Some of the press coverage about our fight against corporate advertising in the UK

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April 2022

The towns and cities taking junk food bans into their own hands
The Grocer, 11 April 2022

December 2021

Bristol residents call for the removal of giant advertising screens
BBC, 6 December 2021

Back to the drawing board: the movement to reclaim cities from ad hoardings
Positive News, 1 December 2021

November 2021

Watchdog overturns ban on advert of Land Rover in forest
The Guardian, 24 November 2021

ASA draws ire from green campaigners over Land Rover ad ruling
Business Green, 24 November 2021

EasyJet faces investigation over greenwash adverts during COP26
Eco-hustler, 5 November 2021

The Fight to End Corporate Advertising in Bristol
The Bristol Activist, 14 November 2021

How one organisation is calling out the hypocrisy of fossil ads with its own spoof versions
It’s Nice That – 9 November 2021

To boycott or not to boycott: how agencies should work with high-carbon clients
Campaign Live – 2 November 2021

Adfree Cities targets HSBC ‘greenwashing’ with ASA complaints campaign
The Drum, 2 November 2021

‘Fight for the soul of the industry’: adland under scrutiny from watchful green activists
The Drum, 1 November 2021

October 2021

European Ad Agencies Targeted by Spoof Posters Calling Out Their Fossil Fuel Clients
Adweek, 13 October 2021

Adblock Bristol demands a ban on fossil fuel advertising
Ths Bristol Cable, 11 October 2021

London’s biggest ad agencies targeted in anti-advertising climate protests
The Drum, 11 October 2021

September 2021

Campaigners say M32 advert screens in Bristol are ‘grotesque’ and need removing
Bristol Post, 23 September 2021

Fight for your right to be ad-free
Ethical Consumer, 9 September 2021

OPINION: Why I’m taking a stand against harmful advertisments
Eastern Daily News, 2 September 2021

July 2021

Digital screen advert firm tries again to win permission at busy Bedminster junction
Bristol Post, 13 July 2021

June 2021

The truth about advertising: are ads a violation of our human rights?
Live Frankly, 14 June 2021

Huge digital screen ad ‘would be dangerous’ at busy Bristol road junction
Bristol Post, 9 June 2021

Bedminster begins campaign to remove the two big billboards of North Street Green
Bristol Post, 2 June 2021

Call for local billboards to be removed
The Pigeon, June 2021

May 2021

Adblock Bristol: Creating Space for What We Really Need to Thrive
Going for Gold Bristol / Bristol Bites Back Better, 21 May 2021

APRIL 2021

Badvertising – when ads promote fossil fuels and overconsumption
Restart Podcast Ep. 63, 29 April 2021

Así desafían colectivos de artistas los mensajes engañosos de las empresas de energías fósiles
(Translation: ‘This is how artist collectives challenge deceptive messages from fossil fuel companies’), 20 April 2021

March 2021

Advertising with a conscience
The Lancet Planetary Health, March 2021

Brixton Road digital billboard refused planning permission after campaign
SW Londoner, 19th March 2021

Bristol becomes first UK city to ban ads for junk food, payday loans and gambling
The Bristol Cable, 16th March 2021

Campaigners Welcome Bristol City Council Ban on Junk Food Adverts but Demand More
Bristol 24/7, 12th March 2021

Bristol City Council bans adverts for junk food, alcohol, and gambling
Bristol Post, 12th March 2021

Bristol becomes first city outside London to restrict junk food advertising
Sustain, 10th March 2021

February 2021

New report slams advertising regulator
Ecohustler, 24th February 2021

Plans for Brixton Road digital advertising billboard met with resistance
SW Londoner, 19th February 2021

Removing outdoors adverts is essential to reclaiming the urban commons
Minim magazine, 16th February 2021

Adblock Lambeth campaign group battle huge digital advertising screen on Brixton Road
Brixton Buzz, 12th February 2021

November 2020

HSBC publicly slammed for being the worst of a bad bunch of banks
Ecohustler, 11th November 2020

Interview with Adam Crowther about Adfree Cities conference (audio, from 3:42:25)
Breakfast on BBC Radio Bristol, 7th November 2020

Bristol City Council Considers Ban on Adverts for Junk Food, Polluting Cars and Gambling
Bristol 24/7, 4th November 2020

Bristol City Council could ban junk food adverts
Bristol Post, 4th November 2020

October 2020

Brandalism group take action against city advertisers – with quote from Adblock Brum
The Birmingham Press, 29th October 2020

More Art, Fewer Ads
Permaculture Magazine, Winter 2020

August 2020

Badvertising – is changing the advertising industry the next step in speeding transition?
Resilience, 25th August 2020

How outdoor advertising can deepen inequality
BBC Worklife, 20th August 2020

Bill-bored – residents say no to giant advert screens
South Bristol Voice, August 2020

July 2020

Protest Against Digital Advertising Screens on Bath Road
Bristol 24/7, 20th July 2020

April 2020

Billboard likely to be removed as it has never had planning permission
Bristol 24/7, 16th April 2020

January 2020

The growing global movement to end outdoor advertising
Equal Times, 13 January 2020

December 2019

How big advertisement companies are taking away people’s daylight
The Independent, 16th December 2019

November 2019

Robbie Gillett interview on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight, 8th November 2019

October 2019

Robbie Gillett interview on BBC Radio Bristol ahead of the #AdfreeCities conference, 26th October 2019

Renaud Fossard from Resistance a l’agression Publicitaire interview on BBC Radio Bristol ahead of the #AdfreeCities conference, 26th October 2019

September 2019

Campaign grows to block plans for digital billboards in Bristol
Bristol Post, 18th September 2019

New artwork in St Werburghs aims to capture your mind not your wallet
Bristol Post, 4th September 2019

August 2019

Residents fears over digital billboard proposal at busy Gloucester Road junction
Bristol Post, 12th August 2019

June 2019

Leigh from Adblock Bristol appeared on Ujima Radio’s Women’s Outlook show to discuss the fight against outdoor advertising in Bristol. From 26th June 2019, listen again here.

We are not buying it
ecohustler, 13 Jun 2019

March 2019

New digital ad billboard on M32 is ‘brutal monolith’ say local people
Bristol Post, 13th March 2019

Three billboards to be removed in St Werburghs
Bristol Post, 12th March 2019

Advertising billboards in Bristol ‘should be capped’ and no more planning permission granted 
Bristol Post, 9th March 2019

February 2019

Campaigners call for outdoor adverts ban in Cardiff
BBC News, 7 February 2019

Dozens object to ‘eyesore’ digital billboard playing six ads a minute on road to Bristol Airport
Bristol Post, 5th February 2019

Art in Ad Places
Vocalise Bristol, Issue 9, Jan-March 2019 (Page 23)

November 2018

BT ‘in talks’ with council to bring controversial InLinks to Bristol despite drug dealer fears
Bristol Post, 16th November 2018

October 2018

BBC Radio Bristol interview with Robbie Gillett (Adblock Bristol) – clip available on request
20th October 2018

‘Monstrous’ and ‘distracting’ – dozens of Bristolians slam plans for new digital billboards over main road
Bristol Post, 15th October 2018

St Werburghs billboard art focuses on mothers’ aspirations
Bristol 24/7, 8th October 2018

August 2018

BBC Radio Bristol interview with Nicola Round (Adblock Bristol) and Councillor Carla Denyer
4th August 2018

July 2018

‘Sexist and objectifying’ billboard provokes anger from Bristol anti-advertising campaigners
Bristol Post, 24th July 2018

Why people are angry about 35-foot high advertising boards coming to Bristol City Centre
Bristol Post, 5th July 2018

Anger as Broadmead bike racks removed to make way for digital advertising hoarding
Bristol Post, 5th July 2018

June 2018

A billboard for art, not ads
Vocalise Magazine, Summer 2018 edition

May 2018

Could fast food advertising soon be banned in Bristol?
Bristol Post, 16th May 2018

Parks aren’t there for making money
The Bristol Cable, 11th May 2018

Bristol parking charges to go up as park cuts approved. But large-scale, high-impact, advertising will not be rolled out
Bristol Post, 2nd May 2018

April 2018

BBC Radio Bristol: morning show
25th April 2018

Easton residents object to plans for huge digital billboard in Stapleton Road
Bristol Post, 18th April 2018

Bristol’s new phone boxes could end up spying on you
Bristol Cable, 17th April 2018

BT’s new InLink WiFi portals will introduce dozens of new security cameras to Bristol streets
Bristol Post, 12th April 2018

BT plan to replace Bristol’s telephone boxes with these modern wifi portals
Bristol Post, 4th April 2018

March 2018

How are you? Grab a pen… What happened when one Bristol billboard was covered over and free pens were handed out
Bristol Post, 26 March 2018

‘Low impact’ advertising in parks to be considered despite public opposition
Bristol Cable, 21st March 2018

Money from advertising billboards in parks ‘not worth it’
Bristol 24/7, 21st March 2018

Beyond Consumerism – interview with Adblock Bristol
Ethical Consumer Magazine, 19th March 2018

Huge billboard near Bristol’s bearpit ‘never had planning permission’
Bristol Post, 7 March 2017

February 2018

People in St Werburghs take their battle with advertising giant onto the streets
Bristol Post, 23rd February 2018

St Werburghs Billboard showcases Art Not Ads
Bristol 24/7, 26th February 2018

January 2018

BBC Radio Bristol: evening show (clip coming soon)
30th January 2018

‘Keep Bristol’s parks advert-free’ petition gains thousands of signatures
Bristol Post, 29 January 2018

Do you want advertising in your parks?
The Bristol Cable, 26th January 2018

Newly erected Old City billboard considered ‘unacceptable’ by council
Bristol 24/7, 16th January 2018

December 2017

Anti-consumerism campaigners slam proposal for adverts in Bristol parks

Bristol Post, 28 December 2017

April 2017

Can Bristol go ad free? BBC Points West talk to Adblock Bristol
BBC Points West, April 2017