Adfree Cities was very pleased to learn earlier this month that Hackney Council passed a motion to include a ban on high-carbon advertising in their Advertising and Sponsorship policy. …Continue reading Adblock Hackney celebrate council high-carbon ad restrictions
Major advertising company Clear Channel UK, whose expanding billboard empire promotes harmful adverts and impacts the environment, is claiming to be a “Platform for Good” in a series of adverts that also make the claims “Ads seen here help fund local services” and “Powered by renewable energy”. …Continue reading “Platform for Good”? Major ad company Clear Channel’s ads reported to advertising regulator
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
Object to 6 new ‘Digital hubs’ live planning applications in Hackney: We would like to ask your help to stop BT and JCDecaux from installing 6 digital hubs in Hackney. These will run adverts 24/7 wasting precious energy, pushing ads to sell people things they don’t need, ultimately all for their corporate profit, not public…Continue reading Stop 6 digital ad billboards
Following Adblock Hackney’s campaign launch in March they claim success as 9 digital billboards are removed from Hackney pavements. Hackney’s streets are now less cluttered with commercial messages and highly energy intensive digital billboards than they were last month. Street space has been vacated and returned for the use of people walking and wheeling around…Continue reading Adblock Hackney first ever campaign a success as 9 digital billboards removed from Hackney’s streets
Adblock Hackney launched on International Anti-Advertising Day March 25th, with a digital ad cover-up and 100+ objections to new digital billboards! Read about the launch in these two articles in the Hackney Gazette: Anti-ad campaign takes over digital ad units in ShoreditchCover-up campaign: Action taken against Shoreditch digital ads and in EastLondonLines: “It’s reclaiming the…Continue reading Adblock Hackney launched. Get involved!