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.

Billboards Increase Sales for Eufaula Restaurants

Recently, one of Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc.’s long time clients, River City Grill in Eufaula, Alabama, approached us about advertising a new pizza restaurant they were opening. Our creative department got to work and came up with a campaign that would feature River City Grill and what would become the new hotspot of Eufaula, Graffiti’s Pizza Joint. Both of these restaurants are located in beautiful Downtown Eufaula. After working through a couple of designs and tweaks, the creative was installed on three major artery bulletins, targeting northbound and southbound traffic into Eufaula on Hwy 431. The billboards not only served as top of the mind awareness but also as a directional for non-local traffic headed to Columbus and Atlanta or to the beaches. Stephanie Ryan, partner and marketing director of Graffiti’s, said they have seen a significant increase in traffic and sales since their billboards went up. “We receive compliments everyday,” stated Ryan.

If you are in the Eufaula area and have a craving for a fresh New York-style pizza, steak and shrimp or just a great sandwich, check out our friends at River City Grill & Graffiti’s Pizza Joint, where you are sure to leave full and happy.

Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. offers bulletins, rotary posters, and digital billboard advertising in the Barbour County market. If you would like to be made FAMOUS through out the Wiregrass area, give one of our FAMOUS Makers a call today 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.

Escape the Ordinary

Looking for a quick getaway this summer? Escape the ordinary and head on up the road to Phenix City, AL. Experience Whitewater Alabama, home of world-class rafting. Raft down the Chattahoochee River, boasting the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world. The course has been described to be as “wild as Colorado and warm as Costa Rica.” Not quite brave enough to jump into a raft just yet? Warm up your adrenaline with the Blue Heron Adventure Zip Line. Take flight crossing the Chattahoochee River and experience the only dual-zip line that connects two states reaching speeds up to 40 mph.

Durden Outdoor is excited about our new partnership with Whitewater Alabama. Utilizing a mix of rotary posters and a premium bulletin, they are able to target locals as well as vacationers traveling through the Wiregrass. Their rotary posters are strategically placed on high traffic routes including Restaurant Row along Ross Clark Circle, Main Street and Hwy 231 North. Their premium bulletin can be seen on Hwy 231 South, Alabama’s most traveled highway to Florida beaches. Check out all of the many adventures that they have to offer at WhitewaterAlabama.com.

If you would like to become FAMOUS, please contact one of our sales representatives today at (334) 792-5056 or sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

Out-of-Home Most Effective Driving Online Activity

According to a recent OAAA article, Neilsen just released data that examined Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and search activation. The verdict? Out-of-Home was decidedly the best media channel for driving online activity per ad dollar spent. There were several components that Neilsen reviewed when collecting the data. They first reviewed the amount of consumer online activity each media channel generated. In the past six months, 46% of search was activated by outdoor advertising. Behind search, Facebook came in at 38%, 25% in Instagram and 23% in Twitter. The amount of ad spend share for each media channel verses the amount of online activation proved that Out-Of-Home returns four times the expected rate given its relative ad spend.

With specials changing weekly, Eagle Eye Outfitters is one of our many clients who use the Durden Digital Network to keep their ads fresh and up-to-date. Recently, they launched a new website, ShopEagleEye.com, and utilitzed digital billboards to encourage the Wiregrass to “Shop Online.” Consumers are constantly looking for convenience. This was a great way for Eagle Eye Outfitters to motivate their customers to engage online while at the same time keeping their brand top of the mind. Let us work for you! For more information on how to make your ad dollars extend further and engage online activation, please contact one of our FAMOUS Makers today at 334-792-5056 or sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

Feeding the Wiregrass

Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. recently had the opportunity to partner with the Dothan Rescue Mission to help raise awareness of the hunger crisis in the Wiregrass. There is an estimated 500 people in the Wiregrass area without some form of adequate housing, with over 250 of those people residing inside of the city limits of Dothan. The Dothan Rescue Mission is a shelter first formed in 1979, originally started as a men and women’s lodge and a kitchen for the homeless and less fortunate in the city. They offer very successful programs that feed people daily, provide shelter and offer GED and discipleship classes. They also offer computer, job and life skills to help give each individual opportunities that they may otherwise never be afforded. Today, the Dothan Rescue Mission has a 60-bed Men’s Lodge, 25-bed Women’s Lodge and 16-bed Family Lodge along with a chapel and kitchen. A large part of their success is having donors to help make it all come together. Durden Outdoor’s creative team stepped up to plate to help create a campaign encouraging citizens of the Wiregrass to help support and feed the homeless. With three Digital Displays rotating through out the Durden Digital Network, we hope to encourage and grow community support of the Dothan Rescue Mission. If you or your organization would like to volunteer or donate to the Dothan Rescue Mission, please contact Brad Hardy at 334-794-4637.

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.

45 Days until Christmas!

The holiday season is here! While consumers are busy getting together shopping lists, it is a perfect time for businesses to get together their end of the year advertising plan. Holiday spending is expected to increase by 7% – 10% this year, and it is no secret that more shopping means an increase in traffic through out the Wiregrass. The Durden Digital Network is perfect for targeting shoppers with our 28 digital billboards located in Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark, Troy and Eufaula. Ad placement in high traffic areas, along with a memorable message developed by our Creative Team, 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 some pretty great Black Friday Blitz Packages (see below). If your company would like to increase their bottom line during the holiday season, contact one of our creative image advisers today to take advantage of these specials.   Black Friday Digital Billboard Sale

4th Qtr Specials To Target Holiday Traffic Released TODAY!

holiday-spending-header Fall is in the air and Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner! It seems too early to be talking about Christmas but the countdown to Black Friday is on. Children and adults alike are making their lists and according to a recent OAAA Sales Tip, the shopping has already started. A recent poll reflected that 38% start their holiday shopping by mid-October, 34% start on Black Friday and 18% start in early December. Consumers are spending on average over $800.00 during the holiday season with more than half of those shoppers splurging on items for themselves. Holiday spending is expected to increase more than 7% to 10% from last year. That influx should offer retailers the opportunity to convert browsers into buyers. Experienced retailers know in order to capture revenue, you must own the top of the mind awareness position in your industry. This means your brand is the first that comes to mind when a consumer thinks of a product or service that you offer. To maintain this status, businesses must remain diligent in their promotional efforts. Media experts rely on a blitz and sustain strategy during times such as these to ensure advertising dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. Savvy advertisers should focus their spending on key shopping dates, but not go silent in between. In today’s high pressure sales environment, you must be out there or you will quickly become invisible. The Durden Digital Network is perfectly designed to capture your target audience with a heavier display schedule on key dates and a lighter (but not silent) spot load in between. The team at Durden Outdoor has put together several packages to help you plan and focus your advertising in fourth quarter. Durden’s Creative Team provides excellent marketing and design support to all of our clients. Make sure that you are taking advantage of the upcoming high seasonal traffic. Even though it is only mid-October, it is time to put together your plan of action and finish out the year strong. Preparing for the holiday shopping season is an annual ritual that can’t be ignored. Start early and stay late – customers start holiday browsing earlier every year, but the decision to purchase may not come as soon as you expect. To learn more about the Durden Digital Network and current holiday specials, contact our sales department at 334-678-2215 or email us at sales@durdenoutdoor.com. 4thqtrblogspecials blackfridayblitz2016  

Durden Outdoor Installs Alabama’s Largest 3D Nose

The #FamousMakers at Durden Outdoor located in Southeast Alabama have always contended to be professional paraphrasers.  We have a general rule to keep a headline shorter than 7 words as we only have 8-10 seconds to get our point across.  While working on a new 2016-17 creative theme for one of our favorite clients, we achieved this goal…….plus we were able to add one new creative element on a billboard to push it over the top! CLICK TO SEE THE 3D NOSE VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/GD9ocJnELrM bryanpharmeditedpic Bryan Pharmacy is a locally operated pharmacy with 3 locations in Enterprise and Elba, Alabama.  Check them out at http://www.bryanpharmacy.com/ Owner Brett Bryan knows that to compete against the big chains, he has to offer customers a better experience than the “BIG CHAINS” and be creative with his marketing budget.
“Bryan Pharmacy is proud to claim the fastest prescription turnaround matched with the friendliest customer service in the Coffee County area. This is where the headline“Sniffl’n around for a faster pharm” originated from” says Durden Outdoor’s creative director Bill Durden.  “This client is always willing to push the envelope with their creative as they know it works.”  The #FamousMakers were also able to incorporate the nose element into the rest of the FAST theme by using the following headlines:
Because waiting STINKS.
Because big chains STINK.
Because you asked for 7 days. Because we help your momma and ’em.
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Check out Alabama’s largest 3D nose on the billboard next to Taco Bell on Boll Weevil Circle in Enterprise, AL.  Durden Outdoor worked with Soft Signs in Ontario, Canada to complete the vision of creating and mounting the largest nose in Alabama onto a billboard. If you would like to be FAMOUS in the Wiregrass area, contact one of our image consultants at 334-792-5056 or by emailing sales@durdenoutdoor.com.