Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Attention-grabbing TV billboards around L.A. in February 2017...

This month the skies of L.A. were treated to many new TV show billboards, along with some ad creatives for returning favourites. Here's a cool selection of the eye-catching billboards trying to get you to watch what the small screen has to offer in coming weeks and months.

TV billboards
Empire midseason 3 billboard
First up is this striking creative for the second half episodes of the third season of hip-hop drama Empire.
Kennedys After Camelot series premiere billboard
Following the big screen's recent Jackie movie, 2011's mini-series The Kennedys gets a sequel based on the J. Randy Taraborrelli's book, After Camelot: A personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, youngest of the assassinated Kennedy Brothers.
Detroiters series premiere billboard
On a lighter note, Comedy Central had this fun special extension billboard for their new study comedy series Detroiters, starring Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson.
High Court Judge Doug Benson billboard
Plus you better enjoy your marijuana while you can with this comedic billboard for The High Court.
Santa Clarita Diet series premiere billboard
And keeping it humorous, Netflix had some hilarious billboards for its new zombie comedy series Santa Clarita Diet, starring Drew Barrymore as an undead realtor and Timothy Olyphant as her dedicated living husband.
Santa Clarita Diet series teaser billboard
Be sure to also check out all the other fun, slightly gruesome food-themed billboards for Santa Clarita Diet from around the streets of L.A.
Michael Bolton Big Sexy Valentines Day billboard
Netflix also had a special tongue-in-cheek treat for all the Valentine's Day lovers out there this month with these cheeky billboards for this big, sexy comedy special.
Feud series premiere billboard
FX's new anthology series from Ryan Murphy was pitting Bette Davis against Joan Crawford in Feud, with Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange as the Hollywood starlet rivals. Meanwhile the next season is rumoured to feature Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles.
Big Little Lies limited series billboard
More big names gracing the small screen (and skies) this February were Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley for HBO's mini-series drama, Big Little Lies, set up the coast in Monterey.
Teachers series premiere billboard
From mothers to Teachers, and TV Land's new elementary school comedy had this fun billboard at The Grove shopping centre this month.
Doubt series premiere billboard
This season there are lots of legal dramas for viewers to enjoy, including The Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight, although Katherine Heigl's new series Doubt has already been cancelled after only two episodes.
Chicago Justice series premiere billboard
Whilst Dick Wolf's Chicago TV universe continues to expand beyond fire, police and medical dramas with Chicago Justice.
When We Rise series premiere billboard
ABC was shining a light on gay history with its new docudrama mini-series When We Rise, and it's more timely than ever considering the current administration's lack of support for the LGBT community.
24 Legacy season 1 billboard
Fox continued to support it's new 24: Legacy spin-off, although only tie will tell if it can last as long as the original homeland security series with Kiefer Sutherland.
Blacklist Redemption series billboard
Another hit show getting a spin-off of this month was NBC's The Black List with Redemption starring Famke Janssen, Ryan Eggold and Edi Gathegi.
Giant History of Comedy series premiere billboard
The History of Comedy was being explored over on CNN and this giant billboard featuring comedy legend Chris Farley (not Donald Trump as some may be mistaken for thinking) helped kick off the docu-series.
Detour season 2 giant billboard
The hit TBS sitcom, The Detour, was also back in a big way for its sophomore season as after their disastrous road trip the family moved to the big city this time around.
Giant Crashing season 1 billboard
Crashing, the new series about a stand-up comic whose wife has just left him, was also getting some giant-sized support for its debut.
Giant Last Week Tonight John Oliver season 4 billboard
Plus John Oliver was super-sized for the satirical fourth season of Last Week Tonight, trying to find the funny and expose the truths of our current political climate.
Bates Motel final season 5 billboard
Bates Motel was back in the skies for a fifth and final season and it's time to see how 'Norman Bates' and his mother's story connects with the iconic Psycho horror movie.
Humans season 2 billboard
Before HBO's big budget Westworld, Humans was exploring the world of artificial intelligence in a low key way, and now it's rebooting for a second season over on AMC.
The Missing season 2 billboard
The Missing was back on Starz with another case of a missing child to be investigated for a second season.
Billions season 2 billboard
Plus the grudge match between flawed federal prosecutor and dodgy hedge fund king continued in the skies with this second season billboard for Showtime's Billions.
Voice season 12 billboard
Reality singing contest The Voice returned to the skies for its twelfth season, with Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine back as coaches for the lucky contestants.
Vice season 5 billboard
Plus Vice was back on the edgy frontline of journalism and in the firing line with this season five billboard for the documentary series.
Origins journey of humankind billboard
Whilst the National Geographic channel was exploring The Journey of Humankind with the new series Origins.
Chefs Table season 3 billboard
Netflix was continuing to shine a light on the master chefs behind the best restaurants in the business, including Osteria Mozza's Nancy Silverton, with this billboard for the third season of Chef's Table.
Bill Burr Walk your way out standup billboard
The streaming subscription service was also trying to keep the laughs coming with new stand-up comedy specials from Bill Burr and Jim Gaffigan.
Jim Gaffigan Cinco standup special billboard
Plus The Daily Show's host Trevor Noah was getting out from behind his desk for his own stand-up special on stage, explains why he's Afraid of the Dark.
Trevor Noah Afraid of the Dark standup special billboard
In the world of animation, Genndy Tartakovsky's Samurai Jack was back with this fifth and final season Adult Swim billboard.
Samurai Jack season 5 billboard
This month also saw The Lego Batman Movie explode on the big screen, and a fun side effect of this was Warner Bros. and The CW's television shows getting the Lego treatment to help promote the film's release on the side of the WB Studios backlot in Burbank, California.
Arrow Flash Lego billboards Warner Bros Studios
Included in the toy brick makeover were superhero shows Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Gotham, plus sitcoms The Middle, 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory and Mom, plus even daytime talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.
Supergirl Ellen Lego billboards Warner Bros Studios
Middle 2 Broke Girls Mom Lego billboards WB Studios
If you like this fun PR stunt, make sure you check out all the movie billboards for The Lego Batman Movie.

As you can see there's more shows than ever to watch on the small screen, so let's see if any of these visions in vinyl will help convince you to give up your leisure time to watch any of them.

You can also step back in time and see what new TV billboards filled L.A.'s skies this time last year and check out my Daily Billboard Blog for all the latest ad creatives turning heads around the city streets.

Don't be a stranger...

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February 2017's travel, tech and other lifestyle billboards around L.A...

This February whilst fashion, movie, music and TV billboards have been in abundance in the city skies, it's been a quieter time for lifestyle outdoor ads. Here's an eclectic collection of travel, theme park, technology, food and drinks billboards trying to catch passersby eyes this past month.

Travel and tourism billboards
Disneyland Electrical Parade Its Home dragon billboard
First up are these fun ad creatives for the return of Disneyland's Main Street Electrical Parade, which have really stood out around L.A.'s streets.
Disneyland Electrical Parade Coming Home snails billboard
After being teased that the popular nighttime parade was 'coming home' next to famous L.A. landmarks, it finally arrived with a new wave of billboards. Hopefully this parade will help justify year another increase in park prices.
Minions Universal Neighbor Pass billboard
Another theme park trying to attract visitors this month was Universal Studios Hollywood as their California Neighbor Pass billboards featuring characters like the Minions, Transformers and Harry Potter have reappeared around the city streets.
Electricity guitars great combo Virgin America Alaska billboard
When Alaska Airlines announced they were buying Virgin America is seemed like a strange fit, but it looks like Virgin's irreverent approach is rubbing off on them with these fun new ads.
American Airlines worlds greatest flyers billboard
Meanwhile in Downtown L.A. American AirlinesAmerican Airlines was continuing its latest ad campaign with this colourful creative.

Health and fitness billboards
Equinox Mastectomy tattoo Commit to Something billboard
Luxury gym chain Equinox was also back in the city skyline this month with more provocative ad creatives to help the fitness lifestyle brand stand out.
Equinox Commit to Something Bees billboard
Whether it be a woman with a double mastectomy getting a tattoo, or a fit guy covered in bees, their Commit to Something ad campaign certainly turns heads.

Food and drinks billboards
climb refreshing finish Coors Light billboard
This month when everyone is trying to shed the pounds and get healthy there's definitely been less alcoholic brands advertising around L.A., although I did spy this new addition to Coors Light latest ad campaign.
Naked Pressed Juice Nutrientensity billboard
Meanwhile Naked was showing off its new cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices with these 'nutrientensity' billboards.
Nutrientensity Naked Pressed Juice billboard
This vibrant green ad campaign is a continuation of their Naked Juice billboards and Naked Juice Kale Blazer billboards from recent years around this time of year.
CocaCola Taste the feeling billboard
And while Naked Juice is owned by PepsiCo, Coca-Cola is still pushing its original fizzy cola around L.A.'s streets and to enjoy it with food.
Red Bull afternoon wall billboard
Plus Red Bull was helping DTLA workers get over that afternoon wall of tiredness with this giant wall mural creative.
Taco Bell Brenda took last bagel baby billboard
Meanwhile in the world of fast food, Taco Bell was having fun this month with this angry baby meme.

Technology billboards
Shot on iPhone 7 surfer billboard
Apple also refreshed its many billboards this month with a new evolution in its Shot on iPhone outdoor ad campaign.
Shot on iPhone 7 billboard
These Shot on iPhone 7 billboards are darker, framed in black, with more nighttime user-generated photography featured, so be sure to click through to my Daily Billboard Blog and take a look at more of the fresh new ad examples.

As you can see it's not been such an exciting month for lifestyle billboards, but that could all change next month. Compare this year's ads with last February's billboards and come back for another roundup at the end of March 2017.

Plus stay tuned in the days to come for all the TV show billboards entertaining L.A.'s skies this February...

Friday, February 24, 2017

Oscar nominee, movie and music billboards around L.A. in February 2017...

February may be a short month, but it's a huge month for movies and music with both the Oscars and Grammys taking place and celebrating in the skies of Hollywoodland. Here's a selection of all the Oscar nominee, movie, music and gaming billboards filling the sprawling city skyline this past month.

Movie billboards
La La Land Oscar nominee billboard
First up is this very clever Oscar consideration billboard for La La Land, which has garnered a record-breaking fourteen nominations the year, and this ad along the Sunset Strip doesn't need any words to bring its awards season campaigning to an end. Will the musical with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling win big, or will voters turn their backs on this original movie?
Giant Kubo and the Two Strings Oscar nominee billboard
One Academy Award category which may cause the biggest upset this season is for the Best Animated Feature. LAIKA Studios stop-motion film Kubo and the Two Strings surprisingly took home the BAFTA Award for the fantastical tale and was supported with an impressive outdoor Oscar ad campaign this month.
Moana Academy Award Nominee billboard
Disney has two contenders in the Best Animated Film category, Moana and Zootopia, with the historical Pacific Islander tale also nominated for Best Original Song.
Zootopia Oscar Nominee billboard
Meanwhile $1 billion box office Zootopia has won several major industry accolades including the Golden Globe, so it's hard to imagine (but not impossible) it won't take home the prized golden statuette.
Arrival Oscar nominee billboard
Even though I was disappointed overall by Arrival, it's nice to see science fiction being recognized by the Academy, and it is a beautiful film that does do alien visitors very well.
Manchester by the Sea Oscar nominee billboard
Manchester by the Sea is certainly a film you need to see on the big screen as it's such a bleak family drama, that you're forced to watch the whole affair without switching off, which works in its favor as it delivers some truly devastating, emotional performances.
Isabelle Huppert Elle Academy Award nominee billboard
French language thriller, Elle, was also showing some support for its Oscar-nominated Best Actress star Isabelle Huppert in the skies of the Sunset Strip this month.
Moonlight Oscar nomination billboard
Garnering eight Oscar nominations and taking home the Golden Globe for Best Drama Picture, gay African-American coming-of-age drama, Moonlight, also received some major awards season support this month with multiple billboards along West Hollywood's busy Sunset Boulevard.
Hidden Figures Oscar nominee Best Picture billboard
Meanwhile over on the Westside, Fox Studios Hidden Figures was also getting some Academy Award nominee support.
Fences Academy Award nominee billboard
Plus the movie adaptation of August Wilson's stage play Fences was also standing out with this nominations billboard in the heart of Hollywood.
13th Oscar nominee documentary billboard
Ava DuVernay's 13th documentary is essential viewing in these unsettling times we're living in, and it's no wonder it took home the BAFTA for its compelling account of the transition of African-American slavery to mass incarceration. The enlightening film really is Oscar worthy and gets my vote.
Life Animated Oscar nominee documentary billboard
Meanwhile Life, Animated is another documentary, about an autistic young man who is helped to develop his reading, writing and communication skills by watching Disney animated movies, that was hoping to attract Academy voters consideration this month along the Sunset Strip.
89th Oscars Jimmy Kimmel billboard
And hosting the glittering 89th red carpet Oscars ceremony this year is late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel.
Lego Batman movie billboard
In the world of other films this month, The Lego Batman Movie was certainly bringing some fun to the city streets with its assortment of bright billboards.
Logan movie claws special extension billboard
Plus Marvel's not-so-merry mutant, Wolverine, was back in the city skyline with his trademark adamantium claws.
Logan movie billboard
This time it looks like it's the end of the line for Hugh Jackman's Logan, which will be a grittier, R-Rated take on the fan-favourite character.
Kong Skull Island movie billboard
Also returning to the skies this month was the classic monster, King Kong. From the looks of things Kong: Skull Island will be mashing up the giant ape with a touch of Apocalypse Now for this cinematic outing.
Kong Skull Island film billboard
If you like this new movie ad campaign, fans of the misunderstood colossal ape can also enjoy these Universal Studios Hollywood King Kong attraction billboards.
Giant Disney Beauty and the Beast movie billboard
Speaking of iconic monsters, and Beauty and the Beast get's the live-action Disney treatment this March.
Great Wall movie billboard
Matt Damon was also facing monstrous threats this month in his new historical fantasy action movie set in China, The Great Wall.
Get Out movie billboard
And speaking of walls, "Do you belong in this neighborhood?" sounds like a very Trump-like tagline for Jordan Peele's new horror movie about racism, Get Out.
A United Kingdom film billboard
Meanwhile race relations of the better variety, and A United Kingdom is the tale based on a true story about an African king who falls in love with a white British woman in London in the late 1940s, even though society and their families disapproved of their relationship.
Fifty Shades Darker movie billboard
For Valentine's Day this year Fifty Shades Darker was offering the next installment in E.L. James erotic romance movie adaptations.
Fifty Shades Darker movie billboard
Fans of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson can also enjoy these Fifty Shades of Grey movie billboards from 2015.
Fist Fight movie billboard
This month Fist Fight was a new big screen comedy starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day filling the skies with billboards.
Fist Fight film billboard
The film about a school teacher who gets another fired and then gets challenged to an after-school fight doesn't seem the most socially responsible way to settle an argument these days.
Fist Fight movie billboard
YouTube's Gigi Gorgeous was starring in her own original movie about her transgender transition this month.
Gigi Gorgeous YouTube Red movie billboard
The superstar vlogger was also getting super-sized along the Sunset Strip to support her Barbara Kopple helmed documentary.
Giant Gigi Gorgeous YouTube Red movie billboard
From online to the small screen and Ricky Gervais was reviving his 'David Brent' persona from the U.K.'s original version of The Office mockumentary.
David Brent Life on the Road film billboard
His new Netflix movie, Life on the Road, finds the character twelve years later working as a traveling salesman, although he hasn't given up on his dreams of rock stardom.
David Brent Life on the Road movie billboard
As you can see the movie industry has been busy this month, but they are not the only ones.

Music billboards
2017 Grammys David Bowie billboard
In addition to all the film and TV industry awards over the past few months, this time of year is also when the music industry gets to shine a light on its recording artists, songwriters and superstars with the Grammy Awards.

If you like this David Bowie homage ad creative, make sure you also check out these other 2017 Grammy Awards billboards.
Congrats Chance Spotify billboard
Music subscription service Spotify was also capitalising on the Grammys with this outdoor ad campaign highlighting some of the artists first streamed by them.
Congrats The Chainsmokers Spotify billboard
These colourful billboards featuring the likes of Chance the Rapper, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini really stood out along the rocking Sunset Strip this month.
Congrats Maren Morris Spotify billboard
And Spotify continued their outdoor presence with this billboard for Katy Perry's new single Chained to the Rhythm.
Katy Perry Chained Rhythm Spotify billboard
Meanwhile Bruno Mars was celebrating that his 24k Magic single has officially gone platinum, which should help ticket sales of his forthcoming world tour.
Bruno Mars 24k Platinum billboard
The Hollywood Hills were certainly alive with the sound of music as Ed Sheeran was also promoting his new album Divide this month too.
Ed Sheeran Divide album billboard
Plus rock band Panic! at the Disco were promoting their latest Death of a Bachelor Tour and hoping for some Grammy consideration with this billboard.
Panic at the Disco Death of Bachelor Tour billboard
I don't think I've ever seen so many music-themed billboards filling the skies in the same month in all my years living in L.A.

Gaming billboards
Resident Evil Biohazard video game billboard
And finally not to be left out, with a final installment at the movies, Resident Evil had a new Biohazard video game to show off this month.

The skies will certainly seem duller after all this awards season activity, but I'm sure it won't be long before all the television Emmy activity kicks off again, as this entertainment industry is a cyclical beast (and we wouldn't have it any other way).

Have fun watching the Oscars this weekend, I absolutely will...

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