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Today saw the launch of a provocative campaign which highlights a number of social issues which can cause concern in advertising campaigns including sexism, racism, misguided claims and advertising to children.

The *kinder conditions campaign, by Ad Standards, Australia’s independent advertising...

Australia’s independent advertising complaints adjudicator, Ad Standards, has launched its *kinder conditions education campaign.

The provocative ads aim to raise the public’s awareness of the wide range of social issues the existing advertising Codes cover. The campaign also encourages the advertising...

A study into the effectiveness of the advertising complaints system in Australia has received international recognition.

The prize for thought leadership was awarded to Australia’s independent advertising complaints adjudicator, Ad Standards, by the International Council for Advertising Self-Regulation (ICAS) for...

New research shows a high level of daily social media usage with people aged 18-29 the highest daily users of both social media and the internet.

The report from Australia’s independent advertising complaints adjudicator, Ad Standards, shows that on average people spend 3.2 hours daily online, with 1.8 hours of...

Australia’s independent advertising complaints adjudicator, Ad Standards, today announced the appointment of two new Board members.

“These appointments will strengthen the delivery of a world-leading self-regulation complaints handling system for advertising in Australia” said Mr David Scribner, Chair of Ad...

In a record year, a gambling advertisement showing a man naked from the waist up presumably ‘manscaping’ is now the most complained about ad in Ad Standards’ history.

The previous most complained about ad was in 2014 for an online dating website, aimed at married people looking to have an affair, with 481 people...

Advertisers in Australia are set to benefit from the new advertising copy advice service now available through Ad Standards.

For some years, Ad Standards has been considering the introduction of a service to the advertising industry, to provide advice on proposed advertising material. This new advisory service...

Risking the wrath of acronym lovers everywhere, Ad Standards is rebranding with a focus on building a clear understanding of its work and that of the complaints handling bodies it manages.

“Our brand focus is on clear titles and our ability to listen to all voices with an opinion on advertising standards. The re-...

Changes to the AANA Code of Ethics will see a stricter provision regarding the use of sexual appeal in advertising.

The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA)’s amendment to Section 2.2 of the Code of Ethics (the Code) means that the use of sexual appeal in an advertisement cannot be exploitative...

Two new expert members have joined the Board of Directors of the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) strengthening the delivery of a world-leading self-regulation system for advertising in Australia.

“The Board of Directors represents diverse industry sectors vital to the independence of the ASB to ensure...

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