Published on October 15th, 20130
Clinique Even Better Eyes
The ASA claimed that the ad was misleading because it used digitally manipulated before and after shots. Clinique countered that the changes made did not impact the portrayal of the product’s performance, and that in any case the ad was not meant to be a product demonstration. Despite these arguments, the ASA upheld the complaint and told Clinique “to ensure that they do not use post-production techniques in a way that misrepresents what is achievable using the advertised product in future.”
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The Advertising Standards Authority, abbreviated ASA, is the UK’s independent regulator of advertising across all media.