Advertising Industry Self Regulation

Advertising Industry Self Regulation

As you'll see from the articles listed below, Collective Shout is critical of the system of ad industry self-regulation and has recommended it be replaced by an independent regulator.

Until such change takes place, the ASB remains the official complaints handling process for advertising and it is vitally important that we use it. 

Read: Why you should make a complaint to the Advertising Standards Board


Back-to-back breaches of ad code following Honey Birdette’s ‘visible labia’ video

Westfield-based sex shop chain racks up 50th violation

Ad Standards endorses Honey Birdette upskirting ads after new porn style ads are released

[*Updated*] Repeat offender untouchable under ad industry self regulation Honey Birdette has rolled out a new porny ad campaign - before the self-regulated industry “watchdog”...

Submission to Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Inquiry

House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

"Coming soon:" Ad Standards upholds complaints against new Honey Birdette store

As expected: "The advertiser has not provided a response to the Panel's determination"

A code of ethics that ignores sexism is a roadblock to equality

"Sexism is not always obviously violent, exploitative or degrading. It can be unintended or disguised innocently as humour, but it is always insidious, offensive to...

Honey Birdette says "In your face" to Ad Standards (and kids)

Collective Shout call for financial penalties for repeat offenders

25 Reasons Why Ad Industry Self-Regulation is a Disaster

We've spent years dealing with Ad Standards, and in this time, we've seen the many flaws in the system- one we argue needs a complete...

Ad Watchdog in Australia a dismal failure

It's no secret that the advertising industry's preferred model of regulation, self-regulation, has failed. Despite various government inquiries exploring the many flaws in the current...


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