ET Now told to modify ads

IN Media Watch Briefs | 17/06/2015

Aggressive marketing does not always pay. The Advertising Standards Council of India, has upheld CNBC-TV18’s complaints against the advertising campaign released by ET NOW on May 31. Of  ET NOW’s claim - “India’s No. 1 Business Channel,” it said this declaration is misleading by omission on the advertiser’s part and contravenes Chapter I.4 of the ASCI Code. It has also upheld complaints about two other claims. It advised ET NOW to withdraw the ads  or modify appropriately by 22nd  June 2015.

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