Adblock Cardiff secured a huge campaigning success to mark the new year, with permission being refused for five advertising billboards in Cardiff city centre. We had objected to the proposed ‘communications hubs’, which were submitted by an agent on behalf of JCDecaux UK Ltd. We argued that although the units included some useful services such…Continue reading Adblock Cardiff win against ads disguised as ‘Communication Hubs’
Cardiff Council recently received applications to site five ‘communications hubs’ at five locations in the city centre. The applications claim that these hubs will provide “a range of services that include free ultrafast Wi-Fi, free phone calls to landlines and charities, defibrillator, wayfinding, device charging, rapid connection to emergency services, public messaging capabilities, and a…Continue reading Adblock Cardiff need your help to oppose new digital advertising boards in our city!
Back in November 2022, we wrote up details of a meeting held between volunteers from Adblock Cardiff, supported by our friends at Adfree Cities, and Cardiff Council’s cabinet member for strategic planning. We had requested the meeting with Cllr. Dan De’ath to set out our case for why unnecessary, wasteful and environmentally-damaging public advertising should…Continue reading Success for ‘ethical advertising’ in Cardiff
Hot on the heels of a very positive recent meeting between Adblock Cardiff and CardiffCouncil (with very welcome support from our colleagues at Adfree Cities), the group havehad a chance to object to a real-life example of unnecessary and wasteful public advertising. Clear Channel UK recently applied to erect a new advertising screen as part…Continue reading Bus stops don’t need ad screens!
Today saw the UK media engage in their annual round of sycophancy about the John LewisChristmas advert, providing plenty of free publicity into the bargain which was obviously theretailer’s intent. But in a corner of Wales, something very interesting was happening to resistthe endless tide of corporate advertising. Volunteers from Adblock Cardiff, supported by our…Continue reading Could Cardiff have ad free streets?
Adfree Cities are launching a new citizen science project, Adspotters. We’re asking people to spend a few minutes in their day-to-day life ‘catching’ adverts so we can get a better idea of what’s out there across the UK – what tactics are advertisers using to sell us products? Are they targeting certain groups, like children…Continue reading Adspotters: Join our citizen science project