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Can you imagine: Life without ClearChannel


by panachronic
on 3/6/2010 @ 2:25pm
Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fourth largest city in the world. Now... virtually free of all outdoor advertising.

The result is nearly mind-blowing:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vta6Cn_dLTE

Turns out that one of the companies tossed out of town was our very own ClearChannel. Unsurprisingly, they fought... and lost.

(Hat tip: WebUrbanist)


by KevinFreitas on 3/6/2010 @ 2:50pm
Wow! What a stunning video. Thanks for sharing! Brings back all kinds of good memories... www.kevinfreitas.net/journal/constitutio...



We're up to $22 million. www.feedtacoma.com/forum/tacoma-developm... Wonder if anyone on the current city council is willing to push to get ClearChannel to finally comply and pay up?

by Erik on 3/6/2010 @ 6:02pm
I have not heard an update on the federal case that the city has with Clear Channel. If anyone has an update, please post.

by NineInchNachos on 3/6/2010 @ 6:37pm
I have emails in to Boe and Campbell... both say they'll let me know and haven't heard back in months.

by Altered Chords on 3/8/2010 @ 11:12am
on 9th between Market and Fawcett, their is a clear channel billboard that advertises for a local gang.

Where the heck are the gangs going to adversise if they don't have access to blank clear channel billboard?

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 3/8/2010 @ 11:33am
I understand that the gangs have been losing a lot of membership due to incarceration here in Tacoma. Maybe that is the reason for the advertising push. Perhaps Rusty George can put together a good package to swell their numbers again.

by Nick on 3/8/2010 @ 1:49pm
Wow, that is amazing. That's like the real-world equivalent of an ad-blocker. I wonder if such 'software' could ever be installed in the US?

by NineInchNachos on 3/8/2010 @ 3:10pm
it's the opposite of this Oscar winning short!
www.logorama-themovie.com/