Whitaker Marketing came to Durden Outdoor with the idea of collaborating to promote their client Espy, Metcalf & Espy, P.C. Known as Dothan’s bankruptcy lawyers, EMEPC, have more than 60 years combined in bankruptcy law, and have helped thousands of individuals and families escape or decrease crushing debt burdens.
The design process of Espy, Metcalf & Espy began with several creative meetings researching the topic, defining the direction, and strategizing about the possibilities. This is when the “Ball & Chain” concept emerged from our creative minds and leapt onto the dry erase board.
The expression “ball and chain” refers back to the actual ball and chain, which was a heavy metal ball secured to a prisoner’s leg by means of a chain and manacle. The ball and chain was in use in both Britain and the USA by the early 19th century (and possibly much earlier.) The earliest citation in print is from The Times
, January 1819. Now, it is used as a slang term for a burden that you must carry around with you. In our design the “Ball and Chain” is a metaphor for how debt can be a burden and weigh you down.
With the design sketched out, Durden’s Creative department began designing and revising the billboard. After a few ideas were mapped out the initial design was presented to the client for review. Once the concept was given a go-ahead the 3D idea developed while meeting with Durden’s production department. Excitement had sprung with this new 3D idea between all three entities!
The artwork was approved and the agency decided to creatively spend their client’s ad budget on (1) stationary bulletin strategically located on Main Street in Dothan, Alabama [across from Wiregrass Church.] To add frequency and coverage to this “MY DEBT” ad campaign, they also included a digital rotary showing on our Durden Digital Network.
The team at Durden then began engineering and building the 20 foot 3D Chain and Cuff to fit on the billboard. You can see how we made it by clicking HERE
. Shortly after it was installed Sharon Whitaker, President of Whitaker Marketing, notified us that the client had already received a lot of positive feed back from their 3D billboard.
Creating the RIGHT IDEA for the RIGHT CLIENT equals “FAMOUS” every time. Durden Outdoor was beyond ecstatic about developing and producing this billboard campaign for Whitaker Marketing and Espy, Metcalf & Espy, P.C.’s Bankruptcy Practice. To find out how to add a 3D PROP BILLBOARD to your next marketing campaign, contact one of the FAMOUS MAKERS at DURDEN OUTDOOR today at firstname.lastname@example.org.