The past few weeks have seen a couple of new vinyl wrap adverts applied to trams on Manchester Metrolink – both of which have a plain white background and, of course, feature full contravision. The two trams which have received the ads are 3081 and 3094 with the advertisers being IKEA and Olivia Burton respectively.
The first of the adverts to be applied was that to 3081 for IKEA. Of course, IKEA is a major landmark alongside Metrolink on the approach to the Ashton-under-Lyne and so it was probably inevitable that the company would advertise on a tram and probably the biggest surprise is it has taken so long! The advert is mainly white with images and writing included. Manchester Metrolink is the third UK tramway to have a full blown advert for IKEA following on from Croydon and Sheffield.
The other new advert is on 3094 and is for Olivia Burton London; this company is an accessories brand. Again featuring a white base the design features images of watches with the full use of contravision.