The environmental impacts of corporate advertising

The original article is published at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. This article includes data for additional cities. The problem It is not hard to find reasons to dislike some forms of advertising. Among other things, advertising impacts communities by: Conveying sexist stereotypes, which likely increase body dissatisfaction, depression and lower self-esteem among the young public.  Fueling social injustice by…Continue reading The environmental impacts of corporate advertising

Chevron misleads consumers through advertisements portraying ‘green’ credentials and racial inclusion

“The world’s second biggest polluter shouldn’t be allowed to advertise that they’re good for the environment” Adblock Bristol has lodged a formal complaint against oil giant Chevron Corp with the UK’s advertising regulation body, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in protest against the company’s misleading and greenwashing advertisements. Chevron’s latest marketing campaign has ignited backlash…Continue reading Chevron misleads consumers through advertisements portraying ‘green’ credentials and racial inclusion

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

ASA Report: Too close for comfort - A look into the Advertising Standards Authority and the case for more controls on advertising

New report exposes failures of advertising regulator, ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has come under fire for weak and slow enforcement of advertising rules, and for being in the pockets of the ad industry, in a new report out this week. The hard-hitting report analyses data on complaints to the ASA, revealing that only 22% of complained-about adverts are investigated and only…Continue reading New report exposes failures of advertising regulator, ASA

Adblock Lambeth battle digital screen on Brixton Road

The newly formed Adblock Lambeth group is fighting a planning application for a digital screen on Brixton Road, South London. Lambeth community (it’s you if you live and/or work in or around Lambeth): help us say no to a new digital billboard in our area. Update 10th March 2021: Lambeth Council have rejected this application….Continue reading Adblock Lambeth battle digital screen on Brixton Road

Visual noise or valid communication? Message Recall podcast

Message Recall is a recently launched, ongoing podcast series discussing the history, tactics, and psychology of advertising in public spaces. There are now two 30 minute-long episodes of this groundbreaking and entertaining treat for the ears, available for free online or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Simplecast. Created by members of Adblock Bristol, this podcast…Continue reading Visual noise or valid communication? Message Recall podcast