Brendan Seery
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13 Nov 2021
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Crime related to advertising is, according to well-known American marketing analyst and cynic, the second biggest illegal sector in the world.

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Crime related to advertising is, according to well-known American marketing analyst and cynic Bob Hoffmann, the second biggest illegal sector in the world, after drug trafficking. That includes all manner of criminality, from click fraud (which is huge) to billing scams and, one which is particularly prevalent in our lawless part of the globe, illegal outdoor advertising. Johannesburg is especially badly hit by this scourge, which has grown in equal proportion to the stated commitments of various city administrations and political leaders to deal with it. Illegal signs are everywhere you look – on traffic signs, at road intersections (where...