Poster-modern theory and practice…

ANYONE notice that quite a few election posters got blown down in the recent stormy gales? Aside from the constant issue of them getting taken down post-election quickly, do readers think they’re an effective way of getting votes or establishing a presence? A necessary evil, perhaps, or is it essential just to be seen to be keeping up with the competition?

  • Fermanagh Young Unionist aka Mark Ovens

    The posters are a good idea in places were there are actually people unsure about who to give their votes to. But then there are people in a certain party who think it wise to put them up across the road from a uup member for example. The posters should be left for the towns and villages – theres no need for them every 100 yards on a quiet country road.

  • Fermanagh Young Unionist aka Mark Ovens

    The posters are a good idea in places were there are actually people unsure about who to give their votes to. But then there are people in a certain party who think it wise to put them up across the road from a uup member for example. The posters should be left for the towns and villages – theres no need for them every 100 yards on a quiet country road.

  • Fermanagh Young Unionist aka Mark Ovens

    The posters are a good idea in places were there are actually people unsure about who to give their votes to. But then there are people in a certain party who think it wise to put them up across the road from a uup member for example. The posters should be left for the towns and villages – theres no need for them every 100 yards on a quiet country road.

  • Fermanagh Young Unionist aka Mark Ovens

    The posters are a good idea in places were there are actually people unsure about who to give their votes to. But then there are people in a certain party who think it wise to put them up across the road from a uup member for example. The posters should be left for the towns and villages – theres no need for them every 100 yards on a quiet country road.

  • Chris Gaskin

    I think posters are a waste of time, they are used like a dog to mark out terrority.

    This marking of terrority is more benifical to parties in rural areas.

  • john

    I wonder will the SDLP have to use a private company to put up their posters again.

    I believe this was neccessary due to the lack of election workers on the ground

  • Oilbhéar Chromaill

    There’s only a token SDLP presence in west Belfast – a billboard in Safeways proclaiming their unbelievable message that their’s is a better way to a better Ireland.

    After all if you have to pay an ad company to put up your poster, there’s no way you’re going to have the power to bring about your desired outcome.

    And if you have a poster with a green so undescribeably awful as their limey version, you’re going to do nothing but turn off voters from your message.

    Then again I could be wrong…

  • The Devil

    John,

    Is it not better to use a private company than a private army

  • will

    I wonder if Jimmy Spratt’s RUC comrades will be out rapping doors to drum up support for the DUP

    Well,i suppose it’s better than kicking them in

  • The Real Will

    I’d ban all posters – I dont think a single vote ever turns on a poster.

    The only people I think they really motivate is a party’s core support.