“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.
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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.
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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!
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It seems so early to be talking about the Holidays, but the countdown to Black Friday has begun! Children and adults alike are making their lists and according to a recent OAAA Sales Tip, the shopping has started. A recent poll reflected typical consumer holiday shopping plans: • 38% start their holiday shopping by mid-October • 34% start on Black Friday • 18% start in early December • 5% start a few days before the holidays • 3% start on Cyber Monday We’ve created 3 digital billboard countdown pieces for you to entice your customer to remember you during this Holiday Season. Contact our Sales Team today to begin your countdown, 334-678-2209 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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We hope to remind the people who drive past our digital billboards in Southeast Alabama that prayer is needed for the many people who have lost their lives from this shooting rampage in Washington, D.C. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and individuals who work in the Washington Navy Yard. Update from The New York Times as of 12:38 pm on September 16, 2013 “At least 10 people were shot at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning. At least four people were killed and several more injured, including a police officer. A suspect was shot and killed at the scene, and police officials said two more potential suspects have not been found.”
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The 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.
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Durden 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.
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Whitaker 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 email@example.com.
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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!
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The Durden FAMOUS TEAM wanted to come out of the gate running in 2013! How could we get some attention on our digital billboards with self-promotional ads? We made it our personal goal to create content that would make drivers cringe, laugh, cry, sigh and give tribute.
Behold the Durden Outdoor homage to the Chinese YEAR OF THE SNAKE, 2013. The basis was to use a TEASER and ANSWER ad in a creative way to show how well our medium works with a unique message. “What if we used a super tight crop of a snake’s face so the driver could get eerily intimate with the graphic,” says Bill Durden Creative Director at Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. “Sometimes you have to show potential clients how strong a simple message can be on a billboard.”
The teaser self promo simply said “2013 – THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE” with a huge bright green python’s face on the board. The ad played for almost three weeks on the entire DURDEN DIGITAL NETWORK in Dothan, Enterprise, Eufaula, and Ozark, Alabama.
The verdict? Billboards definitely work! The traffic department at our company was filled with calls and emails about the “snake ad” playing on our Digital Network. We had originally planned on playing the teaser for a full 4 weeks. However, because of so many audience inquiries, we decided to go ahead and release the answer one week earlier.
Today, we released the answer to the teaser which had an over lay on top of the snakes face saying “FAMOUS RULE #2 – Simple Ads Work”.
Fact: Uncluttered billboards achieve greater success. We preach this over and over at Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. because we know that it will work for any company. Your audience is zipping by at 45+ miles per hour and they only have about 6 seconds to notice, become engaged and process you message. Don’t make it difficult to reach your consumer by cramming your billboard with too much content.