Status and Updates
January 7, 2019: The Advertising Standards Authority responds to TINA.org’s complaint stating that because UK consumers were not directly targeted by the Ciroc influencers at issue, it will not be taking action as the FTC is the most appropriate body to deal with the issues highlighted in TINA.org’s complaint.
December 18, 2018: Within a week of being notified of TINA.org’s findings, Combs removed all of the Ciroc ads on his Instagram page that TINA.org collected.
December 11, 2018: TINA.org forwards the complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the United Kingdom.
December 10, 2018: TINA.org sends a complaint letter to the FTC urging it to take enforcement action against Diageo, and ensure that all present and future social media posts by the company promoting sponsored alcohol use are not directed at minors and are clearly and conspicuously labeled as advertisements.