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
Advertising company Clear Channel UK are proposing another new digital advertising screen at the bus stop on Baldwin Street. There isn’t a bus shelter at this stop currently, and sure, a shelter would be great – but bus shelters don’t need ad screens! ☕ Grab a hot drink and take 5 to object to the…Continue reading Help block a new digital ad screen near St Nick’s market
Synopsis: Bristol City Council have added a new policy on advertisements to their Local Plan, which provides significant detail beyond national planning regulations. New criteria regarding when a new billboard could be said to harm the ‘amenity’ of an area should make it harder for advertisers to build large, new, intrusive screens in the city….Continue reading Campaigners welcome Bristol Council’s ‘Local Plan’ – but what does it say?
Read on for four easy tactics to resist advertising that promotes hyperconsumerism in the run up to Black Friday. As we enter November, Black Friday and the tidal wave of accompanying advertising for MORE. THINGS. is getting ever closer. Climate crisis? Who cares. Cost of living crisis? Who cares. Not advertising, the mouthpiece and pollution-spewing…Continue reading All aboard the anti-advertising wave for Black Friday
In exciting news from southwest UK, Somerset Council has adopted a new advertising policy that calls an end to advertising for fossil fuels, vehicles powered by petrol, diesel or hybrid power, and airlines, airports or flights across the Council’s highways assets. Specifically targeted at the council’s 120 roundabout adverts, the policy is nevertheless by far the most…Continue reading Don’t advertise here: Somerset Council bans polluting car, airline, fossil fuel ads.
Outdoor advertising is a vector of social injustice, inequality and poor health outcomes. It is not, as the industry likes to suggest, a “neutral medium”. We need action now to stop the harm outdoor advertising does to our communities. …Continue reading New evidence of outdoor ad harm supports Adfree Cities’ work