F-list 2022 reveals 239 fossil-friendly agencies

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An independent global investigation has revealed the advertising, media and PR agencies helping to promote fossil fuels, even as unprecedented climate-related disasters cause havoc around the globe. The F-List 2022 Report from Clean Creatives and Comms Declare reveals newly-uncovered information on the broad scale of the ad industry’s collaboration with the companies that are responsible […]

GREENWASHING GLENCORE: Partnership calls out mining giant’s green spin, submits formal complaint to ASIC, ACCC

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A coalition of groups concerned about the environmental and social harm multinational coalmining company Glencore is inflicting in Australia have taken aim at the company’smisleading climate claims.The Environmental Defenders Office, on behalf of The Plains Clan of the Wonnarua People(PCWP) Lock the Gate Alliance and Comms Declare, have lodged a complaint with ACCCand ASIC against […]

Media Release – Greenwashing complaint lodged against Ampol carbon-neutral fuel claims

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Petroleum company Ampol’s claims of carbon-neutral fuel are the subject of a legal letter of complaint over alleged greenwashing by communications industry group Comms Declare, represented by the Environmental Defenders Office. Ampol markets its “carbon-neutral” petrol and diesel products to business customers, claiming to offset the “the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the sourcing, refining, […]

Media Release – Calls to boycott Canberra’s Midwinter Ball

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Big oil, coal and gas bankrolls annual parliament house function Comms Declare, an industry body representing hundreds of workers in advertising, media, PR and marketing, has called for parliamentarians and journalists to boycott the annual Midwinter Ball over its fossil fuel sponsors. The press gallery function is sponsored by Woodside and Shell as well as […]

Australian First: Yarra Council moves to ban fossil fuel ads

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Fossil Ad Ban campaign aims to stop sponsorships and promotions of coal, oil and gas  Fossil fuels are the main causes of global warming and cause as many deaths as smoking worldwide Yarra City has become the first Council in Australia to move to restrict the promotion of fossil fuels on council-run property. It unanimously […]

Media Release – ‘Positive Energy’ wins the F-list ‘Public Disservice Award’

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Highly acclaimed agency, The Monkeys, has been honoured at the inaugural F-List awards in the U.S.  It’s ‘Positive Energy’ campaign fought off stiff competition to claim the coveted ‘Public Disservice Award’ in recognition of its significant investment in misinformation and propaganda. The $31m campaign, which promotes the Morrison Government’s clean energy initiatives, cost more than […]

Edelman’s client review has everything except what matters most – dropping fossil fuel clients

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Edelman has released the results of its global client review in a Friday night blog post. The review came after Edelman was named in the F-list by Comms Declare and Clean Creatives, plus a letter from more than 100 creators and influencers asking the PR firm to drop fossil fuel clients. Edelman has made no commitment to drop any clients as […]

The F-list: Global report on 90 ad and PR agencies promoting fossil fuels

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A global report on the damaging effects of promoting fossil fuels has singled out Australia as being uniquely compromised by agencies lobbying for oil, gas and coal. The joint study by Comms Declare and Clean Creatives lists the 90 advertising, marketing and PR agencies that have hampered cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and details ways […]

Future Leaders Climate Survey

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The advertising and marketing leaders of the future are being asked to share their attitudes towards working for big oil, coal and gas clients in a new survey. Comms Declare, an association promoting climate action in the sector, will use the results to pressure heads of agencies that still work with fossil fuel companies. Climate […]

France to ban ads for fossil fuels

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Australian creatives are being urged to reject working on fossil fuel accounts, as France follows Amsterdam and bans fossil fuel ads. France’s Climate and Resilience Bill was passed on Tuesday, and included several laws designed to curb the marketing of climate-damaging products and services. The measures include ending ads for fossil fuel energies from the […]

Climate creatives demand fossil fuels be excluded from advertising awards

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Comms Declare, a group of communications and creative professionals supporting climate action, has asked major Australian awards to exclude fossil fuels from competition. The petition has been launched along with a letter to the Australian Marketing Institute, the Public Relations Institute of Australia, Effie Australia, Cannes Lion Australia, B&T, Ad News and Mumbrella. Air pollution […]

Agencies and environmental leaders unite against fossil fuels

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Leading environment and social justice groups, the Australian Conservation Foundation, 350.org and Uniting have joined top creative agencies, Brains, Compass Studio, Republic of Everyone, The Bravery, Christopher Doyle, Fifty Acres, Edge, Analog Folk, 303 MullenLowe and many more, to declare they won’t promote fossil fuels. They are some of the 66 organisations and 280 individuals […]

Australian Open – Santos sponsorship is a double fault

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Comms Declare, an industry body representing hundreds of workers in advertising, media, PR and marketing, has criticised the Australian Open for accepting Santos as an ‘Official Natural Gas Partner’. The gas giant and ATP Cup announced the multi-year partnership yesterday despite Tennis Australia being the first sporting organisation to commit to the United Nations Sports […]
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Benedictus Media named Climate Comms Champion after industry survey

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The first major survey of marketing, advertising and media agencies has found an overwhelming interest in being part of the solution to global warming. A massive 87% agreed climate action is important to attract employees, 67% were aligning business strategy with climate action and 67% were committed to net zero emissions by 2040. Over the […]