The WHO–UNICEF–Lancet Commission1 identified an important threat to children’s health and futures by stating that children across the globe are exposed to exploitative advertising and marketing by the private sector. Fast food and sugar-sweetened beverages, alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, breastmilk substitutes, and gambling, were positioned as the key products that children are increasingly exposed to and Read More →

ANDREA L. COURTNEY, pH.D.,a,* B. J. CASEY, pH.D.,b & KRISTINA M. RAPUANO, pH.D.b aDepartment of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California bDepartment of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut *Correspondence may be sent to Andrea L. Courtney at the Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Jordan Hall, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, or via email at: Read More →

30-Nov-2020 By Stephen Firth, Senior Partner, Vivaldi London Brands which copy successful innovations will forever be playing catch up. Instead, they should understand why an innovation has succeeded and use those insights to carve out their own path, writes Stephen Firth, senior partner, Vivaldi London, in this guest article. link to the original article

Science ; November 24, 2020; University of Amsterdam; Alcohol marketing generally leads to higher alcohol consumption, also among minors. This is shown by a study by the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with the University of Twente, prompted by the Dutch National Prevention Agreement. The research systematically charted the effects of alcohol marketing. It did Read More →

‘Alcohol marketing research aimed at young people’ Authors: Annelies Kruize, Ralph Mennes, Robert Pieper, Jessica Steur, Nick Jelicic & Peter Wiegman. Research Institute Breuer & Intraval, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2020. Young people are regularly confronted with alcohol marketing practices in supermarkets, catering establishments, cinemas, on television and social media. This has emerged from research commissioned by Read More →

J Health Psychology  2020 Sep; 25(10-11):1657-1668 Kelly Lloyd , Elaine Cameron, Hannah Williams, Emma Banister, Michael Donmall, Alan Higgins and David P French  Abstract Televised alcohol advertisements in the United Kingdom must abide by the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice Code, which provides guidelines concerning advertisements not implying, condoning or encouraging immoderate, irresponsible or antisocial drinking. Previously, 75 per cent Read More →

By Heather Gillin, Texas A&M University College of Education & Human Development November 6, 2020 Health & Environment   Yes/no questions and indefinite attempts to enter a legal date of birth are “inconsequential barriers” to underage users, an alcohol researcher says. “Age gates” that aim to keep underage users off alcohol websites are mostly ineffective, Read More →