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March 6, 2014
Toronto
View from the South: What’s Keeping the US Advertising Industry Awake at Night?
Advertising regulatory and self-regulatory issues are rarely confined to one jurisdiction. Challenges are increasingly global in nature and learnings from the US and abroad can be particularly instructive. ASC has enjoyed and valued a long and productive partnership with our US counterpart organization, the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council, which is administered by the US Council of Better Business Bureaus. Join us as our distinguished guest, C. Lee Peeler, ASRC’s President and CEO, shares his insights and highlights current hot button issues affecting the US advertising and media landscape.
December 3, 2013
Toronto
ASC Fall Keynote: Consumer Insights from ASC’s 2013 Research
Everyone does have something to say about advertising. But what do Canadians really think? To find out, ASC commissioned The Gandalf Group to conduct research to gain insights into consumers’ attitudes about advertising. What do today’s consumers think about advertising? What do they find acceptable or not, and have consumers’ concerns changed over time? Do concerns about advertising affect purchase decisions? And can we identify any important differences by region, language or between women and men?
November 28, 2013
Montreal
ASC Fall Keynote: Consumer Insights from ASC’s 2013 Research
Everyone does have something to say about advertising. But what do Canadians really think? To find out, ASC commissioned The Gandalf Group to conduct research to gain insights into consumers’ attitudes about advertising. What do today’s consumers think about advertising? What do they find acceptable or not, and have consumers’ concerns changed over time? Do concerns about advertising affect purchase decisions? And can we identify any important differences by region, language or between women and men?
October 3, 2013
Toronto
Children's Advertising Clearance Workshop
ASC Clearance Services is bringing back its popular introductory children’s advertising workshop. Essential for new employees, and a refresher for seasoned staff, this workshop is designed to assist marketers and agency personnel to understand and apply the requirements of the Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children (Children’s Code)..
October 1, 2013
Montreal
Introduction to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards and Consumer Complaints Procedure
Consumers are scrutinizing advertising with an increasingly critical eye, and this can be seen in their complaints to ASC about advertisements. We know that Canadian advertisers and their agencies want their ads to be truthful, fair and accurate, and want to avoid complaints as well.
September 25, 2013
Toronto
Introduction to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards and Consumer Complaints Procedure
Consumers are scrutinizing advertising with an increasingly critical eye, and this can be seen in their complaints to ASC about advertisements. We know that Canadian advertisers and their agencies want their ads to be truthful, fair and accurate, and want to avoid complaints as well.
June 19, 2013
Toronto
Introduction to the CRTC Code for Broadcast Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages
ASC Clearance Services is bringing back its popular introductory alcoholic beverage advertising workshop. Essential for new employees, and a refresher for seasoned staff, this workshop is designed to assist marketers and agency personnel to understand and apply the requirements of the CRTC Code for Broadcast Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages.
May 14, 2013
Caledon
ASC/CCTFA/CHP Canada Golf Tournament
Advertising Standards Canada is again joining forces with Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) and Consumer Health Products Canada (CHP Canada) for this annual event.
May 2, 2013
Toronto
ASC Annual General Meeting Breakfast Program
Join ASC for our 2013 AGM Breakfast Program. Tony Pigott, Global CEO, JWT Ethos, will share his experience and insights in using the power of brands to help change the world for the better.
April 16, 2013
Montreal
Introduction to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards and Consumer Complaints Procedure
Consumers are scrutinizing advertising with an increasingly critical eye, and this can be seen in their complaints to ASC about advertisements. We know that Canadian advertisers and their agencies want their ads to be truthful, fair and accurate, and want to avoid complaints as well.
March 28, 2013
Toronto
Introduction to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards and Consumer Complaints Procedure
Consumers are scrutinizing advertising with an increasingly critical eye, and this can be seen in their complaints to ASC about advertisements. We know that Canadian advertisers and their agencies want their ads to be truthful, fair and accurate, and want to avoid complaints as well.
March 1, 2013
Toronto
ASC’s Trends & Topics Seminar Series: Nielsen Insights
Nielsen's Insights presentation is a top level look into consumer confidence and advertising trends both globally and domestically. As the media landscape continues to change Neilsen’s important tracking studies continue to uncover uncommon insights into consumer behaviour and marketing shifts around the world.
February 14, 2013
Webinar
Advertising to Children in Quebec: Webinar on the New Guide to the Application of Sections 248 and 249 — Consumer Protection Act
Advertising Standards Canada is pleased to invite you to a Webinar on Quebec’s Office de la protection du consommateur 2012 Guide to the Application of Sections 248 and 249 - Consumer Protection Act regarding advertising to children. This Guide explains the obligations and exceptions under this Act, which prohibits commercial advertising directed to children under 13 years of age.
January 15, 2013
Montreal
OPC’s New Application Guide for Sections 248 and 249 of the Consumer Protection Act
Advertising Standards Canada (ASC), the Association of Quebec Advertising Agencies (AAPQ), and the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) invite you to a session presented by the Office de la protection du consommateur (OPC ) about OPC’s new Application Guide for Sections 248 and 249 of the Consumer Protection Act concern advertising to children.
November 21, 2012
Montreal
The Truth about Privacy: Canada and Beyond
In a transparent world where virtually all aspects of our lives have become digitized, the question of personal privacy keeps arising. What do consumers really think about privacy? To find out, McCann Truth Central asked over 6,000 people worldwide what privacy means to them. With ASC’s support, McCann has now extended its research to include 1,000 Canadians.
November 20, 2012
Toronto
The Truth about Privacy: Canada and Beyond
In a transparent world where virtually all aspects of our lives have become digitized, the question of personal privacy keeps arising. What do consumers really think about privacy? To find out, McCann Truth Central asked over 6,000 people worldwide what privacy means to them. With ASC’s support, McCann has now extended its research to include 1,000 Canadians.
October 23, 2012
Montreal
Introduction to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards and Consumer Complaints Procedure
Consumers are scrutinizing advertising with an increasingly critical eye, and this can be seen in their complaints to ASC about advertisements. We know that Canadian advertisers and their agencies want their ads to be truthful, fair and accurate, and want to avoid complaints as well.
October 16, 2012
Toronto
Introduction to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards and Consumer Complaints Procedure
Consumers are scrutinizing advertising with an increasingly critical eye, and this can be seen in their complaints to ASC about advertisements. We know that Canadian advertisers and their agencies want their ads to be truthful, fair and accurate, and want to avoid complaints as well.
September 25, 2012
Toronto
ASC Clearance Services: The ABC’s of Food Advertising Regulations
Over the course of a two-hour interactive workshop, ASC’s Clearance Services team will address frequently asked questions about Canadian Food Advertising regulations.
September 20, 2012
Montreal
ASC’s Trends & Topics Seminar Series: To Disclaim or Not and How? Very Big Questions! A Primer for Marketers
Disclaimers are not an afterthought. In today’s climate they must be top of mind for advertiser and agency professionals – not just their legal counsel.
September 19, 2012
Montreal
ASC Clearance Services: The ABC’s of Food Advertising Regulations
Over the course of a two-hour interactive workshop, ASC’s Clearance Services team will address frequently asked questions about Canadian Food Advertising regulations.
June 12, 2012
Toronto
ASC’s Trends & Topics Seminar Series: To Disclaim or Not and How? Very Big Questions! A Primer for Marketers
Disclaimers are not an afterthought. In today’s climate they must be top of mind for advertiser and agency professionals – not just their legal counsel.
May 31, 2012
Caledon Country Club
ASC/CCTFA/CHP Canada Golf Tournament
May 3, 2012
Toronto
ASC Annual General Meeting Breakfast Program
Join ASC for our 2012 AGM Breakfast Program. Jonathan Salem Baskin, co-author of Tell the Truth: Honesty is Your Most Powerful Marketing Tool, will explore how truth telling is at the core of all successful marketing communications, whether via new media or old.
April 24, 2012
Toronto
Children's Advertising Clearance Workshop
ASC Clearance Services will present an interactive and informative workshop designed for children’s advertisers and their agencies. Attendees will benefit from an in-depth look at the Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children (Children’s Code) and have the opportunity to work with our analysts to better understand Children’s Clearance.
March 28, 2012
Montreal
Introduction to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards and Consumer Complaints Procedure
Consumers are scrutinizing advertising with an increasingly critical eye, and this can be seen in their complaints to ASC about advertisements. We know that Canadian advertisers and their agencies want their ads to be truthful, fair and accurate, and want to avoid complaints as well.
March 27, 2012
Toronto
Introduction to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards and Consumer Complaints Procedure
Consumers are scrutinizing advertising with an increasingly critical eye, and this can be seen in their complaints to ASC about advertisements. We know that Canadian advertisers and their agencies want their ads to be truthful, fair and accurate, and want to avoid complaints as well.
February 27, 2012
Toronto
Avoiding Landmines: How to Support Comparative Advertising Claims
Comparative advertising can be an effective means for an advertiser to promote the benefits of its own product or service over a competitor. While comparative advertising has the potential to offer significant gains that are accompanied by greater risk, marketers need to shield themselves from potential landmines and minimize this risk before running an ad.
November 23, 2011
Montreal
ASC Clearance Services' Alcoholic Beverage Advertising Workshop
ASC Clearance Services is bringing back its popular alcoholic beverage advertising workshop. Essential for new employees, and a refresher for seasoned staff, this workshop is designed to assist industry to understand and apply the requirements of the CRTC Code for Broadcast Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages.
November 17, 2011
Montreal
Fall Keynote: Everyone has Something to Say about Advertising - ASC’s 2011 Consumer Research Findings
Everyone does indeed have something to say about advertising. But what do consumers really think?
To find out, ASC commissioned The Gandalf Group to conduct research to provide insights into consumers' values and attitudes about advertising. What do consumers value in advertising? About what are they concerned? How important is it for consumers to know that standards for advertising exist? And what similarities or differences are there in the perspectives among English Canadians, French Quebecers, and Americans?
November 16, 2011
Toronto
Fall Keynote: Everyone has Something to Say about Advertising - ASC’s 2011 Consumer Research Findings
Everyone does indeed have something to say about advertising. But what do consumers really think?
To find out, ASC commissioned The Gandalf Group to conduct research to provide insights into consumers' values and attitudes about advertising. What do consumers value in advertising? About what are they concerned? How important is it for consumers to know that standards for advertising exist? And what similarities or differences are there in the perspectives among English Canadians, French Quebecers, and Americans?
October 24, 2011
Toronto
Trends & Topics Series: Brand Management in a Crisis - Online & Offline
A crisis has erupted. The media is abuzz with negative news and speculation about your brand. In our world of instant media, there is no time to stop, think, and plan. What strategies and plans do you need to have in place to protect your brand in a crisis – online and offline? What measures should be in place to avert a crisis? And what are the implications for business in light of Health Canada’s recently enacted Canada Consumer Product Safety Act?
October 19, 2011
Montreal
Trends & Topics Series: Trends in Food Advertising
Convenient. Inexpensive. Green Packaging. Healthy and Flavourful. These are just a few of the expectations that consumers have about their food purchases. How are global food brands adapting their products to meet these challenges?
October 4, 2011
Toronto
ASC Clearance Services' Alcoholic Beverage Advertising Workshop
ASC Clearance Services is bringing back its popular alcoholic beverage advertising workshop. Essential for new employees, and a refresher for seasoned staff, this workshop is designed to assist industry to understand and apply the requirements of the CRTC Code for Broadcast Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages.
September 28, 2011
Toronto
Introduction to the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards and Consumer Complaints Procedure
Consumers are scrutinizing advertising with an increasingly critical eye, and this can be seen in their complaints to ASC about advertisements. We know that Canadian advertisers and their agencies want their ads to be truthful, fair and accurate, and want to avoid complaints as well.
June 16, 2011
Montreal
ASC Clearance Services Workshop: Demystifying the Requirements for Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs (DTCA Rx) and Direct-to-Consumer Information (DTCI)
ASC Clearance Services is bringing back its informative and interactive workshop for prescription drug manufacturers and their agencies.
May 31, 2011
Toronto
ASC Clearance Services Workshop: Demystifying the Requirements for Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs (DTCA Rx) and Direct-to-Consumer Information (DTCI)
ASC Clearance Services is bringing back its informative and interactive workshop for prescription drug manufacturers and their agencies.
April 28, 2011
Toronto
ASC Annual General Meeting and Breakfast Program
Keynote speaker Bruce Philp - author of the recently released Consumer Republic - will deliver a keynote presentation on what branding means today.
March 9, 2011
Montreal
ASC Clearance Services Food Advertising Seminar: Health Claims in Food Advertising - The Changing Landscape
The landscape for food advertising in Canada has radically changed. Now permissible are not only "function" claims and "nutrient function" claims, but also certain therapeutic claims. To help demystify the new framework for food advertising and labelling, ASC has invited Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to join us for a focused session.
March 1, 2011
Toronto
ASC Clearance Services Food Advertising Seminar: Health Claims in Food Advertising - The Changing Landscape
The landscape for food advertising in Canada has radically changed. Now permissible are not only "function" claims and "nutrient function" claims, but also certain therapeutic claims. To help demystify the new framework for food advertising and labelling, ASC has invited Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to join us for a focused session.
January 27, 2011
Montreal
The Bensimon Byrne Consumerology Report
Baby Boomers and retirement: behaviours and impacts.
January 25, 2011
Toronto
The Bensimon Byrne Consumerology Report
Advertising Standards Canada is pleased to bring the latest Bensimon Byrne Consumerology Report to Advertising Week 2011.
December 2, 2010
Toronto
ASC Breakfast Session: It’s 3 a.m. Do you know what your brand is saying online?
The explosion of communications through social media has fundamentally changed our advertising reality and the perception of the advertising promise. And with the continuing emergence of new media platforms, challenges abound.
July 13, 2010
Toronto
Marketed Health Products Workshop Presented by ASC Clearances Services
A workshop to help nonprescription drug and natural health product advertisers apply the Consumer Advertising Guidelines for Marketed Health Products.
April 27, 2010
Toronto
ASC Annual General Meeting and Breakfast Program
Keynote speaker Grant McCracken presents Truth in Advertising Matters: Connecting Consumers with Your Brand.
March 2 & 4, 2010
Toronto
Children’s Advertising Clearance Workshop Presented by ASC Clearance Services
An interactive workshop designed for children’s advertisers, offering an in-depth look at the Broadcast Code for Advertising to Children.
January 26, 2010
Toronto
ASC Advertising Week 2010 Presentation – Bensimon Byrne Consumerology Report: Technology and Canadian Consumers
New insights into how technology is playing a transformative role in the consumer space, and the role online media plays in shaping brand images.
October 1, 2009
Toronto
Auto Advertising: A new model! A seminar introducing the new guidelines for motor vehicle advertising
New national voluntary advertising guidelines relating to the safe portrayal of automobiles in Canadian advertising.
September 24, 2009
Montreal
Auto Advertising: A new model! A seminar introducing the new guidelines for motor vehicle advertising
New national voluntary advertising guidelines relating to the safe portrayal of automobiles in Canadian advertising.
September 24, 2009
Montreal
The ABCs of Food Advertising – An Introduction to Food Advertising Regulations Presented by ASC Clearance Services
An interactive introductory workshop to help food advertisers and their agencies create advertising that complies with the Food and Drugs Act & Regulations and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising.
July 2, 2009
Toronto
The ABCs of Food Advertising – An introduction to Food Advertising Regulations presented by ASC Clearance Services
A workshop to help food advertisers create advertising that complies with the Food and Drugs Act & Regulations and the Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising.
June 9, 2009
Montreal
Cosmetic Advertising Workshop, Presented by ASC Clearance Services, in collaboration with CCTFA
A workshop designed to help cosmetics advertisers and their agencies create cosmetic advertising that complies with the Guidelines for Cosmetic Advertising and Labelling Claims.
April 29, 2009
Toronto
ASC Annual Meeting and Breakfast 2009
Keynote speaker Dr. Oliver Grey, of the European Advertising Standards Alliance, presents It’s a Small, Small World: Advertising Self-regulation in the Global Reality.