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Inside scoop on Golden Gaytime tub: Grassroots social media campaign or played?

Golden Gaytime fan Jesse James McElroy is celebrating with the announcement Streets is releasing a tub version of the iconic Aussie ice cream but it’s still unclear whether McElroy led a grassroots campaign or merely fronted a canny marketing stunt. by Cara Waters

Friday, 31 July 2015

Sheet that’s Handee: Watchdog dismisses string of complaints about paper towel ads

The advertising watchdog has dismissed a string of offensive language complaints about a TV ad for Handee Ultra paper towels that featured several people spilling things and saying “sheet” and “this sheet really works” as they reach for the product. by Renee Thompson

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Aldi accused of offending Christians but advertising watchdog says swearing seagulls are OK

Discount grocery chain Aldi has come under scrutiny from the Advertising Standards Board, after a television viewer complained a recent Aldi commercial uses inappropriate language and is offensive to Christians. by Eloise Keating

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Pizza and pie’s forbidden love: Ad watchdog investigates complaints about Pizza Hut “sexualised food” ads

Pizza Hut has been forced to defend its latest Stuffed Crust pizza creation, after a television viewer complained to the Advertising Standards Board that an advertisement for the pizza and pie combo portrayed “sexualised food”. by Eloise Keating

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
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