Durden Outdoor Wins National “Best Of Show” Award

The FAMOUS Makers recently won big at the Independent Billboard Operators Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. brought home Best of Show for the Tabor Pest Control Digital Campaign, adding another National Award to the FAMOUS Makers shelf. We are humbled and honored to have received this award. We sincerely appreciate our clients who allow us to think outside of the box and push the #FAMOUSMaker button. IBOUSA brings together hundreds of billboard operators twice a year from around the United States to gain professional development in the ever-changing industry of Outdoor Advertising. They host the annual Indie Awards at the Spring Conference, sponsored by Camel City Posters. The Indie Awards is open to all Independent Billboard Companies from around the country. Check out the video below to see our award-winning work:

Durden Outdoor Wins BIG at the American Advertising Awards

The FAMOUS MAKERS are excited to have won BIG at AAF Dothan’s American Advertising Awards. We were honored to have received a GOLD ADDY and JUDGE’S CHOICE for The Cochran Firm License Place Billboard and a SILVER ADDY for Bryan Pharmacy’s “Pharmacy Ninja” Campaign. We pride ourselves on our award-winning Creative Department and would like to extend a thank you to all of our customers who have allowed us to think outside of the box with implementing unique ideas.

The American Advertising Awards, formerly known as the ADDY’s, is the advertising industry’s largest and most represented competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. By winning locally, the FAMOUS Makers will advance to the District level to compete with entrants from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana.

If you would like to be FAMOUS and work with our award-winning creative team, contact us today at 334-792-5056 or sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

Durden Outdoor Expands Digital & Static Billboards to Marianna, Florida

The FAMOUS MAKERS are excited to announce the addition of Jackson County, Florida into our coverage area. In November, Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. acquired a billboard company in this market. Since this acquisition, we have built more inventory into this growing market which includes Jackson County and Marianna, Florida’s first Digital Billboard. All of our inventory stretches along Hwy 90 and Hwy 71, targeting local traffic. Highway 90 has a 60% higher traffic count than I-10 or Hwy 231 in Jackson County. “We are excited about the growth of our static billboard inventory & Durden Digital Network into the great state of Florida” says Vice President, Bill Durden. “Jackson County has a population of almost 50,000 and is a large economic draw to the Wiregrass.” The NEW Digital Billboard towers over the highest traveled intersection in Jackson County (Hwy 90 at Hwy 71) and boasts a weekly traffic count of over 234,500+ cars. This Digital Billboard marks #30 for the Durden Digital Billboard Network, which reaches over 1.2 million cars per day and spans across 6 Wiregrass cities including Dothan, AL; Enterprise, AL; Ozark, AL; Troy, AL; Eufaula, AL and now Marianna, FL. Our newest inventory can be found near several popular businesses in Jackson County, Florida to include Wal-Mart, Lowes, Tyndall Federal Credit Union, Verizon, Chipola Urgent Care, Aaron’s Rentals, Beef O’ Brady’s, Sonny’s BBQ and many other Marianna restaurants. Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. was founded by W. Earl Durden in 1968 in Dothan, AL. It remains one of the largest privately owned billboard companies in the country which now spans 10 counties in Southeast Alabama, Georgia and Florida. If you would like to be made FAMOUS in Jackson County, Florida call one of our FAMOUS MAKERS today at 334-792-5056 or email us at sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

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.

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.