There was great news from Knowsley in Liverpool last week where the council became the first in the North West to restrict advertising for junk food (aka HFSS: High Fat, Salt and Sugar food), as reported by Sustain, who have been supporting the council to introduce these new measures. It’s really positive to see that…Continue reading Knowsley council takes action against junk food ads to protect children’s health
Outdoor advertising is a vector of social injustice, inequality and poor health outcomes. It is not, as the industry likes to suggest, a “neutral medium”. We need action now to stop the harm outdoor advertising does to our communities. …Continue reading New evidence of outdoor ad harm supports Adfree Cities’ work
Beyond Consumerism: Reducing the Brain Pollution from AdvertisingNational Conference hosted by Adfree Cities & Badvertising 🗓️ Saturday 14th May 2022, 10am – 5pm📍 Conway Hall, London Catch up on the day with videos and sounds recordings now available here. Are there too many adverts everywhere you look, do they seem to follow you around? It’s…Continue reading Beyond Consumerism – Adfree Cities National Conference 2022
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
Adblock Bristol are calling on Bristol Council to take tougher measures against outdoor advertising after London’s Mayor Sadiq Kahn proposed a ban on junk food advertising on its transport network. See Bristol Post article here. Robbie Gillett from Adblock Bristol said, “The moves by the London Mayor are an important first step in acknowledging the…Continue reading Junk food advertising ban in London – could Bristol follow suit?