Thursday, November 29, 2012

Technology, games and lifestyle billboards around L.A. in November...

Every other day there seems to be a new version of a smartphone, tablet, computer or operating software released, so it's no wonder that the skies are filled with billboards this month for loads of technology and telecommunications brands (and oh so conveniently just in time for Christmas). Here's a round-up of the best tech ads, plus video games and other lifestyle billboards dotting the skies of L.A. in November.

Technology billboards
Books movies Roku billboard
Some technology companies get it so wrong by simply resorting to showing your their products, which isn't very imaginative, whilst others use humour and clever design to draw you in like these billboards for Roku and their digital streamers for movies, TV shows and music. Don't forget that books make for great reading too!
Sonos Janelle Monae billboard
Then there's tech companies like Sonos that use celebrities and recording artists, together with quirky creatives, to help reinforce their coolness and music credentials. If you like this ad, be sure to check out the Sonos billboard featuring DJ Deadmau5 for their wireless HiFi system.Giant Samsung Galaxy Note II billboard
Samsung have claimed this super-sized billboard site on the side of the Mondrian Hotel for the past six months to promote their smartphones and this is the latest for the Galaxy Note II.
Windows Phone billboard
Meanwhile Microsoft has timed the launch of their new Windows Phone and Surface tablet perfectly for the start of the gift-giving season.
Giant Surface billboard
They also spent a fortune on giant-sized billboards along Sunset Boulevard and a heavy-weight ad campaign for their new products around the streets of L.A.
Giant Surface billboard
Another computer manufacturer, Acer, nabbed this super-sized location on the side of West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel to support their new Aspire S7 touch ultrabook, which claims to be the world's thinnest. Shame their ad is so dull and uninspiring though.
Giant Acer Aspire S7 touch ultrabook billboard
If they want to know how it's done right, they should really take a leaf out of Apple's book, who seem to effortlessly produce desirable looking products and clever advertising, like this witty creative for their new iPad mini.
Apple iPad mini billboard

Game billboards
Giant Call of Duty Black Ops 2 game billboard
It's not just the big tech companies that are having a huge presence around Los Angeles this month though, as video games also dominate the city skyline in a big way, like this imposing creative along the Sunset Strip for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Assassins Creed 3 video game billboard
I also liked this eye-catching billboard for Assassin's Creed III too, although I'm always a sucker for  good special extension.
Disney Epic Mickey 2 video game billboard
Plus for more of an all-ages crowd there was this billboard for Disney's Epic Mickey 2 sequel video game, where the infamous mouse is joined by Walt Disney's first cartoon creation, 'Oswald the Lucky Rabbit'.

Travel billboards
GBDC Palms Las Vegas billboard
Palms Las Vegas casino and resort had this fun take on the GCB TV series billboard for their own ghostbar dayclub.
Virgin America Fly with Live TV billboard
And there were more creatives from Virgin America's new Fly with ad campaign lining the skies at the start of the month, just in time for the Thanksgiving mass exodus.
Frog LA Zoo billboard
And for something closer to home that is less of a drive or air flight away, L.A. Zoo was bringing slimy back with this great ad for their Lair attraction.

Performing Arts billboards
Anything Goes musical billboard LA
Of course the run up to the Holidays is a great time to take in a musical as a family and it looks like the touring version of Anything Goes is in town to entertain audiences.

Publishing billboards
John McKays First National Championship book billboard
Meanwhile someone else was taking advantage of the run up to Christmas with this billboard for 'The book', which is I'm sure is hoping it will be a sticking filler for all American Football fans.

Health and causes billboards
96 per cent effective condom billboard
AIDS Healthcare Foundation continued their essential safe sex campaign this month with this clever new billboard, even more necessary to remind people who may be having a little too much to drink around the holiday party season.
Nelson Mandela Inspiration Values billboard
And for this round-up I'll leave you this inspirational billboard featuring Nelson Mandela, who demonstrated exactly what one person can do for the world.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for this month's best TV and movie billboards...

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