An employee at ABC Television has managed to get five minutes of straight advertising for a commercial venture onto ABC television, where the major multinationals have failed all these years.
She’s having a commercial sale of vintage clothing this weekend (with an entry fee) all of which was shamelessly spruiked by the program Stateline on Friday evening, including the date and venue.
The item had no content or comment other than a parade of the clothes on sale, and a thin “interview” about how she acquired the stock.
Is she going to be asked to pay for the unique advertising opportunity, or will the producer of the show be disciplined?
Doesn’t this contravene the ABC’s code of practice?