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Influencing the influencers

Why is ASCI asking social media influencers to flag that they are paid when a celebrity is featuring in an ad but is not disclosing that s/he is a paid endorser?

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digital media | digital marketing | advertisements

Ambi Parameswaran 



Ambi Parameswaran

The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), the apex advertising self-regulatory body, is rolling out guidelines to ensure influencers do not hide the fact that they are being “paid” for promoting a brand. The guidelines will ensure that they add #ad, #collab, #promo, #sponsored, and/or #partnership to their posts. The rules drafted after much consultation with agencies, marketers and influencers are very comprehensive in their scope. A little too broad, if I may add (https://.social/guidelines).

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First Published: Tue, June 08 2021. 21:44 IST

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