Shop Local, Shop Headland

headlandchamber_shoplocal_durden_outdoorRhonda Harrison, executive director of the Headland Chamber of Commerce, knows that there is more to the City of Headland than what meets the eye. Mrs. Harrison reached out to Durden Outdoor as Headland was in need of a way to promote community events and new businesses that was affordable and consistent. Although initially hesitant, the board of directors approved to give billboards a try and advertise with Durden Outdoor. After a few strategic conversations, it was determined that our Rotary Poster program was exactly what the Headland Chamber of Commerce needed. Every four weeks, they rotate to a new billboard among a group of approved locations. This allows them to change their message and promotion monthly while keeping a strong presence on Hwy 431 North. Mrs. Harrison credits their billboards with keeping Headland top of mind in a large audience outside of the city limits and by linking Headland into the community of Dothan. She commended the Durden Creative Department stating “they keep our ads simple yet attractive. Durden’s tactics are strategic and beneficial. The relationship that the Headland Chamber of Commerce and Durden Outdoor have built is strong and one that will last.” If you would like to become FAMOUS, please give us a call today at 334-678-2215 or you may email us at sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

Target 180,000+ National Peanut Festival Attendees For Less than $60/Day

npfdroneshot Peanut harvesting is in full swing and that could only mean one thing, the 72nd annual National Peanut Festival is right around the corner. Held in Dothan, AL, the National Peanut Festival honors local peanut farmers and celebrates the enormous amount of work that they put in each year. This years festival will be held November 4th through November 13th at the National Peanut Festival fairgrounds located on Hwy 231 South. The festival has grown from a 3-day event in 1938 to a 10-day event today, attracting attendance in excess of 180,000. Head over to http://nationalpeanutfestival.com/ for more festival facts and a listing of event info. What better way to reach 180,000+ fair-goers than the Durden Digital Network! Check out these two Digital Billboards located at key intersections on Hwy 231 South that are sure to catch your consumer’s eye. This 10-day Digital Showing offer expires 10/31/16. Limited space is available. Contact your Durden Sales Representative today to reserve your space or email us at sales@durdenoutdoor.com. npf-2016-digital-billboard-special      

Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday August 5, 2016, and ending at twelve midnight on Sunday August 7, 2016, Alabama will hold its eleventh annual sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, and clothing free of state sales or use tax. You don’t have to be a student or even have children to take advantage of this holiday and save money next weekend. In support of the Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday, Durden Outdoor is offering businesses the opportunity to promote their sales through our Durden Digital Network Specials. For a limited time, you may choose between (3) Digital Blitz Packages that range from five to eleven digital billboards for six days. In addition, Durden Outdoor will be giving away (2) FREE Gulf Coast Jam tickets with the purchase of every Digital Blitz Package.** All Digital Blitz Specials must be booked by close of business on 8/25/2016. Consisting of twenty eight digital displays and covering five markets, the Durden Digital Network reaches over one million cars daily. Contact one of our FAMOUS MAKERS today about making your business FAMOUS in the Wiregrass. **While Supplies Last. Excludes the purchase of a (5) Board Digital Blitz Package** Durden Outdoor Billboard Back To School Sale Blitz

WE’RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD FOLKS!

Now Hiring Pic Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. is a family owned business in Dothan, AL.  Since opening in 1968, our firm has never laid anyone off.  Our business is expanding and we are looking to hire qualified candidates to fulfill several full time positions in our production department. Below are some of the skills that we are looking for: Sign / Billboard Installers  Climb & work well with heights Active/clean drivers license required / CDL not required but appreciated Pass a drug test On the job paid training with an experienced journeyman Learn how to install billboards and work on our Durden Digital Network General Shop Maintenance Duties Welding / Fab Shop Apprentice Experience with prepping & painting steel / metal with a spraygun Candidate must possess a positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to learn. Our benefits include: 4 Day Work Week (Mon-Thurs) (1) Paid Week of vacation 100% Company funded annual profit share program Bi-Annual Bonuses Home Every Night New Equipment / Trucks Low Employee Turnaround Advancement Opportunities PLEASE STOP BY OUR OFFICE AT 5500 US HWY 431 N. DOTHAN, AL 36303 OR EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO: jobs@durdenoutdoor.com

Durden Outdoor Expands Inventory in Troy, AL

image With the increasing retail growth to the Troy, AL market, Durden Outdoor expanded its inventory in the Spring of 2016 by acquiring the inventory of Insight Media. First, Durden Outdoor upgraded and better positioned 5 of the 6 locations acquired. Durden also built two new prime time 10’ x 40’ bulletins and also added a new 10’ x 40’ Digital at the highest traffic intersection in the city. To help support the demand of circulation for business who like to saturate the market by using our Rotary Poster Program, we expanded our rotary inventory by adding six new Rotary Poster Boards. Troy is looking forward to the retail growth coming in first Quarter of 2017. Phase One of the new Publix Shopping Center will open which will have eleven store fronts attached and several outer parcels. There are already three new restaurants committed along with a new bank to be built on one of the outer parcels. There will be two new Credit Unions coming to Troy later in 2016. There are also plans for a new retail strip to be added across from Santa Fe Cattle Company. So far in the past year, Troy has seen a new tire store open (Jim Whaley Tires) along with a new Owner of the Ford Dealership and name change to Pike County Ford, the opening of Chicken Salad Chick and several other new retail establishments. After seeing all the new growth in the City of Troy over the past couple of years, Durden Outdoor saw the need to go in and create more inventory and upgrade some existing inventory to be able to support the demand  and have the best billboard positions for our Clients.  We are excited about the growth of Troy and look forward to helping make many businesses FAMOUS in the Troy, Alabama market.
**NEW** AVAILABLE TROY BILLBOARDS AS OF 7/15/2016
Pike County Population:  32,899
 
Contact us at sales@durdenoutdoor.com with questions about rates for below.
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Bulletin #7737:  Hwy 231 @ 3 Notch St / Next to CVS
Poster #2905: University Blvd @ Brundidge St. (entrance to Troy Campus)
Bulletin #7739:  Hwy 231 @ Hwy 167 (north of Don Walker’s) southbound face
Bulletin #7740:  Hwy 231 @ Hwy 167 (north of Don Walker’s) northbound face
Poster #2902: Hwy 167 across from The Half Shell Oyster Bar
Bulletin #7753:  Hwy 231 / Just north of Troy Regional Hospital

Slocomb Tomato Festival THIS WEEKEND

STF2Sporting events and festivals have led to a spike in travel and spending in the Wiregrass area. According to the Alabama Tourism Department’s Economic Impact 2015, travelers spent an estimated $263.7 million in Houston County, $55.3 million in Coffee County, $39.3 million in Dale County, $3.2 million in Geneva County and $3 million in Henry County. The numbers through out the state show more than 25 million people traveled in Alabama last year alone. With the increase in the number of vehicles on the road, comes an increase in the number of views on billboards. One of our local homegrown events, the Slocomb Tomato Festival, utilizes a mix of digital and rotary billboards to announce their event annually. A clean and consistent message is key. Their billboards can be seen on Hwy 231 South and Hwy 52 West in Dothan targeting locals and beach traffic. They also expanded into the Enterprise market to attract even more Coffee County residents to the festival this year. If you are in the Wiregrass this weekend, be sure to stop by the Slocomb Tomato Festival on Friday and Saturday to check out the karaoke contest, car show, The Kentucky Headhunters, and of course sample one of those juicy Slocomb tomatoes. The team at Durden Outdoor can help you reach over one million cars daily. Contact our sales team today about making your business or event FAMOUS in the Wiregrass.

‘Tis the Season for Giving

TEAM Durden has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We are extremely blessed with great customers and wonderful co-workers that we all consider family. This year, we chose the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank’s “Stuff the Semi” food drive as a public service project. They will be collecting non-perishable food items, frozen turkeys, and monetary donations today at Southside Wal-Mart until 6:00 PM to feed families this holiday season. Whether it be a food drive, paying someone’s utility bill, or simply a kind gesture of “how can I help?” This Thanksgiving, we encourage you to give back to your community and bless someone who may be going through a tough time. “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Stuff the Semi      

Run. Walk. Donate.

SAMC COHDurden Outdoor Displays, Inc. is excited to partner with Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation again this year for the annual Sandi McCool Champions of Hope event. Several Digital Billboards were placed strategically around the entire Wiregrass area to promote this wonderful cause. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 17th at the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine – Dothan Campus. Champions of Hope honors all breast cancer survivors and pre-vivors. Each year sponsors, runners, walkers, survivors and their families and friends gather to raise money and awareness about the importance of early detection and intervention.

Shanna Peoples Missing from Geneva, AL

shannapeoples-missingThe Geneva Police Department, Geneva County Sheriff’s Department, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are conducting an active investigation into the disappearance of Shanna Genelle Peoples. As you will remember Shanna went missing on Thursday, September 8, 2011, around 3:30 pm.  Shanna was last seen in the area of 303 North Morris Street, in Geneva, Alabama.  Although it is unclear of the clothing that Shanna was wearing, it is believed that she was wearing blue denim Capri pants and a green tank top.  Shanna has a limited mental capacity, and investigators are not sure if she was the victim of an accident or if she was harmed by someone. Shanna was known to walk and ride her bicycle in the community.  She loved McDonalds and soft drinks and would often ride or walk to either Magnolia Market located on Magnolia Avenue in Geneva or C & M Grocery located on Maple Avenue in Geneva. Geneva is a cohesive and caring community and we know that everyone wants to bring Shanna home.  She is a beloved member of this community and we are asking the citizens of Geneva and the surrounding communities to join us in the effort to bring Shanna home.  Investigators believe that success in this case will come from a joint effort between the citizens in the community and the law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation.  Investigators would also like to thank the public for the information they have provide thus far, and encourage them to continue providing leads and information.  Investigators in the case believe that they are individuals who have information regarding Shanna’s disappearance, and these individuals are strongly encouraged to report that information no matter how small they believe it is.  Please allow the investigators to determine how important or relevant the information may be. This case has been, is, and will remain a priority for local, county, state, and federal law enforcement.  The investigators remain hopeful for a successful conclusion.

Durden recognized by Enterprise Aviation Expo

Durden Outdoor received this beauty over the weekend. 
" A FAMOUS Thank You" from the City of Enterprise and E'prise Aviation Expo - 2013

” A FAMOUS Thank You” from the City of Enterprise and E’prise Aviation Expo – 2013

We were recognized by the 2013 Enterprise Aviation Expo. The 5th Annual Enterprise Aviation Expo highlighted war-birds from the Southeast, as well as diverse aircraft’s found in the Wiregrass Area. It educated the public on the Enterprise Municipal Airport, honored our War Veterans, displayed aircraft’s from World War II though present day and entertained with aerobatics. 
 
We are always proud to partner with all the cities in our coverage area.