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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.

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.

“A Pleasant Surprise for Enterprise” Beautiful Billboard Promotes Downtown Boutique

serendipitybulletin Serendipity means a pleasant surprise or the luck of finding something you weren’t looking for. Serendipity by Kei Boutique means finding that one piece of clothing you weren’t even looking for, but is just the perfect thing to make your wardrobe. When Serendipity by Kei contacted Durden Outdoor to make them famous, we were beyond ecstatic to help promote their eclectic selection. We started with a conversation with Serendipity by Kei’s owner, Keisha, about her vision for her boutique, as well as their advertising goals. This was a very enlightening and inspiring step, as her energy was highly contagious and got our creative team motivated to design the best board we could. We then started brainstorming and sketching concept art, which we would send over to Keisha to discuss and review; this honed in and refined the message, as well as the design. After the concept was approved, we were able to set up a wonderful photo shoot with our photographer partner Mark Broadway, and Serendipity’s delightful model, Mary Holland. A fashion shoot like this one was great to be a part of, as we were open to have fun and show off all the great items Serendipity by Kei has to offer. Keisha’s passion for her store, her customers, her fashion, and her vision were major inspirations for our design. She worked with us every step of the way, sharing her wisdom about her store and her excitement about our concepts, designs, and final product. Keisha put her feelings about the final design best in our last conversation, with an excited “Whoopie!” To find out more about Serendipity by Kei, check out their Facebook Page.  If you would like to be made FAMOUS, contact our sales department at sales@durdenoutdoor.com or call 334-792-5056 to speak with one of our creative image consultants.

Attorney Credits Billboards for 60% Increase

Melissa L. Isaak is the attorney that founded Isaak Law Firm. Her firm is the largest in the area that specializes in divorce for men.  She fights for equality in family law, specifically for fathers. She has been practicing law since 2009. In early 2016 Melissa opened her third firm location in Enterprise, AL. She credits a whopping 60% of her business in the Enterprise area to her billboard campaign with Durden Outdoor. Isaak_BlogPostArt

WE’RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD FOLKS!

Now Hiring Pic Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. is a family owned business in Dothan, AL.  Since opening in 1968, our firm has never laid anyone off.  Our business is expanding and we are looking to hire qualified candidates to fulfill several full time positions in our production department. Below are some of the skills that we are looking for: Sign / Billboard Installers  Climb & work well with heights Active/clean drivers license required / CDL not required but appreciated Pass a drug test On the job paid training with an experienced journeyman Learn how to install billboards and work on our Durden Digital Network General Shop Maintenance Duties Welding / Fab Shop Apprentice Experience with prepping & painting steel / metal with a spraygun Candidate must possess a positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to learn. Our benefits include: 4 Day Work Week (Mon-Thurs) (1) Paid Week of vacation 100% Company funded annual profit share program Bi-Annual Bonuses Home Every Night New Equipment / Trucks Low Employee Turnaround Advancement Opportunities PLEASE STOP BY OUR OFFICE AT 5500 US HWY 431 N. DOTHAN, AL 36303 OR EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO: jobs@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 Add Huge Increase To Dothan Hotel’s Bottom Line

In today’s world, many people pre-book their hotel rooms online for convenience.
However, there is still a large percentage who don’t.  The largest hotel in Dothan, AL decided to use billboards to entice this “last minute” group of travelers.  “Most hoteliers just use billboards for directionals.  We wanted to put ours to the test” says Hannah Shiver, GM of the Clarion Inn.
“We decided to promote our new LIKE US OR STAY FREE promotion & we’ve received a tremendous response. The hotel staff keeps track of customers who mention these billboards and have given them credit for $200,000+ worth of business over the past few years. Durden Outdoor not only helped to increase our bottom line, but made us FAMOUS in the process!!” says Hannah.
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