Ad companies chase big payday – FIVE digital boards planned for Lambeth

Media company JCDecaux is proposing to build five new digital billboards in Lambeth. The billboards would be free-standing, measuring 6.2 m x 3.1 m, and placed right next to busy roads at Waterloo Roundabout, Atkins Road, Westminster Bridge Road and two in Kennington. Adblock Lambeth has so far successfully objected to 4 billboard applications, but…Continue reading Ad companies chase big payday – FIVE digital boards planned for Lambeth

Object to YET more back-to-back digital advertising for Norwich! (part 2)

Following last week’s blog post, we’ve now found details of the extra 5 Street Hubs that BT are hoping to install in our city. And once again, we need your help to object. Every single objection counts, so please encourage your friends to speak out too!  Why are we objecting to the BT Street Hubs?…Continue reading Object to YET more back-to-back digital advertising for Norwich! (part 2)

Object to more back-to-back digital advertising for Norwich!

As you may have heard, BT is applying to install ‘Street Hubs’ throughout the UK – including many in Norwich. This is being reported in the local press as if it’s an uncontroversial ‘good thing’: predictably, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Why are we objecting to the BT Street Hubs? A BT Street Hub…Continue reading Object to more back-to-back digital advertising for Norwich!

Behind the Greenwash: Robert Noyes explains how advertising obscures the role of fossil fuel companies in climate change

Taken from a talk given by Robert Noyes, a researcher at climate and social justice collective Platform, and a coordinator of UK Divest – a nationwide campaign to end fossil fuel finance and build the movement for a fossil free world….Continue reading Behind the Greenwash: Robert Noyes explains how advertising obscures the role of fossil fuel companies in climate change

Adblock Lambeth vs digital billboards on Wandsworth Road

The digital billboard applications are coming thick and fast in Lambeth, with the billboard company Clear Channel proposing to replace an existing paper billboard on Wandsworth Road with a 48-sheet digital billboard. With the new Nine Elms tube station opening close by, there’s no doubt that the billboard companies will be looking for every opportunity…Continue reading Adblock Lambeth vs digital billboards on Wandsworth Road

Stop the Screen! Barking and Dagenham

Families in Dagenham, Essex are furious at Barking and Dagenham Council for allowing Clear Channel to install a huge digital advertising screen directly facing residential properties. By using outdated planning rules around ‘like for like’ advertising, Clear Channel have been able to replace an innocuous paper billboard with an Orwellian monstrosity without consulting the public or…Continue reading Stop the Screen! Barking and Dagenham