Pre-vetting of posters must be back on the agenda after this latest
The execution, as it were, was detected by our team on Kensington Church
Street, in Notting Hill Gate, and is apparently the work of BMP DDB on
behalf of the Notting Hill Improvements Group.
The campaign was designed to highlight the local community group’s
mission to pretty up its catchment area with flowers and hanging baskets
and the poster was apparently meant to be accompanied by a variety of
said baskets hanging from the frame. Only that didn’t happen at first,
and it ran on its own, sans decoration.
’It was extremely embarrassing and, of course, we meant no offence, but
the contractor had problems attaching the basket,’ a BMP spokesman
The poster was up for a number of days without the crucial flowers
before anyone complained. This would suggest either that local residents
are quite into the idea of bringing back hanging, or that they didn’t
notice the poster, thereby bringing into question the power of outdoor
We’re not sure which is worse.