2 January 2013 On the first October of 2012 I attended a meeting held at the Eurocare office in Brussels. This was a meeting organized by EUCAM with the purpose of developing a collective strategy on alcohol marketing, to be shared and implemented by NGOs and health organizations through Europe. The meeting was attended by Read More →

20 December 2012 In this installment of our guest written blog ‘Talking Alcohol Advertising’ Ella Sjödin of Sweden’s IOGT-NTO, shares her thoughts on the current status of the prohibition on televised alcohol marketing in Sweden. “Even though there is a clear prohibition against alcohol advertising on radio and TV in Sweden I daily see alcohol Read More →

Today alcohol advertising is broadcasted on several Swedish TV channels even though there is a clear prohibition against alcohol advertising on radio and TV. By broadcasting from the UK, TV channels, so far, have managed to circumvent Swedish legislation. In 2011, IOGT-NTO filed a complaint against these broadcasts to the Swedish Broadcasting Authority (SBA), which Read More →

A recent report by social media Research Company Socialbakers analysing Facebook pages with more than 10,000 fans, found that the alcohol branch creates the most user engagement, closely followed by automotive related companies.   The report explains that the success of a page on Facebook largely depends on the quality in content. Facebook uses an Read More →

Booza TV, a campaign website dedicated to mobilizing South African society to address alcohol ‘in ways that will make a real difference’, reports that health minister Aaron Motsoaledi remains steadfast in his plans of banning alcohol advertising in public.   At the recent All Africa Environmental Health Congress held in Durban, Motsoaledi again spoke about Read More →