Our lovingly curated selection of recommended reading and listening – find reports, books and podcasts to inspire and inform.


Taking down junk food ads: How local areas are taking action on outdoor advertising. (Sustain, 2019)

Advertising as a major source of human dissatisfaction: Cross-national evidence on one million Europeans (VoxEU, 2019)

Think of me as evil: Opening the ethical debates in advertising (PIRC / WWF-UK, 2011)

Kids for sale: online advertising and the manipulation of children (Global Action Plan, 2020)

A proposal for restricting manipulative advertising in public spaces (Green House Think Tank, 2021)

The environmental impacts of corporate advertising (Adblock Leeds / Wellbeing Economy Alliance, 2021)


No Logo: Taking aim at the brand bullies – by Naomi Klein (originally published 1999, there is also a 10th anniversary edition)

The Attention Merchants: The epic scramble to get inside our heads – by Tim Wu (2017)

The High Price of Materialism: A study of how materialism and consumerism undermine our quality of life. – by Tim Kasser (2003)

Podcast episodes

Streets Ahead, Season 1, Ep. 25: Badvertising (2021)