Newsletter archive

Newsletter Archive

This is where you'll find pdf versions of our twice yearly newsletters

Our newsletters contain useful information about our services, articles about specific copy issues and background on the people who work at Clearcast.

Advice on specific copy issues can change as new rules come into play, or an ASA ruling gives a precedent. Advice in the newsletter articles is always correct at the time of publication. Remember to check the News section of our website and our Notes of Guidance for updates.

Available Newsletters

Spring 2017
Articles include a look at our emergency protocol, a guest piece from EASA's Director General and Aunt Jackie's weight loss ad tips
Spring 2017

Autumn 2016
Articles include the results of the agency survey, an in depth look at using swearwords in ads and a guest piece from the ASA's chief exec
Autumn 2016

Spring 2016
Articles include an update on references to obesity in weight loss ads, top tips for how to get a video through Ops checks smoothly, and an interview with Cass Briscoe on the differences between working at Clearcast and an agency
Spring 2016

Autumn 2015
Celebrate 60 years of commercial TV with the latest news on car advertising, top tips for supermarket price comparisons, and details of how we get involved in the local community
Autumn 2015

Spring 2015
Articles include a discussion of the new rules for e-cigarettes, how to approach ads for hair removal, and news on HD clearances
Spring 2015

Autumn 2014
Articles include the results of our agency survey, news about our international services and information about how work is covered when someone is off.
Autumn 2014

Spring 2014
Articles include a case study on our Copy Development service, advice on advertising sex toys and a guest article by the chief exec of Thinkbox.
Spring 2014

Autumn 2013
Articles include an update on the status of political advertising, transgender issues in ads, and an introduction to some of our new consultants.
Autumn 2013

Spring 2013
Articles include advice on allowing time for clocked ads to be cleared, an exploration of denigration, and a profile on a 30 year Clearcast veteran.
Spring 2013

Autumn 2012
Articles include how to prepare for a live clearance, 50 years of the ASA, and a tribute to Uisdean Maclean, former head of the ITCA and BACC.
Autumn 2012

Spring 2012
Articles include advice on what constitutes game footage, how to prepare superimposed text, and the launch of what's gone on to become our award-winning training programme.
Spring 2012

Autumn 2011
Articles include an overview of Copy Committee, background on the Flash Test, and a flurry of Clearcast weddings.
Autumn 2011

Spring 2011
Articles include the launch of CARIA, an overview of advertising diets and exercise, and Clearcast on The Apprentice.
Spring 2011



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