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

For press enquiries please email carla [~at~] adfreecities.org.uk or call 07840 516482.

August 2020

How outdoor advertising can deepen inequality
BBC Worklife, 20th 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  (clip coming soon)
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

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