Monday, September 29, 2008

Strange Advertising on Transit

Now that I’m on transit for three hours a day, five days a week, I have become very observant of ads on the transit system. One thing that I don't understand is why Translink allows car ads on their transit system.

On the bus today I saw one ad about Translink’s service improvements which featured a parked car that said “Dust Me” right next to a car ad proclaiming how much better it is than transit. That ad was by another ad telling me that I could lease a car for less than 7 dollars a day. (Of course this doesn’t include tax, maintenance, gas, and insurance.)

I know that we are in a “free market” and car company’s are always on the list of top adverting spenders, but should we really be promoting the use of the automobile on transit?

1 comment:

Brandon said...

I particularly like the ads for "Stallion: For Men" I'm not sure what it is, but its available at 'Fine' Adult stores everywhere.