Tag: advertising

New Classified Section in Gateway News

Gateway News is shortly launching a new Classified Section to cater for a demand for this type of advertising to complement our existing banner advertisements which are popular for promoting events, brands and anything at all that can benefit from high profile exposure to our thousands of Christian readers throughout […]

ASA complaint over church billboard

Originally published in news24 Johannesburg – A complaint has been laid with the Advertising Standards Authority about an allegedly homophobic church billboard in Pretoria. The billboard features the naked torso of a man surrounded by the words “drug abuse”, “promiscuity”, “alcoholism” and “homosexuality”. It is captioned: “whom the son sets […]

e.tv responds to sms porn ads complaints

e.tv complies with advertising code regulations and takes internationally accepted measures to ensure that children are protected from harmful content, says e.tv channel head, Monde Twala. He says this in an email sent today in response to questions asked by Gateway News following yesterday’s Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa […]

Red Bull ad deliberately offensive — ASA

Red Bull breached the code of advertising practice by flighting a television advertisement that deliberately portrayed Jesus Christ in a disrepectful and  offensive way, said the Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa. In its ruling against the energy drink company, ASA rejected its argument that the ad was just a […]

Call for action on sleazy billboards

Two new Mavericks billboards in Cape Town – one on the N1 highway (going towards Cape Town, just before the Parden Island turnoff) and the other on Kloof Nek Road (Cape Town central), blatantly promote adultery, says Christian Action Network (CAN), in a media statement released today. The billboards advertise […]

Anti-abortion billboard “offensive” says ASA

[notice]Christian Action Network to appeal against ruling[/notice] The Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) has ruled that the Christian Action Network’s (CAN) billboard stating “Abortion Kills Babies,” is “offensive” and must be withdrawn. The side of the mobile billboard in question reads “Since 1997, 700 000 [updated in 2010 to […]