Luton Airport expansion ads banned for greenwashing

Press contact: veronica@adfreecities.org.uk  In a landmark decision reported in the BBC, Guardian, Business Green, Campaign and more today, the UK ad watchdog has banned adverts for London Luton Airport for misleading the public over the climate impacts of its proposed expansion from 18 million to 32 million passengers per year.  This ruling raises serious questions…Continue reading Luton Airport expansion ads banned for greenwashing

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The commodification of life itself: how advertising promotes endless growth, and how it could be otherwise

In this guest blog, part of the Bad Publicity series, Dr Simon Mair from the university of York examines the role advertising plays in normalising and reproducing the cycle of capitalist Growth that drives ecological destruction. He ends with a call to reimagine advertising as something more than a tool of consumerism. …Continue reading The commodification of life itself: how advertising promotes endless growth, and how it could be otherwise