Polish Officials Dislike Coke Ad
WARSAW, Poland (AP) _ A Polish agency may set a record with its huge new advertisement _ if city officials force them to take it down first.
Warsaw’s Center district authorities were unimpressed by the Coca-Cola ad that went up over the weekend on an office building. The 136-by-191-foot red sign featuring a girl’s face and a soda bottle hangs over Warsaw’s main intersection.
Officials say such advertising is inappropriate in the heart of the city.
``You cannot treat a building in the landmarked area as an ad post,″ Grzegorz Wolff, a spokesman for the downtown district told the Zycie daily.
But the Hator publicity agency, which hopes to get the ad listed as a world record, said the bureaucrats don’t get it.
Waldemar Pulawski of the Hator agency called it ``a rare tourist attraction.″
``An artistic vision cannot be assessed by office clerks,″ he said.