ASA: “I wish I had breast cancer campaign” did not breach guidelines
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ASA: “I wish I had breast cancer campaign” did not breach guidelines

23 Apr 2014 | Alice Sharman

The Advertising Standards Agency has not upheld criticism over a series of controversial adverts by Pancreatic Cancer Action.

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ASA: “I wish I had breast cancer campaign” did not breach guidelines

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Gift aid in danger of stalling and research could be self-contradictory

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Air Ambulance board allows sacked CEO to appeal

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Stephen Fry re-tweets Adopt A Word and crashes site

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I would support the involvement of stakeholders in the debate on pay but it does also need to involve chairs as they are the ones who understand the realisties of hiring the quality of staff that charities need to prosper.

» Nick Brooks: Donors, not chairs, should set pay guidance

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Boswell departs Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy in protest over funding

Lindsay Boswell has left the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, frustrated by a lack of funding for fundraising-related research, and will set up his own thinktank within the Institute of Fundraising.

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