The new charity, formed by the merger of Alcohol Concern and Alcohol Research UK, said the Portman Group’s role was not clear. Last updated: 6 July 2018 – 12.10am A charity has called for a Government review of how alcohol marketing is regulated, claiming the current watchdog is inconsistent and operates without scrutiny. The new charity, Read More →

By Anthony Colangelo , The Sydney Morning Herald 14 January 2019 — 12:05am A study of thousands of Australian high school students over more than 10 years has found that exposure to alcohol advertising encourages them to participate in “risky drinking” behaviours. Alcohol advertising on TV has reduced dramatically in the past decade, but most recent figures suggested Australian teenagers Read More →

A Multinational Unleashed Author: Olivier van Beemen Publisher: Hurst, London Heineken in Africa. A Multinational Unleashed is expected to be published in February 2019 at Hurst Publishers (Catalogue here, pre-order here). It is a critical case study about the business practices of the Dutch brewer in Africa. The revelations in the book have led to parliamentary Read More →

Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 05:30PM By Barry Janoff  Nysportsjournalism.com; December 23, 2018: What happens when you put NBA(National Basketball Association) players in a Budweiser commercial? You get a message to “drink water.” Budweiser has been an official sponsor of MLB (Major League Baseball) since 1980 and a sponsor of the NBA since 1998.  This year, Read More →

Julia Stafford, Hannah Pierce; Curtin University Australia The Conversation; 16 December 2018  Australia is kicking off another summer of cricket. And if watching the series is a family affair, you may be concerned with the alcohol advertisements your children are being exposed to. An extensive body of research shows exposure to alcohol advertising negatively impacts the Read More →

  The Spirits Business 11th December, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers A complaint has been filed against Diageo alleging more than 1,700 alcohol ads for Cîroc vodka were posted on Instagram by ‘influencers’ who failed to openly disclose their connection to the brand. A pre-2018 Instagram post by Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs featuring Cîroc (Image courtesy: TINA.org) Read More →

Mirage News, November 26, 2018 The alcohol industry’s code of conduct does not adequately protect young people from exposure to alcohol marketing, University of Sydney research reveals. In a new paper, Dr Belinda Reeve of Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre calls for greater government intervention to ensure the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code Read More →

By Tim Chambers and Louise Signal; November 22nd 2018 “Marketing plays a critical role in the globalization of patterns of alcohol use among young people, and reflects the revolution that is occurring in marketing in general” —The World Health Organization (WHO) Alcohol is linked to over 200 medical conditions, causes a number of cancers and Read More →