Communications disease

Gazette takes its share

The wall of government money being thrown at the media as a part of Gordon Brown’s £540 million “end of spin” campaign is trickling its way down to our own local media. This Friday the Ealing & Acton Gazette carried the following large display ads:

1/3 page DWP – Build a better future
1/3 page HMRC – Tell tax credits your news
2/3 page Community Payback – Have your say
Full page – WRAP – Love food hate waste

The last one is particularly pernicious as it is not government branded and has a .com domain name.