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Alcohol marketing teams, don’t catch a fright this Halloween, be prepared!

15/05/2019

While the Summer is just around the corner, many marketing managers will have their eyes on the next season as the nights lengthen and the shadows grow. Halloween, long seen as a children’s ... Read more

Putting the ‘risks’ of alcohol consumption into context

16/04/2019

A number of recent academic studies have received media coverage with headlines warning consumers that ‘even one drink a day increases stroke risk’, that there is ‘no safe level of alcohol c... Read more

REVISED CODE TARGETS OFFENSIVE MARKETING AND SETS IMMODERATE CONSUMPTION DEFINITION

04/03/2019

The Portman Group has launched the sixth edition of the Code of Practice on the Naming, Packaging and Promotion of Alcoholic Drinks following a widescale consultation to keep it fit-for-purp... Read more

Policy and Research Manager Job Vacancy

20/12/2018

Join our team! In 2019 we are celebrating our 30th anniversary, we have a lot to be proud of having achieved, and we are also changing to ensure a successful future. An important element of ... Read more

COMPLAINTS AGAINST DISCO FORKLIFT TRUCK MANGO PALE ALE UPHELD

24/10/2018

A complaint against Disco Forklift Mango Pale Ale produced by Drygate Brewing Company has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) under the Code of Practice on alcohol market... Read more

CRONK Y VODDY COMPLAINTS UPHELD UNDER SPONSORSHIP AND MARKETING CODES

17/10/2018

Complaints about Cronk Y Voddy’s sponsorship of TT race rider Andrew Dudgeon and the labelling of the product have been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel) under the Codes of ... Read more

COMPLAINT AGAINST EASY IPA UPHELD

12/10/2018

A complaint about Easy IPA has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A copy of the full decision can be read here. Read more

Bars and restaurants will save the high street, say local councillors

08/10/2018

Almost all councils (92%) believe that the night time economy will play an important role in preventing the decline of high street retail, a new study by the Local Government Information Uni... Read more

Slingshots complaint upheld

13/09/2018

A complaint about Slingshots has been upheld by the Independent Complaints Panel (Panel.) A copy of the full decision can be read here. Read more

Local Alcohol Partnerships Group pledges its support to the Women’s Night Safety Charter

26/07/2018

The Local Alcohol Partnerships Group (LAPG) and the Portman Group have signed up to the Women’s Night Safety Charter, which has today been announced in the Mayor of London’s new strategy to ... Read more

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