Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

Melbourne’s misleadingly named housing estate

Melbourne’s property developers have a habit of stealing names from New York when branding their new apartment complexes – “Tribeca” and “Upper West Side” are two recent examples. However they have managed to outdo themselves, with the “Manhattan Place” housing estate in the outer western suburb of Tarneit. This is Manhattan. Big city, tall buildings, […]

‘Moving Victoria’ and changing billboards

Back at the end of 2013 I found this billboard beside the Deer Park Bypass at Caroline Springs, featuring yet another advertisement for the Liberal Government’s ‘Moving Victoria’ program. Fast forward six months, and look at how the government’s priorities appear to have changed – the advertisement for Regional Rail Link has been replaced by […]

Give with one hand, take with another

All over Melbourne, the Liberal Government is covering the city with posters promoting cuts to zone 2 public transport fares, as part of their ‘Moving Victoria’ propaganda campaign. Meanwhile a more insidious fare rise is hiding in the wings, yet to be publicised.

The recent 'Free CBD trams and cheaper fares' election promise already promoted as part of the existing 'Moving Victoria' campaign

East West Link and spam blogs

A few weeks ago in my Twitter feed I found somebody taking the piss of an news article, which described the proposed East West Link freeway as “replenish seductiveness”. Even the most simple minded freeway advocate would never write something so nonsensical, so I dug deeper into the linked article.

East West Link will "replenish seductiveness"

PTV and the ‘Model Commuters’ campaign

Over the weekend Public Transport Victoria launched a new education campaign titled ‘Model Commuters’, with the aim of promoting good behaviour on public transport. However the story behind it is long and twisted.

Screenshot of the PTV Model Commuters website