As published in the Herald Sun
A GIANT advertisement for a striptease school has been banned, five years after it began providing eye candy for passing drivers.
In a reflection of changing community attitudes, the image of a bikini-clad woman stretched along a bus has been found by the Advertising Standards Bureau to be sexually suggestive.
Advertising Standards Board upholds complaints against 'Have an Affair' billboard
The Advertising standards board has upheld complaints against Ashley Madison 'Have an Affair' billboard. Ashley Madison is an online 'dating' service for 'cheaters.' The billboard has now been pulled down.Read more
As published on Melinda Tankard Reist's blog.
Good piece in The National Times today on ‘Lad’s Ads’, pointing out the raw sexism of the new Brut deodorant advertising campaign – a perfect case study in sexist advertising. Brut appears to be following in the footsteps of Unilever’s Lynx, which has turned objectification into an art form (all the while promoting Dove ‘real beauty’). Thanks Brut and Lynx for entrenching the notion that women are mindless objects for male sexual fantasies. Oh, and men? Perhaps find something else to spray yourselves with. These ads demean you too.Read more
Honey Birdette describes complainant as 'nonsensical,' Ad Standards passes insult on to complainantRead more
"The comments on this transport advertisement read "If you woke up with $100 in your pocket and a sore arse, would you tell anyone?"Read more
"The Board considered the pole dancing scene and the woman's near nudity. The Board noted that the woman's breasts were covered (albeit by her hands), and that her nipples and genitals were not shown in the advertisement."Read more
"...did not expose the breasts or genitals in any way." "...images…relevant to the product being advertised."