A before and after image: the before image shows two billboards, the after image shows the same site with the billboards removed and a mural which reads 'Welcome to North Street'

Better without billboards: celebrating community and nature

It used to display oversized adverts for SUVs, supermarkets and fast fashion, but now a site in south Bristol has been transformed from a corporate advertising space into a celebration of the local high street and our relationship with nature. Local residents, businesses and councillors had been calling for the removal of two huge billboards…Continue reading Better without billboards: celebrating community and nature

Upward trend in councils introducing ‘ethical’ ad policies

Great news! The impact of advertising on health and wellbeing is beginning to be really understood with local councils leading the way by introducing content restrictions on the ad sites that they control linked to addressing Public Health goals. Research on Characterizing restrictions on commercial advertising and sponsorship of harmful commodities in local government policies:…Continue reading Upward trend in councils introducing ‘ethical’ ad policies

Stop digital billboards taking over Birmingham!

Birmingham City Centre is already full of digital advertising screens trying to get you to buy things you don’t want or need and causing unnecessary light pollution and energy use. In fact Ladywood contains the second highest number of outdoor ads in the whole country! But now advertising company Wildstone are targeting Birmingham suburbs too….Continue reading Stop digital billboards taking over Birmingham!

Image shows two adverts for Luton airport. One in a London tube station and another seen in a magazine.

Luton Airport’s ads want you to think it can “grow green” – join a mass greenwash complaint

“Green” isn’t what you might associate with an airport wanting to grow its operations from 18 million passengers to a massive 32 million passengers per year. But Luton Airport, which goes by the trading name Luton Rising, is spending big-time on adverts on facebook, billboard and print adverts to promote its “unique” “green” growth plans,…Continue reading Luton Airport’s ads want you to think it can “grow green” – join a mass greenwash complaint