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Sniffing for customers, N.C. 150 billboard wafts odor of grilling steak toward road.

Sniffing for customers, N.C. 150 billboard wafts odor of grilling steak toward road.

There’s something in the air along a busy local road, and it’s not just exhaust fumes: It’s the smell of grilled steak, courtesy of what appears to be the nation’s first scented highway billboard. The Bloom grocery chain, part of Salisbury-based Food Lion, hopes to catch shoppers by the nose by wafting black pepper and charcoal smells from the base of a sign along River…

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Billboards Show Clean Beaches

A Gulf Coast town is using digital billboards to show its beaches are oil free. The explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig has hurt tourism along the Gulf Coast, even in those areas where the massive oil spill hasn’t touched the shore.”Tourism is already being affected and will only decline in the weeks and months to come,” Alabama State Sen.Lowell Barron told theTimesJournal, an…

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Students create anti-texting billboards

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – As the Michigan House worked to pass the law against texting while driving, Kendall College students were working on their own projects: designing billboards for a campaign against the dangerous practice. Professor Ron Riksen gave out the assignment last week to his freshman graphic design class. Some of the students’ ideas include slogans such as “Road Kill” and “TXT YOUR…

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2010 OBIE Award Winners Announced

(Phoenix) – TDA claimed one of the oldest and most prestigious prizes in advertising last night when it won the coveted OBIE Best of Show for its FirstBank campaign. The Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) announced the winners during a Gala dinner on the last night of the TAB/OAAA Out of Home Media Conference & Marketing Expo. TDA’s winning campaign featured advertisements for local micro-businesses…

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Billboards in Rochester

Billboards in Rochester

Rochester, N.Y. – Five different billboards in Rochester, in two languages are strategically placed in downtown Rochester. The message, in English or Spanish, is the same: “Stop the guns, drugs and violence, or be our next guest.” Shawn Hemphill, owner of Memories Funeral Home on Hudson Avenue, created the billboard. Everything about it, from the gun to the red lettering, is designed to make people…

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Slain Teen’s Father Advocates Self-Defense

Roger Kemp Used Billboards to Track Down His Daughter’s Killer; Now He Works to Empower Thousands of Other Teen Girls (CBS)  None of us gets through life without facing tragedy. But with it often comes an opportunity to turn something bad into something good. CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers reports on a Missouri man who did that – part of our “American Spirit” series. In a crowded gym…

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Listening in on life’s little secrets

Listening in on life’s little secrets

It’s a billboard of people walking down a street Wallboards are commonplace in the corridor between the Times Square and Port Authority subway stations, and at first glance this one looks just like any other. The scene: A busy street where more than a dozen pedestrians are hurrying on their way. But this wallboard is different than all the rest in one subtle but very…

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Billboards to display stolen Gardner Museum art

Billboards to display stolen Gardner Museum art

Commuters driving along rain-soaked Interstate 93 and Interstate 495 today may catch a glimpse of a ship being tossed by an angry ocean — but it has nothing to do with the weather. Rembrandt’s “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee,” one of 13 artworks stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 20 years ago this week, has been plastered on billboards in Stoneham and…

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Health campaign enters second year with new billboards

Massachusetts – Nearly a year ago, the MetroWest Community Health Care Foundation put the national childhood obesity epidemic front and center in the region, with a series of controversial billboards. This year, foundation president Martin Cohen said they aim to keep it there. In the last month, the foundation erected a new series of billboards aimed largely at getting parents to think about the nutritional choices…

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Molson Nabs Viewers for MLB’s Series

U.S. – The Boston Red Sox may have won the World Series, but Molson Coors Brewing Co. hit the most home runs when it came to the number of gross impressions achieved from leveraging its naming rights to Coors Field during Game 4 on Oct. 28. Product placement for Molson Coors delivered more than 1.5 million gross impressions among Persons 18 and older, taking advantage of…

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