Campaign billboards

With two months until the election yesterday seems to have been the day politicians and parties were allowed to put up their hoardings.

There’s Billboards, and Andrew&Jacindaboards, and Metiria&Jamesboards, and many more.

They have also been busy Twitter where they have been both promoted and criticised.

Literally doesn’t know what literally means. Many might say that all political billboards are the most uninspired billboards of all time.

The Green family?

Togetherness seems to be a common theme.

There seems to be a lot of inter-party competitiveness over billboards

And some vehicle advertising – some attempts at controversy:

And some juxtaposed competition on Twitter.

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The onslaught has begun.

36 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  July 23, 2017

    If Labour has a fresh approach, does that mean they will stop barking at every passing car as they’ve done for the last nine years? Or perhaps now that Key has gone they will give up the personal attacks and think up some sensible policy instead?

    That would certainly be novel.

  2. Gezza

     /  July 23, 2017

    I saw 2 of that one, prominently displayed in different places on both sides of the road, as I drove up to Dad’s Rest Home yesterday. It’s in the Ohariu electorate I think. Must check later.

    I thought – it looked good. I thought Bill looked relaxed, competent, & genuine. I thought, I wonder why there aren’t any Labour billboards up yet, National is making the voter impact here first? I thought – blue is a nice, calm colour.

    I also thought, from those campaign posters I have seen in the msm, Andy looks like he’s trying too hard, he doesn’t really look relaxed, & his deputy looks chirpy but vacuous. I thought – red is an angry colour.

    Those thoughts won’t determine how I vote. I just like to note how I react emotionally to ads. And to how other people do as well.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 23, 2017

      Does it inspire people to get out and vote? Or just to be content with how things are?

      A bit of a fine line there.

      • Gezza

         /  July 23, 2017

        I don’t know Alan. We’ll have to see what *some* intending NON-VOTERS WITH A STUPID REASON for not voting actually do on Polling Day, I guess? 😉

        I do think they subliminally inspire some intending non-aligned, undecided, voters as to their final choice of who to vote for. 😇

      • Corky

         /  July 23, 2017

        I think it just keeps the faithful…faithful.

    • sorethumb

       /  July 23, 2017

      One third of Auckland’s homes and buildings being built by Chinese?
      Kiwi builders don’t show up for work are over paid, fail drug tests….

      • Gezza

         /  July 23, 2017

        Fuk. What should we do?

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  July 23, 2017

          Get them to start building our roads as well so something sensible actually gets done in our lifetime.

          • Gezza

             /  July 23, 2017

            No, not asking you – asking the thumbsta. 😡

    • Corky

       /  July 23, 2017

      You understand the “RIGHT WAY” well, Gezza. Did you see High Chief and PM, Billy English, on the news? He was helping his Southland candidate staple an election hoarding. He then explained to a young Tory in the making that: some people have trouble hammering a nail.
      He\s already injecting( or trying) humour into his routine. If Andy can’t match that during the leaders debate it’s going to be a televised train wreck.

      ps- I wonder if it was staged?

      • Gezza

         /  July 23, 2017

        Yes, I do understand the Right way, Corky. Why do you seem surprised? I see many ways.

        I expect the event was staged, but the quip wouldn’t be. That’s typical, dry, farmer, shearer, tractor driver humour. He’d be right at home in the Patea pub. Would even talk to Maori in a bit of their lingo.

        • Corky

           /  July 23, 2017

          Kay or-a, bros. You fullas need to lay off the P on election day. Pack the Pitty, da missus and dem kids in the Falcon and head down to your local booth to vote for National. Dats me. I’m a High Chief you know. Your Island cuzzies made me one cause my missus is a Samoan. Choice, eh?

          Yep, and people wonder what Bolgers legacy was.

          • Gezza

             /  July 23, 2017

            Paula thinks yaw dumb bro. She ain’t eating yaw ghost chips on your shuldas.
            Bill thinks yaw a spoon, and Marama thinks yaw a spacehead.

            • Corky

               /  July 23, 2017

              Me thinks you woke up on the wrong side of the couch,,,lol. Eh?

            • Gezza

               /  July 23, 2017

              Carn, Corks, I can’t be held responsible for WTF you think.

    • PDB

       /  July 23, 2017

      I must admit the first thing I noticed about the National billboard was the very good photo of Bill, though the slogan is a bit wishy-washy.

      Labour’s billboard features an awful photo of Jacinda (looks like Neil from the ‘Young Ones’, Little looking like a ‘crash test dummy’ (which may not be far from the truth this election), and another wishy-washy, meaningless slogan.

      The Greens billboard with Turei featured prominently just makes me think of benefit fraud and hypocrisy?

    • Gezza

       /  July 23, 2017

      🤔 Have you been taking evil lessons? 😳

  3. Ray

     /  July 23, 2017

    On Twitter Mathew Hotton doesn’t like that one PG but honestly I think it’s humour will prove a winner.
    Imagine what sort of pizza Angry Andrew might deliver….and how much he would bill you.

    • I thought it was quite clever and funny.

      • Brown

         /  July 23, 2017

        I confess to being tempted to go wandering about with a spray can. I know it’s wrong but boy am I tempted.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 23, 2017

      Labour would have to go with Hells Pizza to mstch their branding – with Andy as Lucifer.

      • Gezza

         /  July 23, 2017

        😀 I’m taking it that the dogs have been walked, that no bureaucrat is currently causing you grief, & at that, right at the moment, all is well in your world? 😳

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  July 23, 2017

          Nope still in bed snuggled up to that derriere you greviously maligned.

          • Gezza

             /  July 23, 2017

            I did NOT malign it! 😡
            I like ladies’ botties.
            I simply suggested that genes other than Levis sometimes make ladies’ bums look big! 😠

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  July 23, 2017

              As I said, I’m comfortable with fhat.

            • Gezza

               /  July 23, 2017

              Well obviously. You’re snuggled up. Are the dogs as well?

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  July 23, 2017

              Oops, now you’ve woken up Tinkerbell and she’s climbed on my chest determined to give me a good licking. Time to go walk the woggers.

            • Gezza

               /  July 23, 2017

              You’re a good dog dad, Al.
              You and Lurch.

  4. PDB

     /  July 23, 2017

    Can anybody with good photoshop skills post this lovely lady’s face onto James Shaw’s body in the Greens billboard?

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/94967974

    • PDB

       /  July 23, 2017

      Please…….

      • Gezza

         /  July 23, 2017

        Yes, but I would charge you $50 & have decided not to as it could be used for evil purposes.

        • PDB

           /  July 23, 2017

          The Green slogan of ‘great together’ would go well with Turei and the grandmother of benefit fraud on the billboard.

  5. Zedd

     /  July 23, 2017

    why do the Natz billboards look “SO 1970s man” didn’t they ever get past Muldoon politics era ???

    • Corky

       /  July 23, 2017

      Why????!! National work on the KISS principle. And….quality never needs to advertise itself. A gentle reminder is all that’s needed.

      Talking about Socialist Muldoon era politics….how is Andy and Labour doing?

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