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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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Watchdog upholds complaint against radio ad that implied husbands are “pests”

The Advertising Standards Board (ASB) has upheld a complaint against a radio advertisement from a Perth business that it found singles out husbands and...
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Online retailer ordered to remove baby pillow ad that goes against community standards

An online retailer has been forced to take down advertising from social media after the Advertising Standards Board ruled its ad for a baby...
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The 10 most complained about ads in 2016

Complaints about discrimination and vilification have dominated consumers’ gripes to the advertising watchdog this year, with complaints about car brand Ultra Tune’s treatment of...

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The top 10 most viral advertisements of 2016 revealed

What do snack food, Christmas, laundry detergent, and a zero-gravity music video have in common? They all feature in this year's top 10 most shared...

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Unilever forced to pull Paddle Pop ad after watchdog rules it advertised junk food to kids

Unilever has been forced to pull an online advertisement after the Advertising Standards Board ruled it was marketing unhealthy food to young children. The advertisement,...
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Hunting store happy with “free advertising” after clashing with critics of bikini gun ad on Facebook

A Townsville hunting and fishing supplies store is welcoming support from new customers after it received a complaint notice from the Advertising Standards Board over...

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Report reveals 27% of Australians use ad blockers: Should you ask users to disable ad blocking when on your site?

Asking customers to turn off their ad blockers could prove more effective than you think, according to a national survey conducted last month. A study...

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Advertising watchdog upholds complaint against Tabcorp for “excessive” gambling in boys’ weekend ad

A complaint against Australian gambling company Tabcorp has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) after viewers claimed it portrayed excessive participation in gambling...
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