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
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
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
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
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
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
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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