Promoters jump on board in Blenheim

Marlborough District councillors have enthusiastically welcomed advertising company Phantom Billstickers to Marlborough.

The company is to put up five advertising boards at its own cost to promote events and campaigns. It would hire someone in Blenheim to maintain them.

The sites were likely to be at the Marlborough Convention Centre car park, the i-Site car park, the Wynen St car park, Stadium 2000 car park and outside the Blenheim library. More were possible, particularly in Picton, Seddon and at the airport.

Company general manager Jamey Holloway told councillors at yesterday's regional development and planning committee meeting that erecting the boards would not cost ratepayers.

As part of the move into Marlborough, the first 10 A3 posters for Marlborough bands, artists and events would be free, Holloway said. "If groups have no money, we can still promote them."

The company made money through the scale of its reach throughout the country. Clients, such as promoters with a touring artist, paid to put up posters on the company's boards.

The Marlborough Express