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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.

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.

Durden Expands Digital Billboard Network in Troy, AL

In 2016, Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. built its first Digital Display in Troy, AL located at the intersection of Hwy 231 and Hwy 167. This intersection boasts the highest traffic count in the City of Troy. To keep up with the growing demand to target the highest retail area, Durden is excited to announce the launch of our second Digital Display in the Troy Market. The new Digital Billboard is located on Hwy 231 just north of George Wallace Drive targeting northbound traffic. This Digital Display also targets both entrances to the new Publix Shopping Center as well as traffic headed to Troy University and downtown Troy.

Durden is excited about the growth of Troy and the economic impact it is making on southeast Alabama. The addition of the second Digital Display will give clients the opportunity to rotate between the two Digitals every (4) weeks, giving them circulation through out the market. This is the 29th Digital Billboard in the Durden Digital Network which also covers Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark and Eufaula, AL. If you would like to reach the highest traffic area in Troy, give one of our FAMOUS Maker’s a call today at (334) 678-2215 or you may email us at 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.

Baker Metal Sees 60% Increase in Business

Are you finding out that you need more storage? Let Baker Metal Works and Supply in Troy, Alabama help you with your needs. Baker Metal specializes in Pole Barn Metal Building designs. These weather resistant structures can withstand winds up to 140 miles per hour, with over 25 different colors. Baker Metal offers delivery and same day service as they manufacture it all on site.

Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. has had the privilege of partnering with Baker Metal Works and Supply to help spread their message through out multiple counties. By utilizing the entire Digital Network and our Rotary Poster program, Baker Metal has been able to reach new customers through out all of the Wiregrass including transit and rural customers. They have targeted and spoken to specific areas by incorporating city and town names in their tag line, “Dothan, the Best Pole Barn Rates Are At…Baker Metal.” General Manager, Ray Robley, attributes a 60% increase in “Do It Yourself” clients to their Durden Digital Network and Rotary Poster Campaign.

If you would like to see growth in your business, please contact one of our FAMOUS Makers today at (334) 792-5056 or sales@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

Billboards Create Record-Breaking Weekend for Julia’s Restaurant

We recently had the opportunity to partner with Julia’s Restaurant to make their delicious buffet FAMOUS in Troy, AL. Julia’s Restaurant wanted to make a huge impact on Hwy 231. They utilized our bulletins to make a statement and tell a story to southbound traffic on Hwy 231. As you travel 231 South to the beach, you will see five different directional bulletins featuring Julia’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet. The weekend after the billboards went up, Julia’s owner Bo Lankford said “we had a record breaking weekend with the highest sales we have ever seen.” Be sure to stop by Julia’s and enjoy their mouth watering down home cooking- they even have a daily menu listed on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Julias-Restaurant-LLC-171935629493440/  The team at Durden Outdoor can help you reach over one million cars daily. Contact our sales team today about making your business FAMOUS in the Wiregrass. Julia'sCollage  

Richard Reinhardt now with Durden Outdoor Displays

richard Monday, February, 6, 2012 Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc., the region’s leading creative billboard firm, has announced the hiring of Richard Reinhardt to the position of Creative Marketing Consultant. Mr. Reinhardt brings with him more than fifteen years of experience in the Marketing/Advertising industry.  Richard will provide his extensive knowledge of idea generation, promotions & brand management to Durden’s clients.  “Richard has a great reputation of managing client accounts and fabricating creative strategies for them.  We are excited to add his talents and energy to our team.” He comes to us with a strong background in regional television and radio from the likes of CUMULUS Radio and WTVY-TV.  Mr. Reinhardt has held positions from Account Executive to General Manager during his Marketing/Advertising career.  Mr. Reinhardt is a Carroll High School graduate and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Troy State University.  Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. offers bulletins, 4 week rotary posters & a digital network in 9 counties in S.E. Alabama and Georgia.  Visit www.durdenoutdoor.com  to see how we could make your firm “FAMOUS”.

ALDOT Traffic Count in Alabama

SEE FREE ALDOT MAP WITH TRAFFIC COUNT CLICK HERE

What is the traffic count in front of your business or where you have your outdoor advertising placed? Location, location, location is something I have heard from business owners and other advertisers countless times over the years when referring to the potential for business success. Often times getting the buying decision from a potential customer is all about being in the right place at the right time. Whether it is getting the impulse buy in a retail environment or by influencing a purchasing decision through effective ad placement. With this said location refers to more than your business’s physical location it also implies having the best possible locations for your marketing message. Determining your message and location to display it effectively is an important choice for a successful marketing campaign. Educating yourself on traffic count in your target market will make choosing your overall campaign strategy easier. Keep in mind there is more to it than picking the roads with the highest traffic count.  In some cases you may want to consider captive audiences at traffic lights or perhaps congested areas. Outdoor advertising is the only traditional marketing platform to remain unchanged with advances in technology. Technology has changed the way we all read magazines for current information, watch television, read the news, and search for local businesses. For instance Smart Phones are effecting more than one might think. A study was recently done looking at smart phone usage as people watch tv. More often than not those with smart phones are distracted during commercials with other activities like Facebook, checking email, or surfing the web than watching commercials. This is just one example how technology has effected marketing. If you would like to read more on this subject you CLICK HERE. As long as humans are driving vehicles to and from their destination billboard advertising will remain strong. Distractions from listening to music on an iPod or talking on the phone do little to distract to marketing messages lining the sides busy streets around the world. Simply put, you can not tune out outdoor advertising. Higher traffic count areas yield higher returns based on the average number of people viewing the display. Traffic count is not super top secret information reserved for big business or people in the know. In Alabama traffic count information is gathered and published by ALDOT. The information is found online. You can look at traffic patterns in your area to determine the best possible place to reach potential clients. Billboard location is no different than prime real estate. The higher the traffic count and visibility the higher the cost will be. So be sure to understand what suits your needs and potential for gaining market share. Dothan, Ozark, Enterprise, Troy, and Eufuala are all key markets within Durden Outdoor’s network of displays. All of these areas have seen traffic count increases over the past 5 years. The traffic count increases range from 5% – 25% depending on the market, new construction, and other factors. Be sure to visit ALDOT by clicking the banner ad below.  You can research traffic count information for free.