Steven Price

My book

Media Minefield

Guide to NZ Media Law

Official Information Act

Official Information Act

Bill of Rights Act

Media law resources

Feeds (RSS)

« | Main | »

Dopey complaints

By Steven | June 24, 2008

Pity the Advertising Standards Complaints Board. Get a load of these complaints, all from its latest summary of decisions:

Topics: Advertising Standards | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Dopey complaints”

  1. juliefairey Says:
    June 25th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Maybe this is why they made such a cock-up of dealing with complaints about ALAC’s Lisa ad? I’m yet to hear back from them in regard to a decision on my second complaint:

  2. Rex Widerstrom Says:
    June 26th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Good lord there’s a lot of people with far too much time on their hands, it seems. I thought we used to get some crackpot complaints when I was in talkback radio (I recall one particularly lengthy and pompous one complaining I’d denigrated the Royal Family over a remark I’d made about corgis. I realise there’s a fair bitof inbreeding in that particular lineage but I didn’t think it had gone that far).

    Anyhow, there’s little serious analysis of advertising outside of academia so can I recommend an excellent ABC (Australia) program “The Gruen Transfer”, viewable online here.

  3. nigel_k Says:
    July 7th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Do they ever award costs against a complainant?

  4. Steven Says:
    July 7th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Not as far as I know.


You must be logged in to post a comment.