The IPA’s 44 Club are hosting a debate tonight entitled ‘Is advertising out of control?’, sparked by the questions raised in our report Think Of Me As Evil?. Does advertising fuel consumerism or is consumerism just evolution? Join us on 20th February for a lively debate surrounding the social and cultural impacts of advertising onRead more
PIRC’s Co-Director Guy Shrubsole has given evidence before a Parliamentary Select Committee on the subject of outsourced emissions. A video of the session held by the Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committee can be viewed here. A transcript of the session can be read here.
This piece by Guy Shrubsole was originally published on Green Alliance’s Greener Living Blog. What did you watch over Christmas? Sky’s new production of Treasure Island? A catch-up of season two of The Killing? Or… lots of adverts? Whatever you watched, it’s very likely that you got treated to a high volume of advertisements. TheRead more
PIRC attended a workshop on the Future of Advertising on 12th January 2012 organised by industry-funded think tank Credos and the Futures Company. We look forward to seeing the finished report in March this year.
A round-up of various responses to our report from advertisers and activists – some enthusiastic endorsements, some, er, less so… ‘Advertising: getting past good and evil’ by Jon Miller, formerly of Ogilvy and Mother, 30th October 2011 ENDS Report coverage of the report, 1st November 2011 ‘How the Guardian helped make Tim Lefroy’s case forRead more
Professor John Barrett from Leeds University has written a great take-down of the Government’s latest claims to have cut Britain’s carbon footprint. Barrett should know: he’s authored many of Defra’s own papers into the subject of outsourced emissions.
PIRC has submitted written evidence to the Energy and Climate Change (ECC) Committee’s inquiry into consumption-based emissions reporting. You can read our submission online here.
Jon Alexander, co-author of Think Of Me As Evil?, writes on the Guardian’s Sustainable Business Blog: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/blog/advertising-not-evil-values
Forgive us for blowing our own trumpet a little, but Ed Mayo – founder of Fairtrade, former chair of the National Consumer Council and currently Secretary-General of Cooperatives UK – is one of our heroes… Here’s what he had to say about our report Think Of Me As Evil?, after having appeared in an RSARead more
Including talk by Jon Alexander, co-author of Think Of Me As Evil?, from 5.20 in. An audio recording of the full debate can be listened to here. The event was packed out and saw some great discussion!