Network Rail posters

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  1. johntea

    johntea Established Member

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    Every so often Network Rail knocks up a poster to advise of works they're carrying out over Easter and the like.

    Usually their marketing team put a decent bit of effort in, for the Easter one they made train track look like bunny ears as an example :lol:

    However it looks as if the marketing budget has been cut for the latest round of posters, my personal caption for this one is 'Bloke having to work over the bank holiday but would rather be in the pub' ;)
     

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  3. Domh245

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    It might be that the publicity department have decided to try and counter the awful press that Network Rail have encountered of late. As if they are trying to remind these commuters who've become rabid about NR and it's constant failings that at the end of the day, it is people giving up their holidays when they could be in the pub.

    If they wanted better awareness of this, they could always put the senior managers in stocks at London Bridge station and have staff pelt them with wet sponges. Whatever donations make their way into a fundraising bucket are then shared amongst the senior staff as their bonus! I think I may have just solved the PR problem ;)
     
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    I think who ever thought this up should have thought again as been in the pub and working for the railway doesn,t really go together.not really something to advertise, since everyone knows about the limit for drinking and working on the railway.
    It would have been better if the poster had said Bloke having to work over the bank holiday but would rather have been out with his family enjoying quality time together.

    Wonder how much they paid for it?
     
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    Where on the poster does it mention the pub?
     
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    Confusion all round here, compounded by the two meanings of 'poster' on a forum!
     
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    To summarise. The original poster (OP) captioned the Network Rail Poster (NRP)

    The actual poster contains no such mention of pubs. That would be silly
     
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    Indeed however the person I quoted suggested that the Network Rail Advertising Poster had said that.
     
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    I wonder if the reason for just a simple photo is because people will mutter about Network Rail wasting taxpayers' money on arty posters. Probably doesn't actually save any money though, unless it reduces the number of complaints they have to answer.
     
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    I took "my personal caption" to suggest that was the individual poster's personal suggestion for the caption on the poster.

    Anyway, I'm sure Luke would be happy with your comments. He's a real employee by the way who does a proper job on track.
     
  11. westv

    westv Established Member

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    But the important question is what pub does he use? :lol:
     
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