I’ve been trashed in the paper. I’ve been disrespected by their “journalists” and going back, by their “editorial board” when they used to have one. But, the worst trashing I get from them is the garbage they indiscriminately throw in my yard, on my sidewalk, in the gutter of the street- of their “advertising circulars.”
Considering I pay them to read their dreck in the environmentally friendly but hopelessly useless digital edition on my iPad, you would think when I call nicely and ask them not to toss their trash in my yard, of ads- I already skip when reading their rag (hint to advertisers, there are very few reasons to advertise in newsprint anymore- if you need help with advertising- try my agency).
There is a very long thread on NextDoor.com (membership required to view link) with people discussing ways to stop the littering, including legal action.
So this Christmas, George (my dog) and I decided to take an Ikea bag and fill it with their trash and share the season with the folks at Cox- in their HQ on S. Main Street.
Watch and enjoy- and share as much as possible.
9:30 pm Apparently some entire neighborhoods have been able to opt out. Just have your neighborhood association send a letter to [email protected] The letter has to be on the neighborhood assn letterhead. She needs a list of all the streets in your neighborhood and voila. This is how Twin Towers opted out- after they took over 100lbs of trash and dumped it in the DDN Lobby!
Vandalia banned “unsolicited advertising” being distributed by restricting where it could be placed.
Here’s their video- TOTH to Rich Hopkins
And here’s our new years video to them-