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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The 10 most complained about ads this year

A television ad that featured married men singing about their search for “someone other than my wife” was the most complained about ad in Australia this year. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 30 October 2014

AAMI accused of encouraging theft and workplace bullying after ad depicts worker taking colleague’s lunch

Insurance company AAMI has been accused of encouraging theft and workplace bullying in a complaint to the Advertising Standards Board. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Ad ridiculing men with premature ejaculation problems falls foul of ad watchdog

A medical clinic that offers help to men with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation concerns has fallen foul of the advertising watchdog. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Insulation company stopped cold by ad watchdog after showing customers installing batts with no safety gear

The Advertising Standards Bureau has upheld a complaint against a TV commercial by an insulation company that shows customers installing its insulation batts without wearing the proper safety gear. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

‘Ridiculous’ Ad Standards Board ruling as store forced to cover up nude toddler poster

A Melbourne motorbike store has been forced to cover up a 30-year-old poster in its window showing a naked toddler after the advertisement was found to be sexual by the Advertising Standards Board. by Cara Waters

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Where Google got mobile advertising wrong and how one Australian company aims to fix it

A Sydney-based startup is aiming to make sure advertisers don’t get left behind in the push to go mobile. by Broede Carmody

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Valvoline and Rexona ads fall foul of advertising watchdog for “unsafe” ads

The Advertising Standards Bureau has upheld complaints against advertisements from Valvoline and Rexona on the grounds that the ads depict unsafe driving and bike use. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tyreright ad pulled for “ridiculing” Asian man

National tyre dealer Tyreright has pulled an ad after the Advertising Standards Boards ruled its representation of an Asian man “mocked and ridiculed” him. by Kirsten Robb

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Witchery falls foul of ad board for “sexualised” kids ad

The Advertising Standards Board has upheld a complaint that a WitcheryKids ad is sexualised, but the clothing retailer is set to appeal. by Cara Waters
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