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Make A Statement With Billboards

Uniquely designed billboards are often the most memorable ads. Whether it’s a clever or unexpected out-of-the-box design, billboards executed well are eye-catching and draw consumers in to learn more about your business.

We pride ourselves on our award-winning creative department. We love working with customers who allow us to create outside of the parameters of a standard sign and really bring the idea to fruition. With the help of our production department, we have designed and implemented some pretty impressive billboards that have increased our customers’ bottom line. Check out some of the unique billboards that can offer great inspiration for your future Out-of-Home advertisement.

 

Dothan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat

      The Jeep extension and real time headlights create exciting imagery that is sure to catch the eyes of drivers who are looking for adventure. With a large and noticeable directional arrow, potential customers can easily make their way to the dealership to take advantage of Dothan Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat’s great prices. This 14’ x 48’ bulletin is a perfect example of adding some small but key features that really bring the sign to life.

Eagle Eye Outfitters

      This 10’ x 42’ bulletin features an Omni-heat reflective Columbia jacket. Lined with red LED’s, the lining of the jacket lit up at night, bringing brand awareness to Eagle Eye Outfitters. It helped draw the attention of all those looking to buy something to keep them a bit warmer during the cooler season. Big, bold text and bright colors really took this design to the next level.

Hardee’s

  Sometimes, the food speaks for itself. That was the idea behind this 10’ x 42’ bulletin for Hardee’s. It boasts an oversized extension to make the shape of the burger seriously pop. Since this appetizing design will make passing drivers hungry, it also features large, simple text to inform the viewer of the closest Hardee’s locations.

Smoothie King

    This Smoothie King billboard is a rotary poster that is wrapped with vinyl. It utilizes an extension to create a straw for the smoothie cup. This was a simple addition to the design that made the item look and feel even more life-like.

Bryan Pharmacy

  This 10’ x 36’ bulletin for Bryan Pharmacy features “Boll Weevil Bryan,” which is a clever decision for a company that is advertising in Enterprise, AL, where the boll weevil is the unofficial symbol of the city. This billboard features a waving arm, which is a unique, eye-catching design element to incorporate. This campaign won a Silver American Advertising Award!

Mr. Mattress

    Mr. Mattress, a mattress superstore in Dothan, AL, wanted a design that is big, bold and tells a simple story – Shop Local, Save Money, Sleep Better. Durden Outdoor created a giant inflatable pillow to attach to the front of the 14’ x 48’ bulletin to bring it to life. In addition, the client wanted a billboard on the west side of town welcoming traffic into the circle city. Nothing says “Welcome to Dothan” quite like the owner waving to eastbound traffic to say hello. Check out the full video on how these designs came to life by clicking HERE. Do you have a creative billboard idea and need the right team to execute it? Give the FAMOUS Makers a call today at (334) 792-5056 or visit our website to learn how we can bring ideas to life and increase your bottom line.

The Key to a Successful Digital Billboard Campaign

Billboards continue to be a massive part of modern-day advertising for many businesses. They are a great tool to help optimize the connections being made for new potential customers daily. Digital Out-of-Home has made the advertising industry more cost-efficient and effective.

Although it is very similar to a traditional billboard, there are a few key factors to keep in mind when designing a digital billboard. The Durden Digital Network reaches over 1.3 million cars daily across six markets. With that many impressions, your design is key to running a successful campaign. We have put together some of the best practices we use here at Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. when creating digital ads.

Simplicity is Key

Creating an effective digital billboard design starts with readability. The best designs are of no use if they are not legible from a distance. Legibility should be the first priority to create a successful design. The average driver has approximately 6-7 seconds to view a billboard. It is crucial to have a simple design that fully tells your brand’s story and also drives the consumer to your business.

Be Bold

Using bold fonts makes the message easier to read from the road. Big, bold lettering helps drivers comprehend your message quickly and retain information for later.

Tell A Story

While the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” may be cliché, it does ring true. Images help make an emotional connection to those who view it. We suggest adapting the idea that less is more and using an image to convey the message that won’t fit into words.

Stay Consistent

To communicate your message more effectively, you must hone in on one key element that will stick with the audience. You only have, on average, about 4 seconds to gain their attention. It’s best not to stack your ad with multiple messages at once but rather a single message to draw in your potential customer. In addition, you should keep your message concise and consistent throughout all mediums that you are using.

Image is Everything

Picking the right images for your message is highly important. We recommend keeping the visual elements to a minimum and avoid making the design busy or crowded. A single image or graphic with bold wording will allow your consumer to absorb the information being presented to them easily.

Digital Capabilities

A great way to reach a consumer is making your advertisement relevant. With digital billboards, this is easy to achieve. Digital advertising allows clients to plan in a shorter time frame with quick turnaround times. It gives your business the flexibility to change your design up with the season and even promote daily specials if desired. Flexibility is key in an ever changing environment.

By implementing these best practices with your digital billboard campaign, your business will be set up for success. Are you interested in the Durden Digital Network to gain more exposure? Check out our inventory by clicking HERE. Contact a FAMOUS Maker today to learn more about our products and services by calling (334) 792-5056.

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2021 is the Year of Digital

This year, digital advertising is a top choice for brands looking for outdoor advertising options. There are several unique benefits of utilizing digital billboards in your marketing campaign. With over 30 locations in the Durden Digital Network, Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. can help you create an impactful outdoor campaign that will set you apart from your competition.

Digital is Flexible

One of the best features of digital billboards is their flexibility. Whereas traditional billboard signage might be up for weeks or months, content on digital billboards may be changed weekly, daily, or even multiple times a day. For example, a restaurant has the flexibility to advertise breakfast specials in the morning, switch up the promotion at lunch, and then end the day with dinner specials. If retail stores hold a flash sale, they can easily advertise a sale for one day only and then revert back to a standard message. Changing a message frequently is typically difficult with traditional out-of-home media, but with digital signage, it can be done with ease.

Digital Increases Reach

Digital billboards are always on, 24/7 — so people take notice. In fact, 62% of consumers noticed digital billboards in a given month, and 50% of people said they notice them “all” or “most” of the time (Nielsen, 2020). That’s a lot of eyes on your brand. The Durden Digital Network, which stretches from Eufaula, Alabama, to Marianna, Florida, is exposed to over 1.3 million cars daily. Durden Outdoor offers different package options to fit your budget and increase your ROI all at the same time. A digital blitz displays your ad across various digital locations and can be utilized in multiple markets to promote your message. This is great for increasing your reach and promoting a message that is time-sensitive.

Digital Drives Action

Not only do drivers notice digital billboards, but they’re more likely to act after viewing one. According to Nielsen, 65% of viewers engaged in actions after seeing a digital ad, whether that was visiting the website, looking the brand up on social media, or visiting a store in-person. Including an address or directions to a brick-and-mortar store is beneficial, as 57% of those who noticed an ad immediately visited that business, and 95% of those people made a purchase after arriving! A well-made digital campaign can drive action and bring your business success.

Are you considering using digital billboards as part of your advertising campaign? Do you need help strategizing your business’s specific marketing needs? Contact Durden Outdoor DIsplays, Inc. today and become FAMOUS tomorrow at (334) 792-5056.

The Ultimate Famous Maker Passes

The Out-of-Home industry grieves the loss of one of their own. Frankie Stone, Sales Director of Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc., died Thursday, February 4, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. Frankie began his career as a FAMOUSMaker in 1988 at the ripe young age of 19. He started out on the panel crew at minimum wage before working himself up the ranks over the years to Production Manager. One day, he approached President, Earl Durden, and expressed his interest in sales. While that didn’t quite work out at first, Mr. Durden allowed him to hustle sales on his off days. After proving himself, he finally moved into the sales department, later becoming Sales Director in the early 2000’s managing over 1000 billboard faces. Frankie was one of the most dedicated and loyal individuals that you will ever meet. He enjoyed visiting with people, learning more about their business and helping them become FAMOUS throughout Durden’s 10 county coverage area in southeast Alabama and northwest Florida. He simply loved people. “He was born with a gift of class and a fighting spirit exemplified every day of his 33 year career with our company,” says Earl Durden, president and founder of Durden Outdoor. Frankie was a foster child growing up but would later learn to foster others. He was a mentor to many people who had the privilege of working with him. He always made time for employees and would drop what he was doing to listen and offer advice. He treated his customers the same way. He never was truly “off the clock.” There were many times when he sat in a treestand on Saturday mornings waiting for the perfect buck to come out all while responding to emails, putting proposals together and handling last minute requests that were time sensitive. Frankie was passionate about his work and always put others before himself. “Posting glue ran thru his veins, pumped from a heart full of grace and sincerity” says Bill Durden, Vice President of Durden Outdoor.  “The chemistry Frankie Stone brought to our work family was irreplaceable and he will be sorely missed by many.” Frankie Stone was a frequent attendee of many IBO conferences since 2017.  He leaves behind his wife, Jill, and daughter Hannah who also works as a graphic artist / digital scheduler at Durden Outdoor. Read the full obituary HERE.

Earl Durden Inducted into Dothan Business Hall of Fame

The FAMOUS Makers are proud to surround our rock and CEO, Earl Durden, as he was inducted into the elite Dothan Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, August 24, 2017. We would like to extend a humble “Thank You” to our clients, friends, and team members who have been apart of Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. since it was founded in 1968. Thank you Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce for recognizing our hero and his dedicated hard work. Click HERE to read the full Dothan Eagle article surrounding this wonderful achievement.  

Billboards Increase Sales for Eufaula Restaurants

Recently, one of Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc.’s long time clients, River City Grill in Eufaula, Alabama, approached us about advertising a new pizza restaurant they were opening. Our creative department got to work and came up with a campaign that would feature River City Grill and what would become the new hotspot of Eufaula, Graffiti’s Pizza Joint. Both of these restaurants are located in beautiful Downtown Eufaula. After working through a couple of designs and tweaks, the creative was installed on three major artery bulletins, targeting northbound and southbound traffic into Eufaula on Hwy 431. The billboards not only served as top of the mind awareness but also as a directional for non-local traffic headed to Columbus and Atlanta or to the beaches. Stephanie Ryan, partner and marketing director of Graffiti’s, said they have seen a significant increase in traffic and sales since their billboards went up. “We receive compliments everyday,” stated Ryan.

If you are in the Eufaula area and have a craving for a fresh New York-style pizza, steak and shrimp or just a great sandwich, check out our friends at River City Grill & Graffiti’s Pizza Joint, where you are sure to leave full and happy.

Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. offers bulletins, rotary posters, and digital billboard advertising in the Barbour County market. If you would like to be made FAMOUS through out the Wiregrass area, give one of our FAMOUS Makers a call today at (334) 792-5056 or you may email us at sales@durdenoutdoor.com.

45 Days until Christmas!

The holiday season is here! While consumers are busy getting together shopping lists, it is a perfect time for businesses to get together their end of the year advertising plan. Holiday spending is expected to increase by 7% – 10% this year, and it is no secret that more shopping means an increase in traffic through out the Wiregrass. The Durden Digital Network is perfect for targeting shoppers with our 28 digital billboards located in Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark, Troy and Eufaula. Ad placement in high traffic areas, along with a memorable message developed by our Creative Team, makes for an extremely valuable advertising opportunity. Digital Blitzes are an effective way to concentrate advertising efforts on certain key dates. Durden Outdoor is currently offering some pretty great Black Friday Blitz Packages (see below). If your company would like to increase their bottom line during the holiday season, contact one of our creative image advisers today to take advantage of these specials.   Black Friday Digital Billboard Sale

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.
 

Dothan’s New Digital on Hwy 52 & Ross Clark Circle

digtialbooklet-15 Billboards are the oldest mass medium. Digital Billboards are rapidly becoming the basics of outdoor advertising. These Displays have a lot to offer when it comes to advertising. Not only are your eyes drawn to the bright LED screen that ads move in and out of, but you have the option to change the ads multiple times. Compared to traditional billboards, there is no printing involved with Digital Displays. Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. is continually growing its high-resolution Digital Network. One of the newest members to the Durden Digital Family is located at the intersection of Ross Clark Circle and Hwy 52 West. This intersection is streaming with cars through out the day. It targets through Florida Traffic traveling to and from the Gulf Coast via Ross Clark Circle. Directly next to Carpetland, this Digital can bee seen coming at least 1/2 mile away. The red light read gives drivers time to ready all of our ads displayed on the hi-resolution digital face. This display is in close proximity to some of the following Dothan businesses:
  • Carpetland
  • LOWES
  • Brackin Wholesale
  • Eye Center South
  • Bojangles
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Harvest Church
The Digital Display located on Ross Clark Circle at Hwy 52 West is Durden’s 18th Digital Display and counting. Please contact Durden Outdoor Displays, Inc. today for more information on how we can make you FAMOUS! To reach an image consultant click here: Make Me Famous! or you may call 334-792-5056 to speak with a consultant directly.      

Client Testimonials & Feed Back for Durden Outdoor Displays

We would like to share some of our more recent praises from a few of our clients: We were given creative control by Bud Ford for the New WDHN Spec “You, Got Josh’d.” Mr. Ford knew he wanted it to look athletic, sports like, and sharp. Our Durden Creative Team designed the logo & banner you see below. WDHN’s Sports Director Josh Rultenberg takes his talents to the field, court, or where ever the playing ground may be for each episode of “You Got Josh’d” to see if he can out play his challenger.
“Thanks for your hard work and you are very good at what you do…I never saw the banner that way in my mind…excellent work” –Bud Ford, Meteorologist/Radio Personality
— Laura Wildzunas, a Rucker Blvd. Elementary Teacher, and Lori Snell, a Enterprise High School Teacher, have done a great job this year teaching the young minds of Enterprise, Alabama. Enterprise City Schools wanted to congratulate its excellent school system by having their 2012 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year on the Durden Enterpirse Digital Network.
“You nailed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Rick Rainer, Director of Operations at Enterprise City Schools
— Billy Lawrence Chevrolet-Buick, Inc.  is having a NASCAR give away contest. You can test drive your way to a 2012 NASCAR Weekend! The contest is from January 23, 2012 – February 12, 2012. The NASCAR Weekend includes 3 days & 2 Nights in a hotel and tickets to the NASCAR Weekend Event of your choosing. Once they notified us of their event, the design department quickly got to work on the artwork for the Eufuala Lighthouse Digital (Seen Below).
“The ad looks fantastic! You all did a great job!” Brooke Givens, Billy Lawrence General Manager
— Codwell Bankers Lisa & Kathy wanted to change their digtial message on our Enterprise Digital Network. The art department and creative team went to work to get their new vision up and running asap. Any time you see a “Home for Sale” sign you can call your Realtors, Lissa Fenner & Kathy Kinspell, and they will help you purchase it even if it is a different realty company handling the home.
Thank you for getting those up and running so quickly! We are already getting comments on how great they are and the typical “why didn’t I think  of that?” Lisa Fenner, Realtor, ABR, Military Market Specialist, Coldwell Banker Prestige Homes & Real Estate, Inc
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