Wednesday, 9 September 2009

UK alcohol advertising ban

This week the British Medical Association (BMA) have proposed a blanket ban on alcohol advertising (see here). The Guardian offers a breakdown of the impact on the ailing TV, newspaper and magazine sectors, that would result in more than £180m-a-year in ad revenue disappearing from company balance sheets. Article here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.