Turning corporate communications into community conversations: six-sheet cover ups in Bristol

Adblock Bristol put three advertising sites across the city to better use on Saturday as part of the European days of action to ban fossil fuel advertising and sponsorships. At a phone kiosk and two standalone ad units, we used sheets of paper to cover up commercial ads and instead asked passers-by a question – “How are you…Continue reading Turning corporate communications into community conversations: six-sheet cover ups in Bristol

Subvertising campaign targets advertising industry’s role in climate breakdown

More than 200 bus stop spaces have been hijacked with spoof adverts in the UK, Paris and Belgium this weekend, as activists target the advertising industry over its role in propping up major polluters. The subvertising campaign, coordinated by anonymous artist collective Brandalism, was part of a wave of grassroots actions across Europe in protest…Continue reading Subvertising campaign targets advertising industry’s role in climate breakdown

Take action against fossil fuel advertising this week

After a long fight, tobacco advertising was banned to reduce the harms caused by smoking. With so much evidence showing the damage caused by burning fossil fuels, why are fossil fuel companies still allowed to advertise? This week, from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th October, join in with four days of grassroots action against advertising…Continue reading Take action against fossil fuel advertising this week

Help fight a new digital advertising ‘BT Street Hub’ unit in Broadmead, Bristol

BT have applied to put up a ‘BT Street Hub’ in Merchant Street, Broadmead. The unit is three metres high and flanked by two digital advertising screens, but it doesn’t stop there – the controversial hubs also have associated WiFi connectivity, call facility, data capture technology and surveillance capacity.  If this application goes through, the…Continue reading Help fight a new digital advertising ‘BT Street Hub’ unit in Broadmead, Bristol

No thanks Wildstone! Council refuses permisson for another digital advertising screen in Bristol

To the relief of more than 40 people who objected to a new digital billboard in Lawrence Hill, it has just been refused planning permission by Bristol City Council in another win for the local community. “an incongruous, poor quality, visually intrusive addition to the streetscape which will detrimentally impact upon the character and appearance…Continue reading No thanks Wildstone! Council refuses permisson for another digital advertising screen in Bristol

Airline misleads Euros football fans with pitchside greenwash

A greenwashing advert in Wembley Stadium during UEFA Euros 2020 has prompted the latest call for the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to crack down on greenwashing, including at major sporting events. Advertising and sponsorship in sport was brought into the spotlight recently, when Ronaldo raised eyebrows and lowered Coca-Cola’s market value by moving two bottles…Continue reading Airline misleads Euros football fans with pitchside greenwash