December 9, 2021

Pay Attention!

the future of advertising in public spaces

Illustration: Jordan Silver

Advertising is so ubiquitous in our urban environments that it’s almost invisible. Until it really isn’t.

Adverts have crept into some of our most treasured public spaces. With the rise of digital advertising competing for our attention, there are fewer spaces safe from adverts than ever.

How do we want to control the reach of adverts in our public spaces, be they digital or physical? Are there spaces where advertising shouldn’t be permitted?

Jordan Silver, editor of Towards Small Things, takes a look at our tricky relationship with adverts and signage on ABC Mornings with Kia Handley.


Duration: 11:11


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