Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

The revolving door of political advertising

The 2022 Federal Election blanketed Australia in advertising, but the strangest example I found was out in the back streets of Melbourne’s western suburbs, attached to the back of a motor scooter. ‘Vote 1’ signs for Monique Ryan, an independent candidate looking to unseat treasurer Josh Frydenberg in Kooyong, an electorate 30 kilometres away in […]

Zombie advertisements during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown

Months of coronavirus lockdowns in Melbourne had quite the effect on the city and everyone who lived through them, but one I didn’t notice was a plague of zombie advertisements around the city. Coming to cinemas? In March 2020 I spotted a bus with advertisements for ‘Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway‘ – in cinemas March […]

Property developer sledging in Melbourne’s west

The other day a pair of advertisement for land sales on Melbourne’s western fringe caught my eye. The first was for an estate in Wyndham Vale, spruiking their residents only water park. While a competing property developer says “don’t pay a premium for facilities you may never use”. You’ll find the water park at ‘Jubilee‘ […]

Photos from ten years ago: July 2008

Another instalment in my photos from ten years ago series – this time it is July 2008. At North Melbourne station work was continuing on the new concourse, with a massive steel and timber crash deck at the city end of the platforms allowing construction to continue while trains continued running below. While in the […]

Change of the (advertising) guard at Melbourne stations

Advertising to the captive audiences at Melbourne railway stations is big business, with multinational company JCDecaux having held the station advertising contract for Metro Trains Melbourne for the past few years. Their staff paste up new posters when it is time to change over the advertiser. As well as replacing the billboards inside motorised panels. […]