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This year’s most complained about ads raise a broader range of issues than in previous years, although complaint numbers about individual ads are lower.

“While the numbers of complaints about individual ads were lower than in previous years, the reasons for complaint and the issues raised...

Ad Standards’ work during 2012 has been recognised by the European Advertising Standards Alliance(EASA) at its 10th annual Best Practice Awards.

The Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) was awarded the overall ...

Taking on and promoting new and innovative approaches to advertising self-regulation are highlights of the Advertising Standards Bureau’s work during 2012.

Details of the Advertising Standards Bureau’s (ASB) work in ensuring new forms of advertising and marketing communications are included...

Medical terminology, innuendo, bad spelling and blasphemy feature alongside the issues of discrimination and vilification of religion, lifestyle choices and age, in the 10 most complained about ads of 2012.

“The most complained about ad in 2012 was a television ad which used the word vagina,...

A recent report released by the Obesity Policy Coalition has incorrectly highlighted the need for people wishing to complain about food advertising to interpret Codes.

“Our complaints process does not require people to interpret codes in making a complaint,” Advertising Standards Bureau...

A review has found the work of the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) represents an international best practice model for complaints resolution.

Chief Executive Officer of the ASB, Ms Fiona Jolly, said the Advertising Standards Bureau continues to promote best-practice initiatives and principles...

Community research into the standards applied by the Advertising Standards Board has highlighted language and health and safety issues as areas of difference between community and Board perceptions.

“Earlier this year, the Advertising Standards Bureau commissioned research to assess current...

Details of the Advertising Standards Bureau’s work in providing input to several Government inquiries and reviews, along with a round-up of achievements and initiatives for the past year are available with the release of the Review of Operations 2011.

“We welcomed the opportunity to provide...

Discrimination and vilification were the issues raised by the community as concerns in this year’s most complained about advertisement.

“The most complained about ad in 2011 was a poster promoting safe sex in the gay community, from the Queensland Association for Healthy Communities and...

New members appointed to the Advertising Standards Board reflect the Advertising Standards Bureau’s commitment to representing Australia’s diversity.

Ms Fiona Jolly, Chief Executive Officer of the Advertising Standards Bureau said the people appointed to...

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