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Beavers Heist a Five-Star Billboard in Dothan, AL

It’s not everyday that you see a team of beavers trying to steal the show, but in Dothan, AL it is. The FAMOUSMakers are excited to partner with Brunner, an innovative advertising agency, to bring to life Great Southern Wood’s new “Woodland’s Most Wanted” campaign. Great Southern Wood, located in Abbeville, AL, has always been a staple and known nationally for their YellaWood brand pressure treated pine. The new advertising campaign is an extension of their 2018 “Five-Star Backyards” campaign, which inspires DIYers to build their dream backyard. “Through the use of non-traditional YellaWood fans, in this case, a team of beavers, we’re taking a humorous approach to establishing the desirability of YellaWood brand products,” said Chief Marketing officer James Riley. “It’s a fun and engaging way to encourage homeowners to create their own Five-Star Backyard and to demand pressure treated pine with the little Yella Tag.”

This national advertising campaign launched in March 2019 and includes billboards, print, digital, broadcast and in-store signage. For the bulletins, Brunner incorporated 2-dimensional pop outs of the beavers to give it a more realistic feel. The Team at Durden Outdoor loves working with clients and agencies to showcase award-winning creative through outdoor. If you are interested in becoming FAMOUS in the Wiregrass and would like more information on how we can include a 2-D pop out in your outdoor, give us a call today at 334-792-5056 or drop us a line at sales@durdenoutdoor.com. And remember, if it doesn’t have the yella tag, you don’t want it.

Ever Seen a Pink Bug at a Restaurant? We Hope So!

In most cases, a bug and a restaurant do not go together. In fact, while dining out, the last thing that you would want to see is a bug….except when you are at Our Place Diner! Over the years, Our Place Diner has become a Dale County landmark. Located on Hwy 231 in Ozark, AL, the restaurant boasts an actual Volkswagen Beetle (Bug) sticking out of the ground. With oversized portions, a large menu variety and a shrimp po’ boy that won’t wait, you’ll find Our Place Diner overflowing with southern charm. Their friendly staff is always ready and willing to wait on you.

Our Place Diner selected a bulletin just north of their restaurant to encourage people to stop by and to promote their burger that was voted “Bama’s Best Burger 2018”  by the Alabama Cattleman’s Association. They have had such great response from the billboard that they are looking to add an additional billboard just south of the restaurant in the near future.

If you would like to become FAMOUS in the Wiregrass and would like more information, contact us today at sales@durdenoutdoor.com or 334-792-5056.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Sir Bryan’s Pharmacy Is Your Health Defender In Enterprise!

Sometimes to find a something new and fresh you have to look to the past. Bryan Pharmacy was ready for a campaign overhaul after their Award-Winning Ninja Campaign. We knew they wanted something epic, and nothing quite compares to the legendary tales of knights fighting monsters and saving the everyday folk. From this spark of idea came, Sir Bryan the Defender of your Health.   After the initial concept came together and our client gave their support, we were able to expand upon the idea. The knights of old defended the greatest treasures as well, none greater than the legendary Holy Grail, a symbol of purity and an icon of greatness. Bryan Pharmacy is not only a defender but a pinnacle of health care. Also, the imagery of a grail as a mortar and pestle goes hand-in-hand.   After we established the Holy Grail as a major symbol in the campaign we also circled back to the image of knight, valiantly fighting against disease, discomfort, and the high prices and wait times of big chains. We wanted the owner, Brett Bryan, to be introduced as Sir Bryan, with an illustrated portrait of him as the Health Defender. We also found we could include a sword that would stand below the billboard on the billboard’s pole. Another message that Bryan Pharmacy prides themselves in, is their competitive prices against the big chains. To fit the medieval fantasy theme, we placed the big chains as a monster to be slain by your local pharmacy defenders. Altogether, this project was a great exploration of how local businesses can become larger than life and stand strong against the onslaught of big chains and outside influence. Bryan Pharmacy has been in business since 2003, but they continue a tradition of fighting against sickness that has only grown over the centuries. Find out more about Bryan Pharmacy at their website https://www.bryanpharmacy.com/ Not only has this campaign been a great success for Bryan Pharmacy, but it has continued the legacy of ADDY wins for Durden Outdoor. This campaign was a GOLD ADDY winner as well as the 2018 JUDGE’S CHOICE winner.

No Ad Skipping Here

Have you ever opened your web browser only to be bombarded with an instant barrage of ads? Pop-ups, videos, and surveys all fighting for your attention trying to drive traffic to their website. Chances are it’s a daily occurrence and chances are even better that only a small percentage of these ads are memorable to us as an audience. Forbes digital marketing experts estimate the average American sees or hears 4,000-10,000 ads per day.

As a brand, how does one most effectively navigate these over saturated waters to connect with potential consumers? You flip the script and get outside. Out Of Home (OOH) advertising is currently one of the fastest growing mediums on the market and ironically enough, even the largest tech companies like Apple and Google are taking note.

According to a recent Nielsen study, billboards boast some pretty admirable stats:



Thanks in part to the onslaught of digital noise, OOH has once again proven itself as the best bang-for-your-buck marketing tool. At a fraction of the cost of traditional media, the OOH return on investment is quite impressive. According to a Hustle article- “Radio, print, and television ads have declined in prominence, but OOH ads have enjoyed 31 consecutive quarters of growth, and a 35% increase in ad spend since 2010. By 2021, billboards are expected to grow to a $33B industry.”

They say what is old is new again and the “old-school” billboard is most certainly still a powerhouse on the advertising front. Since 1968 Durden Outdoor has been making clients FAMOUS and we are happy to see current trends reflect what OOH advertisers like us have known all along. If you are interested in increasing your brand’s bottom line contact one of our sales associates today!

When Two Billboards Are Better Than One

The Vance Law Firm wanted to make a statement targeting traffic leaving Pike County, AL headed northbound to Montgomery County, AL and the FAMOUSMakers had the perfect solution to help reach their audience. Just north of Troy, AL we utilized two bulletins that are directly across the road from each other. After having this idea for some time, we knew we wanted the two billboards to work together to tell a visual story. Featuring an arm in a cast and telephone, we used the left-hand read billboard to ask the question, “Injured?” and point drivers across the street to the right-hand read billboard where Stewart Vance, Attorney & Owner, is showcased instructing drivers to “Dial 3 for Me.” Stewart Vance concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and product liability. He represents those that have been injured in an automobile or other accidents; have suffered severe injuries or death from defective products; or who have had loved ones suffer from nursing home neglect and abuse. The Vance Law Firm has a team of attorneys ready to fight for you. Backed by the “V-Guarantee,” it’s no wonder The Vance Law Firm has been voted “Best Law Firm in Montgomery” for five years in a row. Give them a call today at 334-333-3333 for a Free Case Review. We enjoy partnering with clients to bring creative ideas to life. If you would like to become FAMOUS in the Wiregrass area, contact us today at 334-792-5056 or sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

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:

Coldwell Banker Sends Condolences with Digital Billboard

It is with much sadness that the Coldwell Banker family lost one of their own this past weekend. Kathy Grantham will be missed by so many. Our prayers go out to her family, friends and the entire Coldwell Banker team during this difficult time.

Get Summer Ready with Prodigal Son Tattoo

Hey Wiregrass area! Looking to get tatted up just in time for swimsuit season? If so, visit our friends at Prodigal Son Tattoo, located in Enterprise, AL. Chilly and his staff of tattooists have the right masterpiece or piercing to compliment your skin. They also offer beard, hair and shaving products as well as numbing soap and an assortment of aftercare products. Prodigal Son Tattoo has been utilizing billboards for two years now. When asked, Chilly stated that Outdoor Advertising gives them the most “bang for their buck” compared to other advertising. It has outperformed other mediums while giving their business more legitimacy over similar businesses in their industry. Prodigal Son Tattoo uses our 4 week rotary poster program. They have one poster that rotates every four weeks throughout the Enterprise market. This allows them to change their message to promote seasonal and event based products and services. Rotating to new areas of the market each month also makes them appear as if they are everywhere. They have had several customers who have come in and said, “We see your billboards all over the place.” We love working with companies to achieve success through creativity in Outdoor Advertising. Prodigal Son Tattoo is a great group of people to work with and we are excited to continue making them FAMOUS in the Wiregrass. If you would like more information on our rotary poster packages, contact one of our sales reps today at 334-792-5056 or sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

What is Your FAMOUS Maker Story?

We value our loyal customers and appreciate the opportunity to make your business FAMOUS in the Wiregrass. We are looking for a few good folks to tell us their “FAMOUS MAKER” story. Whether our billboards increased your bottom line by 200% or you just really enjoy working with your sales rep or our creative department, we want to hear from YOU! We believe your enthusiasm and personal story will encourage others that still may be skeptical, to try Outdoor. Contact your sales rep today to give your testimonial. As a thank you, your name will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a weekend getaway and tickets to SandJam on the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach.

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.