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

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

No thanks Wildstone! Council refuses permisson for another digital advertising screen in Bristol

To the relief of more than 40 people who objected to a new digital billboard in Lawrence Hill, it has just been refused planning permission by Bristol City Council in another win for the local community. “an incongruous, poor quality, visually intrusive addition to the streetscape which will detrimentally impact upon the character and appearance…Continue reading No thanks Wildstone! Council refuses permisson for another digital advertising screen in Bristol