Complaining about ads is always a gamble


Complaining about ads is always a gamble

Our public protector, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) makes its way onto these pages rather often.

The latest story comes from a retired English teacher and noseweek reader who – like many others, one suspects – finds the Silversands “I win my fights ...” ad crap, if not a little disturbing (the fact that online gambling as offered by Silversands is still illegal probably doesn’t help either).

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Submitted by : Eric Ettisch of Cape Town on 2010-07-27 15:25:09
an irritating add to say the least
 
Submitted by : Pete Swanepoel of MONTCLAIR on 2010-07-13 14:16:49
Maybe the test to see if an ad is acceptable is: Check if there are there any politically-connected directors on any company associated with the ad. If there are (and when are there not?), the ad is acceptable. Finish & klaar.

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