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Snickers, Mars Bar, Twix and Coca-Cola TV ads shown during The Simpsons [ 24% ]

6 October 2010

The OPC complained that ads for Snickers (American football and Betty White), Mars Bars (sports ball give-away), Coca-Cola (men watching foorball) and Twix (Commonwealth Games) breached the RCMI because they were broadcast during the Simpsons (among the top 10 highest rating shows for children) and because the products do not represent healthy dietary choices.

See Snickers complaint here

See Mars Bar complaint here

See Coca-Cola complaint here

See Twix complaint here

Mainland Munchables TV advertisement [ 24% ]

4 July 2007

The TV ad for Mainland ‘Munchables' featured a mother nagging her son about the contents of his lunchbox and telling him not to eat any junk. The OPC and Young Media Australia made a joint complaint to the ASB about the ad on the grounds that it breached AANA Food Code because it negatively portrayed mothers' attempts to encourage their sons to eat healthily, in a way that aimed to undermine parents in their role of guiding diet and lifestyle choices.

Streets Paddle Pops website and TV ad [ 24% ]

10 February 2010

The OPC complained that the website and TV ad for the Streets Paddle Pop ‘Lick-a-prize’ promotion breached the AANA Food Code and Children’s Code because they featured a premium (the chance to win prizes), they were likely to mislead children to believe that the products being promoted were the prizes, they encouraged excessive consumption of Paddle Pops, and they created pester power.

See the OPC's complaint about the Paddle Pops website here

See the OPC's complaint about the Paddle Pops TV ad here

Smarties TV ad [ 24% ]

7 September 2010

The OPC complained that the ad breached the RCMI because it was directed primarily to children and Smarties are not a healthy dietary choice. The ad, which featured children having fun while helping artists create Smarties inspired artworks, was intended to appeal to children’s creativity, imagination and sense of fun, and was broadcast during The X Factor, which is watched by very high numbers of children.

Junior Masterchef - Streets Magnum TV ad [ 24% ]

6 October 2010

The OPC complained that an ad for the Streets Magnum ‘1 in 6’ promotion breached the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s ‘Responsible Children’s Marketing Initiative’ (RCMI) because Magnum ice creams are not a healthy dietary choice, and the ad was shown during high rating programs for children, including Junior Masterchef, Modern Family, Talkin ‘Bout Your Generation and The Simpsons (all among the top ten rating programs for children aged 5-12 years).

Chicken Treat TV ad [ 24% ]

28 January 2011


The OPC complained that the Chicken Treat TV ad breached the Quick Service Restaurant Initiative for Responsible Advertising and Marketing to Children’ (QSRI) because the ad was directed to children, and the advertised meal did not meet the QSRI nutrition criteria’. The advertisement featured a fun animated chicken promoting two chicken and chips meals for $10.

Donut King Ice Age 3 TV ad and website [ 24% ]

24 December 2009

The OPC complained that a TV ad and website promoting Donut King’s ‘Ice Age 3 combo’ (iced donut and fruit freeze drink) with a free Ice Age 3 wind-up toy breached the premium and pester power clauses of the AANA Food Code because the ad and website were dominated by promotion of the toy, and encouraged children to pester parents for the toy. The complaint also argued that the ad and website were contrary to prevailing community standards.

Hungry Jack’s Kids Club Meal (SpongeBob Square Pants) TV ad [ 24% ]

6 November 2009

The OPC complained that an ad for Hungry Jack’s Kids Club Meals, featuring Sponge Bob Square Pants characters and promoting free Sponge Bob Square Pants toys with meals, breached the ‘Quick Service Restaurant Initiative for Responsible Advertising and Marketing to Children’ (QSRI) because the ad was directed to children, and the advertised meal did not meet the QSRI nutrition criteria. The OPC also complained that the ad breached the ‘premiums’ and ‘personalities/characters’ clauses of the QSRI because it promoted free toys, and featured licensed characters.

Streets Paddle Pop TV ad [ 24% ]

10 February 2010

The OPC complained that a Streets Paddle Pops ad featured a premium (competition to win toys and holidays) and was likely to have been broadcast during C and P programs in breach of the Children's Television Standards (it was frequently broadcast in the mornings between 7am and 12 pm, including during school holidays).

The ad promoted a competition to win prizes by buying Paddle Pops and matching prize codes on Paddle Pops sticks. A voice-over spoken in a young child's voice encouraged children to ‘get licking' to win the prizes and one million free Paddle Pops on offer.

McDonald's Happy Meal TV ads [ 24% ]

6 November 2009

The OPC complained that McDonald’s ‘Box of Fun’ and ‘Cartoon Network’ TV ads for Happy Meals breached the QSRI because they were directed to children, and advertised products that did not meet the QSRI nutrition criteria (the particular products contained in the Happy Meals could not be identified from the ad, and therefore could not be said to meet the QSRI nutrition criteria). The OPC also complained that the ‘Cartoon Network’ ad also breached the premium clause of the QSRI because it advertised free toys with Happy Meals.

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