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The multi-lingual rhino poster

I quite like these ads:
Rhino (tram) advert

From what I’ve heard, the campaign was originally quite successful, but started to wear off after a few months, so I guess they need to keep revamping it to continue to get the message across.

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I liked the series as well, but this particular one always irked me a bit because there are only 25 rhinos on the poster, but reference is made to 30 of them, what happend to the other 5… did they get hit by a tram. :-)

Here are the 25 languages on the poster:

* Chinese
* Dutch
* Filipino
* French
* German

* Greek
* Spanish
* Japanese
* As far as I can tell, Gibberish in Braille
* Afrikaans

* Croatian
* Klingon
* Arabic
* Italian
* Thai

* Vietnamese
* Samoan
* Macedonian (the “J” was the giveaway)
* Korean
* Turkish

* Malay
* Hindi
* Serbian
* Russian
* English

(courtesy of Crikey’s language blog, Fully (sic):
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/fullysic/2012/08/29/competition-name-the-languages-on-the-yarra-trams-posters/

Out of curiosity- how did you hear “it was quiet successful, but began to wear off”

I’m just interested to how this is measured- is Yarra Trams looking at number of causalities or something?

excellent – I thought that’s what the 2nd across 3rd down was but never got around to confirming it … :)

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