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FREE Gulf Coast Jam Tickets

 
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JULY ranks as one of Alabama’s highest traveled months. Reach thousands of drivers in multiple traffic patterns with one of (3) Digital Billboard Blitz’s on our exclusive Digital Network. During the months of July and August, book one of our popular 6 day digital blitz’s and you will receive (2) FREE Gulf Coast Jam tickets ($300 Value). Rock out with Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban and many more! Your ads must be booked and pick any 6 consecutive days in July for your ad to run on 5, 8 or 11 digital billboards in any of our 4 Wiregrass markets! The Durden Digital Network is the largest digital billboard network in Southeast Alabama. We offer our clients access to 27 Digital Billboard Locations reaching over ONE MILLION+ cars daily in Dothan, AL Ozark, AL Eufaula, AL and Enterprise, AL. **Supplies are limited and only awarded with packages greater than $1265.00. Tickets are subject to availability at time of contracting.**
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As Southeast Alabama’s leader in outdoor advertising, Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc has been making clients famous since 1968. With a marketing network of 1000 plus billboard, poster, and full color digital displays, your message can be effectively promoted with Durden Outdoor.
 

National Peanut Festival Reaches 180,000+

The nation’s largest peanut festival is held in Dothan, AL each fall to honor local peanut farmers and to celebrate the harvest season. The 71st annual National Peanut Festival will be held October 31st thru November 9th this year. Now located on Hwy 231 South, the festival has grown from a 3-day event in 1938 to a 10-day event, attracting attendance in excess of 180,000. What better way to reach 180,000+ fair-goers than the Durden Digital Network! Check out these two Digital Billboards located at key intersections on Hwy 231 South that are sure to catch your consumer’s eye. This 10-day Digital Showing offer expires 10/27. Contact your Durden Sales Representative today to reserve your space. Hunts
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“CAN’T TOUCH THIS” BILLBOARD FOR DOTHAN KIA

DOTHAN KIA_MC HAMMER_RCC Board You can’t touch this…. My-my-my-my Durden has done it again. Tasked with designing a billboard to turn heads, Durden looked towards the original rapping hamsters in the Kia commercials for inspiration and were led to another rapper of the human kind. We all remember the 1990’s hit single “U Can’t Touch This,” written, performed, and produced by MC Hammer, himself. This signature song of Hammer’s is possibly one of the most recognizable records ever… which happens to be the same thing Durden wants for Dothan Kia. The 2014 Kia Soul gets 31 mpg on the Highway and costs $13,995. What better way to advertise that then putting MC Hammer on top of a 14’ x 48’ billboard. Well it’s not actually MC Hammer. It is a mannequin made to look like him, dressed in a gold & black jumpsuit. Our Creative Department and Expediting Department worked together with Dothan Kia to create this beautiful 3D Billboard work of art. If you would like #TeamDurden to design your next out-of-home advertisement, please contact our sales department to get started. Nah-na-na-na, Stop, Hammer Time! photo 1-9 DCIM100GOPRO IMG_2277 photo 3-6  

Durden Strategically Expands Digital Network

In April Durden Outdoor Displays added two digital billboard locations to its expanding digital network. These new locations are in two of Dothan, Alabama’s fastest growing traffic areas – U.S. Highway 231 South at Saunders Road and U.S. Highway 84 East at Ross Clark Circle. New Locations
“Our business is about posting great creative advertisements  in front of the maximum amount of targeted prospects,” says Bill Durden, vice president and creative director of Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. “When we do this, we produce results for our clients.”
These two locations were strategically chosen because of their high increase in daily traffic over the past several years. The segment of Highway 231 South between Ross Clark Circle and Saunders Road has seen a healthy 16 percent increase in traffic over the past 11 years to 33,610 per day. During this same time period Highway 84 East at Ross Clark Circle has seen a steady 8 percent increase in daily traffic. This popular intersection now boasts over 64,000 cars per day according to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. is a local, privately owned firm which expanded from traditional billboards to high-tech digital displays in 2007. Over the last seven years Durden’s digital network has expanded to 27 locations spanning four Southeast Alabama counties. This network reaches more than one million cars daily. Durden Outdoor is the largest out-of-home media provider in nine Southeast Alabama counties with over 1000 faces. For an up-to-date traffic count map of the state of Alabama, please visit our web page.

Toadlick Christmas Ticket Sale

toadlick-christmas Season’s Greetings!!! Christmas is right around the corner and you are probably scrambling to find the right gift for that special someone, your best friend, your teenager, or even yourself. Well, there is no need to look any further. Toadlick Music Festival has tickets on sale for $89 until the end of December. On January 1st, the price will increase to $99, so ask for the gift of experience this Christmas (Yule, Kwanzaa, Saint Nicholas day, Las Posadas, or Hanukkah). You can see The Band Perry, Merle Haggard, Billy Currington, Aaron Lewis, Gary Allan, Clay Walker, Joe Nichols, Colt Ford, Jana Kramer, Brett Eldredge, Chase Rice, Gloriana, & more on April 24-26, 2014 at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds in Dothan, Alabama. Camping Passes & Toadally Important People (T.I.P) Passes are also available for the Holidays. You can get yours today by visiting toadlick.com for more details. And did we mention that 10% of all December ticket sales will be donated to the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank? That’s right; you can give back to your community while giving a gift to yourself. We hope you have a toadally awesome holiday!

Shanna Peoples Missing from Geneva, AL

shannapeoples-missingThe Geneva Police Department, Geneva County Sheriff’s Department, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are conducting an active investigation into the disappearance of Shanna Genelle Peoples. As you will remember Shanna went missing on Thursday, September 8, 2011, around 3:30 pm.  Shanna was last seen in the area of 303 North Morris Street, in Geneva, Alabama.  Although it is unclear of the clothing that Shanna was wearing, it is believed that she was wearing blue denim Capri pants and a green tank top.  Shanna has a limited mental capacity, and investigators are not sure if she was the victim of an accident or if she was harmed by someone. Shanna was known to walk and ride her bicycle in the community.  She loved McDonalds and soft drinks and would often ride or walk to either Magnolia Market located on Magnolia Avenue in Geneva or C & M Grocery located on Maple Avenue in Geneva. Geneva is a cohesive and caring community and we know that everyone wants to bring Shanna home.  She is a beloved member of this community and we are asking the citizens of Geneva and the surrounding communities to join us in the effort to bring Shanna home.  Investigators believe that success in this case will come from a joint effort between the citizens in the community and the law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation.  Investigators would also like to thank the public for the information they have provide thus far, and encourage them to continue providing leads and information.  Investigators in the case believe that they are individuals who have information regarding Shanna’s disappearance, and these individuals are strongly encouraged to report that information no matter how small they believe it is.  Please allow the investigators to determine how important or relevant the information may be. This case has been, is, and will remain a priority for local, county, state, and federal law enforcement.  The investigators remain hopeful for a successful conclusion.

Durden Outdoor Welcomes ACOM Students & Families

Alabama College of Osteopathic MedicineDurden Outdoor Displays, Inc. is proud to Welcome ACOM Students and Families to Dothan, AL! We are excited that Dothan is the home of ACOM and cannot wait to see the growth that it brings to the medical industry and community. ACOM is the first osteopathic college in Alabama and 1 of 34 in the nation. Open house will be held today, July 29th, and classes will begin on August 5th.

Durden Designs 3D Billboard for Local Bankruptcy Firm

mydebtWhitaker Marketing came to Durden Outdoor with the idea of collaborating to promote their client Espy, Metcalf & Espy, P.C.   Known as Dothan’s bankruptcy lawyers, EMEPC, have more than 60 years combined in bankruptcy law, and have helped thousands of individuals and families escape or decrease crushing debt burdens. The design process of Espy, Metcalf & Espy began with several creative meetings researching the topic, defining the direction, and strategizing about the possibilities. This is when the “Ball & Chain” concept emerged from our creative minds and leapt onto the dry erase board. The expression “ball and chain” refers back to the actual ball and chain, which was a heavy metal ball secured to a prisoner’s leg by means of a chain and manacle. The ball and chain was in use in both Britain and the USA by the early 19th century (and possibly much earlier.) The earliest citation in print is from The Times, January 1819. Now, it is used as a slang term for a burden that you must carry around with you. In our design the “Ball and Chain” is a metaphor for how debt can be a burden and weigh you down. With the design sketched out, Durden’s Creative department began designing and revising the billboard. After a few ideas were mapped out the initial design was presented to the client for review. Once the concept was given a go-ahead the 3D idea developed while meeting with Durden’s production department. Excitement had sprung with this new 3D idea between all three entities! The artwork was approved and the agency decided to creatively spend their client’s ad budget on (1) stationary bulletin strategically located on Main Street in Dothan, Alabama [across from Wiregrass Church.] To add frequency and coverage to this “MY DEBT” ad campaign, they also included a digital rotary showing on our Durden Digital Network. The team at Durden then began engineering and building the 20 foot 3D Chain and Cuff to fit on the billboard. You can see how we made it by clicking HERE. Shortly after it was installed Sharon Whitaker, President of Whitaker Marketing, notified us that the client had already received a lot of positive feed back from their 3D billboard. Creating the RIGHT IDEA for the RIGHT CLIENT equals “FAMOUS” every time.   Durden Outdoor was beyond ecstatic about developing and producing this billboard campaign for Whitaker Marketing and  Espy, Metcalf & Espy, P.C.’s Bankruptcy Practice. To find out how to add a 3D PROP BILLBOARD to your next marketing campaign, contact one of the FAMOUS MAKERS at DURDEN OUTDOOR today at sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

Extra Large Jason Aldean Teaser | Answer Billboard gets huge response for a local Wrangler retailer

Jason Aldean TEASER_ANSWER Billboard The power of one billboard can be huge if the message is right.  Durden Outdoor teamed up with local Wrangler retailer THE BARN for this awesome TEASER | ANSWER board. THE GOAL:  The client wanted to let locals & through traffic know that they are the BOOT & JEAN Capital of Alabama. THE IDEA:   Build a 25 foot tall cowboy (in jeans) and put him on a billboard smack dab in the center of Dothan, AL. THE SIZZLE:  The 2013 TOADLICK Music Festival was approaching April 11,12,13 and THE BARN was a sponsor of the event.  We spoke to the festival promoters and they had tried to book country music star JASON ALDEAN because of popular demand, but were unable to book him for their 2013 event.  So, how cool would it be if THE BARN could bring him to town? J THE TEASER:  We put up a billboard for 4 weeks that simply said “JASON ALDEAN IS COMING HERE.” THE ANSWER:  Our production team designed, built and installed a 25’ tall JASON ALDEAN on a low height billboard located on a major through fair (Hwy 231) in Dothan, AL with 38,000+ cars per day. THE RESULT:  Huge Local Response & PR for our client. NEXT QUESTION:  How can TEAM DURDEN make your next campaign FAMOUS? Jason Aldean has set the stage in country music. The singer has sold more than 7 million records and went double platinum with his 2010 album “My Kinda Party.” The recent release of his new album Night Train has everyone buzzing. His first single from this album, “Take a Little Ride,” has hit a three week streak at No. 1. You can read more about him on his website www.jasonaldean.com. The Barn, a local business, has been providing western and casual clothing to the surrounding area for more than 30 years. They carry top brands of clothes, shoes, boots, hats, and accessories for the entire family. With Jason Aldean being the face of Wrangler jeans, The Barn decided they wanted to be a part of all the hype. The Kreative team at Durden designed a campaign to market their products successfully. The Durden rotary poster, displayed for a couple of weeks, next to Conestoga Steak House on HWY 231 N, kept the Wiregrass pondering and curious about the artist’s where-abouts. Through social media motorists have been trying to find the answers. Will Jason Aldean come to Toadlick? The Durden team knows what he is up to. Stay tuned!

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!