Interbest Uses Hairy Male Stripper to Sell Billboard Space


“The sooner you advertise here, the better”

Interbest, the advertising agency Y&R Not Just Film Amsterdam, used a male stripper to build awareness of their billboard visibility.  The billboard campaign can make anyone driving by want to start a business and pay for billboard space.  Interbest’s billboard campaign has the following tagline: “The sooner you advertise here, the better” and they have created a lot of buzz since the man on the billboard is wearing less and less clothes each day. (Pics)


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20 Creative Billboard Ads


Special Poster for “Oldtimer”, a big Austrian chain for motorway rest stops.
(Advertising Agency: Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Vienna, Austria)

Adertisers want to catch a person’s attention and create a memorable impression.   Billboard advertisements do just that.  They leave the reader thinking about the advertisement after they have driven past it.  They need to be readable in a very short time because they are usually read while being passed at high speeds.  Usually they have only a few words in large print and are humorous or have arresting images in brilliant color.  (Pics)


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Billboard Swing Set


Billboards are good for more than advertising.

Architect Didier Faustino made Double Happiness out of an old billboard in New York City:

Double Happiness responds to the society of materialism where individual desires seem to be prevailing over all. This nomad piece of urban furniture allows the reactivation of different public spaces and enables inhabitants to reappropriate fragments of their city…

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Billboard Launches “Social 50″ Chart to Rate Artists by Online Popularity


Musicians and fans will now be privy to a whole new metric of success, thanks to Billboard, who is today launching the Social 50, a chart that measures an artist’s popularity based on social networking activity.

Last March, theyintroduced you to Next Big Sound, a tool that gauges an artist’s popularity based on fan activity across sites like Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Twitter, iLike, Wikipedia, Soundcloud, Reverb Nation, Pure Volume, OurStage, Vimeo, Bebo, Amie Street, Jam Legend and Virb.

Now the service is getting a shot of old media cache, as it will be providing data to Billboard that will be used to compile the weekly Social 50 chart…

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Spy-Tech Powered Billboard in Times Square


Times Square billboard

This electronic billboard just made its debut this morning in New York City’s Times Square, and already it has people stopping in their tracks and watching it with amazement. Using an HD camera and unique spy technology, in real time it can digitally separate pictures of individuals standing in front of the billboard, and make it look like the giant model is plucking their images from the crowd. (pics and video)



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Billboard campaign in New York Asks Youths To Pull Up Sagging Pants


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Just say NO to crack!
A new billboard campaign in Brooklyn is asking young people to clean up their acts by pulling up their pants. It’s a public appeal to “stop the sag.”
The 22-foot tall billboards will feature the backsides of two male models with their pants so low their underwear is exposed. They will appear in six locations around Brooklyn, primarily in Crown Heights. State Sen. Eric Adams unveiled the prototype on Sunday.