More billboards in poorer areas of Leeds is a problem – here’s what we can do about it. 

By Loup, Diana and Sarah, organisers with Adblock Leeds To some it might come as no surprise that advertising billboards are overwhelmingly concentrated in neighbourhoods with more social deprivation, lower income and worse air pollution. Certainly the ad companies that put them there know it’s easier and cheaper to put a billboard in a part…Continue reading More billboards in poorer areas of Leeds is a problem – here’s what we can do about it. 

The environmental impacts of corporate advertising

The original article is published at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. This article includes data for additional cities. The problem It is not hard to find reasons to dislike some forms of advertising. Among other things, advertising impacts communities by: Conveying sexist stereotypes, which likely increase body dissatisfaction, depression and lower self-esteem among the young public.  Fueling social injustice by…Continue reading The environmental impacts of corporate advertising

The ads in Leeds consume as much electricity as … 3,300 people!

If you’ve been walking/biking/driving/existing around the streets of Leeds at night, you have definitely come across illuminated ads: either on bus shelters, big digital billboards, simple 6-sheet on the pavements… And have you ever stopped to think how much electricity is wasted on telling you what to buy and how to be? At AdBlock Leeds,…Continue reading The ads in Leeds consume as much electricity as … 3,300 people!