Links between outdoor advertising and inequality are laid bare in a new report from Adfree Cities. …Continue reading Adfree Cities launches new research on ads and inequality
We argue that the inclusion of light-up eyes in the product in the first place, and the subsequent prominence of this feature in the advert is clearly designed to appeal to children under the age of 18. …Continue reading More irresponsible vape ads reported to the regulator
In this blog, part of the Bad Publicity series, Dr Nason Maari, Lecturer in Inequalities and Global Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh, examines how outdoor advertising pollutes our environment and health. Moreover, advertising effects even the way we talk about health and our expectations of what it means to be healthy at all, as the example of smoking ads makes clear. …Continue reading Advertising, public health and the pollution of discourse
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
We’re delighted that another double-sided digital advertising screen or ‘BT Street Hub’ has been refused permission by Bristol Council. Big thanks to everyone who lodged objections, supported our Big Box protest tour or came to our digital activism sessions last year, and to councillors who’ve been standing up to new advertising in Bristol….Continue reading Success! Another advertising screen refused in Bristol
Outdoor advertising, the ad industry likes to brag, is the one medium you can’t turn off. Walking through a town or city it can certainly feel this way, with billboards and ad screens blaring on every corner. …Continue reading How trustworthy is outdoor advertising?