The Canberra Centre has for some time been converting its exterior into paid billboards, of the sort Canberrans had thought were not permitted in this town.
But today I came across this unit on the outside of the old Centre Cinema building.
It’s got a whole slideshow of ads loaded.
Now, like all commercial media, RiotACT would dearly love to be the only advertising medium in town. But we’re resigned to having to compete for our pennies.
Also I actually love billboards when I travel and have always thought Canberra was the poorer for not having them (within well defined limits).
But if this monitor contraption is OK where do we draw the line all the way up to Times Square of Piccadilly Circus?
(Times Square photo by zoonabar.)