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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Payday lender Wallet Wizard under fire for “revoltingly offensive” laminated cat ad

Payday lender Wallet Wizard has come under fire for appearing to promote animal cruelty in one of its television commercials, but the advertising watchdog has ruled most members of the community would find the ad funny. by Eloise Keating

Monday, 11 May 2015

Signwriting company forced to pull “violent” image of Winnie the Pooh pointing a gun at Tigger

A Brisbane signwriting business has been forced to pull an ad featuring a violent scenario with well-known cartoon characters from Disney’s Winnie the Pooh. by Kirsten Robb

Anti-halal group removes slaughtered cow ad following “ridiculous” complaint

The group behind an organised attack on small businesses that sell products with halal certification has been forced to pull a flyer featuring a cow with a slit throat after a viewer complained to the Advertising Standards Board. by Kirsten Robb

Friday, 24 April 2015

A slap too far: Advertising watchdog disciplines telco Amaysim over “slapstick” video

The advertising watchdog has upheld a complaint against an online ad from mobile phone carrier Amaysim that portrayed “slapstick” comedy in which a man hits another man across the face. by Broede Carmody

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

In sheep’s clothing: Farmers’ group complains about PETA anti-wool ad

The Victorian Farmers Federation has complained to the Advertising Standards Bureau about an ad by PETA it describes as “fake, grotesque and grossly misleading” and says has the potential to “tarnish” the Australian wool industry. by Andrew Sadauskas

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Budget Direct’s Captain Risky advertisements smacked down by ad watchdog

The Ad Standards Board has found the latest “Captain Risky” TV ad is in breach of community health and safety standards. by Cara Waters

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

ActronAir falls foul of advertising watchdog for “racist” TV ads

An air conditioning company has agreed to make changes to one of its television commercials after the Ad Standards Board upheld two separate complaints accusing the company of racism. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Horse racing venue falls foul of ad watchdog for slogan telling punters “treat a woman like a race horse and she’ll never be a nag”

A Victorian thoroughbred racing venue has been forced to amend a print advertisement after the advertising watchdog ruled the ad’s slogan discriminated against women. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 13 March 2015

Subaru pulls TV ad deemed “highly offensive” to indigenous Australians

Subaru Australia has pulled a television advertisement after the advertising watchdog found it would be likely to offend people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. by Broede Carmody
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