I would like to raise a topic that I'm sure irritates the crumbs out of any business owner who pays real money to advertise legally.
What I'm talking about are the guys that stick stickers, posters and other dirty looking advertising all over our streets, lamposts, road signs and even sometimes residential walls.
As best I understand, it is not exactly legal to plop your advert on the roadside, even if its temporary (such as these trailer advertisers) - http://africa.bizcommunity.com/Artic.../70/40771.html
Apart from the physical danger that some of these signs cause (blocking view of traffic, stuck over road signs, etc), they are a terrible litter to our neighbourhoods and make them look dirty.
What irritates me most is that the majority of us are paying top dollar to advertise in the correct places, legally, whilst these advertisers are getting away with low cost, illegal advertising that ultimately litters our cities.
As I see it, the only reason this advertising would continue to exist is because it works. People are calling the numbers they see on these pieces of litter and supporting the litterers.
I would like to ask anyone who agrees with me on this topic to please pledge not to support these advertisers. Rather report the mess to 702's initiative (http://www.702.co.za/events/events/2...gflag/main.asp) or your local municipality. I'm not sure if civillians have the right to remove the signs as such...