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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
 

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Plastic surgery billboard of naked woman banned by Ad Standards Board for second time

A billboard for a plastic surgery business featuring a naked woman has been banned by the Advertising Standards Board for the second time, despite the company claiming the complaint was a “total waste” of time. by Yolanda Redrup
 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

US Target caught in Photoshop fail, as brand cops heavy online criticism

Retailer Target in the United States has been caught in an online PR disaster, as the brand has been criticised for photoshopping the image of one of its junior models in a bikini. by Yolanda Redrup
 
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