Social media “influencers” and alcohol advertising • Perth Live with Oliver Peterson on 6PR

10 April 2019 10:18 am

According to new research by VicHealth, the unregulated promotion of alcoholic drinks on social media is rife.

“Influencers” post photos of themselves with alcoholic brands without declaring they have been paid to do so. They often have hundreds of thousands of followers, many of whom could be kids.

The findings show the alcohol industry is using social media as a key tool to promote their products as cool and glamourous to an impressionable audience.

Managing Director of Coffey & Tea and social media expert Meg Coffey joined Oliver Peterson to shine some light on the murky waters of social media influencers.

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