Here’s a look at how to find out if your business is advertising on social networking sites.
What’s in a name?
How does the name change over time?
Who’s at fault?
What happens if I take it off social media?
What can I do if I have a complaint?
What should I do next?
What if I don’t like the advertising?
How can I help?
If you’ve got any queries, contact the Commercial Affairs Department on 01 807 8800 or [email protected]
If you have any concerns, contact Sportscontent on 01807 8808 or [email protected] of the following:Your businessName is displayed on social networksWhat’s your business advertising?
Your name, business address and email address are displayed in a section of the website which is accessible from the ‘About’ page.
If the section is not visible, or if it’s unclear what’s displayed, please call us on 01 08 207 0700.
If a commercial advertiser advertises on social network sites, it must follow the rules in place for advertising on TV, radio, online, or mobile advertising.
If a commercial is not acceptable, it may be removed.
You can check whether your business has been given a licence by checking if the licence is currently on file.
If your business does not have a licence, you can apply to have it reinstated.
You will need to provide a copy of your business’ licence to Sportsccontent.gov, or you can visit their website and apply for one.
If you apply, you will need a photocopy of your licence.
For more information, you may want to contact the commercial affairs department on 01-8-207 0700 or [email protected]
Where can I find out more about commercial advertising?
Commercial advertising can be done on a range of platforms, including TV, online and mobile.
It’s best done at a time when it’s safe to do so, and to be able to show relevant advertising to people who might otherwise not be able or interested in the message.
Commercial advertisements can be shown anywhere on a site or in a broadcast.
Commercial advertising may be shown on television, radio or online, and on mobile platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
It can be carried out in any country where the content is available, or in any market where it is available.
It may also be broadcast in the UK on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, BBC One, BBC, ITV, S4C, ITV2 and Sky One.
Commercial advertisements can also be shown across other media, such as newspaper ads, on television and radio, on the internet, on social platforms, on radio and in the printed media.
It is illegal to broadcast commercial advertising without a licence.
Commercial advertising on the BBC is regulated by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).
You can find more information about commercial advertisements and how they are regulated here.
Commercial advertisers must be registered with the Broadcasting Licensing Authority (BMA).
If you have concerns about a commercial ad, please contact Sportspontent.
Gov.uk, on 01 070 579 528.