Eatons Hill Hotel 'Puppetry of the Penis' billboard sparks complaints
It has been reported that a prominent outdoor advertisement for 'Puppetry of the Penis' at the Eatons Hill Hotel has sparked complaints from the community.Read more
Ad Standards Board dismisses complaints about Ultra Tune website ads
"I find it deeply offensive that a company has to resort to objectifying females in order to sell a service"Read more
Collective Shout community responds to ASB failures with #AskAdStandards
Last week we learned that Mumbrella would be hosting Fiona Jolly, CEO of the Advertising Standards Bureau, for a live chat. Members of the community had the opportunity to submit questions to the ASB using the hashtag #AskAdStandards. You can read our questions and comments below.Read more
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 system, as well as condemnation from child health professionals and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) the advertising industry has been given free reign to regulate themselves to the detriment of the community, in particular, children.Read more
Ad Standards Board approves General Pants 'Wet Dreams' ad campaign
"...the reference to “wet dreams” is linked primarily to the competition to win an overseas trip to Dubai"
- Ad Standards Board, apparently not joking.Read more
Wicked Campers slogan banned by Ad Standards Board
Ad Standards Board dismisses complaints against Honey Birdette ad "Tasty Treats"
The Ad Standards Board has dismissed complaints against Honey Birdette's shop front "Tasty Treats" ad. The complainant described the ad as highly sexualised, larger than life and situated in a shopping centre between a food court and children's play area.Read more
Win! Strip club billboard removed from outside school
The Outdoor Media Association says it won't be back. But what about all the other billboards?Read more
Lynx hits the jackpot: sexist, racist and ageist
More sexploitation from a repeat corporate offenderRead more
Why you should make a complaint to the Advertising Standards Board
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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