Mar. 23, 2012 at 6:58am
Looks like the kid on that billboard is having a bit of a Back to the Future moment with his parents slowly disappearing like that. This billboard appeared before in Part 8 of this series which, since that was last June, is clearly over the 90+ day abandonment period mentioned in our sign code that requires immediately removal of this billboard at the owners expense.
The link below will send an email with a subject and message already written to TacomaCares@CityofTacoma.org (you can also call 253-591-5001) to report this blighted and dangerous billboard. Just sign with your name, address, and phone number at the bottom and send it off.
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by KevinFreitas on 3/23/2012 @ 7:09am
|Just sent my email in! Thanks to everyone who's doing this. Remember that despite City Manager Broadnax saying they're not going to enforce the location-based removal of billboards, City Council members have chimed in saying they'll still enforce other code violations. The more web bombard the City with violations the worse they'll look if they don't act on the citizen's behalf.|
by CaptainBritton on 3/23/2012 @ 8:05am
by Jesse on 3/23/2012 @ 8:49am
|I was driving around in Tacoma yesterday and noticed all the Click! billboards. It seems like 20% of all billboards are theirs! What's the deal with that? One city entity is fighting billboards off and another is embracing them???|
by NineInchNachos on 3/23/2012 @ 9:25am
|click! marketing department should be fired. How much would that cut the budget?|
by CaptainBritton on 3/23/2012 @ 10:44am
|I was told that Click needs to advertise on Billyboards because Comcast won't let them run ads there, and I think they don't have another strategy. Can Tacomans come up with a better way Cllick can get the word out? Maybe if we prove billboards are in-effective, they'll abandon the idea?
I think they are stuck in an old mindset. Can we hit reset for them?
by KevinFreitas on 3/23/2012 @ 10:49am
|They could advertise on local websites (like FeedTacoma!), or smaller-scale like on local transit (similar to their Link light rail wrap below) but expand into Pierce Transit. They could also get into local social media circles to help put a face on their service offerings.|
by CaptainBritton on 3/23/2012 @ 10:59am
|Perhaps someone needs to put together a pitch to the head of their marketing dept? I'd be willing to help with graphics if someone who knows marketing would take the lead...Just sayin', we should not be supporting Clear Channel in any way as a city.|
by NineInchNachos on 3/23/2012 @ 11:08am
|seconded! thanks for bringing this topic up for debate.|
by Jesse on 3/23/2012 @ 12:06pm
|If a marketing director isnt creative enough to figure out another source of advertising, perhaps they should no longer be a marketing director.|
by KevinFreitas on 3/26/2012 @ 8:46am
|FYI: The billboard report app I've been working on is coming along and should be done this week!|
by Cheechmo on 3/26/2012 @ 10:58am
|I spotted CC putting up more vinyl crap on Center St this morning. I had been meaning to get some pics of that area too, as there were quite a few in rough shape.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 3/26/2012 @ 1:25pm
|CC certainly has provided some comic gold soon to appear in certain CLAW comics near you!|
by Erik on 3/26/2012 @ 1:57pm
by fredo on 3/26/2012 @ 2:29pm
|speaking of cleaning up...
kevin, there are some pretty nasty feeds coming on your "tweet" section. Pretty sure I saw a picture of some guys dong
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!