With fall's arrival, it gets darker earlier, an eeriness lurks in the air, protruding skeleton bones emerge from lawns across your neighborhood, and creepy clowns are celebrated. Folks...this is Halloween.
Halloween is the third largest holiday in the U.S., following Christmas and the Super Bowl, and almost 80% of households are expected to make related purchases. With over 171 million Americans celebrating Halloween each year, there is a huge opportunity for your brand to utilize the largest creative canvas to elevate your seasonal message—and to share a little scare!
Are you a walking zombie until you've had your morning Cup of Joe? How do you take it? Black, no sugar...cold brew...or, are you a little more particular as in "Triple Venti, Half Sweet, Non-Fat, Caramel Macchiato"? No judgment, just hope we aren't waiting behind you in line...
Here's a fun fact: Light coffee has more caffeine than dark coffee. That's because the longer the coffee is brewed, the more caffeine is cooked out of the beans.
Certain human emotions are universal, we all like to laugh (and scream...sometimes), but yes, that tummy-aching, cackling, snorting, "I just spit out my coffee" laughter ranks high on the list. To wake up worker bees and catch the attention of frenzied commuters, humorous outdoor imagery is used to not only make someone's day, but to leave a lasting brand impression.
Truly brilliant copywriters insert tongue-twisters, teasers, slow reveals and copy that will give the brain pause, and make passersby take a second look...and then another and then maybe an Insta-selfie. If those engaged consumers suddenly feel a smile spread across their face, accompanied by a side stitch of laughter, consider your campaign a bona fide success.
Here's one recent example that made its debut in the NYC neighborhood of Soho last week:
As Adweek shared, The focal point of these ads are gushing (made-up) quotes like “Sensational in bed!” or “A total snooze fest!” Printed in old-fashioned fonts, these humorous ads meant to invoke the feeling of a Broadway playbill. “While we take sleep very seriously at Casper, we don’t take ourselves too seriously," said Jeff Brooks, Casper's CMO. “That’s been a big part of our brand from the beginning."
Summer is here, and there's FUN everywhere you look. If you're one of those people experiencing FOMO if your calendar isn't packed with activities, or feel a sudden sadness when scrolling Insta and seeing you were the only one not riding an inflatable swan last weekend, don't fret -- it's only June.
Delivering better experiences for customers. Telecom operators are expanding the range of services they provide to include video and digital services to compete with companies such as Netflix.
Getting ahead of customer expectations. The way people experience their network has become the main driver of customer satisfaction and loyalty so companies are looking at their data differently.
Soft-serve, on a cone, on a stick, in a cup, whipped cream, hot fudge, peanut butter cups, gummy bears, cookie dough, strawberries, sprinkles, maraschino cherries...Is your mouth watering yet? We're talking ice cream and all the deliciousness associated with our favorite food group. Ice cream is a comfort food that transcends time and brings Eddie Murphy's "The iiiiiccccccceeee creeammm man is comiiiing!" bit to mind, as the jingle instantly takes us back to childhood. And although many of us are year-long enthusiasts, even taking a scoop when it's snowing outside, the warmer weather brings on extra strong cravings.
As we reminisce about our love for ice cream, let us share the ways outdoor advertising keep brands paramount summer, spring, winter and fall, because ice cream is "always in good taste," just like this throwback billboard from 1948 clearly states, and we couldn't agree more.
Here are some ways brands are reaching ice cream lovers on the move.
With Proximity Targeting and Directional Signage
Capture taste buds in walking distance to the reward -- in this case, Ben & Jerry's. And hey there, stuck in traffic? Why not take an ice cream detour, it will definitely lighten the mood.
Topics: Food & Beverages
We're happy to share MillerCoors received the 2018 Hall of Fame OBIE Award last night in Austin, presented by Clear Channel Outdoor's CEO, our very own Scott Wells. MillerCoors was chosen by the out-of-home advertising industry and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), which established the OBIE Hall of Fame in 1992 to recognize brands that have built an enduring legacy through the consistent use of OOH advertising over many years and many, many standout campaigns.
Every day, our team browses campaign photos captured from across the country so we can share — What We're Loving. Through social media shares and tags, we also see what outdoor campaigns others are loving, including the Jersey Shore's stars own love of their Jersey Shore: Family Vacation billboards on Sunset Blvd.
The telltale signs that spring is on its way are here, from budding trees to longer lit days to chocolate bunnies and Easter baskets that have begun to line local grocery aisles. Out-of-home is the perfect medium to reach consumers as they're en route to retailers, church, and school to pick up their little ones who will most certainly want to dye Easter eggs.
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF), consumers were expected to spend an average of $151.91 celebrating Easter in 2017 (the highest total in the 14-year history of the study). In addition to this high spend, consumers kept busy during Easter Sunday with the following activities:
- 61% planned to visit family and friends
- 57% planned to go to church
- 35% were hiding eggs for their annual Easter egg hunt
- 16% planned to visit a restaurant