read More


Television Ads

Lumosity

Published on July 22nd, 2013 by TINA

Lumosity will pay $2 million back to customers to settle federal charges it deceived consumers with unfounded claims that its brain games could help improve mental performance. ... Read More


Television Ads

Coca Cola 139 Happy Calories

Published on July 17th, 2013 by TINA

Coca Cola advertised its staple Coca Cola beverage and the zero-calorie version, Coke Zero, in the UK with this commercial spot. The ad shows people dancing, dog-walking, and laughing in order to burn off the 139 ... Read More


Television Ads

JT Splatmaster

Published on July 1st, 2013 by TINA

has recommended that KEE Action Sports, the maker of the JT Splatmaster line of paintball products, change its advertising to better depict adult supervision. The paintball guns can only be purchased by those 18 and older ... Read More


Television Ads

Winx Club Harmonix Dolls

Published on June 20th, 2013 by TINA

Winx Club Harmonix Dolls appear, in the above advertisement, to move their heads on their own and stand up without human assistance. The Children’s Advertising Review Unit objected to the ad, noting that ads for toys ... Read More


Television Ads

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

Published on June 20th, 2013 by TINA

Dove advertises its Deep Moisture Body Wash as being gentler on skin than competitors’ body washes. But Dial challenged many of Dove’s claims with NAD, which found that while the literature may have established the general ... Read More


Television Ads

Tag Away

Published on June 19th, 2013 by TINA

Tag Away, a skin-tag remover, claims that it is “clinically proven to remove skin tags.” The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) reviewed the claims and reached a different conclusion. ERSP determined that the marketer could not ... Read More


Television Ads

“SpongeBob” Splashpants Sweepstakes

Published on June 13th, 2013 by TINA

Nickelodeon ran ads for its “SpongeBob” Splashpants Sweepstakes, which directed children to a website where they could enter a sweepstake with the grand prize of a Nickelodeon Cruise featuring SpongeBob himself. But the Children’s Advertising Review ... Read More


Television Ads

Carfax

Published on June 12th, 2013 by TINA

Carfax, Inc. has discontinued certain broadcast advertising after receiving a letter of inquiry from . The industry self-regulatory body said that the commercials imply that consumers can rely on a Carfax report alone for a vehicle’s complete ... Read More


Television Ads

True Costs of Food Lovers Fat Loss System

Published on June 12th, 2012 by TINA

This  television ad for the Food Lovers Fat Loss System is filled with misleading statements and atypical weight loss results. It emphasizes the delicious foods you can continue to eat while failing to mention the difficult ... Read More


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