Advertising impacts us in many ways, whether through manipulating us unconsciously or encouraging excessive consumption which is damaging our environment and wellbeing. Here we set out some of the big issues with advertising.
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Meat, Egg and Dairy advertising
Discover the tactics used by advertisers to conceal the real stories of the meat, eggs and dairy we consume, and how we can challenge them.
Corporate outdoor advertising encourages and thrives on our insecurities, body dissatisfaction, debt and unhappiness. We would be happier and healthier if our city streets were ad-free.
Sexism, gender and body image
There is a history of feminist responses to corporate advertising, but what are the links between advertising imagery and street harassment in public space?
What are the impacts of consumer society on the planet and ecological support systems? How does the distribution of billboards relate to issues of road congestion, air pollution and environmental justice?
Outdoor corporate advertising encourages us to spend money on multinational companies that take money out of the local area, outweighing ad revenues received by local councils.
Digital outdoor advertising has a serious impact on biodiversity, the environment, and on people’s health because of the amount of light pollution it produces.