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May 24, 2013

Vodafone hang-ups: radio stations pull ads on class action

Several radio stations have yanked advertising spots blasting the network failures of regular advertiser and corporate partner Vodafone.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

Sydney’s highest-rating radio station has yanked from the air an advertisement for a looming class action seeking tens of millions in compensation for Vodafone’s infamous network failures in 2011 and 2010.

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8 thoughts on “Vodafone hang-ups: radio stations pull ads on class action

  1. frey

    Oh well,

    At least Crikey gave them their free advertising – and see how many of the MSM follow.

    Cheaper than full page ads in the dailys.

  2. frey

    P.s.

    The leader stated “The ads you won’t see supporting the Vodafone class action”.

    Well, they were meant to be on Radio…I don’t ‘see’ meany ads on radio…

  3. Pusscat

    Bizarrely, I actually find myself barracking for the lawyers’ side on this one.
    Definitely must stop reading so much Crikey.

  4. Gerry Hatrick, OAP

    Someone named Murdoch manipulating public opinion? What a shock!

  5. Andybob

    Doesn’t seem to be regulated. Should it be ? Probably not. Should it be publicised ? Yesiree and thankyou Crikey.

  6. klewso

    “Cash for no comment”?

  7. AR

    I live in the Blue Mountains, 125kms from the Sydney CBD and my Vodafone works intermittently depending on weather conditions – too hot, too cold, too dry, too wet, too dark… )and, reception differs between my front gate, living room and rear fence, bearable in Summer but no fun at present.

  8. Ian

    Channel 7(I think) pulled Greenpeace’s ad against Coca Cola’s efforts to prevent a container deposit scheme going ahead in Australia. This is censorship.

    There is no free corporate press in this country and that means little real democracy.

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