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Consumerism Melbourne

Best Garage Sale sign ever

Spotted on Hotham Street on Saturday, made of plastic cups stuck into a wire fence… Very clever, I thought. Hope the garage sale itself was half as good.

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Consumerism

The AMEX ads are freaking me out

The American Express ads are still freaking me out. (Advert spotted here. It includes Laura too.)

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Consumerism Melbourne

Spot the odd one out

The Saturday Age’s property section has a bit on pages 2-3 called Private Property, where they highlight various homes for sale, and note who is selling them, and their claim to fame, such that it is. Spot the odd one out from yesterday’s edition: Frankston car dealer and philanthropist Gary Lechte Maryann Jesudason and her  ... [More]

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Consumerism Melbourne Photos

A few pics

Nice bit of product placement there, Priceline. (They’re not just in the same aisle, they’re virtually opposite each other.) If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth half doing: This advert for VoteMyPet.com.au (promotion for Advocate, a product of Bayer) was nailed to a tree in the park. You reckon they had permission from Kingston Council  ... [More]

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Consumerism transport

Advertising PT on PT

Advertising on public transport is big business. In Melbourne around 360,000 people a day use the train system for starters… and buses and trams get spotted on the road by many more. Personally I don’t mind the ads if they’re not intrusive. They help subsidise the system. I wonder how it works when advertising on  ... [More]

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Melbourne

The machines will win II

(Part I) 28/5/2011: Pictures tweaked.

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Melbourne

The machines will win

PS. See also: The machines will win II 28/5/2011: Pictures tweaked.

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Consumerism

Big advertising

You know those sandwich board advertising things? A-frames, I’m told they’re called. The IGA in Ripponlea has recently got one. It’s as big as a person. On the bright side, it’s unlikely to blow over in the wind. Though if it did, it’d probably kill somebody. Update: Speaking of advertising, I just added Google ads  ... [More]

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