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Is your advertising legal?  Half day course

Module Leader: Ben Clay


This informative and interactive half-day session (which combines theory-based learning with a series of interactive group sessions) has been created for anyone regularly dealing with advertising and other marketing activities.  The aim is to provide an overview of the issues you will need to consider, comply with and avoid in order to ensure compliance with the various applicable legal requirements.

Module aims 

This module aims to provide participants with: 

  • an explanation of how advertising is regulated, and what the consequences of non-compliance could be;
  • an overview of many of the issues and pitfalls which may be relevant when preparing marketing materials;
  • examples to help visualise the issues at hand;
  • case studies to apply the learnings in engaging group discussions; and
  • the ability to use what they have learnt to avoid and mitigate risks when planning future marketing campaigns.

Learning outcomes 

By the end of this module, participants will: 

  • be aware of the framework within which advertising is regulated, and how a complaint could be made;
  • understand various rules and requirements applicable to their marketing;
  • be able to identify areas likely to require particular caution and know where to find further detail and guidance;
  • appreciate the potential consequences of non-compliance; 
  • be better placed to ensure that their advertising and other marketing activity complies with all relevant laws; and
  • be able to mitigate the risks of damage to brands and reputations from marketing going wrong.

Is your advertising legal? Course agenda

09:00 - 09:30

Coffee and Registration

09:30 - 09:45

An introduction to the day and how advertising is regulated

09:45 - 10:15   

Don’t mislead, don’t offend, don’t harm

10:15 - 10:30

Prize draws, competitions and illegal lotteries

10:30 - 10:50

Case study

10:50 - 11:05

Coffee break

11:05 - 11:25

Intellectual property and endorsements

11:25 - 11:30

Data protection and privacy

11:30 - 11:40

Areas requiring extra caution

11:45 - 11:55

Other pitfalls and recent changes

11:55 - 12:15

Case study

12:15 - 12:30

Recap of the day 

The Cost

Our standard charge is £200 plus VAT per delegate for a full day course, if it is being held at our premises or a venue close to our offices.  In addition, we do offer three for the price of two rates.

For a half day course, our fees are £125 plus VAT per delegate.

Should you require the course to be held in-house at your premises, then the fee would be £2,000 plus VAT for up to 12 attendees.  Should your premises be in London, then the fee would be £2500 plus VAT plus travel and hotel costs. 

For a half day course, our fee would be £1250 or £1500 for London plus travel costs.

If you are interested in reserving a place, please contact Hayley MacDonald.

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Delegate testimonials

“ I just want to add that yesterday’s seminar was absolutely brilliant, the speakers, their subject knowledge and content was exceptional and it was delivered in such a way that an otherwise difficult and sometimes ‘dry’ subject came across in manageable and enjoyable format.” Kate Swinton, Sweet Squared

“This was one of  only a handful of courses that I have  ever been on where I have walked away having thought that it was time well spent, and that I had  learnt something"  Gemma Gill, Call Credit Information Group Leeds  

“Well presented with  especially useful discussions about real case studies. Excellent training day throughout“. Saoirse Cowley, Government Legal Department

“Pitched at the right level; not too detailed but sufficient to enable an overall understanding of key aspects of employment law”.  Chris Brewster, Animal Care Plc 

“Excellent presentation, clear learning outcomes and very good case studies”. Attendee Chaucer Foods Limited 

“Excellent and entertaining delivery“.  Bred Duncan, Duncan Chartered Accountants 

“Very well presented. All information detailed and very well put across”.  Mathew Chafer, Begbies Traynor  

“Excellent presenters, dynamic case studies and examples”.  Camilla Reece, Financial Force  

“Really enjoyed the day ; learned something new ! Excellent facilitators“. Sarah Kelly, HR Manager CPP 

“Very well presented and very informative”.  Shanna Pindair, Yorkshire Energy Partnership 

“Detailed , very informative, great use of case studies to illustrate examples”. Alexandra Myer, Morrisons Supermarket Plc 

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