2008 Q2 Ad Complaints Report now online
The 2008 Q2 Ad Complaints Report (for April 1 to June 30, 2008) provides case summaries of consumers’ complaints about advertising that were upheld by the Consumer Response Councils under the provisions of the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards.
Click here to view the Report.
ASC Announces 2009 Scholarship
In early September, ASC will contact post-secondary institutions across Canada to invite students to apply for the 2009 Robert E. Oliver Scholarship.
In keeping with its commitment to promote the professional practice of advertising, each year ASC presents a cash award scholarship, which commemorates Robert E. Oliver, one of the pioneers in Canadian advertising self-regulation, and the first president of the Canadian Advertising Advisory Board, ASC’s predecessor organization. The scholarship is awarded to individuals with outstanding academic achievements, who have an exemplary record of service to the community and who plan on pursuing a career in advertising or marketing.
For more information, visit www.adstandards.com in early September, or contact (416) 961-6311 ext. 249.
ASC announces new Director, Membership Development
ASC is pleased to introduce Rick Andrew, our new Director, Membership Development.
Rick brings to his role at ASC substantial skills and expertise in marketing and sales, gained during his years in the consumer packaged goods and food service sectors. Rick has been involved in several successful major brand launches and rebranding efforts. Throughout his corporate career he has taught at Ryerson University and the International Academy of Design and Technology.
Rick can be reached at (416) 961-6311 ext. 241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Clearance Committee – expedited service for holiday season
To accommodate your children’s advertising clearance needs during the busy months ahead, ASC’s Children’s Clearance Section will be adding extra Children’s Clearance Committee meetings from September through November.
This expedited service—scheduled during the “off weeks” between the regular Children’s Clearance Committee meetings held every second week—is a cost-efficient alternative to conditional clearance for children’s ads.
Note that the off-week meetings will be held only as needed and the decision to hold meetings will be made by noon on the preceding Friday. To take advantage of this off-week service, please ensure that your submissions reach ASC before noon on the Friday before the specified committee meeting.
Click for full rates and schedule info.
NABS 23rd Annual Gold Classic
Click here for information about the National Advertising Benevolent Society’s golf fundraiser. The 23rd Annual Gold Classic will be held Tuesday, September 16, at the Club at Bond Head, Bond Head, Ont.
ACA continuing education courses
ICA professional development workshops and courses
Registration is now open for ICA’s fall-winter specialist courses and accreditation programs: