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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Unilever flooded with anti-gay complaints but ad watchdog rules Lynx TV ad is OK

The advertising watchdog has dismissed close to 40 complaints that labelled a Lynx television commercial featuring two men kissing as “immoral”, “indecent” and “highly offensive”. by Eloise Keating

Friday, 13 February 2015

Nimble under fire again for TV ads but Ad Standards Board says it is not taking advantage of vulnerable consumers

Payday lender Nimble has again been accused of exploiting people in financial hardship, with the Advertising Standards Board receiving three separate complaints about Nimble’s advertising in January. by Eloise Keating

Thursday, 12 February 2015

“We won’t change”: Federal Tyres Cairns claims competitor dobbed it in to Ad Standards Board

The co-owner of Federal Tyres Cairns is unrepentant after the Advertising Standards Board found his business’ recent TV ad was in breach of community standards. by Cara Waters

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Small business calls ad watchdog “time wasters” and complaining viewer an “oxygen thief”

A WA sports store has responded to complaints about its advertising by calling the watchdog “time wasters” and the complaining viewer an “oxygen thief”. by Kirsten Robb

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
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