Adblock Hackney launched. Get involved!

Adblock Hackney launched on International Anti-Advertising Day March 25th, with a digital ad cover-up and 100+ objections to new digital billboards! Read about the launch in these two articles in the Hackney Gazette: Anti-ad campaign takes over digital ad units in ShoreditchCover-up campaign: Action taken against Shoreditch digital ads and in EastLondonLines: “It’s reclaiming the…Continue reading Adblock Hackney launched. Get involved!

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

Take action against HSBC’s greenwash-by-omission “Sustainability” ads

Unsurprisingly, each advert fails to mention HSBC’s ongoing financial support to fossil fuel companies *Update 23rd February 2022: The ASA has informed us that they will investigate two of the ads in our complaint – adverts A and B below. *Update 29th April 2022: The Financial Times has reported on a leaked interim ruling by…Continue reading Take action against HSBC’s greenwash-by-omission “Sustainability” ads

The environmental impacts of corporate advertising

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

Bristol City Council takes first step in tackling toxic ads

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 Bristol City Council takes first step in tackling toxic ads