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“Promotion of lesbianism” complaint dismissed by Advertising Standards

“Promotion of lesbianism” complaint dismissed by Advertising Standards

An advertisement from ice cream brand Magnum has been given the all-clear by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) after it received complaints over its LGBTIQ content. The pro-marriage equality advertisement shows two women getting married and enjoying a Magnum ice cream together following the ceremony, accompanied by the hashtag #PleasureIsDiverse. A complainant told the Advertising […]

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Volley pull safe sex campaign following ACL complaints

Volley pull safe sex campaign following ACL complaints

Shoe manufacturer Volley have voluntarily removed their entire #grassroots campaign after the Australian Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) ruled some of the images utilised were too sexual. The campaign which aimed to bring attention to safe sex was heavily criticised by the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) who argued that children and unsuspecting clients could inadvertently be […]

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Advertising Standards Board rules against rainbow noose ad

Advertising Standards Board rules against rainbow noose ad

The Advertising Standards Board (ASB) have ruled against an online advertisement from the Marriage Alliance. In their report the ASB said the controversial advertisement from earlier this year wasĀ inappropriate, distressing and contravenes prevailing community standards on health and safety. The image of a woman sitting at a desk with a rainbow coloured noose around her […]

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Advertising umpire rules: Special K ad with same sex kiss is OK

The Advertising Standards Board (ASB) has ruled that an advertisement for breakfast cereal Special K did not break any broadcast standard rules by showing a same sex kiss. The ‘#OwnIt’ campaign highlighted that many women have body issues and encourages women to love their bodies and have a positive view. The campaign has run in […]

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Advertising Standards Board Defends Sexual Health Campaign

Advertising Standards Board Defends Sexual Health Campaign

The Advertising Standards Board has responded to complaints made against an advertising campaign that aims to encourage people (in particular, men) to get tested for sexually transmitted infections. The Drama Downunder campaign is a resource and awareness-raising initiative to encourage same sex attracted men to educate themselves about STIs and have frequent tests. The website […]

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