As the winter solstice passes, we’re reflecting on a brilliant year in which you lovely Bristolians have helped us block new billboards, pass a ground-breaking ethical advertising policy and rally support for residents living near to two of Bristol’s most monstrous digital screens. Thank you!! Here’s our 2021 round up, in case it didn’t come your…Continue reading Bristol: Thanks for all your Adblocking in 2021!
More than 1,700 Bristol residents have signed Adblock Bristol’s petition to Mayor Marvin Rees calling for the removal of two giant illuminated advertising screens overlooking the M32 in Easton. “Anyone who thinks these giant screens should remain can’t have the misfortune of living near them.” David, Easton Today we presented the petition to the City…Continue reading Petition delivered! 1700 Bristol residents ask Mayor to take down giant M32 advertising screens
Campaigners are accusing the ASA of bias towards the advertising industry, as this latest ruling follows several recent refusals to act on irresponsible ads “How bad does an ad have to be before they will take action?” In the latest of a string of failures to regulate irresponsible advertising, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has…Continue reading Ad regulator lets Land Rover off the hook
A surge of greenwash advertising in the run up to the UN climate conference COP26 in Glasgow was predictable, and sure enough, some of the UK’s biggest polluters haven’t failed to impress. EasyJet launched a series of ads promoting the airline’s Future Flying programme, claiming: “We are championing a future of zero emissions flights”, with…Continue reading COP26: easyJet accused of greenwash advertising as climate talks unfold
As predicted, a recent application for a “BT Street Hub” unit in October has been chased up by two more applications for street hubs, one in Lewin’s Mead and one on Baldwin Street. Why are we objecting to the BT Street Hubs? A BT Street Hub is three metres high and flanked by two brightly-lit…Continue reading Object to more back-to-back digital advertising for Bristol!
Unsurprisingly, each advert fails to mention HSBC’s ongoing financial support to fossil fuel companies As the issue of corporate greenwashing continues to hit headlines in the run up to November’s climate summit, COP26, Adfree Cities is launching a complaint to the ASA against a series of misleading out-of-home greenwash advertisements for HSBC. Follow the instructions…Continue reading Take action against HSBC’s greenwash-by-omission “Sustainability” ads