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Friday, January 23, 2009

Advertising not yet dead

Saw this massive cross-track poster last night at Tottenham Court Road. People waiting for the train were gawping at it, slack-jawed. It's for holidays in Canada. The copy is beautiful. "We're guessing this almost never happens in London."

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  1. Yes, it's a nice sentiment. Unfortunately, it almost never happens in Canada, either. How many people that go out on the whale-watching trips will actually see *that* shot, or anything close to it. Same goes for the sterotypical one of the whale clearing the water ("breach") - it's pretty rare. I've been on a few of these trips..got some nice pics of tails, and arching backs, which, I concede, I never seen in the Thames.

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  2. as usual these north americans are way behind we've had whales in deptford for centruies!!
    http://tls.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,25338-2021500,00.html

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  3. Photography on the London Underground?! Cough, splutter, shock, horror, etc.

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  4. The most tempting advert I ever saw was for Canada. It was on TV- just a wide shot of a huge, beautiful lake surrounded by trees and mountains under a blue sky. In the middle of the lake was someone in a small kayak, and the only sound was the paddle gently dipping into the water.

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  5. Something very similar happened in a small street just off Sloane Square in May 2006.

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