CAMPAIGN SPOTLIGHT: Man on Billboard Waving and A 19 Foot 3D Pillow…. WHAAAAAT???

The Ultimate Famous Maker Passes

The Out-of-Home industry grieves the loss of one of their own. Frankie Stone, Sales Director of Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc., died Thursday, February 4, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. Frankie began his career as a FAMOUSMaker in 1988 at the ripe young age of 19. He started out on the panel crew at minimum wage before working himself up the ranks over the years to Production Manager. One day, he approached President, Earl Durden, and expressed his interest in sales. While that didn’t quite work out at first, Mr. Durden allowed him to hustle sales on his off days. After proving himself, he finally moved into the sales department, later becoming Sales Director in the early 2000’s managing over 1000 billboard faces. Frankie was one of the most dedicated and loyal individuals that you will ever meet. He enjoyed visiting with people, learning more about their business and helping them become FAMOUS throughout Durden’s 10 county coverage area in southeast Alabama and northwest Florida. He simply loved people. “He was born with a gift of class and a fighting spirit exemplified every day of his 33 year career with our company,” says Earl Durden, president and founder of Durden Outdoor. Frankie was a foster child growing up but would later learn to foster others. He was a mentor to many people who had the privilege of working with him. He always made time for employees and would drop what he was doing to listen and offer advice. He treated his customers the same way. He never was truly “off the clock.” There were many times when he sat in a treestand on Saturday mornings waiting for the perfect buck to come out all while responding to emails, putting proposals together and handling last minute requests that were time sensitive. Frankie was passionate about his work and always put others before himself. “Posting glue ran thru his veins, pumped from a heart full of grace and sincerity” says Bill Durden, Vice President of Durden Outdoor.  “The chemistry Frankie Stone brought to our work family was irreplaceable and he will be sorely missed by many.” Frankie Stone was a frequent attendee of many IBO conferences since 2017.  He leaves behind his wife, Jill, and daughter Hannah who also works as a graphic artist / digital scheduler at Durden Outdoor. Read the full obituary HERE.

Express Employment

When Express Employment Professionals wanted to spread the word about their job openings, they came to us. They offer a host of different employment opportunities. If you’re in the Wiregrass Area, look ’em up. Express chose to use a mix of digital and posters throughout our markets to promote various job openings.    

Complete Hearing

Have you heard? Kristy and Patrick Walding are providing you modern hearing care at Complete Hearing. While Complete Hearing is new to Dothan, many folks already know Kristy Walding. She’s served the Wiregrass Area for over 15 years. Her experience in client and hearing instrument care is second to none. Kristy and Patrick came to Durden Outdoor Displays in need of a campaign. A campaign that would let everyone in the Wiregrass Area know that Complete Hearing was now open. By advertising at all, your viewer is led to believe that you are in fact, open—coming soon messages aside. Unfortunately many campaigns state this obvious fact, leading to an unremarkable campaign. Don’t underestimate the power of a boring campaign. It can flatten your profits. It can sink your ROI. So, how were we to take this simple message and adapt it in such a way that it fit with the Complete Hearing brand? And, furthermore, how were we to convey it in a unique way, so as not to alienate their audience? With all that in mind, the pressure was on. Our art department collaborated with the Complete Hearing team and the end result took an old notion and refinished it to its former glory. Is the idea sound? Does it ring true? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Digestive Health: If 2020 Were a Drink

This year has been unlike any other. Most would agree that it has not had a great taste to it. Here’ hoping that taste doesn’t linger.
Digestive Health Services (DHS) was looking for a new summer campaign. Something that would speak to our general disdain for 2020. Never ones to shy away from humor, DHS decided to turn this lemon of a year into lemon aid, err Colon Prep.
The idea was first presented by DHS and our creative team took it and created two ads with a cohesive theme. That theme being alcohol advertisements. If we’re going to speak about 2020 as a cocktail (or mocktail), why not mix it up and pay homage to the classics in look and feel.
These two ads have been running in both the Durden Digital Network and Poster Rotary System. So, go on, drink ’em in. Got another suggestion for 2020’s drink of the year? Let us know in the comments.
  If you are interested in becoming FAMOUS in the Wiregrass area contact us today at 334-792-5056 or sales@durdenoutdoor.com.        

Over 1000 Faces, Only 1 Click Away!

Over 1000 Faces. Only 1 Click Away! Our 1000+ billboards are now showing their beautiful faces on durdenoutdoor.com! Check out our BillboardsPosters, and Digital Network to see all the famous-making opportunities.

Behind the scenes, our team has been updating our site to include an easy to navigate interactive map complete with pictures and street view. This includes all of our billboards in the Alabama and Florida markets in following counties: Houston, Geneva, Henry, Dale, Coffee, Pike, Geneva, Bullock, Barbour & Jackson. Once you’ve chosen your location(s) request a quote with one simple click of a button.

BRYAN PHARMACY Award Winning Motorized Boll Weevil Billboard

Have you ever seen a friendlier (and bigger) boll weevil? We highly doubt it. The FAMOUS Makers recently won big at Dothan’s American Advertising Awards. The FAMOUS Makers brought home a silver ADDY AWARD for Bryan Pharmacy’s mechanized waving boll weevil billboard, adding another award to the shelf.

It takes a talented team of designers and production engineers to pull off challenging ideas such as this. Bryan Pharmacy is not only a fantastic client who allows us to think outside of the box and push boundaries but they also offer the best pharmacy experience in town. If you are driving north around the circle in Enterprise, be sure to smile and wave back at our big, friendly Boll Weevil Bryan!

Interested in how we did it? Check out the video and pics below to see our award-winning work:

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 Wins Two Flashy New Awards From The 2019 Addys!

Durden Outdoor is thrilled to have another successful year of winning at AAF Dothan’s American Advertising Awards. Thanks in part to Troy Cable for continuing to trust us with an OUT OF THE BOX concept! We were honored to have received a GOLD ADDY and JUDGE’S CHOICE for their 2019 “Fiber in a Flash” campaign. We pride ourselves on our award-winning Creative Department and would like to extend a thank you to the Troy Cable team Chris Freeman, Patrick Anderson, Charlie Smith, and Luke Sanders who have allowed us to implement unique and distinctive ideas to set them apart from the pack.

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. If you are interested in having blazing fast internet, check out http://www.troycable.net/.

     

The Gulf Coast Jam Blitz IS BACK!!! Buy a Blitz, Get 2 Tix!

JULY and AUGUST rank as two of Alabama’s highest traveled months. Reach thousands of drivers in multiple traffic patterns with one of (3) Digital Billboard Blitz’s on our exclusive Digital Network. During the months of July and August, book one of our popular 6 day digital blitz’s and you will receive (2) FREE Gulf Coast Jam tickets ($300 Value). Rock out with Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Kid Rock and many more! Your ads must be booked and pick any 6 consecutive days by August 31st for your ad to run on 5, 8 or 11 digital billboards in any of our 6 Wiregrass markets! The Durden Digital Network is the largest digital billboard network in Southeast Alabama. We offer our clients access to 30 Digital Billboard Locations reaching over ONE MILLION+ cars daily in Dothan, AL Ozark, AL Eufaula, AL, Enterprise, AL, Troy, AL, and Marianna, FL. **Supplies are limited and only awarded with packages greater than $1265.00. Tickets are subject to availability at time of contracting.**
As Southeast Alabama’s leader in outdoor advertising, Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc has been making clients famous since 1968. With a marketing network of 1000 plus billboard, poster, and full color digital displays, your message can be effectively promoted with Durden Outdoor.