One noticeable hit to business during the coronavirus pandemic has been to the advertising industry. Whilst electronic billboards, such as at bus stops, have been busy with government health messages, a look at the side of buses travelling around London will show you some empty spaces or out-dated adverts, such as cinema releases.

Large static poster billboards also appear to be heavily affected leading to some sites being fly-posted. This site, on the Uxbridge Road in west London, has been subject to a number of recent guerrilla marketing attacks with mainly political messages pasted over the space. A recent one about Grenfell, along with the defacing of the owners’ nameplate, was hastily replaced by this blank canvas.

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