A group of people install an artwork in an old billboard frame.

Apply to be Adblock Bristol’s new Arts Coordinator

Adblock Bristol is looking for an Arts Coordinator to manage our community arts billboard and work with our Arts group to develop projects that showcase arts instead of corporate advertising. This is a voluntary role. Adblock strongly believes in our right to public space and that our communities are stronger without intrusive corporate messaging. We’re looking for…Continue reading Apply to be Adblock Bristol’s new Arts Coordinator

All aboard the anti-advertising wave for Black Friday

Read on for four easy tactics to resist advertising that promotes hyperconsumerism in the run up to Black Friday. As we enter November, Black Friday and the tidal wave of accompanying advertising for MORE. THINGS. is getting ever closer. Climate crisis? Who cares. Cost of living crisis? Who cares. Not advertising, the mouthpiece and pollution-spewing…Continue reading All aboard the anti-advertising wave for Black Friday

DEACTIVATED: Why we’re painting over illegal ads in Bristol

Have you noticed that fences, temporary hoardings, the cycle path and even shop walls in Bristol have developed a kind of corporate rash? Ads for Netflix, make-up brands and other global corps have been springing up in all sorts of places – but many of the smaller ads around town have absolutely no legal right…Continue reading DEACTIVATED: Why we’re painting over illegal ads in Bristol

Image shows a blank billboard superimposed next to a road with buildings in the background. Text in the top left of the image reads "New ad screen?? Object now!"

New giant billboard for Bristol – get yer objections in

We’ve spotted an application for a new digital billboard overlooking St Philips Causeway (planning ref: 23/00854/A). The single sided digital ad display would be 6 x 3.5 metres, showing up to 6 ads each minute to drivers on the busy causeway. The screen’s typical electricity consumption rate is 4752 watts, meaning that one year of…Continue reading New giant billboard for Bristol – get yer objections in