Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 3:05 pm Press Release: University of Otago Anywhere, anytime: New Zealand children’s exposure to alcohol marketing Innovative camera research has revealed that New Zealand children are exposed to alcohol marketing on average 4.5 times per day. The collaborative research by the Universities of Otago and Auckland, found children were exposed to Read More →

Young people mainly post moderate alcohol content on social media 19 July 2018 Why and how often do adolescents talk about alcohol on Facebook and Instagram? UvA researchers published the results of research on this question in the Journal of Medical Internet Research and Cyberpsychology. They conclude that alcohol posts have become part of young Read More →

The rules on advertising alcohol must be tightened up because of the increase in social media, according to new research. Academics said the regulatory system for the marketing of alcohol was struggling to keep up with the pace and nature of technological change. EXPRESS, Wed, Jul 18, 2018 Advertising alcohol must be tightened up because Read More →

Jon-Patrick Allem and Emilio Ferrera 2018 in: American Journal of Public Health, August 2018, Vol 108, No 8 (1005-1006). Social bots are automated accounts that use artificial intelligence to steer discussions and promote specific ideas or products on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. … Although it is now known that social bots have Read More →

Beer promotion An investigation by Heineken itself shows that promotional girls are indeed being harassed. Their deployment has been put on hold in Mozambique. Olivier van Beemen, 5 July 2018 Promotional girls for Heineken in Africa are being intimidated on a large scale during their work, and they endure poor working conditions. This has become Read More →

Today Alcohol Concern (UK) published a report about the Portman Group, the industry-funded regulator of alcohol marketing. It highlights inconsistent decision-making, lack of scrutiny and an apparent failure to address how modern alcohol marketing works. The report, ‘Fit for Purpose? An analysis of the role of the Portman Group in alcohol industry self-regulation’, looks at Read More →

Article by Melissa Mialon and Jim McCambridge, department of Health Sciences, University of York. Title: Alcohol industry corporate social responsibility initiatives and harmful drinking – a systematic review; Background: There is growing awareness of the detrimental effects of alcohol industry commercial activities, and concern about possible adverse impacts of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, Read More →

By Joey Knight Published: June 15, 2018 TAMPA (Florida) — It was a collegiate celebration befitting a major facility ground-breaking, or a seven-figure donation, or the attainment of an academic benchmark. Hors d’oeuvres were served; boosters and broad smiles abounded. “This is a historic day for the University of South Florida, and for our community,” Read More →