Indonesian Advertising Ethics: Guard of Industry & Protector of Advertising Consumer in Indonesia (Study Case of the Role and Function of the Advertising Regulatory Agency on the 2020 Indonesian Advertising Ethics Amendment)


  • Inco Hary Perdana Universitas Multimedia Nusantara



advertising, indonesia adversiting ethics, marketing communication, advertising standard committee  


Advertising is often considered to bring bad impact on society, ranging from consumerism to fraud against consumers. Therefore, Indonesian Advertising Ethics (EPI) becomes a control function to Indonesia’s advertising industry. Since its presence in 2007, which is a refinement of Indonesian Advertising Code of Conduct and Procedures (TKTCPI), there are still lots of violations done within the advertising industry players. The presence of Indonesian Advertising Ethics was due to answer the development of the very dynamic marketing communications world. The purpose of Indonesian Advertising Ethics (EPI) is “self-regulation” to maintain the authority of advertising industry and to protect consumers. For this reason, Indonesian Association of Advertising Companies (P3I) formed a tool to supervise the implementation of Indonesian Advertising Ethics, namely Advertising Standards Committee (BPP) that works right under the central of Indonesian Association of Advertising Companies (P3I). The function of Advertising Standards Committee (BPP) is to supervise advertisings that are considered violating Indonesian Advertising Ethics (EPI) and give reprimands to the perpetrators of these violations. In addition to that, to answer the dynamic of advertising industry, which since ten years ago has widely spreaded to digital platforms, two amendments has done to Indonesian Advertising Ethics (EPI), namely in the year of 2014 – which generated Indonesian Advertising Ethics (EPI) 2014 – and also in the year of 2020 – which generated Indonesian Advertising Ethics 2020. This research aims to find out changes in Indonesian Advertising Ethics 2014 and Indonesian Advertising Ethics (EPI) 2020 to answer the dynamic of advertising industry in Indonesia. This research use advertising concepts related to the relationship between advertising and social condition of society. This research use study case method by extracting data through in-depth interview with the head of Advertising Standards Committee (BPP). The result of this research is expected to become input for Indonesian Advertising Council (DPI) that is currently revising Indonesian Advertising Ethics in the realm of digital advertising.