Lloyd K, Cameron E, Williams H, Banister E, Donmall M, Higgins A & French DP (2020) Do marketing and alcohol treatment/public health experts think televised alcohol advertisements abide by regulatory guidelines?. Journal of Health Psychology, 25 (10-11), pp. 1657-1668. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105318770727
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 of 373 general public respondents were shown one of seven advertisements rated a breach of at least one guideline. This study assessed whether experts in marketing (n = 25) and alcohol treatment/public health (n = 25) perceived the same seven television alcohol advertisements as complying with the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice Code. Overall, 83 per cent of advertisements were rated as breaching at least one guideline. This provides further proof that self-regulatory alcohol guidelines are not fit for purpose.
advertising; alcohol; drinking behaviour; health promotion; public health psychology
Journal of Health Psychology: Volume 25, Issue 10-11