Advertising Standards Bureau reveal Australia’s 10 most offensive ads of 2015

Advertising Standards Bureau reveal Australia’s 10 most offensive ads of 2015

The Advertising Standards Bureau of Australia recently released case reports on the most complained-about advertisements in 2015. Here are the top 10 commercials the Australian people found offensive this year, including why viewers considered each inappropriate. We’ve included a sample comment from each case report, and whether the ASB chose to take the ad off […]

Unilever & Tesco Launch Its Biggest Trial of iBeacons

Unilever & Tesco Launch Its Biggest Trial of iBeacons

Magnum ice cream and Tesco are giving Londoners the chance to get together with friends to share moments of Magnum pleasure, as well as special offers, as part of their biggest trial of iBeacons. Customers who download the ‘Mpulse app’ will receive exclusive coupons for discounted Pink and Black Magnums when they pass by iBeacons […]

Unilever’s Crowd-Sourced Peperami Campaign

Unilever has teamed up with crowd-sourced ideas platform Idea Bounty to generate a new TV and print campaign for its FMCG brand Peperami. In order to re-launch the Peperami brand mascot ‘the animal’, the first time the mascot will be seen on TV screens since 2012, Unilever is offering a $10,000 prize for the best […]

Lynx launches campaign starring Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook, the model and TV presenter, has starred in two Turkish ads as part of a campaign to promote Unilever-owned Lynx’s Apollo fragrance. The first ad is set in a space ship and starts with Brook waking up before dousing herself in Lynx, known as Axe outside the UK. She sets course for Istanbul, […]

ASA clears controversial Marmite ad

The advertising watchdog has decided not to investigate the controversial “animal cruelty” Marmite ad that has sparked hundreds of complaints to the regulator, saying the spot is “unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence”. The Adam&EveDDB-created ad, which features a parody rescue unit travelling around the UK recovering “neglected” jars of Marmite left at the […]

Unilever appoints Havas EHS to develop global consumer data strategy

Unilever has announced the appointment of Havas EHS to lead the development of a global consumer data strategy and roadmap that will enable its brands to harness the power of consumer data, including social graph data, to improve their ability to engage with the right audience at the right time. Babs Rangaiah, Unilever VP Global […]