The environmental impacts of corporate advertising

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

Chevron misleads consumers through advertisements portraying ‘green’ credentials and racial inclusion

“The world’s second biggest polluter shouldn’t be allowed to advertise that they’re good for the environment” Adblock Bristol has lodged a formal complaint against oil giant Chevron Corp with the UK’s advertising regulation body, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in protest against the company’s misleading and greenwashing advertisements. Chevron’s latest marketing campaign has ignited backlash…Continue reading Chevron misleads consumers through advertisements portraying ‘green’ credentials and racial inclusion

Digital screen proposed for Lawrence Hill, Bristol

The site used to have a paper billboard covering this vintage Whitbread sign. Billboard company Wildstone want to install a large digital advertising screen. Planning Reference: 21/00891/A | Upgrade existing 48-sheet advert to support digital poster. | 143 Lawrence Hill Bristol BS5 0BT You can log objections here on the Planning Portal at Bristol City Council:https://pa.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simpleThe closing date is…Continue reading Digital screen proposed for Lawrence Hill, Bristol

City council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

At its Cabinet meeting on 9th March 2021, Bristol City Council adopted a new Advertising and Sponsorship Policy which will apply to adverts under the Council’s direct control, including bus stop screens and billboards on Council land. It includes a ban on ads for junk food, alcohol, gambling, payday loans and adverts in parks. Local…Continue reading City council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

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

Bristol petition: let’s end advertising for climate-wrecking products

Right now, Bristol City Council is drafting a new policy that will decide what can and can’t be advertised on sites that it controls – including many billboards and bus stops across the city. We’re calling on the Council to show national leadership and end advertising for high carbon products such as: ads for airlines…Continue reading Bristol petition: let’s end advertising for climate-wrecking products