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."
Sports Tourism is a hot and fast-growing sector of the global travel industry. Ranking high on the bucket list in the U.S. are the Super Bowl, the Masters, the Triple Crown of Horse Racing (Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and Belmont), the NCAA Final Four, Daytona 500, the US Open of Surfing, and the US Open Tennis Tournament. Recent trends show that these travelers want an authentic experience, extending their stay to get a taste and feel of the city they're visiting.
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.
Step outside, and look up as you stroll through your neighborhood. You may just have a special message waiting for you, especially if you have social cred and influence. This summer, Adidas is showing the love to their family of brand ambassadors in LA and NYC with personalized messages brought to life on super-sized outdoor displays. Promoting Adidas Originals and the P.O.D. shoe, this campaign brings the one-to-one connection to a medium that reaches many.
In 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed from accidents attributed to texting and driving. During daylight hours, approximately 481,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving, with teens reported as the largest age group distracted at the time of fatal crashes.*
Newer cars may come equipped with hands-free dialing, but that hasn't been enough to curb this unsafe habit. That’s why Clear Channel Outdoor, Project Yellow Light, the Ad Council, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Organization for Youth Safety, iHeartRadio, Mazda Motorsports, and U-Haul joined together to collaborate on a campaign that drivers can’t miss. One created by students, students who are new drivers, and students who may be in danger from other distracted drivers.
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.
Why is it we always discover we're thirsty once we're in the car and en route to our next destination? And then when the traffic hits -- hello, super-thirst! Thankfully, billboards offer refreshing, visual suggestions on what to drink and where to find it.
According to Nielsen, 58% of consumers buy a product as a direct result of seeing an out-of-home ad 5x. Whether targeting daily commuters or those adventurous friends and families road-trippin' this summer, use outdoor advertising to blanket markets with cool creative and watch your beverage sales soar!
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
Victoria Arlen is truly an everyday hero, defying the odds of paralysis and becoming an accomplished motivational speaker, actress, model, swimmer and one of the youngest on-air talents hired by ESPN. Her victories include winning three silvers and a gold medal for swimming at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and achieving world, American and Pan American Records, a childhood dream.
As part of the inspiring brand campaign, Victoria Arlen was featured in Times Square on five full motion digital screens, giving Jockey the opportunity to digitally sync their #ShowEm campaign, for 20 consecutive minutes at the top of the hour, every hour, in the crossroads of the world. And best of all, after a morning show appearance, Jockey surprised Victoria with this out-of-home show, check out her reaction: