Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Promotions Company Rapped for Fly-Posting

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Promotions Company Rapped for Fly-Posting

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A COMPANY has been fined more than Pounds 16,000 for illegally posting banners promoting gigs at O2 Ritz Manchester.

Geestar Production Limited, based in Eccles, ignored warnings to remove a series of fly-posted banners promoting gigs starring American rappers.

The events promotion firm were told to remove a banner advertising an upcoming show by West Coast hip-hop musician The Game, found posted on Alan Turing Way in January.

Manchester City Council officers warned them they faced an Pounds 80 penalty notice for the offence but they failed to take it down and, following an investigation, a series of other banners linked to Geestar were found attached to railings near main roads in Manchester. A representative of the company was formally interviewed by the council in February. However, further illegal banners promoting concerts featuring Method Mad & Redman and Shalamar appeared around the city in April. …

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