City council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

At its Cabinet meeting on 9th March 2021, Bristol City Council adopted a new Advertising and Sponsorship Policy which will apply to adverts under the Council’s direct control, including bus stop screens and billboards on Council land. It includes a ban on ads for junk food, alcohol, gambling, payday loans and adverts in parks. Local…Continue reading City council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

Sexism in Advertising – new report from RAP

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

Bristol petition: let’s end advertising for climate-wrecking products

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

Celebrating the people who make our neighbourhoods better

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

Two large digital screens proposed for Bath Road, Totterdown

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