Thousands of miles removed from the political tinderbox of the Middle East, a controversy has broken out between Palestinian and Israeli advocacy groups over dueling advertising campaigns on BART.
Since 2010, a consortium of Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups has sponsored three BART train ad campaigns, each of which feature slogans asking for an end to United States military support for Israel.
Click on the photo to the right to see both of the ads. Read More
Supporters of San Francisco’s public campaign financing law wanted a leveling of the political playing field, but what they might not have considered was precisely how those taxpayer funds would be spent in the midst of a contentious race. Read More
Though it is illegal to park large trucks on busy roads for the purpose of advertising, it does not mean everyone abides by the rules.
The number of calls and complaints about oversized commercial trucks parking on busy thoroughfares, including 19th Avenue and Sunset Boulevard in the Sunset district, has increased in the past few months, according to Supervisor Carmen Chu’s office. The uptick in grievances has led to a possible crackdown on the worst offenders. Read More
A study examining advertising policies on public property is expected to begin this year as The City faces budget deficits and looks for ways to gain more revenue.
Once complete, the report will make clear the amount of revenue The City is receiving from advertising contracts and the impact restrictions on the medium is having on revenue. Read More
A series of potential moneymaking opportunities for BART, including corporate sponsorship of stations and advertising wraps on trains, got the cold shoulder from the agency’s Board of Directors on Thursday.Although the agency just finished dealing with an $8.5 million budget surplus, board President James Fang made a request that BART staff further study revenue-generating possibilities. Read More
A plan to increase advertising at the San Francisco International Airport has been put on hold following questions whether it would violate voter-approved ballot measures that imposed restrictions on increasing the amount of advertising spaces. Read More
When it really counts, Democrats, like Republicans, are tuning to mass television advertising buys in the hopes of keeping their seats. The New York Times reports: Read More
I have heard from several people close to your campaign that you hate old-school fundraising, preferring instead to tweet, preach and otherwise engender mass crushes in the hopes that checks will be forthcoming. Several of those people have told me that you dropped out of the governor’s race because your detached method wasn’t going to work on a California scale.
Honestly, this may be the coolest thing I’ve ever heard about you. Read More
Imagine riding home on a Muni train sitting firmly on a Macy’s logo. Or, if you’re not lucky enough to grab a seat, simply reaching between the dangling Outback Steakhouse cards to hold onto the safety bar above you. Read More