The UK advertising watchdog has banned another Big Oil advert for greenwashing, following Adfree Cities’ complaint. Spanish oil company Repsol’s advert was banned for misleadingly focusing on renewable hydrogen, when the firm’s production of this fuel type is not yet in operation and the vast proportion of Repsol’s business remains in fossil fuels. The litmus…Continue reading 🚫 (Another) Repsol advert banned for greenwashing 🚫
This is a copy of our monthly newsletter. If you’d like to receive updates from Adfree Cities or your local Adblock group by email, sign up to our mailing lists now. This week, we bring you a special edition from the belly of the Hell Bus, as we continue our anti-greenwash tour across the country….Continue reading Adfree Cities Newsletter – Special Hell Bus Edition, October 2023
We’re delighted that another double-sided digital advertising screen or ‘BT Street Hub’ has been refused permission by Bristol Council. Big thanks to everyone who lodged objections, supported our Big Box protest tour or came to our digital activism sessions last year, and to councillors who’ve been standing up to new advertising in Bristol….Continue reading Success! Another advertising screen refused in Bristol
Our community arts billboard has a fresh new art design by local artist DazCat @dazcatgraff. The artwork celebrates community and local food in St Werburgh’s where the arts board is located, with a cheeky sideswipe at the billboards on the other side of Mina Rd roundabout which usually feature a (usually defaced) McBurger advert. With…Continue reading New DazCat design on Adblock Bristol’s community arts board
After a bit of a break while we got painting, adblocking and racking up more wins against the corporate advertising machine, we are excited to be RELAUNCHING our Screened Out campaign for the council to take down Bristol’s biggest and nastiest billboards overlooking the M32. To get started, we’ll be meeting on October 12th from…Continue reading Take down the M32 billboards: campaign relaunch!
Following our national conference in May, we’re running a series of lunchtime drop-in Zoom calls: “Getting involved in Adfree Cities”. The calls are open to all and are an opportunity to chat to the Adfree Cities team and ask any questions you might have. We can share campaign tips and help you find the best…Continue reading Join our summer sessions: How to get involved in Adfree Cities