Truth in advertising is paramount.
"At its core, what Bike Barn did was to represent that they had bikes on very special deals that were not usually available. In fact, often the opposite was the case - they were usually available at that so-called discount price" https://lnkd.in/g6pgYbK
The MyRepublic website and Facebook advertisements for the “Gamer Ultra PS4” broadband plan offered a free Playstation4 (PS4) with a contract term of 24 months. This offer also included a free router, install and gamer features. The Complainant said...
"The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld yet another complaint against the company, which is known for the sexual and drug-themed slogans painted on the outside of its campervans."
The advertising watchdog has upheld yet another complaint against the car rental company, but Wicked Campers failed to respond.
A company has been fined for their misleading claims about their pain-relief drugs.
"The packaging of these products and the company website gave consumers the impression the products were targeted to relieve a specific kind of pain. In fact, the products all contained the same ingredients and worked identically, to alleviate inflammation and pain generally, but were not specifically formulated to treat a particular area of pain." https://lnkd.in/gXrkvSi
A Fonterra television advertisement features five farmers talking about their farms. The conversation topics include the family history on the farm, the climate and the soil. One of the farmers says “The soil that we farm is just superb volcanic...
The Privacy Act prohibits agencies from using information for a purpose other than the purpose for which they collected that information. In this case, the photography company explictly told the woman that the photos would be deleted - instead, they were used in advertising material. https://lnkd.in/gRSdXcM
The Privacy Commissioner has named a photography business it says used pictures of children in advertising material, despite not having received permission from their parents. Expression Sessions operated a stall in a shopping centre in Tauranga in....
Wondering if it is OK to use images of NZ banknotes and coins in your advertising? Check this out first... https://lnkd.in/gN5z7Fc
Images or reproductions of New Zealand banknotes and coins are sometimes used in advertising. Legislation allows for this, however the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act, 1989 must be considered. The sections of this Act that are relevant for...
"The NZ Advertising Standards Authority's code for advertising vehicles said advertisements should not glorify unsafe driving practices." https://lnkd.in/gaPzzH4
The luxury car ad won't play on flights and has been slammed as it 'glorifies unsafe driving practices'.
Insurance company Youi has be fined by the Commerce Commission for misleading sales techniques, making "false or misleading" claims during telephone sales calls and issuing "unsolicited" insurance policies that people had not agreed to. https://lnkd.in/gAc4U-t