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

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Reading takes part in international action against airline advertising

Over 30 groups took part in a week of action against “airline advertising,sponsorship and greenwash” in France, Portugal, UK, Germany, Belgium,Netherlands and Switzerland, calling for an end to adverts for products thatworsen the climate crisis. Around half a dozen bus stop advertising spaces were seen in Readingtown Centre and near the University, with posters reading…Continue reading Reading takes part in international action against airline advertising

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!

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Success for ‘ethical advertising’ in Cardiff

Back in November 2022, we wrote up details of a meeting held between volunteers from Adblock Cardiff, supported by our friends at Adfree Cities, and Cardiff Council’s cabinet member for strategic planning. We had requested the meeting with Cllr. Dan De’ath to set out our case for why unnecessary, wasteful and environmentally-damaging public advertising should…Continue reading Success for ‘ethical advertising’ in Cardiff