A greenwashing advert in Wembley Stadium during UEFA Euros 2020 has prompted the latest call for the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to crack down on greenwashing, including at major sporting events. Advertising and sponsorship in sport was brought into the spotlight recently, when Ronaldo raised eyebrows and lowered Coca-Cola’s market value by moving two bottles…Continue reading Airline misleads Euros football fans with pitchside greenwash
“The large electronic form with LED technology and changing images, would be substantially more distracting than the existing numerous print-based advertisements.” More than 230 Bristol residents who objected to a proposed digital screen on Bedminster Down Road were relieved to hear that the ad company’s appeal was dismissed last week. The giant screen, which had been…Continue reading Relief as new digital ad screen at busy Bristol junction is refused at appeal
Update 15th June 2021: Following the refusal of planning permission by Bristol City Council in March 2021, billboard company JCDecaux has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate to over-turn the Council’s decision. The appeal is being dealt with through the ‘Commercial Appeals Process’. Adblock Bristol are looking into options. Update 4th March 2021: This planning application…Continue reading Digital billboard application receives over 240 objections from local residents in Bristol
Residents near North Street Green are calling for two huge billboards to be removed. They want to get rid of the big corporate adverts and create a new improved vision for this valued green space, with the local community at its heart. North Street Green is on the border between Bedminster and Southville and makes…Continue reading Better without billboards: residents want North Street Green’s big brand ads to go
With the 2021 local election results in, we reflect on what the change in Bristol’s political landscape means for corporate advertising on our streets In the run-up to the elections on May 6th, Adblockers got busy emailing local election candidates in wards across Bristol with two key questions: 1. Will you support a new planning…Continue reading What do Bristol’s local election results mean for the city’s Adscape?
Update: 15th June 2021 This planning application was refused by Bristol City Council. See Bristol Post coverage here. Original post 30 April 2021: Despite the efforts of advertisers to cover Lawrence Hill in unwanted digital billboards, residents and councillors remain resolutely opposed. The community has been speaking out every time advertisers try and install a…Continue reading Digital screen rejected in Lawrence Hill, Bristol