Advertising Standards Bureau - Ad Standards Bulletin (Recent News)

Issue 93. November 2017.

Pushing the wrong buttons

The Board has upheld complaints about a television advertisement for wagering which features a man pushing all the buttons in an elevator to have more time to bet.

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Not-so-bad language

An outdoor advertisement featuring the letters ‘WTF’ as an acronym for ‘Wednesday, Thursday, Friday’ and a television advertisement for tools which beeps out potential bad language are okay.

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Criminal profiling

A billboard featuring young hands holding a chain-link fence, and the words ‘unlearn criminal’ was seen by the Board to be suggestive of a negative racial stereotype.

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Advertising regulation in Cambodia

Ad Standards has continued to promote self-regulation internationally, participating in an alcohol advertising workshop in Cambodia last week.

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