Commercial Hoboken dog parks

Hoboken Dog Whisperer ad removed, adds free poop bags

Forgot to mention this about two weeks ago, that the giant Cesar Milan Dog Whisperer billboard over at Elysian Park was removed the same day the story published on 411…

However, it was replaced with a Cesar Milan mini-billboard / dog poop bag dispenser.

Even with “free” stuff, does it make that kind of marketing is OK or not?

Giant Dog Whisperer advertising at Hoboken Elysian Park

7/2/2012:

I always thought that our parks here in Hoboken were a great way to escape from the hectic world we live in, and “unplug” for a few moments. Grass, trees, dogs, and people just enjoying the simpler things in life.

However, I noticed this afternoon that a big Dog Whisperer promotional poster was hanging on the fence over at Elysian Park!

Who wants to be pummeled like that when we went to the park to chill out? I wonder who at the city authorized this, and how much they’re getting compensated. This sets a dangerous precedent, because before you know it – all the parks will be peppered with similar junk – including political ads and other mindless propaganda.

6 Responses

  1. ilovenewjersey says:

    This is awful and that’s such a super family-friendly play on words. Nice job on hanging the sign too, looks great.

    Stay classy Hoboken.

    Maybe Bic could donate pens to the local government and call the program Suck My Bic.

  2. animal_lover says:

    Oh my, I hope we don’t see more dogs put in choke holds with his training methods. Well the Zimmer administration started the signs in the park. I even remember her soliciting, that is, entering the run with no dog, for the purpose of soliciting some candidate she supported.

  3. animal_lover says:

    Then again, maybe it is actually a perforated sign designed to tear off segments to clean up the doggie business .Always looking to keep cost down you know with the Nat Geo advertising dollars used for animal control the city can bend that budget item steeply downward.

  4. hoboken411 says:

    Apparently we got action again – as the sign was removed by 9pm. Whatever. I just can imagine regular places in town looking like an animated Yankee Stadium during the playoffs.

  5. whineanddineinhob says:

    Glad to see that monstrosity of a sign out of the park. However, the guy does seem to be giving something back to the community and the small advertisement is in good proportion to the bag dispenser.

    • ktbc says:

      Agreed.[quote comment=”216533″]Glad to see that monstrosity of a sign out of the park. However, the guy does seem to be giving something back to the community and the small advertisement is in good proportion to the bag dispenser.[/quote]

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