Thursday, July 30, 2015

Summer TV show billboards around L.A. in July 2015...

The weather may be unpredictable of late in L.A. (hot, humid, cloudy, raining), but one thing is constant, the fact that there's always a fantastic assortment of new and returning TV show billboards entertaining the city skyline. Here's a selection of the best television outdoor ads that caught my eye in July 2015.

TV billboards
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015 Emmy billboard
Congratulations to freshman comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for securing five Emmy nominations, including one for Best Comedy and another for Tituss Burgess, as Kimmy's dramatic New York roommate, 'Titus Andromendon' (in the lookalike Iron Man costume above). I love this bubbly ad creative for the Netflix series, it's just so much fun and sums up the feel of the show and its titular character.
Brooklyn Nine Nine 2015 Emmy billboard
The Emmy consideration billboards have all but disappeared this late in the month, but there were still some to be spotted at the beginning of July, like this Brooklyn Nine-Nine ad creative which helped earn the show a nomination for Andre Braugher.

If you like these two examples, be sure to also check out all these other Emmy consideration billboards for 2015
Comedy Bang! Bang! season 4 billboard
Another weird and wacky billboard this month was this quirky creative for IFC's fourth season of Comedy Bang! Bang! How can you not love an ad creative stuffed with rainbows, seesaws, astronauts and an assortment of animals.
Little Women Terra's little family Pooped billboard
Everyone loves a cute baby and a good poop joke, so this billboard for Terra's Little Family made me smile this month. If you're a fan of the Lifetime reality series, be sure to also check out these other billboards for Little Women: LA.
Nonstop Summer Not Exactly News billboard
Meanwhile MTV2 was having a 'Nonstop Summer' in the skies of L.A. with these bright creatives for new shows like Not Exactly News and Kingin with Tyga.
Nonstop Summer Kingin Tyga series billboard
Be sure to also check out this Wild 'N Out billboard, which is also part of this seasonal outdoor ad campaign.
Candidly Nicole season 2 billboard
Nicole Richie, one of TV's original reality stars who was 'famous for being famous' brought some zesty colour to the skies of Sunset Strip this month, returning for a sophomore season of Candidly Nicole.
Tut TV miniseries bilboard
Ben Kingsley provided a familiar face for Spike's mini-series about the rise to glory of the Egyptian Pharaoh in these Tut billboards.
Tut TV series bilboard
No stranger to sands-and-sandals drama, be sure to check out the actor's costume from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time on display.
Hell on Wheels season 5 billboard
Speaking of the past (but not so ancient), and Hell on Wheels was back in the skies for its fifth and final season, as the Western series reached the end of the railroad.
Faling Skies final season 5 billboard
Another series embarking on its fifth and final season was sci-fi drama Falling Skies, ready for one last battle against Earth's alien invaders.
Heroes Reborn TV miniseries billboard
Speaking of science fiction, NBC is resurrecting one of its old genre shows with Heroes Reborn this Fall.
Ray Donovan season 3 billboard
Ray Donovan was back in the skies as L.A.'s 'fixer' to the rich and famous, and to help celebrate the third season Liev Schreiber was nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award.
Masters of Sex season 3 billboard
Also back for a third season is Showtime's Masters of Sex with this fun Twister-themed billboard, enjoying Emmy nominations for guest actors Allison Janney and Beau Bridges.
Sex Drugs Rock Roll series premiere billboard
Continuing the sex theme and Dennis Leary was back on FX as an aging rocker getting the band back together in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell season 2 billboard
Adult Swim continued to bring their usual mix of unorthodox billboards to the skies of Sunset Boulevard with this sophomore season ad for Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, a live-action workplace drama about demons working for Satan to recruit souls for underworld.
Rick and Morty season 2 billboard
Plus breakout animated hit Rick and Morty, about a mad scientist and his grandson, was back for its second season with this dimension-hopping billboard.
BoJack Horseman season 2 billboard
Also in the world of animation for grown-ups and Netflix's BoJack Horseman was back for a sophomore season about the washed up Hollywood star horse trying to get his life back in order.
Why? Hannibal Buress series premiere billboard
Hannibal Buress was asking Why? for Comedy Central this month with this fun ad creative for his new show featuring man-on-the-street interviews, standup and sketches tackling topical issues.
Key and Peele season 5 emoji billboard
And comedians Key & Peele went all emoji for the fifth and final season of the sketch show series. If you're a fan of the comedy show, be sure to also enjoy all these previous Key & Peele season promo billboards.
pirate Seinfeld Hulu billboard
A classic comedy getting a revival in the city skies this month was Seinfeld. Now you can watch any season, any episode, any moment of the iconic sitcom on Hulu, and if you're a fan check out these other fun illustrated Seinfeld Hulu billboards from around the streets of L.A. this month.
This changes everything Hulu Showtime billboard
The streaming service was also welcoming popular Showtime series like Homeland, Masters of Sex and Ray Donovan to its offering with this billboard in July.
Mr Robot privacy deleted billboard
I also continued to spot new creatives from the Mr. Robot series launch ad campaign with their 'Big Brother' and anti-corporation rhetoric.
Giant Scream TV series billboard
Plus MTV's adaptation of the Scream movie franchise received a super-sized billboard along Wilshire Boulevard. I wonder if they saw a second season coming, as the series has been renewed already.
Cold Justice Sex Crimes series premiere billboard
This month TNT's Cold Justice gets a spinoff with the debut of Cold Justice: Sex Crimes, featuring real-life prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O'Neill traveling to small towns to help local law enforcement solve dormant sexual assault cases.
Wahlburgers season 4 billboard
And also in the world of reality television, the Wahlberg clan is back for a fourth season of fame and burger business with this family portrait creative for Wahlburgers.
Chris Tucker Live Netflix billboard
In addition to documentaries, Netflix is also making a name for itself with standup comedy specials and this month you can see Chris Tucker Live.
Hannah Hart YouTube billboard
YouTube continues to promote its online personalities Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig in the skies of L.A. and I also spied this billboard for their sports comedy channel, Dude Perfect, this month too.
Dude Perfect YouTube billboard
As you can see there's been no rest for television in the skies of L.A. this past month, and it's only going to get busier as studios and networks will soon start promoting all their new hopefuls for the Fall TV season.

I'll keep my eyes to the skies and try and capture all the cool creatives worth sharing next month, until then, be sure to stay tuned right here...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stylish Summer fashion billboards around L.A. in July 2015...

This month it hasn't been the biggest fashion catwalk in the skies of L.A., the clothing seasons are changing and we got a weird mix of Summer and Fall advertisements, when the sun is shining and the temperatures are soaring.

Fashion billboards
Prada Eyewear FW 2015 billboard
Always in vogue, Prada debuts some new eyewear, a West Coast fashion essential and practical necessity with the blazing California sunshine.
Bulgari sunglasses 2015 billboard
Italian jewelry brand Bulgari was also showing off its newest shades for Summer with this glamorous ad creative along the Sunset Strip.
Emporio Armani FW 2015 fashion billboard
Meanwhile Emporio Armani was showing off its new Fall fashions with this new billboard, which looks like its better suited to New York City than L.A. life.
Burberry F/W 2015 fashion billboard
British fashion house Burberry was keeping things under wraps with this new Fall 2015 creative showing off their must-have capes.
Hale Bob Summer 2015 fashion billboard
And Hale Bob kept the spirit of Summer alive with their unique prints in their latest billboard.
Net-A-Porter Fashion that delivers billboard
Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter was getting comfy in white in their last ad high over L.A.'s Sunset Plaza.
Who is Jen? MeUndies billboard
And website MeUndies, who claim to be purveyors of the world's most comfortable underwear, were making us all wonder who Jen is.
MeUndies female underwear model billboard
Is this her? Or is the lady in question yet to be revealed. Or is Jen just a new style of underwear?
Breitling American Tour watch billboard
Over in Westwood the Breitling Jet Team were flying high to advertise the Swiss watch brand's strong connection with aviation.
Sportie is LA billboard
And Sportie LA was helping define the youthful look of the City of Angels with its wide selection of athletic footwear and apparel.

Let's hope August is more fruitful for stylish ads, but in the meantime why not compare this collection to last year's fashion billboards filling L.A.'s skyline.

Stay tuned for a roundup of this month's TV show billboards and be sure to check out all the movie billboards and lifestyle billboards spied around the streets this July...

Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer drinks and lifestyle billboards filling L.A.'s skyline in July 2015...

This months there's been a whole variety of different billboards filling the city skyline, from drinks to technology, tourism and retail outdoor ads. Here's a selection of the eclectic lifestyle billboards causing a second look in the skies of L.A. in July.

Food and drinks billboards
Huberts Lemonade Warning may cause Joy billboard
First up is this bright and joyful billboard for Hubert's Lemonade, which certainly made me perk up when I saw the vibrant yellow creative.
Discover Especial Modelo Beer billboard
Meanwhile if you're looking to quench your thirst with an alcoholic beverage this month, you could tell it was beer season as the skies were filled with a variety of brands to enjoy at the beach, poolside or at a BBQ, like Modelo Especial.
Pacifico Clara Beer boat billboard
And another Mexican beer to evoke the feel of being at the beach, Pacifico beer.
Keep it natural California Natural Light beer billboard
Of course as it is swimsuit season, those low-calorie brews are even more important, like Natural Light helping you to enjoy these California shores more.
Miller Lite beer billboard
While Miller Lite was also advertising its reduced-calorie offering with its aluminum pint bottle which comes with a resealable screw cap, to help keep things cool and that sand out.
Food Should Taste Good chips billboard
And if all those beers gave you the munchies, then Food Should Taste Good had this Blue Corn chip ad creative to satisfy your cravings, and make you feel better about eating them.

Financial billboards
SoFi Pre-Finance Malibu home billboard
Even financial services advertising embraced Summer this month, with student loan refinancer, SoFi, helping passersby to dream about their future Malibu home with this shoreline creative.
Wells Fargo financial journey help take reins billboard
Plus Wells Fargo embraced the great outdoors with this Summery stagecoach creative, encouraging you to take the reins with your finances.

Travel, tourism and theme park billboards
LA Metro Walk instead billboard
Everyone knows that you can't really get very far in L.A. without a car, but the bus and rail Metro are currently trying to help get cars off the road by encouraging people to walk instead of use their car for short trips if they can.
new way to nature Natural History Museum billboard
And if you're planning a trip to the Natural History Museum in L.A. County, then they've got new ways for you and your kids to explore nature this Summer holiday.
Titans Ice Age 3D La Brea Tar Pits billboard
Plus another tourist attraction, the La Brea Tar Pits, are also trying to entice visitors to their new Titans of the Ice Age 3D feature.

If you're a fan of saber-tooth tigers and wooly mammoths, be sure to also enjoy these Ice Age movie billboards.
Glittering Disneyland 60 Diamond Celebration Olaf billboard
If all else fails to keep your kids occupied this Summer, and you're not afraid to spend the money, then Disneyland is celebrating 60 years with these glittering anniversary billboards (although it seems strange to see 'Olaf the Snowman' in the skies with L.A.'s soaring temperatures).

Charity and cause-related billboards
I want to be a bench Recycle me billboard
It's also nice to see that not all advertising is trying to sell you something, but rather encourage you to do something for the environment, like recycle.
Donate stuff Create jobs Goodwill billboard
And sometimes keeping things simple works best to get your message across, like this Goodwill ad creative encouraging us to donate stuff to help create jobs.

Technology billboards
Nest Can special extension billboard
Nest may be more known for its smoke detectors and thermostat systems, but of late it's been promoting its Next Cam to help keep and eye on your home and your loved ones, like your pets and babies with these clever designs.
Nest Cam Baby mobile billboard
Be sure to also take a look at Nest Cam's duo of paw print billboards along the Sunset Strip to see the full effect of their special extension billboard.
Giant T Mobile slide billboard Sunset Strip
One billboard which really stood out along the Strip was this giant slide ad creative for T-Mobile on the side of the Mondrian Hotel, which you can't miss with that shocking hot pink colour.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge wireless charging billboard
And another technology billboard which made an impact was the new super-sized ad for Samsung's new wireless charging feature for its Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone.
I want you to go Solar Uncle Sam billboard
Meanwhile this solar panel company made me smile with their use of 'Uncle Sam' in their ad creative. I'm sure it's not the first time his iconic imagery has been used to help sell a product or service, rather than for army recruits.

Retail billboards
Stay cool this Summer Grove billboard
And finally The Grove shopping center was advertising by tapping into what we were all thinking, how do we 'stay cool this Summer' in the heat (or more importantly what are the latest fashions and accessories that will help make us look cool this season).

If you like this snapshot of ad creatives around the skies of L.A. this year, be sure to also check out last July's lifestyle billboards and who was advertising their wares.

Plus stay tuned in the days to come for all the latest TV and fashion billboards making the skies more entertaining and stylish...