Children again ignored by Ad Standards BoardRead more
"The Board noted the women’s nipples are covered"Read more
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 upheaval. Of course, the industry likes things exactly the way they are. As the Australia Institute said in the Letting Children Be Children report, "… advertisers also have an interest in avoiding government scrutiny that may lead to stronger regulation of advertising in the interests of the general public…Self-regulation is a strategy that enables the industry to avoid such scrutiny."
We've made a list of flaws in the current system, and narrowed it down to 25.Read more
Trondheim, a city in Norway, has taken action to fight negative body image issues by addressing the barrage of advertising featuring semi-naked models and images that have been digitally altered.
Honey Birdette, the sex shop masquerading as a high-end lingerie store has a long history of using pornographic images of women in their shop front advertising. And they've been getting away with it- for years.Read more
“…not sexually explicit or suggestive, or inappropriate in the circumstances”
- Advertising Standards Board, March, 2016 Case Number 0089/16Read more