More sexploitation from a repeat corporate offenderRead more
From Melinda Tankard Reist's blog
This morning I appeared on Channel 7 Sunrise to discuss the AMA’s call for a new inquiry into the sexualisation of children. Appearing with me was advertising creative director Dee Madigan. It’s probably unnecessary to say, we didn’t see eye to eye on everything. Here’s the video:
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Did the Parliamentary report on outdoor advertising say everything was fine with self-regulation?Read more
Have you seen an ad that objectifies women or sexualises children? You can - and should - make a complaint to the Advertising Standards Board (ASB).
For change to happen, we need to make our voices heard. Complaining to the ASB is one very important way to do this. In fact, it is the first thing you should do if you see an ad that objectifies women or sexualises girls. It takes just one complaint to trigger the Board's complaint handling process.
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Tighter scrutiny and accountability recommended
A parliamentary report tabled today has recommended a tightening up of the outdoor advertising industry through a more rigorous system of self-regulation. Outdoor advertising is one of the least regulated forms of advertising yet the hardest to avoid - billboards have a captive audience and cannot be turned off.Read more
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
Recently, one of our members wrote on our community page about the Ashley Madison billboard at Sydney Airport.
Many others have emailed us about the same billboard. It features a naked woman, complete with ‘sultry’ facial expression and reads
“Life is short. Have an affair.”Read more
Melinda Tankard Reist appeared on web program the Gruen sessions. Melinda did a great job of challenging the sexist and objectifying portrayal of women in advertising. You can watch the video at the following link. It goes for about half an hour and is worth taking the time to watch.
Visit the link and select "portrayal of women in advertising" from the menu. Video no longer available.
The Gruen Sessions - portrayal of women in advertising.