Rein in advertising to help tackle climate crisis

Advertising needs to be controlled and changed to reduce its impact on the climate, according to a report released as consumers prepare to spend billions on Black Friday.

Mysogyny in adland – a hard-hitting account

Far from dissipating over the last decade, misogyny in the ad industry has simply mutated into something insidious, invisible, lurking in the shadows. It’s time to fire up the floodlights.

Corporate climate pledges: greenwash, not action

Corporations are still far from trying seriously to offset their impact on the world.

Mythocracy and its perils

By Lazar Dzamic Who the fuck am I? I am an ex-Mythocrat. I used to mythologise trivial things for a living. The profession we call ‘advertising’. I was a cognitive polluter. I’ve been in the industry for more than 30 years. I worked in big cities, the hubs of spending. I’ve seen the evolution of …

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Peak snake oil?

My ‘ping’ to Patrick Collister’s ‘pong’ on my previous article on ad industry’s ethical challenges. Disclaimer: Patrick is a dear friend, my former partner in crime at the Google ZOO and the person probably most responsible for my landing a job over there. I thank him for taking the time and trouble to engage in …

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Birthday wishes at Google

Six literacies to save the world

Contributions to envisioning a new post-Corona education (for Bojan Brank) We will not surmount the challenges of today (as a germinated future) if we do not become literate in new ways.            The very term ‘literacy’ is ripe for change. Functional typographic literacy – reading and writing – is now only the most basic condition for …

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UK to ban junk food advertising online and before 9pm on TV from 2023

Research has found that one in three children leaving primary school are overweight or obese, as are almost two-thirds of adults in England. Last year, the government’s consultation on proposals to implement a ban estimated that children under 16 were exposed to 15bn junk food ads online in 2019, compared with 700m two years earlier. …

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