“Backing Britain”? BP reported to advertising regulator as profits triple

As energy giant BP records its highest profits in 14 years and households reel from skyrocketing energy bills, BP’s current “Backing Britain” advertising campaign rings extremely hollow. CEO Bernard Looney has repeated the line that BP are “Backing Britain” whilst also describing the energy firm as “literally a cash machine” and receiving a doubling in…Continue reading “Backing Britain”? BP reported to advertising regulator as profits triple

Call out: Take action against airline advertising

TAKE ACTION AGAINST AVIATION ADVERTISING International week of action:Saturday 10th – Saturday 17th September 2022 Adfree Cities are supporting this call to action, reposted from the the Subvertisers International website. Join the Subvertisers International network and Brandalism in September 2022 to stand up against airline and airport advertising, as Europe burns under an unprecedented heatwave and…Continue reading Call out: Take action against airline advertising

Big banks’ greenwashing goes unregulated

The UK advertising regulator has refused to investigate mega polluters Barclays and Standard Chartered Bank over greenwash ads Recent advertising campaigns by Barclays and Standard Chartered Bank feature their ‘green’ initiatives and (surprise surprise) fail to mention their massive financing of fossil fuels, deforestation and plastics. The ads have drawn multiple complaints to the UK…Continue reading Big banks’ greenwashing goes unregulated