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Apply to be Adblock Bristol’s new Arts Coordinator

Adblock Bristol is looking for an Arts Coordinator to manage our community arts billboard and work with our Arts group to develop projects that showcase arts instead of corporate advertising. This is a voluntary role. Adblock strongly believes in our right to public space and that our communities are stronger without intrusive corporate messaging. We’re looking for…Continue reading Apply to be Adblock Bristol’s new Arts Coordinator

Equinor ad ban reveals deliberate political targeting before Rosebank decision

In December 2023, Norwegian oil giant Equinor’s “Broader Energy” adverts were banned as officially “misleading” by the UK advertising regulator. As reported by the Financial Times, the ban reveals the deliberate political influence of fossil fuel advertising and greenwash, with devastating consequences for the climate. Equinor’s ‘Broader Energy’ ads were banned for implying that wind farms, oil and…Continue reading Equinor ad ban reveals deliberate political targeting before Rosebank decision

Adblock Cardiff win against ads disguised as ‘Communication Hubs’

Adblock Cardiff secured a huge campaigning success to mark the new year, with permission being refused for five advertising billboards in Cardiff city centre. We had objected to the proposed ‘communications hubs’, which were submitted by an agent on behalf of JCDecaux UK Ltd. We argued that although the units included some useful services such…Continue reading Adblock Cardiff win against ads disguised as ‘Communication Hubs’

Mixed messages: meat ads in Veganuary mislead and delay

This January you might spot a series of sleek new adverts for BRITISH BEEF, BRITISH LAMB and BRITISH MILK, voiced by Richard Ayoade. The fast-paced ads, which promote a very different message to Veganuary, are across social media, TV, print, in shops and even cinemas.  “Let’s Eat Balanced” is an advertising campaign by the Agriculture…Continue reading Mixed messages: meat ads in Veganuary mislead and delay