Sexism in Advertising – new report from RAP

In January 2021, Résistance à l’Agression Publicitaire (RAP), a French non-profit organisation, published a report entitled “Le Sexisme dans la publicité française. Rapport de l’observatoire de la publicité sexiste. 2019-2020”. This report highlights current sexism in advertising: stereotypes and gender injunctions conveyed by advertisement on a daily basis. At a time when ‘#MeToo’ has reached…Continue reading Sexism in Advertising – new report from RAP

Our Reports

Too close for comfort – A look into the Advertising Standards Authority and the case for more controls on advertising This hard-hitting report analyses data on complaints to the ASA, revealing that only 22% of complained-about adverts are investigated and only 2% upheld. The ASA’s rules are set by ad industry insiders. Adfree Cities makes…Continue reading Our Reports

ASA Report: Too close for comfort - A look into the Advertising Standards Authority and the case for more controls on advertising

New report exposes failures of advertising regulator, ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has come under fire for weak and slow enforcement of advertising rules, and for being in the pockets of the ad industry, in a new report out this week. The hard-hitting report analyses data on complaints to the ASA, revealing that only 22% of complained-about adverts are investigated and only…Continue reading New report exposes failures of advertising regulator, ASA

Councillor Briefing: March 2018

Adblock Bristol detail some of the concerns around corporate outdoor advertising in a briefing which our members forwarded to their councillors and we handed out at a Bristol City Council meeting in March 2018. Download it here: info-pamphlet-1-2-keeping-our-parks-advertising-free