NAB’s "Dream Festival"

Hey fellow Melbournians,

Sick of having to switch on the television or open a newspaper to be advertised to? Well, this just in from a friend, “the Yarra River, our Princes Bridge, Birrarung Marr and that entire precinct of our city will be sold over to the National Australia Bank for FOUR DAYS to run a PR campaign”!

Apparently this National Australia Bank advertising campaign will feature art installments “depicting the dreams of Australians”.


I know what one of my dreams is – nationalise the National Australia Bank, and re-regulate the country’s financial system! Wha… no? That particular installments not in there…? Oh. Ok.

How about something reflecting some of the dreams of Melbournian graffiti artists; to be able to walk down the street without being harrassed by police and fined for posession of spray paint. To have the same kind of access to public spaces that the National Australia Bank has, by being able to print your message up for all to see! That way, EVERY day can be a Dream Festival!

Oh… that’s not in there either?


Well, get on down if you really haven’t seen enough ads this weekend. And please, go on to their website to see a mighty piece of prose called “Ideas.¬†Dreams.¬†Aspirations.” signed by John Stewart and Ahmed Fahour – the “Group Chief Executive Officer” and “CEO” of NAB, respectively – i know i’m dying to know what these intellectual and cultural giants have to say! I wonder what it’s like to get so much of the monetary reward from other people’s efforts? I hope they write some memoirs for us! Oh yeah, you better believe it. What a time to be a Melbournian!

4 Comments so far

  1. adrock2xander (mel_john) on October 4th, 2008 @ 7:44 pm

    We have a David in our ranks? LOL! Hi David. I can see you’re not new. 34 posts so far but I don’t ever remember seeing you. When was the last time you posted? 2005!?!?!?!?

  2. Dissembly (mel_david) on October 5th, 2008 @ 12:28 pm

    You do have a David!

    It was only six months ago… i swear! Or maybe… 11 months… hmmm. I have been moving house and starting PhD’s and generally doing distracting things (not that that’s much excuse, as my livejournal has still gotten some use in that time.)

  3. adrock2xander (mel_john) on October 6th, 2008 @ 7:00 am

    *scrolls through David’s previous posts*

    Oh yes I remember your first post. I was itching to go for that Buffy trivia thing.

    Well ALL of us have forgotten about you. I’d dare say, the Prodigal Son returns? Haha. Welcome back and do stay around more (read: more posts!) And yes, that’s no excuse. SHAME ON YOU! :O

    Where’s home btw? Most of us live on north of Yarra. Actually, all of us do. Squirt and I live in the West.

  4. Dissembly (mel_david) on October 6th, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

    Home is slightly northish of the city centre nowadays :)

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