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

A billboard advertising McDonald's burgers which has been painted with the message 'Eating Processed Meat Causes Cancer. We Don't Care. Give Us Your Money.'

Knowsley council takes action against junk food ads to protect children’s health

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

Taking fuel off the fire: Challenging fossil advertising & greenwash in Devon

Public meeting: Taking fuel off the fire– Challenging fossil advertising & greenwash in Devon Monday 20th March 2023, 7pm – 8.30pm Adfree Cities, Adblock Exeter and Darren Cullen (Spelling Mistakes Cost Lives) joined a panel event to discuss how councils can control high carbon advertising, and promote positive, creative alternatives for more vibrant public spaces….Continue reading Taking fuel off the fire: Challenging fossil advertising & greenwash in Devon

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Use local elections to get advertising on the political agenda!

With local elections coming up on 5th May 2022, we have the perfect opportunity to get advertisements on the  political agenda. Find out if there is a local election happening near you here. You can then contact your local political parties to get the contact details of all the candidates for the election or search…Continue reading Use local elections to get advertising on the political agenda!

Norwich Council votes to limit harmful advertising

Norwich City councillors have unanimously voted to limit harmful categories of advertising and sponsorship such as gambling, junk food and environmentally-damaging products. The motion passed at a full council meeting on 29th June 2021. The Labour-run Cabinet is now tasked with scoping options for future implementation. Further campaigning and lobbying of the Council will be…Continue reading Norwich Council votes to limit harmful advertising