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Do non-members of the Advertising Regulatory Board have to comply with its code?
Do non-members of the Advertising Regulatory Board have to comply with its code?Article

The short answer is "no...and yes". Here's the long answer...

Tammi Pretorius 15 Sep 2020

Youth Day 2020: Safeguarding children's rights in the digital era
Youth Day 2020: Safeguarding children's rights in the digital eraArticle

On 16 June annually, South Africa commemorates the Soweto youth uprising of 1976. More than four decades later, the youth of today continue to grapple with a vast array of challenges to the full realisation of their fundamental rights, both on- and offline...

Avani Singh, Issued by IAB South Africa 17 Jun 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Cheeky Chicken Licken
#OrchidsandOnions: Cheeky Chicken LickenArticle

South Africa's advertising restrictions at times make the draconian coronavirus lockdown regulations look like the rules for a children's tea party...

Brendan Seery 7 Apr 2020

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Alcohol industry places its own restrictions on its advertisingArticle

The alcohol industry in SA has put together a marketing code which voluntarily restricts the way they advertise their products to the public...

5 Feb 2020

Winning ads featured in this week's Orchids and Onions column...
#OrchidsandOnions: 1 Stop gets it spot onArticle

Winners: SAB's 'How about none for the road?' ad hits the mark, too. Aussie ad for sperm donation, 'All hands on d*ck', stands out, but would be banned here...

Brendan Seery 13 Jan 2020

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A look back at Pan-African PR and marketing trends in 2019Article

Jordan Rittenberry looks back at the past twelve months and plan for what's to come...

Jordan Rittenberry 8 Jan 2020

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#OrchidsandOnions - 1st for Women shines a light on abuseArticle

Meanwhile, the Advertising Regulatory Board has done some weapons-grade 'virtue signalling' by banning a radio ad for Volkswagen's Amarok bakkie...

Brendan Seery 10 Dec 2019

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New Volkswagen ad banned by advertising watchdogArticle

A Volkswagen radio ad stereotyping women has been banned by the Advertising Regulatory Board after a complainant found the ad to be "extremely sexist"...

29 Nov 2019

Legal pitfalls of offensive branding - Part 1
Legal pitfalls of offensive branding - Part 1Article

Over the past year or so, a surprising number of international brand owners have come under fire for offensive marketing campaigns, products, and brand names...

Kareema Shaik 15 Nov 2019

ARB marks first birthdayInBrief

1 Nov 2019

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#OrchidsandOnions - Chicken Licken's clever, amusing SoulSister ads get the nodArticle

And I would rather have seen Shell, as a mark of respect to Nkosikho Mbele, giving its lowly-paid attendants a nice Christmas bonus...

Brendan Seery 10 Jun 2019

PoPI, social media and influencers
PoPI, social media and influencersArticle

What we all should know and how to make your business compliant...

Johanna McDowell 1 Apr 2019

Mom buys everywhere for everyone. Is she buying your brand?
Mom buys everywhere for everyone. Is she buying your brand?Article

You may have heard that 73% of moms make the purchasing decisions in the home, but how do you tap into that purchasing power?...

Issued by Exposure Marketing 22 Feb 2019

Schimmel says, “This turned out to be much harder than expected...”
#BehindtheSelfie with... Gail SchimmelArticle

This week we go behind the selfie with Gail Schimmel, CEO of the Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB), and writer...

Leigh Andrews 19 Feb 2019

The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencers
The new Advertising Regulatory Board governance regarding influencersArticle

Authenticity is a key component in influencer marketing. But studies show that brands often shy away from terms like 'sponsored' and '#ad' on paid partnership posts, for fear of having a negative impact on consumer perception...

Wayne Flemming and Zubeida Goolam 18 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategy
#BizTrends2019: Social brands get even smarter with insightful strategyArticle

Some of the smartest brands will take advantage of growing trends to reach out to customers and interact more effectively with their audiences...

Mongezi Mtati 27 Dec 2018

Advertising Regulatory Board is open for complaints!
Advertising Regulatory Board is open for complaints!Article

The Advertising Regulatory Board (ARB) has officially launched and takes over the work of administering the Code of Advertising practice on behalf of the advertising and marketing industry, regulating the content of advertising...

6 Nov 2018

Advertising Code of Practice Social Media Guidelines open for feedback
Advertising Code of Practice Social Media Guidelines open for feedbackArticle

The IAB SA invites the industry to submit their feedback on the Advertising Code of Practice Social Media Guidelines....

2 Nov 2018

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Get ready for the new Advertising Regulatory Board...Article

NEWSWATCH: Some fear the demise of SA's Advertising Standards Authority will lead to a drop in advertising quality, but self-regulation will remain a core focus for the new Advertising Regulatory Board, set to start swinging stronger than before...

Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

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