Advertising Standards Bureau - Ad Standards Bulletin (Recent News)

Issue 69. August 2015.

Nothing sweet about a tan

An outdoor ad was considered by the Board to encourage tanning and found to breach health and safety provisions of the AANA Code of Ethics.

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Lusting lasts through the ages

Complaints about age and gender discrimination were dismissed about an ad in which women “check out” an older man.

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A mongrel word

An ad for boots which uses the word “friggin” to express frustration has been given the green light.

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No time out for fruit cups

The Board has determined that an ad comparing the convenience of fruit cups to slicing and dicing fresh fruit does not mislead consumers.

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Book in for our Webinar

A webinar tomorrow at noon, co-hosted by the NSW Business Chamber and Ad Standards, highlights issues businesses should consider when creating ads.

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