In January 2021, Résistance à l’Agression Publicitaire (RAP), a French non-profit organisation, published a report entitled “Le Sexisme dans la publicité française. Rapport de l’observatoire de la publicité sexiste. 2019-2020”. This report highlights current sexism in advertising: stereotypes and gender injunctions conveyed by advertisement on a daily basis. At a time when ‘#MeToo’ has reached…Continue reading Sexism in Advertising – new report from RAP
Right now, Bristol City Council is drafting a new policy that will decide what can and can’t be advertised on sites that it controls – including many billboards and bus stops across the city. We’re calling on the Council to show national leadership and end advertising for high carbon products such as: ads for airlines…Continue reading Bristol petition: let’s end advertising for climate-wrecking products
A photograph of six Bristol Waste workers has been installed on the Burg Arts community billboard this month, as a way of saying thanks to the people who keep our streets clean and tidy. Colin Moody submitted the photograph to Adblock Bristol as part of the ongoing Burg Arts project on the disused billboard in…Continue reading Celebrating the people who make our neighbourhoods better
Trustee Vacancy Adblock Bristol is recruiting for a new trustee to its Advisory Board. We are looking for a Bristol-based trustee with particular experience in news media and journalism to help the Adblock Bristol project grow and expand. We are particularly seeking applications from women and non-binary applicants.
Update 23rd April 2020We’re sorry to report that permission for one of these two screens has been granted. We’ve explained the convoluted process that lead to this decision in this blog. Advertising giants JC Decaux have submtted a planning application for two large new digital advertising screens on Bath Road, Totterdown. 1. Go to planningonline.bristol.gov.uk/search and enter…Continue reading Two large digital screens proposed for Bath Road, Totterdown
UPDATE JUNE 2020This appeal has been dismissed. Click here to read the full report. UPDATE JANUARY 2020JC Decaux have appealed to the Secretary of State, asking for Bristol City Council’s refusal to be overturned. We will update this blogpost with further information. Update 14th October 2019This planning application has been refused by Bristol City Council…Continue reading ADBLOCKED: Digital screen proposed for Stapleton Road, Easton (again)