New research in commission of the Australian Salvation Army shows that 67.2% of Australians believe alcohol sponsorship should be removed from sports. The study, which is part of the Australian Alcohol Awareness Week, also found that 72.9% believe alcohol and sport have become too closely related. The Roy Morgan study, which surveyed more than 1000 Read More →

23 October 2013 Oktoberfest. That’s something you might associate with Germany, Bayern and snow topped mountains, but perhaps not so much with tropical Madagascar. While logic dictates this assumption is right, Oktoberfest is live and happening all over Madagascar this month. I don’t know who’s behind the festivities in Germany, but in our case the Read More →

A newly published review of currently available scientific literature shows exposure to online alcohol marketing leads to advancing the onset of alcohol consumption, increasing the amount consumed, as well as the frequency of consumption. This literature review is one of the main program points in the online conference on digital alcohol marketing, organized by EUCAM Read More →

The South African cabinet has approved that a draft Bill banning alcohol advertising should be gazetted for public comment. “The intention of the Bill is to reduce the exposure to the advertising and promotion of alcohol,” said Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on Friday September 20th. She said Cabinet approved that the Control of Marketing Read More →

In Ireland criticism is mounting on a recently invented celebration which celebrates the founder of Guinness brewing. Arthur’s Day, officially labelled an annual music event, was first organized by multinational alcoholic beverages company Diageo in 2009. Now the Royal College of Physicians has called the event irresponsible and popular Irish musicians like Christy Moore, Steve Read More →

British supermarket chain ASDA has taken back its pledge to ban alcohol promotions from its store foyers. A spokesperson said this was the result of competitors not following ASDA’s example and pointed out that a lack of government regulation created this situation. Two and a half years ago, ASDA was the first British retailer to Read More →

A new British study suggests that football fans see two references to alcohol brands per minute when they watch matches on TV. The authors call for tighter government restrictions or even a ban on the marketing of alcohol during televised football matches. Researchers from the University of Newcastle analysed over 18 hours of football matches Read More →

The Ukrainian parliament plans to ban alcohol and tobacco advertising as part of a wide ranging reform that could half growth in the country’s advertising market next year. In a new bill still to go to vote, parliament proposes a complete ban on tobacco and alcohol advertising across all media and the abolition of any Read More →