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Discrimination and exploitation concerns made up the majority of complaints against the 10 most complained about advertisements for the first half of 2016. It was a busy start to the year, with most of the complaints about the top six advertisements made in…

Language, discrimination and sex, sexuality and nudity are the three main issues in the most complained about ads so far this year. The most complained about ad featured a young boy mimicking his father and using the phrase ‘bloody caravans’.  Complainants were concerned…

Preliminary statistics show that around 5600 complaints about advertisements were received in 2014 by the Advertising Standards Bureau. The most complained about ads from this year were: 1. 0307/14 Ashley Madison – Avid Life TV ad featuring  married men singing ‘I’m looking for someone other…

Statistics for the most complained about ads so far in 2014 are in stark contrast to last year. In 2013 there were just 65 complaints about the year’s most complained about ad. Already in 2014 there have been five cases which have received…

The ASB has released a report of the 10 most complained about ads this year. The most complained about ad in 2013 was a television ad featuring a mouth detaching itself from its owner resulting in 66 complaints, with the second most complained about ad being…

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