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« on: November 23, 2009, 06:47:49 PM »
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I found an error on ACTIONs website. It says on their website that if you wish to advertise on ACTION buses then contact APN Outdoor....oops, someone forgot to tell them it's now Bus Advertising.

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Re: Bus Advertising
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 07:05:38 PM »
I think you got the wrong section, lol.

ACTION rarely update their site, they had the specs sheet for the  Scanias saying that the last one was BUS 362 up until late last year.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2010, 05:22:26 PM »
As I write this, I'm sitting behind 870 - it has the 'BCC Rocks' ad on the back window. Good that BCC have different ads. But the BCC Rocks ad is not good.
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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 07:57:46 PM »
There seems to be a fair few BCC ads around at the moment, haven't gotten a good look at any of them yet though

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 06:29:25 PM »
As I mentioned on twitter earlier, I spotted what appeared to be a new version of the "Give Way to Buses" ads.

I was a distance away but it was on an LED Scania. The ad featured an illustrated ACTION Bus (something with the green/orange livery) as well as a give way sign (but with more than just "Give Way" on the sign).

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 11:41:29 PM »
That ad has been applied to a few Irisbuses tonight.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 06:20:55 PM »

As I mentioned on twitter earlier, I spotted what appeared to be a new version of the "Give Way to Buses" ads.


I was a distance away but it was on an LED Scania. The ad featured an illustrated ACTION Bus (something with the green/orange livery) as well as a give way sign (but with more than just "Give Way" on the sign).


Would this be that ad?



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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2010, 06:39:55 PM »
That ad looks awesome. I find it funny that the car is a camary though...

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2010, 06:42:27 PM »
It does indeed.

Thanks for the photo Bus 400.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2010, 08:31:13 PM »
in Ken blue

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2010, 11:31:39 AM »
For those who've been lucky enough not to see it yet, this is the BCC Rocks ad:


Note: mobile phone photo

There needs to be a law against fake instrument playing.
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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2010, 11:39:42 AM »
Oh Jesus. I have seen the other BCC ad, but not this one.

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2010, 06:24:06 PM »
What kind of student puts their hand up to say "yes! I want to make a ridiculous pose that will end up on the back of buses!"

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2010, 06:47:01 PM »
They might be models. If they are I hope, for their sake, they are not locals.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2010, 09:24:32 AM »
The other one is nearly as bad, fuck those kids look like losers. I think the message they are trying to send is, "all you dweebs come to BCC where you won't get bullied by the mini-bogans [but will have to put up with endless blather about their imaginary friend the sky bully*]"

*AKA God in case anyone didn't figure that out.

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2010, 01:35:56 PM »
"The other one"- there are (at last count) FOUR other ones. The "jumping in the air" ad is the one that's nearly as bad; the rest are passable.

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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2010, 10:10:33 PM »
The BCC ads are being removed. Look out for new Subway ads including large ones on the side of artics.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2010, 10:16:23 PM »
Oh good, nice to hear the BCC ones lasted long :P Ad's on Artics, I no complain!

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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2010, 10:52:56 PM »
Large ones on artics eh? Hmm, sounds interesting..

They might be models. If they are I hope, for their sake, they are not locals.

I overheard a conversation between two ladies in a supermarket recently in which one mentioned that her daughter was one of the kids on the BCC ads.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2010, 05:48:42 PM »
987 is now sporting one of the aforementioned large Subway ads on its left hand side.

And don't know how new these are, but saw a .2 with a Canberra Times advert on its right side tonight.
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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2010, 10:45:04 PM »
I saw a Mk1 Artic with the Subway ad (well it had a sandwich on it) on it's left hand side this morning, I was too far away and driving in the wet to get a bus number.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2010, 02:46:04 PM »
I know that 704 and 988 have got them (the Subway ads that is). I haven't yet checked if they are all the same or if each one has a different sub on them.

The Canberra Times ad is on 959 (and most likely others). It's been there for a few weeks.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2010, 06:22:09 PM »
There is also a Tuggeranong MkI artic, possibly 719/721? Metrobus may have better memory than I do on the matter!

Thanks for the info there, 'MyWay', hopefully, this ad type will be more widespread, as it takes full advantage of the avaliable space on the bus.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2010, 07:09:48 PM »
I saw a Mk1 Artic with the Subway ad (well it had a sandwich on it) on it's left hand side this morning, I was too far away and driving in the wet to get a bus number.

I saw bus 720 with a subway add on it ... going along the parkway this arvo at about 430-445.

I didn't get a good look at it cos I was driving, but It looked a bit like it was stamped on, and didn't flow?

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« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2010, 07:12:14 PM »
but It looked a bit like it was stamped on, and didn't flow?
How very appropriate :P

And yeah, I think 720 was the one Metro and I saw, not sure......

BTW, if you mean how they are applied, I think this one is see through vinyl, as it is placed on windows, similar to that ad on the side of 898, and a few others.....I think.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2010, 07:54:25 PM »
hehe

im sure it is applied properly, it just didnt look like it flowed like some others do?

ps: stamping is bad... it leads to using crutches :(

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2010, 01:22:38 AM »
720 was the one John

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2010, 08:16:55 AM »
899 also had a new form of advertisment, it would be good if they could make an AOA artic bus.

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« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2010, 10:42:39 AM »
They have before, many moons ago. It was a MAN SG192 in State Rail Intercity XPT Livery. I would say the cost of doing up an artic in vinyl would be too expensive for alot of companies to afford, or more than they would want to spend.

I Did see a good three MkI's with the new Advert at Tuggeranong when I passed on Tuesday.

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« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2010, 03:17:49 PM »
To answer my own question: there are different subs on the ads.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2010, 07:32:26 PM »
What do these subay ad's look like? As I saw an arti bus in City West tonight with the Woolsworths green & what looked like the Woolworths logo, but didn't get a real good look.

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« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2010, 11:04:06 PM »
2 diesel MANs (so far) have got rear ads for the new Gungahlin secondary college. (402 & 407)

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2010, 08:42:07 PM »
The Subway ad for those who have not seen it:

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« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2010, 09:17:34 PM »
I think Bus 979 might be getting an ad soon/has had an ad removed, as on Sunday there was a guy with his car parked next to Bus 979 in the Belconnen Depot sheds sitting down cleaning/touching up the side of Bus 979.

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« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2010, 09:39:28 PM »
here is a tip for action more AOA buses. :)

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« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2010, 06:54:37 PM »
AOA's are a bit hard really - obviously they can only really do them when a company decides they want to a) take the 'all over' option and b) do it in Canberra.

Special Liveries, on the other hand, is something that we used to have a lot of, mainly for our national institutions (Questacon, War Memorial, Film and Sound Archives), and for community service kinda things (Recycling, Driver Safety, Human Rights Office). It would be great to see this sort of thing happen again.

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« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2010, 06:32:30 PM »
I thought the patches of orange/blue "stickers" covering up the missing paint on the Renaults was bad enough, but 791 now has white patches on its right hand side.

Looks very, very tacky.

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« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2010, 06:51:24 PM »
that sounds dodge, can't wait to see it and laugh at it for myself!

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« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2010, 07:32:25 PM »
Bus 804 has this style, it looks like when you peel a sticker off & don't quite get all of it in one go.

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« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2010, 07:56:07 PM »
That's what I thought 791 had originally, but the pieces have straight edges, unlike 804 which as you say looks like a sticker that has ripped apart when you try to peel it off something

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« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2010, 05:27:31 PM »
901 has a new side ad for Rubee's.

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« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2010, 07:25:38 PM »
Someone at ACTION has taken notice over the poor job done on bus ad removals, so when the ANU Ad was removed of 870, a patch of the ad was left on.

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« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2010, 07:59:45 PM »
Someone at ACTION has taken notice over the poor job done on bus ad removals, so when the ANU Ad was removed of 870, a patch of the ad was left on.

Think you mean 780.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2010, 08:03:26 PM »
Yeah that orange bus.

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« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2010, 08:03:43 PM »
There's an ad for Canberra Motorcycle Centre on the back of buses which used to say "Wouldn't you rather be on a bike than on a bus?" The ad has now been modified with a sticker to say "... in a car?" Wonder what made them change it.

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« Reply #45 on: November 26, 2010, 10:52:00 PM »
There's an ad for Canberra Motorcycle Centre on the back of buses which used to say "Wouldn't you rather be on a bike than on a bus?" The ad has now been modified with a sticker to say "... in a car?" Wonder what made them change it.

It seems more logical that anyone reading the ad would be in a car rather than on a bus, but whether or not that's the reason..

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #46 on: November 27, 2010, 06:31:14 PM »
action is practically advertising not to ride there buses, sort  of

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« Reply #47 on: November 28, 2010, 10:35:08 PM »
It is just like that radio ad for Crust pizza ".....when you buy a bus ticket, you should get a Ferrari...." For those who haven't heard the ad it, it has something to do with getting freebies when buying something.

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Re: Bus advertising discussion
« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2011, 11:49:26 AM »
They're baaaack!!!

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« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2011, 12:17:16 PM »
What?