Utrecht, 15 April 2024; Dutch Institute for Alcohol Policy STAP The 2023 Annual Alcohol Advertising Report shows that many minors in the Netherlands are confronted with alcohol advertising. Despite the fact that the alcohol industry largely adheres to its own agreement that alcohol advertising may not be specifically aimed at minors, they are still reached Read More →

Henry Mathieu April 10, 2024 Diageo and Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) have been fined in France for recent celebrity campaigns, according to a French addiction awareness association. Addictions France has revealed a handful of drinks companies have been punished for breaking the Loi Évin, a law that regulates alcohol advertisements. Singer and actor Lady Gaga Read More →

Podcast with prof. David Jernigan , Boston University, April 2024 Have you ever stopped to wonder how many alcoholic beverage ads you encounter in a day—online or on TV, at the movies or at a sports stadium? What about how many alcohol products can seem styled to look like their nonalcoholic counterparts? How about how Read More →

The Grocer; By James Beeson27 March 2024 A move by Sheffield City Council to ban adverts from booze brands for their alcohol-free products has divided industry opinion. Supporters said the initiative – which mimics a ban in place in Norway – would clamp down on suppliers using alcohol-free drinks to “circumvent” restrictions on alcohol advertising. Critics, however, warned the Read More →

Samantha Martin , University of York; 21-03-2024 There is not yet enough data on consumer behavior around no-and-low-alcoholic (NOLO) drinks to position them as the “healthy” alternative to alcoholic beverages, say researchers. There has been widespread support for NOLO drinks, including by a number of government bodies, based on the assumption that if produced for supermarkets Read More →

Irish Examiner, 20 March 2023; Cormac O’Keefee  Alcohol Action Ireland says the alcohol industry may be getting around laws aimed at protecting children by advertising the zero-alcohol variant of their brands. Stock picture: Ian Rolfe/Alamy  The Department of Health or the HSE should take legal action to test if the alcohol industry is circumventing laws Read More →

7th March 2024; The Herald by Graeme McGarry Governing bodies from across Scottish sport have united to warn about the ‘grave’ consequences that a total ban on alcohol sponsorship and advertising could have, both from a financial standpoint and on the nation’s ability to host major events, saying that any ban would have ‘profound social, Read More →

06-03-2024 This article is republished with permission from the original authors. The original article, titled “Pink Ribbon Marketing on Alcohol Reveals Need for Pinkwashing Awareness”, and originally appeared on the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health website. Brands and companies frequently incorporate pink into their marketing, leveraging the strong awareness the pink ribbon carries Read More →