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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.

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.

39 Days Until Christmas!

The holiday season snuck up on us and is finally here! While you are making your list and checking it twice, it is the perfect time for businesses to plan their marketing to end 2017 with a bang! Holiday spending is expected to increase this year. With more shopping, means more traffic on the road through out the Wiregrass area. The Durden Digital Network is the perfect way to target shoppers, boasting 29 Digital Billboards located in Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark, Troy and Eufaula. Placing your ad in high traffic areas, along with a call to action message developed by our award-winning creative department, makes for an extremely valuable advertising opportunity. Digital Blitzes are an effective way to concentrate advertising efforts on certain key dates. Durden Outdoor is currently offering Black Friday Digital packages to help businesses with that last minute push. If your business would like to increase their sales during the holiday season, contact one of our FAMOUS Makers today.

IAMCFCU Utilizes Outdoor Advertising to Boost Membership

Hey Wiregrass! Does your BIG financial institution have you feeling like you simply don’t matter? If you live in Houston, Dale or Coffee County, then IAM Community Federal Credit Union just may be the credit union for you. IAMCFCU has been serving members of the Wiregrass area since 1964. They specialize in everyday needs for financial services such as signature, home, vehicle and farm equipment loans.

Almost two years ago, Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. was given the opportunity to partner with IAMCFCU to help promote the services they provide. IAM Community Federal Credit Union utilizes several rotary posters allowing them to rotate every 4 weeks through out the Enterprise, Ozark and Daleville Markets. Since they started running billboards, they’ve been reminded by their members of how effective their campaign is. Recently, a new customer came in to one of their branches quoting the slogan from their billboard, “The bigger the credit union, the smaller the customer.” After finding out about the services they provide, the individual became a member. If you are looking for a new financial institution that treats you like family, stop in IAM Community Federal Credit Union to speak with one of their representatives. They are conveniently located in Daleville and Enterprise.

To learn more about increasing your bottom line through out the Wiregrass area, contact one of our FAMOUS Makers today at (334) 678-2215 or sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. partners with Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. is excited to partner with Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam for the 5th straight year, bringing thousands of people to the beautiful beaches of Panama City Beach, FL. Festivalgoers travel from all across the United States not only for the country music but for the views of the most gorgeous beaches along the gulf coast as well. The three-day country music festival is scheduled for Labor Day weekend, September 1st thru 3rd this year.

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam utilized a mix of 4-Week Rotary Posters and the Durden Digital Network to saturate our ten county service area to include Dothan, Troy, Eufaula, Ozark, Geneva and Enterprise markets to name a few. They were able to run top of the mind awareness ads to promote the festival early on in the campaign. This allowed them to pre-sale tickets and boost the hype for one of the largest country music festivals in the south. Once all artists were secured, they started running ads across both platforms announcing the stellar lineup for the festival. Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam will feature popular country music artists such as Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean and many more. Tickets to Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam are for all three days and can be purchased HERE. Prices will increase as the festival gets closer so be sure to snatch up your tickets now for the best deal.

Are you interested in becoming FAMOUS in the Wiregrass area AND partying with thousands of your closest friends at Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam? Check out our specials to see how you can earn (2) FREE tickets! For more information, please contact one of our FAMOUS MAKERS at (334) 792-5056 or you may email us at sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

GOD SPEAKS BILLBOARDS SHOW UP ON DURDEN DIGITAL NETWORK

Interruption………….. An interruption is typically viewed as an unwelcome pause on progress. However, last week Durden Outdoor launched a Digital Campaign directed at doing just that. In light of months of societal unrest, we felt as if the Wiregrass needed an interruption. These “Signs from God” serve as a ray of hope designed to focus hurried, rush-hour thoughts on God in a creative and thought provoking way. The #FAMOUS MAKERS decided the best platform for this message was the Durden Digital Network. It is the largest digital billboard network in Southeast Alabama with 28+ boards. These boards reach over ONE MILLION+ cars daily in Dothan, Ozark, Enterprise, Eufaula, and Troy. Durden’s “Signs from God” campaign is specifically designed to serve as a positive interruption from the daily commute through entertaining and inspiring content. FinalCollage  

DIGITAL BILLBOARD NETWORK IN ENTERPRISE, AL

Enterprise Alabama Digtial Network Enterprise-DigtialNetwork_MapDigital Billboards have brought Out-of-Home advertising to a whole new level. Digital technology allows you to display multiple messages. Plus, with messages that are easily changed, you can display different ads on specific days as well as at different times of the day, making your message not only relevant but timely. With the latest eye-catching LED technology and multiple locations, Durden Outdoor is proud to introduce our NEW DIGITAL NETWORK to the Enterprise area. With seven different locations, more than 180,000 vehicles passing them daily and the ability to rotate to different locations every four weeks, the Durden Digital Network is the only network of it’s kind in the Enterprise Market. The Displays in the Enterprise Digital Family are listed below:
  • Ft Rucker – located at the Enterprise/Fort Rucker Gate, this display catches traffic heading west on Rucker BLVD. More than 16,000 vehicles pass this location daily and they are coming from the military base of Fort Rucker which has one of the highest hourly-rate wages in the state.
  • Cube – “The Cube” is located on the corner of Hwy 84 and the Enterprise Bypass (Boll Weevil Circle). It has a captured audience at this intersection and sees more than 42,000 cars a day pass by!!! People traveling to Dothan from Enterprise and back are likely to see this highly visible display.
  • Hwy 27S RHR – Hwy 27 South is part of a two-sided display located at the Publix shopping center in Enterprise. With more than 38,000 vehicles passing by here daily, your message is sure to be seen when you’re on either side of this prime location.
  • Hwy 27N LHR – Hwy 27 North is the other side of the two-sided display located at the Publix shopping center in Enterprise. Again, with more than 38,000 vehicles passing by here daily, your message is sure to be seen when you’re on either side of this prime location. This side catches anyone heading towards Mellow Mushroom, Lowes and Highway 167 to Troy.
  • *NEW* Hwy 167 S – Hwy 167 South is one of our newest family members and sits on the corner of Hwy 167 and the Boll Weevil Circle, located near ESCC. Nearly 16,000 cars daily pass by this location and that number is sure to increase with the growth going on on that side of town.
  • *NEW*  Hwy 167 N – Hwy 167 North is also one of our newest additions to the Enterprise Digital family. Located on the Boll Weevil Circle and Hwy 167 North across from Lowes, this location is perfect for targeting traffic headed to Troy and the high school.
  • *NEW*  HWY 27S – This location is the third of three new locations Durden Outdoor has added to the Enterprise Digital Network. Located at the intersection of Boll Weevil Circle and Hwy 27 on the Southwest side of town, this display has a traffic count of more than 10,000 vehicles daily. With the growth that is occurring on this side of town, this location is soon to be a prime spot for your message to be seen.
Durden Outdoor Displays is the only electronic, Outdoor-sign vendor able to accommodate an audience in the Wiregrass area with a network of unavoidable LED billboards – with many new electronic LED billboards going live in the coming months! Our current Network covering the Wiregrass consists of more than 20 digital billboards scattered throughout Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark and Eufaula and offers local advertisers multiple opportunities to get their brands up in lights!

Extra Large Jason Aldean Teaser | Answer Billboard gets huge response for a local Wrangler retailer

Jason Aldean TEASER_ANSWER Billboard The power of one billboard can be huge if the message is right.  Durden Outdoor teamed up with local Wrangler retailer THE BARN for this awesome TEASER | ANSWER board. THE GOAL:  The client wanted to let locals & through traffic know that they are the BOOT & JEAN Capital of Alabama. THE IDEA:   Build a 25 foot tall cowboy (in jeans) and put him on a billboard smack dab in the center of Dothan, AL. THE SIZZLE:  The 2013 TOADLICK Music Festival was approaching April 11,12,13 and THE BARN was a sponsor of the event.  We spoke to the festival promoters and they had tried to book country music star JASON ALDEAN because of popular demand, but were unable to book him for their 2013 event.  So, how cool would it be if THE BARN could bring him to town? J THE TEASER:  We put up a billboard for 4 weeks that simply said “JASON ALDEAN IS COMING HERE.” THE ANSWER:  Our production team designed, built and installed a 25’ tall JASON ALDEAN on a low height billboard located on a major through fair (Hwy 231) in Dothan, AL with 38,000+ cars per day. THE RESULT:  Huge Local Response & PR for our client. NEXT QUESTION:  How can TEAM DURDEN make your next campaign FAMOUS? Jason Aldean has set the stage in country music. The singer has sold more than 7 million records and went double platinum with his 2010 album “My Kinda Party.” The recent release of his new album Night Train has everyone buzzing. His first single from this album, “Take a Little Ride,” has hit a three week streak at No. 1. You can read more about him on his website www.jasonaldean.com. The Barn, a local business, has been providing western and casual clothing to the surrounding area for more than 30 years. They carry top brands of clothes, shoes, boots, hats, and accessories for the entire family. With Jason Aldean being the face of Wrangler jeans, The Barn decided they wanted to be a part of all the hype. The Kreative team at Durden designed a campaign to market their products successfully. The Durden rotary poster, displayed for a couple of weeks, next to Conestoga Steak House on HWY 231 N, kept the Wiregrass pondering and curious about the artist’s where-abouts. Through social media motorists have been trying to find the answers. Will Jason Aldean come to Toadlick? The Durden team knows what he is up to. Stay tuned!

Durden hosts American Advertising Federation | Dothan ‘ADDY’ Awards Gala

aaf Did you hear about the ADDY’s? Besides the recent buzzed about YouTube video of the show’s audience performance breaking out into the “Harlem Shake”, this year was a huge success! The ceremony was hosted at the Durden Outdoor Sign Museum on February 21st with Durden’s own Amy Kirkland, serving as this year’s ADDY Chair. The hottest creative of the Wiregrass was announced at the Gala. Everyone who attended had a great time enjoying the entertainment, photo booth sessions, delightful dinner and drinks. The American Advertising Federation, the nation’s oldest national advertising trade association, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and acts as the “Unifying Voice for Advertising.” The mission of the AAF is to protect and promote the well-being of advertising. They achieve this through an exclusive, nationally coordinated grassroots network of advertisers, agencies, media companies, local advertising clubs and college chapters. Every year the creative is bigger and better with fierce competition. The ADDY’s is a way to showcase the talent of businesses, freelancers, and college students. Distinguished panels of creative executives were honored to judge this year’s competition. Among the judges were:
  • Wally Hitchock, Associate Creative Director – Red Square Agency (Mobile, AL)
  • Brant Kelsey, Chief Brand Strategist & Founder – Kelsey Advertising & Design (LaGrange, GA)
  • Vicki Mills, Regional Director of Marketing – Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA (Macron, GA)
Durden was honored to be presented for many awards throughout the evening. Our creative team was awarded:
  • Judges Choice – Outdoor Board Super-Sized, Eagle Eye Outfitters
  • Gold ADDY – Outdoor Board Dimensional, Eagle Eye Outfitters
  • Silver ADDY – Outdoor Board Extension/Dimensional, Area 51 Tactical
Our team is honored to have hosted and been a part of this year’s ADDY Awards. If you are an artist, student, or business and would like to submit your work for next year’s event contact Amy Kirkland, 792-5056. AAF-Dothan holds a luncheon the first Wednesday of every month at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center at noon. March’s luncheon will feature guest speaker, David Allred, Partner at LWT Connect in Montgomery, AL. You may reserve a seat at the March luncheon and learn more about the AAF-Dothan Chapter at http://www.aafdothan.com Durden has been in the business of making people FAMOUS with our award winning creative since 1968. If you would like to know how we can make you FAMOUS contact us today (334)-792-5056!