Bristol: Thanks for all your Adblocking in 2021!

As the winter solstice passes, we’re reflecting on a brilliant year in which you lovely Bristolians have helped us block new billboards, pass a ground-breaking ethical advertising policy and rally support for residents living near to two of Bristol’s most monstrous digital screens. Thank you!! Here’s our 2021 round up, in case it didn’t come your…Continue reading Bristol: Thanks for all your Adblocking in 2021!

Petition delivered! 1700 Bristol residents ask Mayor to take down giant M32 advertising screens

More than 1,700 Bristol residents have signed Adblock Bristol’s petition to Mayor Marvin Rees calling for the removal of two giant illuminated advertising screens overlooking the M32 in Easton.  “Anyone who thinks these giant screens should remain can’t have the misfortune of living near them.” David, Easton Today we presented the petition to the City…Continue reading Petition delivered! 1700 Bristol residents ask Mayor to take down giant M32 advertising screens

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