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

‘This is Bristol, not Bladerunner’ – Local residents demand removal of huge, invasive digital advertising screens

Two digital billboards that tower over the M32 motorway on the approach into Bristol are about to run out of planning permission, and residents are calling for their removal.  The billboards were granted permission in 2016  and 2017 respectively, for an initial period of five years. Now that this time is coming to an end,…Continue reading ‘This is Bristol, not Bladerunner’ – Local residents demand removal of huge, invasive digital advertising screens