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Commercialising commuters

For Melbourne's privatised public transport operators, they don't make money by moving people - they make money selling their captive audiences to advertisers and other commercial outfits.

Handing out sample Vita Go liquid breakfast drinks to commuters at Southern Cross Station

5 June 2012 09:03 AM
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(5 times this week, 26 times this month, 192 times this year)

Dunno why Dyson thought putting a fan on display at Flinders Street Station was a good way to spend their marketing budget

29 May 2012 18:15 PM
Viewed 1188 times
(1 time this week, 7 times this month, 55 times this year)

Some kind of promotional activity for health fund NIB blocking up the entrance to Southern Cross

19 May 2012 10:16 AM
Viewed 858 times
(10 times this month, 49 times this year)

My eyes - ze googles do nothing!

The blinding light is a LED display screen belonging to Hungry Jacks

3 April 2012 18:14 PM
Viewed 777 times
(1 time this week, 5 times this month, 41 times this year)

Advertising panels displaying the Windows XP start menu

3 April 2012 18:13 PM
Viewed 692 times
(2 times this week, 5 times this month, 53 times this year)

Yes, that is a shop erected in the *middle* of a staircase [headdesk]

14 March 2012 18:05 PM
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(1 time this week, 10 times this month, 67 times this year)

Sightseers for the film premiere block up the pathway to access Melbourne Central station

7 March 2012 19:43 PM
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(1 time this week, 4 times this month, 51 times this year)

Narrow pathway to access Melbourne Central station, due to a film premiere

7 March 2012 19:42 PM
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(3 times this week, 11 times this month, 59 times this year)

Premiere of 'American Pie Reunion' at Melbourne Central, beneath the cone - too bad about station access...

A path 2 metres wide beside the shops was kept clear of sightseers

7 March 2012 19:37 PM
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(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 51 times this year)

Can you see the way into Melbourne Central station from Swanston Street?

Premiere of 'American Pie Reunion' at Melbourne Central

7 March 2012 19:36 PM
Viewed 1117 times
(2 times this week, 8 times this month, 59 times this year)

Woolworths advertising at Flinders Street Station

All of the products on the sign have barcodes so you can scan them with your phone, then get them home delivered

6 March 2012 22:10 PM
Viewed 872 times
(6 times this month, 48 times this year)

Woolworths mobile shopping promotion on the main Swanston Street concourse at Flinders Street Station

22 February 2012 06:30 AM
Viewed 1344 times
(1 time this week, 8 times this month, 82 times this year)

Snoop Dogg isn't 'gettin his colours on' at Summadayze, despite what the adverts want you to believe

The music festival was two months ago, but the adverts are still on this Siemens train

15 February 2012 18:48 PM
Viewed 924 times
(1 time this week, 11 times this month, 60 times this year)

Lipton Iced Tea advertising at Flinders Street Station platform 2/3, promoting their sponsorship of a mist cooling system

11 February 2012 08:42 AM
Viewed 1338 times
(1 time this week, 15 times this month, 142 times this year)

Ovarian cancer fundraiser advertising on the bulkhead of Comeng 525M

It used to cover the entire wall, not just the door: http://www.vicsig.net/photo/20110909-lil-526m-ads.jpg

18 November 2011 18:06 PM
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(5 times this week, 13 times this month, 93 times this year)

Ovarian cancer fundraiser advertising on the doors of Comeng 525M

18 November 2011 18:06 PM
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(13 times this month, 75 times this year)

More promotional crap getting in the way: this time handing out marketing junk for the movie 'Contagion' at Melbourne Central Station

18 October 2011 08:33 AM
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(2 times this week, 7 times this month, 38 times this year)

Installing a LCD screen inside an advertising display

6 September 2011 08:35 AM
Viewed 763 times
(5 times this month, 55 times this year)

Skateboarding display blocking the main entrance to Southern Cross Station

21 May 2011 09:35 AM
Viewed 1287 times
(1 time this week, 6 times this month, 62 times this year)

Google Chrome advertising at Southern Cross Station

9 March 2011 08:59 AM
Viewed 979 times
(1 time this week, 3 times this month, 36 times this year)

More Google Chrome advertising at Southern Cross Station

9 March 2011 08:59 AM
Viewed 989 times
(2 times this week, 9 times this month, 40 times this year)

Still more Google Chrome advertising at Southern Cross Station

9 March 2011 08:58 AM
Viewed 819 times
(4 times this month, 52 times this year)

Another pile of promotional crap blocking access to Melbourne Central Station

27 October 2010 19:17 PM
Viewed 1092 times
(5 times this month, 44 times this year)

The 2nd phase of the advertising campaign for the privatisation of QR National, at Flinders Street Station

21 September 2010 15:37 PM
Viewed 1043 times
(10 times this month, 51 times this year)
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