Prayer Billboard for The Washington Navy Yard.

facebook We hope to remind the people who drive past our digital billboards in Southeast Alabama that prayer is needed for the many people who have lost their lives from this shooting rampage in Washington, D.C.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and individuals who work in the Washington Navy Yard.   Update from The New York Times as of 12:38 pm on September 16, 2013 “At least 10 people were shot at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning. At least four people were killed and several more injured, including a police officer. A suspect was shot and killed at the scene, and police officials said two more potential suspects have not been found.”

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!

Countdown to Turkey Season

turkey season Turkey season starts March 15th! The spring season will last until April 30th. Stop by Southern Outdoor Sports, our countdown sponsor, for all your turkey hunting needs.

Durden Outdoor is on Instagram!

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Are you on Instagram? Look for us “DurdenOutdoor” and get all the latest images from some of the famous billboards and happenings at Durden Outdoor! Visit Instagram on your mobile device and under the “Find Friends” menu – type in durdenoutdoor. And be sure to share some of your great photos with us! Tag your shots #famousmakers, #durden, #durdenoutdoor, or #famous.

Leigh Anne Tuohy of The Blind Side speaking in Dothan

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Leigh Anne Tuohy is coming to Dothan, Alabama! The Dothan Education Foundation is pleased to announce the inspirational matriarch of the family to Alabama. The real-life mom from the hit movie, “The Blind Side” [featuring Sandra Bullock, Quinton Aaron and Tim McGraw] has been invited to voice her inspiring story on March 7th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m at the Dothan Civic Center, in Dothan, Alabama. Leigh Anne is energetically involved in many civic and faith-based organizations, including Grace Evangelical Church, of which she founded. She inspires spectators through her public speaking to analyze the full potential of people in their community and to find worth in those individuals who society has deemed insignificant. This woman views potential and value in every person and emphasizes how we can impact a person’s life with a little help. Leigh Anne will be sharing her personal journey she underwent with Michael Oher and how the experience changed her as a person.
“He had a much greater impact on our lives than we did on his,” says Touhy.
The family took in Mike when he was a teenager and pushed this man to his full potential. Michael Oher, an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, won his first Super Bowl in the Big Easy against the San Francisco 49ers this year. Broadcasting the success of this young man has encouraged audiences to think “What can I do?” The Dothan Education Foundation has promoted the Blind Side Speaking Event through a multitude of advertising outlets from radio to TV and billboards to social media. DEF is associated with Yes We Can and Adopt-A-School located at 2431 West Main Street (Westwood Office Complex), Suite 301 in Dothan, AL. The missions of the three affiliated organizations remain alike but structurally, they are becoming more active in the community. The three establishments are merging to becoming one organization to combine the history with the achievements and grassroots support of YWCD and AASD. The goals of these establishments are to improve student achievement for Dothan City students, maintain school improvement, and engage citizens of Dothan with its public schools. You can learn more about DEF and what they are about at dothaneducationfoundation.org With Durden Outdoor, they chose to promote on our Durden Digital Network, focusing mainly on the Dothan Market. This is the first time the Dothan Education Foundation has extended out to the community for financial support. All proceeds will help fund and develop special projects for Dothan City Schools through the foundation. Leigh Anne Tuohy (The Blind Side) Tickets:
  • Upper Level: $25
  • Lower Level: $40
  • Ground Level- Meet & Greet: $75
  • Ground Level – Dinner: $100
  • Ground Level- Table (8): $800
If you would like to Hear the Real Story of Leigh Anne Tuohy, tickets can be purchased by calling DEF at (334)-794-6585 or emailing the Executive Director, Tami Culver, at tami@dothaneducationfoundation.org.

BamaJam Farms Bama Bogg ATV Race & Concert

  A little birdie flew over Durden this morning and dropped off a basket full of surprises! Who wants to win tickets to Bama Bogg this weekend? We will be giving away a pair of tickets every hour! All you have to do is be the first person to correctly answer Durden Trivia on our Facebook Page. Bama Bogg is happening on July 12, 13, 14, & 15 at the BamaJam Farms in Enterprise, Alabama. There will be live musical entertainment for this extravaganza! The concert line up is as follows: Thur 7/12 –  6p-7p – Ben Sutton 7p-8p – Mason Jar 8p-9:30 – The Lacs 10p-11:30p – Darryl Worley 12a-2a – DJ Par-T & Mason Jar Fri    7/13  –  6p-7p – Ryan Allen Band 7p-8p – Craig Campbell 8p-9:30p – Southern Tradition 10p-11:30p – K.C and The Sunshine Band 12a-2a – DJ Par-T Sat   7/14 – 6p-7p – John Pittman 7p-8p –  Evan Barber & The Dead Gamblers 8p-9:30p – Johnny Barron 10p-11:30p – The Commodores 12p-2a – DJ Par-T Sun  7/15 – 7:00 – Randy Travis Greatest Hits Concert   Not only is there going to be live music at Bama Bogg, but a ATV Mud Race! Are you tough enough to enter this battle for amazing prizes? The winner of the Open Division will win a Dodge 4×4 or Jeep Wrangler 4×4. Cash Prizes are also on the line for the Youth & Women’s Division! While at Bama Bogg, BamaJam Farms it also offers a lot of additional attractions: Dittman Lake, John Anderson’s Hillbilly Swingin’ Swimmin’ Hole & Water Park, ATV riding trails, camping, fishing, & a golf course. Don’t miss out on this fun field weekend at BamaJam Farms. More info on the Bama Bogg can be found here.

Durden Outdoor is giving away Bama Jam 2012 tickets!

BamaJam 2012 is a 3-day / 3-night music extravaganza on June 14 – 16, 2012, created to celebrate the human spirit through music. Do you want to WIN Tickets to party with thousands of your closest friends at Bama Jam 2012? We want to party with you!
  1. Take a photo of your best ROCK STAR pose in front of your favorite DURDEN Billboard.
  2. Visit DURDEN’s Facebook Page & “Like” Our Page (if you haven’t already done so)
  3. Upload your photo to DURDEN’s Facebook Page.
  4.  Share your photo with your friends & strangers (if you really want to win). Have them like the Durden Facbook Page and Your picture!
  5. Receive the most likes on your photo and WIN a pair of BAMA JAM tickets!
*Rules: “Likes” are only calculated to the posted photos on Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc.’s Facebook Page. Photo “Likes” can not be combined with another photo in the contest to win tickets. Comments do not count as “Likes” and will not be considered in the final tally for the winner. One entry per person will be accepted. Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. has the right to remove any explicit or inappropriate photo at any time through out the contest. Photos and “Likes”will only be accepted and calculated through midnight June 10, 2012. A winner will be determined on June 11, 2012 based on the number of “Likes.” If winner is under the age of 18, a parent must accompany and sign a consent for receiving Bama Jam tickets. By posting your photo to Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc.’s facebook page, you authorize Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. to use your photo for promotional consideration. Durden Outdoor Diplays, Inc. is not responsible for any comments on photos, transportation to and from Bama Jam, or weather cancellations at the 2012 Bama Jam Festival. All billboards owned by Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. are considered private property and are only to be climbed by authorized personnel. Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. is not responsible for any accidents or activities that occur in the process of taking your photo. Any concerns or questions through out the contest may be directed to Amy Kirkland at akirkland@durdenoutdoor.com.

ALABAMA Votes, Candidates Use Durden Billboards

March 13, 2012 is the congressional primary election. Who are you voting for? Eleven running candidates voted for Durden when they decided how to promote their campaign. We had the privilege of doing Eight Rotary Poster designs throughout the area, a bulletin in Dale County, & two digital billboards on our Durden Digital Network, which has 16 locations! Let’s meet the candidates who voted for us… Stuart K. Smith is an Ozark Attorney and Republican Candidate for the office of Circuit Judge, Place 1, within the 33rd Judicial Circuit, which serves Dale and Geneva Counties. Mr. Smith helped his campaign by using Durden’s Rotary posters. For past 6 years, Bill Filmore has been Chief Assistant District Attorney for Dale/Geneva Counties. Filmore handles the prosecution of major felony jury trials (usually sexual assaults and murder). Attorney Filmore also chose to promote his campaign with Durden’s Rotary Posters in Dale & Geneva counties. Ron Snell believes his qualifications and experiences, especially having taught in every Geneva County school cluster, make him the best candidate to advance all Geneva County schools as the Geneva County Superintendent. Mr. Snell chose to use rotary posters along with his other campaign elements. Fred Hamic seeks re-election to Geneva County Commission chairman/probate judge. Hamic says that in his first term he helped to get Geneva County on firm financial footing, and that the county currently owes nothing against its $10 million debt limit. He came to Durden for his outdoor advertising of his re-election campaign. Rotary Posters in Geneva County display his artwork created by our Art Department. Starla Mathews has served the citizens of Houston County as Revenue Commissioner for the past twelve years. It is this experience that leads her to seek the office of probate judge in Houston County, Alabama. Starla chose to promote her campaign on Durden’s Digital Network. Durden has a total of 17 locations when it comes to advertising digitally. Patrick Davenport believes it is important to have an attorney as Probate Judge. He graduated from UAB with a bachelor’s degree in history and received his law degree from Cumberland School of law at Samford University. Davenport said his opportunity to serve as special probate judge in the absence of Houston County Probate Judge Luke Cooley has given him a unique qualification to hold the office. Mike Stell’s mission is  to bring Barbour Counties Probate Judge’s office into the 21 Century. Snell wants to stop the long lines and make the office more “Customer Service Friendly.” Mr. Stell is promoting his campaign with Durden’s Rotary Poster in Barbour County. Steve Blair has operated a law firm for 25 years and served as Coffee County district judge for eight years. He was a 12th Judicial Circuit judge for two years and Enterprise’s municipal judge for the past six years. Mr. Blair is using Durden’s Digital Network in Enterprise to help promote his campaign to be Coffee County Probate Judge. Sharon Ard Michalic has 26 years working with Dale County. Her work experience began with the Tax Assessor and Tax Collector Offices before transferring to the Probate Office in 1994. She has had the privilege of working for two past probate judges. Now she is running for Probate Judge herself, and utilized Durden’s Rotary Poster to help her attain that spot. Woodrow (Woody) Hilboldt said his long work history in community-based business and his degree in business administration would be invaluable resources in carrying out the probate judge’s duties, which include maintaining vital public records, protecting public resources, and additional administrative duties associated with the “business” side of the office. He chose Durden to help promote his campaign with our Print Rotary Posters. Gerald Harden has served the citizens of Dale County politically for over 30 years and wishes to continue to do so. Harden believes he has the experience and the leadership capability in order to continue to make Dale County a better place today and for future generations. He is utilizing Durden’s Print Posters to campaign for his election into the Dale County Commission Chairperson Office. New Leadership and New Ideas for the Future of Barbour County is Jason Tyre’s 2012 Campaign Slogan. Over the last sixteen years, Jason has worked diligently through the Court System to provide alternative programs for substance abuse offenders to make them more productive citizens. He chose the Eufaula Digital Light House to further his campaign through outdoor media and advertising. Area businessman and community leader, Mark Blankenship announced his candidacy for Chairman of the Dale County Commission. Blankenship said he wants to put his experience, work ethic, and aggressive leadership to work for Dale County. Blankenship, a licensed residential contractor and developer, currently serves as President pro-tem of the Ozark City Council, serves as a member of the Ozark Technology board, and serves on the CB&T bank board of directors.  Mr. Blankenship chose to promote his campaign with a Durden Bulletin In Dale County. We thank all of our candidates for supporting us and allowing us to help promote you campaign this election.  With a marketing network of 1000 plus billboard, poster, and full color digital displays — your message was effectively promoted with Durden Outdoor. election_0 Commission Chairman Gerald Harden – Dale County Mark Blankenship – Dale County Circuit Judge Bill Filmore – Dale & Geneva County Stuart K Smith – Dale & Geneva County Probate Judge Fred Hamic – Geneva County Mike Stell – Barbour County Steve Blair – Coffee County Sharon Ard Michalic – Dale County Woody Hilboldt – Dale County Starla Mathews – Houston County Patrick Davenport  – Houston County Superintendent Ron Snell – Geneva County Circuit Clerk Jason Tyre – Barbour County

Balkum Baptist Advertises Rodeo with Durden Outdoor

poster_rodeoBalkum Baptist Church is hosting a Rodeo for Christ in Headland, Alabama on March 31. Southern Cross Arena Gates will open at 9am and events will start at Noon. There will be Team Roping, Barrel Racing, & Bull Riding. Admission is $10 for Adults & $8 for children. For More Information, 790-3206 or balkumbaptisitchurch.org. To Advertise your next event with Durden Outdoor, Please contact our Sales Department.

Unique Valentines Billboard Idea

valentinesFebruary 14th keeps getting closer and closer… Still don’t know what your going to get yet? Well how about something unique, personal, and grand! We have just the gift for you: A Valentine’s Billboard Message. Send a clever message on our Justice Park Digital to your sweetie. 7 words or less will be all you need to tell them how much they mean to you. Our Justice Park digital, in Downtown Dothan, will be showing your Valentine’s Messages on February 13th & 14th for only $99. You will also receive a digital file to print out to give as well! Propose, be a secret admirer, renew your love, or send love to your family this Valentines with a Durden Outdoor Digital Valentine Billboard Message. This personalized unique gift will surely have them surprised. Contact Amy at 334-792-5056 to see about sending  your Valentine’s Billboard Message.