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TV Ads Receive More Complaints Than Online

TV ads receive the most complaints, with online advertising a close second, ASA figures reported in The Guardian reveal. The most complained-about recent television ad is MoneySupermarket's twerking man,'s lesbian kiss is in second, and in third we have a mum taking her grieving son to McDonald's to talk about his dead dad's favourite burger.

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  1. John Grono from GAP Research, September 29, 2017 at 11:35 p.m.

    Two possible causes?

    1. TV ads are worse than online ads.
    2. TV ads are watched more than TV ads.

    What says you?

  2. Ed Papazian from Media Dynamics Inc, September 30, 2017 at 5:39 a.m.

    Your second cause is probably the right one, John. We estimate that the average adult notes about five times more ads per day on TV than on digital venues. I'm revisiting this as we prepare our annual, "Intermedia Dimensions 2018", but I doubt that the spread will close significantly.

  3. John Grono from GAP Research replied, September 30, 2017 at 5:51 a.m.

    Mea culpa.   The 2nd option should read:

    2. TV ads are watched more that online ads.

    Apologies for any confusion.

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