Goldfingers has some SERIOUS Chicken Fingers


Goldfingers is a Dothan based restaurant serving high quality chicken fingers, burgers, pizza, salads, wraps, and more.  Be sure to check out the awesome sauce they have for their chicken fingers in any of their 3 Dothan locations. I have to admit I eat the sauce with my french fries and chicken fingers.  Goldfingers has been working diligently to build brand identity as they launch their  restaurant business into a full swing franchise.

The initial phase with their restaurant advertising approach was to use the Durden Outdoor 4 Week Rotary Posters.  Goldfingers received a new billboard location every 4 Weeks and altered the message slightly each month to keep the message fresh. By using a total of 4 billboards per month they were able to capture a large section of the Dothan market.

If you would like more information on the 4 Week Rotary program and its benefits be sure to contact our experienced marketing professionals for details.

Vinson Plumbing and Electric Billboard Campaign


Vinson Plumbing and Electric has been in business for decades serving Dothan, Alabama with high quality service work.  Vinson has made some big changes to their marketing campaign on both the plumbing and electric front to better establish brand identity with home owners rather than local contractors.  For months Durden Outdoor has been displaying a combination of both digital billboards and 4 Week Rotary Posters in the Dothan market to boost Vinson Plumbing and Electric brand awareness.  Vinson has commented on how well outdoor advertising has been to their business and has continued with a new campaign. Nearing the end of a 3 month campaign the Vinson “Make The Switch” 4 Week Rotary posters have been located in a number of locations around Dothan.  Rotary posters are billboards that change locations every 4 weeks.  For a better explanation on the 4 Week Rotary Posters CLICK HERE.

Ameri-Tech Rooter Digital Billboard


Ameri-Tech Rooter is an expert in drain cleaning, septic systems, and other plumbing needs.  When they needed a marketing professional to help get their brand in front of a large number of people they turned to Dothan area marketing professionals at Durden Outdoor.  The first ads are placed on the downtown Dothan Justice Park digital billboard. Justice Park is a 3 sided digital billboard display.  The display is located on the corner of Main Street and South Oates Street in historic downtown Dothan, Alabama.  Be sure to check out the live traffic cam from Justice Park where you can see this display working live. CLICK HERE.

Dancing with the Stars Dothan Style


Dancing with the Stars Dothan Style is one example of an event utilizing digital billboards for event promotion.  Dancing with the Stars Dothan Style is held at the Dothan Civic Center.  The 2011 event will be held on June 25 at 7:30 pm.  The custom graphic will display on Durden Outdoor’s Justice Park Digital Display.  The Justice Park Display is only a couple blocks from the event location. Digital billboards allow for shot term marketing blitz campaigns.  The Durden Digital Network consists of multiple displays across Dothan, Enterprise, Fort Rucker Gate, and Eufaula, Alabama.  With a wide range of areas covered your message can reach the target audience. For more information on event promotion and how the Durden Digital Billboards can help be sure to contact us.  Our experienced marketing staff has the proven experience to help plan your next outdoor advertising campaign.

Ludlum and Gil Law Firm Flying Eagle Billboard


The Ludlum and Gil Attorneys at Law billboard was a fun project to work on that allowed creative opportunity.  The only direction given from the client the need to target military people and their families.  The design process centered around a patriotic theme using red, white, blue, and a HUGE Eagle. The billboard features two large extensions to allow the eagle to be much more dominate and memorable.  The billboard is targeting Veteran Affairs to protect the American soldiers and their families rights.

Billboard advertising can be a very effective form of advertising.  Key factors can effect the success of failure of a billboard advertising campaign.  Some of the factors to pay attention to include:

  • Graphic design to effective communicate the message
  • Timing (having the message up in time for seasonal promo, product sales, or allowing the message to stay up for extended periods of time to build brand awareness.)
  • Location (based on target audience)
  • Location (based on traffic count)
  • Location (based on proximity to location if using direction billboards)
Durden Outdoor’s experienced marketing team and graphic design department can help guide you in the right direction.  Contact Durden Outdoor today.

QR Code Used on a Billboard for The LOCAL

QR Codes are finding their way onto many different forms of marketing.  Retail stores use them to allow smart phone users quick access to product information.  QR Codes are placed on business cards to speed up the process of sharing contact information.  A more recent trend is to place QR Codes on billboards and other outdoor advertising.

When placing a QR Code on a billboard it needs to be in a location with a captured audience so people will have time to safely scan the code with their smart phone.  In Dothan, AL a QR Code was placed on a billboard representing The Local newspaper.  The billboard where the QR code is placed is a high traffic area where people sit for long periods of time waiting for traffic lights to change.  Because of this position viewers have plenty of time to scan the QR code.

Be sure to contact our experienced creative team to see what Durden Outdoor can do to spice up your marketing campaign.

Quickest Way To Florida Beaches Message

The City of Enterprise choose a billboard design directing beach bound traffic to the fastest way to Florida beaches right through Enterprise, Alabama.  Every year millions of people from northern states make their way to Florida for fun in the sun through Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.  The large amount of transient traffic opens up opportunity for creative marketers to capture new customers.  The goal is to give those traveling to Florida beaches a reason to stop in your business and ultimately spend money. The City of Enterprise took a proactive approach to direct traffic though the city increasing opportunity to convert traffic to sales.

Many businesses selling goods and/or services can benefit from targeting advertising on billboards.  Contact Durden Outdoor today for more details.

Some of the Florida destinations people are traveling to include Panama City Beach, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Port Saint Joe, Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach, and Miami.  This is only a sample of places people are headed.  The point is you are targeting a large population of people headed south.

Dothan Magazine Ad for Durden Outdoor

The creative team at Durden Outdoor recently completed a new double truck ad for Dothan Magazine.  A double truck ad is a two page ad where the pages are facing each other.  A double truck ad allows for a lot of space to display your marketing message.  The new Durden ad features the FAMOUS tagline meaning Durden Outdoor is in the business of making other companies FAMOUS.  The effects done to the word FAMOUS were completed using Photoshop layer styles and 3D effects. Durden Outdoor utilizes high quality graphic design tools including CorelDRAW, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator to create effective marketing messages.

Keep in mind, part of the deal when starting a marketing campaign at Durden Outdoor is having our award winning creative team design an effective billboard design for your business.  The Durden crreative team treats each company differently based on goods and/or services offered to ensure you have the best possible marketing message posted.  Contact us today to see what the Durden Outdoor creative team can do for your business.

ALDOT Traffic Count in Alabama


What is the traffic count in front of your business or where you have your outdoor advertising placed? Location, location, location is something I have heard from business owners and other advertisers countless times over the years when referring to the potential for business success. Often times getting the buying decision from a potential customer is all about being in the right place at the right time. Whether it is getting the impulse buy in a retail environment or by influencing a purchasing decision through effective ad placement. With this said location refers to more than your business’s physical location it also implies having the best possible locations for your marketing message. Determining your message and location to display it effectively is an important choice for a successful marketing campaign. Educating yourself on traffic count in your target market will make choosing your overall campaign strategy easier. Keep in mind there is more to it than picking the roads with the highest traffic count.  In some cases you may want to consider captive audiences at traffic lights or perhaps congested areas. Outdoor advertising is the only traditional marketing platform to remain unchanged with advances in technology. Technology has changed the way we all read magazines for current information, watch television, read the news, and search for local businesses. For instance Smart Phones are effecting more than one might think. A study was recently done looking at smart phone usage as people watch tv. More often than not those with smart phones are distracted during commercials with other activities like Facebook, checking email, or surfing the web than watching commercials. This is just one example how technology has effected marketing. If you would like to read more on this subject you CLICK HERE. As long as humans are driving vehicles to and from their destination billboard advertising will remain strong. Distractions from listening to music on an iPod or talking on the phone do little to distract to marketing messages lining the sides busy streets around the world. Simply put, you can not tune out outdoor advertising. Higher traffic count areas yield higher returns based on the average number of people viewing the display. Traffic count is not super top secret information reserved for big business or people in the know. In Alabama traffic count information is gathered and published by ALDOT. The information is found online. You can look at traffic patterns in your area to determine the best possible place to reach potential clients. Billboard location is no different than prime real estate. The higher the traffic count and visibility the higher the cost will be. So be sure to understand what suits your needs and potential for gaining market share. Dothan, Ozark, Enterprise, Troy, and Eufuala are all key markets within Durden Outdoor’s network of displays. All of these areas have seen traffic count increases over the past 5 years. The traffic count increases range from 5% – 25% depending on the market, new construction, and other factors. Be sure to visit ALDOT by clicking the banner ad below.  You can research traffic count information for free.