The original article is published at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. This article includes data for additional cities. The problem It is not hard to find reasons to dislike some forms of advertising. Among other things, advertising impacts communities by: Conveying sexist stereotypes, which likely increase body dissatisfaction, depression and lower self-esteem among the young public. Fueling social injustice by…Continue reading The environmental impacts of corporate advertising
Message Recall is a recently launched, ongoing podcast series discussing the history, tactics, and psychology of advertising in public spaces. There are now two 30 minute-long episodes of this groundbreaking and entertaining treat for the ears, available for free online or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Simplecast. Created by members of Adblock Bristol, this podcast…Continue reading Visual noise or valid communication? Message Recall podcast
On Saturday 14th October volunteers from Environmentalist group Adblock Birmingham (Brum) wrote to Birmingham City Council and submitted five proposals to be fed into the Birmingham Local Enforcement Plan (BLEP). This document outlines how the council will deal with breaches of planning control and enforcement issues in Birmingham, including Advertising sites. Shockingly, at present planning enforcement is discretionary, not mandatory- which means that the council can choose whether or not to enforce its own rules!…Continue reading Adblock Brum vs Birmingham City Council in Birmingham Local Enforcement (BLEP) lockdown showdown
Activists in 10 UK cities have covered billboards and bus stops with spoof HSBC adverts, accusing HSBC of ‘climate colonialism’ and demanding the bank end its financing of fossil fuels, detention centres and climate destruction. Over 250 billboards, bus stops and tube ads featuring HSBC advertisements have been hijacked (IMAGES HERE), including in London and…Continue reading Campaigners reject HSBC’s ‘net-zero ambition’, targeting billboards over ‘climate colonialism’
The Birmingham Adblock group have scored another success! The recent proposal for a digital billboard in Nechells, central Birmingham, has been denied! Scroll down for more opportunities to support the campaign in Birmingham.
Adblock Brum, running since 2019, is working towards a city that celebrates its creativity, culture and independence, where residents have a say over what they see in the streets and other public spaces. Birmingham has a huge amount of outdoor advertising, and this busy group are always looking for new members! You can keep in…Continue reading Birmingham