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'Too powerful for TV' Volkswagen ad breaches advertising code

'Too powerful for TV' Volkswagen ad breaches advertising code

The depiction of a ute overtaking a road train was beyond the pale according to the Advertising Standards Board.

Red meat to the base: why white fragility can't stand being roasted

Red meat to the base: why white fragility can't stand being roasted

White fragility in Australia is looking particularly fragile at the moment on the back of a joke war.

How can Fairfax-Nine avoid the same fate as Seven West Media?

How can Fairfax-Nine avoid the same fate as Seven West Media?

The bottom line for Nine-Fairfax is that it will have to avoid being a typical Australian media merger that destroys value, rather than creates it.

The Everest ad spend pales next to free publicity from Opera House furore

The Everest ad spend pales next to free publicity from Opera House furore

The crowd at the race was up almost 20% and betting turnover was up 9%. At least some of this success was due to the free publicity from the Opera House debacle.

News Corp's dog-whistling might be what makes it vulnerable

News Corp's dog-whistling might be what makes it vulnerable

News Corp's race-baiting is as much about a shrinking bottom-line as it is about any conservative agenda. What does that mean for advertisers and activists?

Sky News and its part in our new advertising dystopia

Sky News and its part in our new advertising dystopia

The kerfuffle over Sky News being banned in Victoria metro stations obscures why commuters are being subjected to "content" without any say in the matter.

Broadcast TV puts on a brave show as revenues fall, but the numbers don't add up

Broadcast TV puts on a brave show as revenues fall, but the numbers don't add up

Recently released broadcast TV revenue figures gloss over the industry's colossal slump.

The rise of the fully sponsored TV show

The rise of the fully sponsored TV show

Brands are paying for more and more full-length TV programming. Will this native advertising edge its way into primetime slots?

Indigenous 'Deadly Questions' campaign ads pulled from billboards

Indigenous 'Deadly Questions' campaign ads pulled from billboards

An Indigenous ad campaign has been withdrawn after the content was questioned by Advertising Standards Bureau. But organisers say the ads are meant to provoke discussion.

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already had its fair share of David and Goliath moments. But with hundreds of millions of soccer fans missing out on representation, won't somebody think of the advertisers?