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Monday, January 28, 2013

B.U.G.A.U.P. New Website

Kid Zoom just made me aware of the fact that B.U.G.A.U.P. launched an updated website last September. If you visit PublicAdCampaign and don't know about B.U.G.A.U.P. you absolutely must go to thier site and read up. They formed a year before I was born and are attributed with the ban on alcohol and tobacco ads in Australia. They are an inspiration to PublicAdCampaign and to the anti outdoor advertising movement in general.

What I find amazing is that by banning outdoor tobacco and alcohol ads, our cities have admitted to the negative effect outdoor comercial messaging can have on our citizens if the messages are unproductive or harmful. With this understanding in place one would imagine that we would find other industries which plague our social fabric by promoting overt conspicuous consumption and intrinsic value systems, and in finding them request their removal. For a paper on advertisings general effects on our behavior and a good reason to ban outdoor commercial media in general, see this post.

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