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Anytime Fitness falls foul of advertising watchdog over “F*CK UNFIT” campaign

Businesses are warned to be careful when it comes to swearing in advertising after an ad from Anytime Fitness Australia was found to be...
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Watchdog upholds complaints over Lottoland ad that showed gambling “should be hidden”

The advertising watchdog has upheld complaints against a Lottoland advertisement that some viewers said could have “encouraged" gamblers to hide their addictions. The Advertising Standards...
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Wicked Campers vans could soon be de-registered in Queensland under vehicle advertising law

Businesses that fail to remove offensive slogans from their vehicles in Queensland will face the prospect of having their registrations cancelled, as a result...
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British Bunnings ad leaves Aussie shoppers baffled: What other brands can learn from the hardware chain’s ads

Hardware giant Bunnings Warehouse has released the first advertisements for its new UK store, and while Australian shoppers are baffled by British accents reading...

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Five Super Bowl ads that got people talking

The advertisements that run during the Super Bowl are almost as anticipated as the sporting showdown happening around them, and advertisers never fail to deliver. Nailing a...
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Advertising watchdog to oversee guidelines for using influencers in ads: What businesses need to know

Australia’s peak body for advertisers has added a section to the advertising code of ethics that could impact the way businesses and brands use...

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Just having a loaf: Watchdog dismisses complaint against Aldi ad that features a sunburnt man being mocked by bread

The advertising watchdog has let Aldi Australia off the hook after a complaint about a recent advertisement suggested that a talking loaf of bread...

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Advertising watchdog bans concreting ad after ruling it “mocks” the Asian community

Advertising experts are warning businesses to think carefully about evoking potential stereotypes in their promotions after the advertising watchdog banned a radio advertisement from...
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Advertising war sparks battle for the Australia Day barbecue

By Luke Henriques Gomes It’s the battle for Australian hearts, minds and meats. An advertising war has broken out in the lead-up to Australia Day amid growing controversy...
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Muzz Buzz “sticky boy” advertisement pulled for “inappropriate behaviour” and “bullying”

Experts say an ad for coffee chain Muzz Buzz that was banned by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) after complaints about its "creepy overtones" was created...
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