United Nations Secretary-General calls on agencies to stop working with fossil fuel clients

Clean Creatives South Africa welcomes UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ challenge to the advertising industry to abandon working with fossil fuel clients. He made this challenge yesterday (5 June) as the United Nations observes this year’s World Environment Day, which is themed ‘land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience.’

2024-06-06T14:46:25+02:00June 6th, 2024|Categories: Editorial|Tags: |

Creative Cleanup Challenge, winners announced and message from students clear, ad folks need to ditch fossil fuel clients

Students from some of the top creative, advertising and design schools in the country took part in the Creative Cleanup 2023 live brief challenge. The challenge was clear – inspire ad-makers (their seniors) in the commercials industry to stop using their talents to promote fossil fuel companies. The winning work has been released and the message across the board was clear, these students do not want to touch briefs from fossil fuel companies.

2023-11-09T16:17:35+02:00November 9th, 2023|Categories: Editorial|Tags: |

Clean Creatives publishes the F-List, naming 41 South African agencies and PR companies using their talents for fossil fuel companies

Clean Creatives has taken another step toward fostering accountability among advertisers in South Africa who collaborate with fossil fuel companies. The local chapter has unveiled its F-list, featuring 41 agencies and PR firms in South Africa with either current or past partnerships with fossil fuel companies such as Shell, TotalEnergies, BP, and Sasol. This kind of advertising not only distracts from critical activism efforts but also hinders the progress of vital legislation aimed at mitigating the harm caused by these companies.

2023-10-13T14:56:05+02:00October 13th, 2023|Categories: Editorial|Tags: |

Students out to inspire oldies to rethink working on fossil fuel commercials – the brief is in

Students from South Africa’s advertising schools are currently coming up with ideas to inspire ad-makers in the commercials industry to stop using their talents to promote fossil fuel companies. These commercials directly contribute to the climate crisis by creating positive perceptions about fossil fuel companies, distracting from activism work and thus slowing down legislation that will stop the damage they are doing.

2023-08-23T12:57:09+02:00August 18th, 2023|Categories: Editorial|Tags: |

Clean Creatives is asking South Africa’s creative and production industry to stop using your talents to advertise for fossil fuel companies

Clean Creatives is a movement advocating for the Advertising, PR and Production industry to decline work from the fossil fuel industry (think Sasol, BP, Engen, Shell, and Caltex for example). Their aim is to mobilise creatives in South Africa to stop using their talents to promote fossil fuel companies and to create a conscience around working for companies that are speeding up the rate of climate change. Here are some of the questions we had, before coming clean.

2023-04-14T12:15:35+02:00April 14th, 2023|Categories: Editorial|Tags: |