Authors: Sarah Mart, Norman Giesbrecht Title: Red flags on pinkwashed drinks: contradictions and dangers in marketing alcohol to prevent cancer Journal: Addiction, Volume 110, Issue 10 October 2015 Pages 1541–1548. Abstract Aims To document alcohol products and promotions that use the pink ribbon symbol and related marketing materials that associate alcohol brands with breast cancer charities, awareness and survivors. Read More →

Author: Sarah P. Roberts, Michael B. Siegel, William DeJong, Timothy S. Naimi, and David H. Jernigan Title:Brand Preferences of Underage Drinkers Who Report Alcohol-Related Fights and Injuries Journal: Substance Use & Misuse 2015 50:5 , 619-929 Abstract Background: A significant body of research has demonstrated an association between adolescent alcohol consumption and subsequent fights and injuries. To Read More →

Author: DL Borzekowski, CS Ross, DH Jernigan, W DeJong, M. Siegel Title: Patterns of media use and alcohol brand consumption among underage drinking youth in the United States. Journal: J Health Commun. 2015;20(3):314-20. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2014.965370. Epub 2015 Jan 28. Abstract This study investigated whether underage drinkers with varied media use patterns differentially consume popular brands of Read More →

Author: Olivia Belt, Korene Stamatakos, Amanda J. Ayers1 Victoria A. Fryer, David H. Jernigan and Michael Siegel Title: Vested interests in addiction research and policy. Alcohol brand sponsorship of events, organizations and causes in the United States, 2010–2013 Journal: Addiction, 109: 1977–1985. doi: 10.1111/add.12727 Abstract Background and Aims: There has been insufficient research attention to the alcohol industry’s Read More →

Author: Barry AE, Johnson E, Rabre A, Darville G, Donovan KM, Efunbumi O. Title: Underage access to online alcohol marketing content: a YouTube case study Journal: Alcohol and Alcoholism. 2014;ePub(ePub):ePub-ePub. Abstract Aims: With the proliferation of the Internet and online social media use, alcohol advertisers are now marketing their products through social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook Read More →

Author: Avalon de Bruijn, Carina Ferreira-Borges, Rutger Engels & Megha Bhavsar Title: Monitoring outdoor alcohol advertising in developing countries: Findings of a pilot study in five African countries Journal:  African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies 13.1 (2014). Abstract This paper aims to describe alcohol advertising in the public arena of Gambia, Ghana, Madagascar, Nigeria and Uganda. Analyses on the Read More →

Authors: Ernesta Paukštė, Vaida Liutkutė, Mindaugas Štelemėkas, Nijolė Goštautaitė Midttun and Aurelijus Veryga Title: Overturn of the proposed alcohol advertising ban in Lithuania Journal: Addiction. Volume 109, Issue 5, pages 711–719, May 2014   Abstract Background: In response to the dramatic increase in alcohol-related problems in Lithuania, policy measures, including alcohol advertising and availability restrictions combined with taxation increase, were Read More →

Authors: Martine Stead, Kathryn Angus, Laura Macdonald and Linda Bauld Title: Looking into the Glass: Glassware as an Alcohol Marketing Tool, and the Implications for Policy Journal: Alcohol and Alcoholism (2014) doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agt178. First published online: January 9, 2014   Abstract Aims: To examine how glassware functions as a marketing tool. Methods: Content analysis of trade journals. Results: Glassware is used as Read More →

Authors: Eleanor M.Winpenny, Theresa M. Marteau and Ellen Nolte Title: Exposure of Children and Adolescents to Alcohol Marketing on Social MediaWebsites Journal: Alcohol and Alcoholism pp. 1–6, 2013. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agt174 A free pdf version of this article is available here Abstract Aims: In 2011, online marketing became the largest marketing channel in the UK, overtaking television for the first time. Read More →

Authors: Peter Miller Title: Energy drinks and alcohol: research supported by industry may be downplaying harms Journal: BMJ 2013;347:f5345 From the press release Some researchers are drawing ‘no harm’ conclusions about mixing alcohol with energy drinks even though their research does not reflect real world levels of use, and research funded by a major producer of energy drinks may Read More →