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Billboards

Driven to distraction

Navigating Hong Kong's roads can be fraught at the best of times.

Sunday, 26 September, 2010, 12:00am

Footdown

Dogs go mad for modelling

The Mad Dog Motorcycle Club are in the running to be Hong Kong's next top models. The tattooed, road-gnarled riders with big bikes and big hearts for charitable causes recently revved up for their first photo shoot, for Wrangler Jeans USA.

1 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Aladdin looking to Nasdaq for US$150m

Outdoor media firm plans nationwide push

Aladdin Media Holdings, one of the mainland's largest outdoor media firms specialising in public billboard advertisements, plans to raise up to US$150 million from an initial public offering on the Nasdaq later this year to fund expansion, according to the company's founder and chief executive, Melvin Chung.

28 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Outdoor media firm Time Share sets IPO target of US$150m

Time Share Advertising & Communications plans to raise US$100 million to US$150 million from an initial public offering in the United States early next year, according to market sources.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Signs of the times

Asked to summarise Manila in a few words, most people would probably mention 'pollution', 'traffic', 'chaos' and 'noise'. It is a cliched description that does not do justice to the city - mainly because it leaves out 'billboards'.

10 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Eurasian ambiguity adds value

Eurasians have always found a place on Hong Kong's billboards, in magazine ads on TV and now more than ever in movies and television series. Maggie Q (left, who stars in Magic Kitchen), Carl Ng (ads for Nokia, California Fitness), Rosemary Vandenbroucke (last seen on a Dior runway), are just a few of the most sought-after faces in this city.

12 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Dangerous distraction

I write to protest the erection of the huge moving picture display outside and on the Queen's Theatre, Queen's Road Central.

It presents noise and visual pollution, detracts from the harmony and dignity of Hong Kong's business district and is a dangerous hazard to pedestrians and motorists.

30 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Angry residents strike back against billboard invasion

Advertisers are known for pushing the limits in their attempt to get public attention, but in Vancouver the public is pushing back.

Neighbourhood groups have formed to press city officials to do something about the intrusion of massive billboards into residential areas.

14 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Adverts 'pose threat to drivers'

The Internet, newspapers and television and radio stations will face a new source of competition for advertisers' expenditure if a proposal takes effect.

29 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Slopes could prove advertising goldmine

A proposal to allow advertisements on the 8,700 slopes alongside busy highways could generate millions of dollars a year in revenue.

But some people fear the move could endanger drivers.

Under the Civil Engineering Department scheme, a slope would be rented for three years and the tenant would be responsible for regular maintenance.

25 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

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