Tagged: alcohol marketing

BLOG: TUI Pushes Alcohol On Families With Children

We booked a family holiday at one of TUI’s specialized hotels for families with children in Gran Canaria. And now TUI and Norwegian are pushing alcohol on us through several channels – this might be violating the Norwegian alcohol act…

NEWS: Study: Germany Has an Alcohol Problem

Germany has an alcohol problem. The country remains one of the most-addicted societies in the world, according to a new study released by the German Central Office for Addiction Issues (Deutsche Hauptstelle für Suchtfragen, DHS). And alcohol addiction is not the only dimension of alcohol harm that is affecting people, families and society in Germany…

NEWS: Cambodia: Plans to Regulate Alcohol Ads

The Ministry of Commerce of Cambodia met with the Supreme Consultative Council to discuss introducing a sub-decree to regulate advertising of alcoholic products.The sub-decree aims to minimize the negative effects on society of alcohol advertising. The meeting focused on the negative impacts of alcohol ads to Cambodians and the necessity of a sub-decree…

NEWS: Patagonia Sues AB InBev

The outdoor apparel company Patagonia has sued AB InBev for similarities in the new beer line launched by AB InBev called ‘Patagonia Brewing Company’. AB InBev launched the product in Colorado, U.S. recently and Patagonia argues the product by AB InBev is purposefully meant to confuse consumers and take advantage of Patagonia’s over 40 years legacy. AB InBev is denying the allegation…

NEWS: Influencers Called Out for Alcohol Promotion Without Disclosure

Prominent social media infleuncers are being called out for not disclosing alcohol promotion content. The tactic of advertising alcohol on social media is sly and lucrative as its uneasy to track, which poses significant harm to viewers. A VicHealth study found that 75% of Australia’s top 70 influencers, promoted alcohol and fewer than 25% disclosed they were being paid for the alcohol promotions…

NEWS: Australia: Pro Sports Expose Kids to Avalanche of Alcohol Ads

A new study sheds light on the extent AFL and NRL popularity is used to market alcohol brands to children. Almost all of men’s AFL and NRL clubs were found to accept money from Big Alcohol for advertising. 17 of 18 men’s AFL clubs and 15 of 16 official men’s NRL clubs were found to accept money from the Alcohol Industry. In AFL clubs, the Geelong Cats are on the top of the ladder with three major and one minor alcohol advertising deals. In NRL clubs the North Queensland Cowboys are on top of the ladder with four major and one minor alcohol advertising deals…

NEWS: Australia: Big Alcohol Accused Of Using Big Tobacco Tactics

Big Alcohol came under fire for employing tactics straight out of the Big Tobacco playbook. The accusation was caused by alcohol brands marketing their products through Instagram influencers. Such advertising which does not disclose commercial interest is a violation of the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC)…

NEWS: Canada: Extended Alcohol Sale Hours Could Increase Health Risks

The Toronto City Council voted in favor of a motion which allows restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks starting at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, two hours sooner than what is currently permitted. A report authored by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has warned on the health risks associated with alcohol use that could increase due to extended hours of sale…

NEWS: Ethiopia: Alcohol Ads Ban Effective In May

A ban on any broadcast media advertisement on alcoholic drinks, from 6:00 AM in the morning to 9:00 PM in the evening, will start to take effect starting May 29th 2019. The Ethiopian parliament introduced a bill called the “Food and Medicine Administration Proclamation” in February 2019. The bill also introduced the legal age for alcohol consumption as 21 years…

NEWS: Cambodia: New Calls To Regulate Alcohol Ads

Cambodia Movement for Health (CMH) and lawyers call for laws regulating alcohol advertisements. This call comes amidst increase in youth alcohol consumption in the country.
According to CMH, alcohol companies spend large amounts of money on alcohol marketing. For example, the alcohol industry uses competitions which offer prizes such as money, cars, motorbikes, flight tickets, trips and beer. CMH says this encourages the public including youth and children to consume alcohol…