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Updated Guide To Election And Referenda Advertising

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 1:16 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The Guide on Election and Referenda Advertising has been updated to reflect the new date for the New Zealand 2020 General Election. This Guide has been compiled to help candidates, political parties, advocacy groups, consumers and the advertising ... More >>

Gambling Ad Breached Code With Use Of Language Associated With Addiction

Monday, 27 July 2020, 3:09 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The TAB advertisements were two separate emails promoting various gambling options. Advertisement 1 was an email titled "Weekend Highlights" and promoted different sports and betting options available in the coming week. The Greyhound section of ... More >>

ASA Releases 2019 Advertising Turnover

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 12:15 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

  The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today reported that advertising revenue across all main media was 2.767 billion dollars for the 12 months ended 31 December 2019. Amended total for 2018 The ASA has also updated the 2018 total following ... More >>

Therapeutic Claims Must Be Substantiated

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 3:06 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The Brand Developers television advertisement for Power fit–Power Legs shows images of varicose veins and other leg problems including restless legs and poor circulation. It suggests the Power Legs product can “make these frustrating embarrassing persistent ... More >>

Advocacy Ad For ACT Party Didn’t Breach Code

Friday, 20 March 2020, 11:28 am | Advertising Standards Authority

The ACT New Zealand Facebook advertisement stated “ Labour wants to control what you say .” The supporting text said “ Support ACT’s campaign for freedom of speech ”. The advertisement also contained an authorisation statement. The Complainant ... More >>

Alcohol Ads Promoted Irresponsible Drinking

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 9:48 am | Advertising Standards Authority

A complaint was made about four posts on the National Brands Nitro Facebook page. The advertisements used bright cartoon characters to promote alcoholic drinks Nitro Redline and Nitro Twisted Apple. More >>

New Decisions: Competitor Complaint, Vaping Claims

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 2:19 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The following decisions have been released to the ASA website: • Complaint  19/206 Appeal 19/007 5G Free New Zealand , Print, Not Upheld, Appeal Allowed • Complaint  19/247 AWAP 19/002 John Appleton Associates , Out of Home, Digital Marketing and ... More >>

Period Blood Ruled Not Offensive

Friday, 18 October 2019, 12:14 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The Libra Blood Normal OnDemand television advertisement shows various images relating to periods including red liquid being poured onto a sanitary pad, a woman asking for a pad across a crowded table and a man shopping for sanitary products. It also ... More >>

Review of the ASA Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 12:55 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

New Zealanders are reminded the closing date for submissions is 23 August 2019 if they would like to offer their views on the Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code. More >>

ASA 2018 Annual Report

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 12:58 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The report highlights the work of the ASA as the regulator of all ads in all media. More >>

ASA Releases 2018 Advertising Turnover

Wednesday, 1 May 2019, 4:08 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today reported that advertising revenue across all main media was 2.633 billion dollars for the 12 months ended 31 December 2018. The 2017 total was 2.561 billion dollars. More >>

New Code for responsible gambling advertising

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 12:02 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) today released its new Gambling Advertising Code following a review of the Code for Advertising Gaming and Gambling . More >>

Decisions Released

Monday, 4 February 2019, 1:49 pm | Advertising Standards Authority

The following decisions have been published on the ASA website: • Complaint 18/369 Appeal 18/020 Bauer Media , Television: Appeal Declined • Complaint 18/413 Specsavers , Television: No Grounds to Proceed • Complaint 18/427 KFC , Television, Settled: ... More >>

Alcohol Products Must Not Infer Therapeutic Benefits

Friday, 14 December 2018, 9:57 am | Advertising Standards Authority

The product packaging, website and Facebook advertisements for Scapegrace Gin used a prescription box to display the gin bottles and included the wording “Free Healthcare and Mixology advice.” The Facebook posting displayed the product and said “Are ... More >>

Sale Discounts Must Not Be Misleading

Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:25 am | Advertising Standards Authority

Smith City distributed mailers and ran promotions on their website for their ‘Sale of the Century’ over four weeks. The promotion had different products on sale for each of the four weeks and included a Bosch dishwasher, a Samsung washer/drier and ... More >>

Safety Important in Vehicle Accessory Ads

Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:19 am | Advertising Standards Authority

The Warehouse television advertisement for the Mighty Grip phone mount said in part: “The Mighty Grip phone mount has a powerful magnetic grip and a twist lock suction base. You can have your phone right where you need it without taking your eyes off ... More >>

Humour Acceptable in Context

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:08 am | Advertising Standards Authority

The Maori Language Commission television advertisement for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) showed three well-known comedians talking about Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, using both English and Māori. One of the men gets confused and says: ... More >>

Therapeutic Claims Must Be Backed Up by Sufficient Evidence

Monday, 19 November 2018, 10:06 am | Advertising Standards Authority

The website advertisement for QE Health made a number of therapeutic claims about the benefits of massage. For example: Therapeutic Massage “increases blood and lymph circulation, assisting in the clearing of toxins”, Pregnancy Massage is beneficial ... More >>

Advocacy Ad Socially Irresponsible

Friday, 2 November 2018, 9:07 am | Advertising Standards Authority

The newspaper advertisement for Fluoride Free New Zealand showed a photo of a child drinking a glass of water with the heading “Fluoride is a Neurotoxin that Reduces Children’s IQ”. Below this photo was the heading “International Experts share ... More >>

ASA decision on anti-vax billboard

Friday, 19 October 2018, 10:14 am | Advertising Standards Authority

COMPLAINT NUMBER 18/340 COMPLAINANT K Bronlund & 145 others ADVERTISER WAVES NZ ADVERTISEMENT WAVES NZ, Out of Home DATE OF MEETING 9 October 2018 OUTCOME Upheld SUMMARY More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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