Message Recall is a podcast series created by members of Adblock Bristol, discussing the history, tactics, and psychology of advertising in public spaces. Is it visual noise, or valid communication?

This groundbreaking and entertaining treat for the ears is available for free online or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Simplecast. It is an easy, informative and engaging listen with a captivating soundscape behind the somewhat dystopian-feeling content.

Topics covered so far:

  • How the tobacco industry spent the 20th century dodging and manipulating government health and safety regulations around tobacco advertising, and continue to do so around the world today.
  • The evolution of digital billboards, their increasing dominance over public space and the impact on mental health and wider wellbeing. 
  • Subvertising, the subverting of advertising by campaigners such as Brandalism.
  • Why new advertising technologies are an enhanced threat to personal agency and public choice.