The original article is published at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. This article includes data for additional cities. The problem It is not hard to find reasons to dislike some forms of advertising. Among other things, advertising impacts communities by: Conveying sexist stereotypes, which likely increase body dissatisfaction, depression and lower self-esteem among the young public. Fueling social injustice by…Continue reading The environmental impacts of corporate advertising
At its Cabinet meeting on 9th March 2021, Bristol City Council adopted a new Advertising and Sponsorship Policy which will apply to adverts under the Council’s direct control, including bus stop screens and billboards on Council land. It includes a ban on ads for junk food, alcohol, gambling, payday loans and adverts in parks. Local…Continue reading City council takes first step in tackling toxic ads
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has come under fire for weak and slow enforcement of advertising rules, and for being in the pockets of the ad industry, in a new report out this week. The hard-hitting report analyses data on complaints to the ASA, revealing that only 22% of complained-about adverts are investigated and only…Continue reading New report exposes failures of advertising regulator, ASA
Too close for comfort – A look into the Advertising Standards Authority and the case for more controls on advertising. Watch the 60-second video Sign up for the Webinar Sign up for the webinar: ‘Junk food, fossil fuels and consumerism – how can we stop manipulative advertising?’Wednesday 14th April (date to be confirmed) 6:00 PM –…Continue reading ASA report – Too close for comfort
If you’ve been walking/biking/driving/existing around the streets of Leeds at night, you have definitely come across illuminated ads: either on bus shelters, big digital billboards, simple 6-sheet on the pavements… And have you ever stopped to think how much electricity is wasted on telling you what to buy and how to be? At AdBlock Leeds,…Continue reading The ads in Leeds consume as much electricity as … 3,300 people!
Adfree Cities has written a template response to the CMA survey, to help you quickly and easily make a submission….Continue reading Competition and Markets Authority Survey on Misleading Environmental Claims