Posts Tagged ‘‘wellywood’’

Wellington airport to donate $200K to city’s poor

Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, May 22nd, 2011 - 17 comments

No. Really, they’re wasting it on corporate tagging of no value to anyone whatsoever. You can make your own parody sign, like the one below here and join the 7K strong Facebook group.

Wellywood zombie arises

Written By: - Date published: 1:14 pm, May 21st, 2011 - 43 comments

Wellington airport has decided to go ahead with its fucken ugly, stupid, unimaginative, probably illegal, laughable, hick-imitating-city-sophisticate ‘Wellywood’ sign. It’s “bullshit” says a Wellington director. “Try-hard” says a branding expert. Does the airport know they’re spending hundreds of thousands on what will immediately be bonfire fuel?

Who is paying for Wellywood ads?

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, March 23rd, 2010 - 4 comments

I wonder who is paying for this ad pleading for people to join the pro-Wellywood Facebook group. The pro-Wellywood group has the bland artificial feel of a piece of astro-turfing, probably from Prendergast or the airport judging by the content. And it stands to reason that the ad is paid for by the creators. Is ratepayer money being used to try to get people to join a Facebook group?

Save Radio NZ dethrones Key

Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, March 12th, 2010 - 14 comments

Who would have thought that a Facebook group advocating to keep Radio NZ funded and commercial-free would overtake Prime Minister John Key’s fan group for number of members? Well, yesterday at 9.30, just over three weeks since it was founded, the Save Radio New Zealand group reached 18,973 members, passing Key’s 18,972. That gives a […]

A sign of how corporates think

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 11th, 2010 - 20 comments

The more I think about the ‘Wellywood’ sign the angrier I get. Who does Wellington Airport think they are imposing this monstrosity on the people of Wellington without any consultation? It’s just another example of the corporate mentality in this country – a subtle blend of arrogance and idiocy.

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