Brilliant Billboard Traps 230,000 Real Bugs

How do you promote a new outdoor insect spray, Orphea, on a billboard in Milan? This clever effort turned the portion of the corresponding to the “spray” from a pictured can into a giant piece of fly paper. Over a period of days, the sticky trap captured hundreds of thousands of real insects. Watch the [...]

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Most Immersive Outdoor Ad Ever

Does all outdoor advertising have to be two dimensional and boring? Ad agency Colley+McVoy and Caribou Coffee show that’s not the case with an ad concept that really puts consumers next to the product. Or, at least the consumers will FEEL like they are next to the product being promoted, a line of new hot [...]

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Giant 3D Boobs Distract Drivers

Billboards might seem like old-school media to many, but Neuromarketing readers know that occasionally creative advertisers find a way to transform the medium into something different. Here are a couple of very different examples…

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Giant Ants Make Compelling Ad

Continuing our recent theme of looking at interesting outdoor ads, check out this amazing promo for Black Flag insecticide – it looks like a 1950s horror film come to life:

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Directional Audio

While many forms of advertising employ sound as part of their sensory mix, one intriguing approach provides a way to surprise listeners with what seems to be a personal auditory experience. One fascinating example is the billboard erected a couple of years ago for the A&E series, Paranormal State. As pedestrians approached the billboard, they [...]

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Start Me Up: Brilliant Billboard

Billboards can be an effective medium, but tend to be very low in viewer engagement. Most outdoor advertising is designed to be viewed in a second or less as motorists whiz by. Here’s an example of how one advertiser turned that idea upside-down to create a fully interactive billboard:

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Another Puzzle Billboard

After I finished my last post, Puzzling Billboards, I ran across what might be an even better example of a billboard that cleverly invokes the “aha!” phenomenon and possibly the neuromarketing reward mechanism I described in Marketing to the Infovore. While I didn’t have my camera handy as I zoomed by it, the concept of [...]

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Puzzling Billboards

In past posts like Puzzles Boost Brand Recognition and Marketing to the Infovore, I discussed how letting a viewer solve a little puzzle might provide a little reward in the brain and help the viewer remember the product or the brand. My post about Schick’s shrubbery trimmer got me thinking about puzzle marketing again, and [...]

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