Friday, June 30, 2017

New TV billboards filling L.A.'s sprawling skies in June 2017...

This June in addition to the skies being filled with an onslaught of Emmy consideration billboards there were also an abundance of returning favorites back for another season and new TV shows making their summer debut. Here's a selection of television billboards from broadcast, cable, streaming and online platforms trying to grab passersby attention this June 2017.

TV billboards
Giant Game of Thrones season 7 teaser billboard
First up is this ominous season seven teaser billboard for Game of Thrones, and it looks like winter is officially here this summer.
Giant Power season 4 billboard
Meanwhile Omari Hardwick was getting super-sized behind bars as nightclub owner 'Ghost' for the fourth season of Starz drama Power.
Giant Claws series premiere billboard
And TNT was making a giant-sized statement for its new nail salon comedy drama, Claws, along the Sunset Strip.
Giant Im Sorry series premiere billboard
TruTV was also going big on the side of West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel to advertise Andrea Savage's new comedy series, I'm Sorry.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 3 billboard
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was rolling up her sleeves to promote the third season of her optimistic comedy and defend women's rights.
House of Cards season 5 billboard
Plus also on Netflix the 'Underwoods' were back to continue their political reign in Washington, D.C. in the fifth season of House of Cards.
Flaked season 2 billboard
When he's not voicing animated characters BoJack Horseman and Lego Batman, Will Arnett also finds time to star in the sophomore season of his Netflix comedy Flaked.
Gypsy series premiere billboard
One of the subscription streaming service's new offerings this summer is Gypsy, starring Naomi Watts as a therapist who gets too involved in the lives of her patients.
Glow series premiere billboard
Whilst the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are also ready to rumble in a new series Glow, chronicling the lives in and out of the ring in the 1980s.
Casual season 3 billboard
Meanwhile over on Hulu, the dysfunctional family comedy Casual was back for a third season, trying to move on with their lives.
Insecure season 2 billboard
Plus HBO's new hit comedy Insecure was taking the plunge in the skies for a sophomore season starring Awkward Black Girl Issa Rae.
Wrecked season 2 billboard
TBS plane crash comedy and LOST spoof, Wrecked, was also back for a second season of surviving life on a deserted island.
Shooter season 2 billboard
On a less funny note, Ryan Phillippe was back with this patriotic ad creative for the sophomore season of movie spin-off Shooter.
Snowfall series premiere billboard
Plus this summer FX will be exploring how crack began in its new drug-dealing drama Snowfall.
Giant Midnight Texas series premiere billboard
NBC will be traveling to Midnight, Texas this July and meeting the supernatural residents of Charlaine Harris' town where outsiders fit in.
Bold Type series premiere billboard
And Freeform's new drama The Bold Type is inspired by the life experiences of former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles with three friends living in the cut-throat world of fashion magazines in New York City.
Gifted series premiere billboard
Along the Sunset Strip Fox was teasing its new X-Men TV spin-off series, The Gifted, which will be bringing Marvel's merry superpowered Mutants to the small screen this fall.
American Ninja Warrior season 9 billboard
And speaking of special abilities, American Ninja Warrior was back for a ninth season of physical feats and competing on challenging obstacle courses.
The Profit season 5 billboard
This month Marcus Lemonis was back to help floundering small businesses in the fifth season of The Profit.
Profit season 5 big hero billboard
These season promo billboards for the CNBC series also doubled as an Emmy consideration campaign.
Adam Ruins Everything season 2 billboard
Adam Conover was doing his best to uncover the truth with these boy scout-themed billboards for the second season of Adam Ruins Everything.
States of Undress season 2 billboard
Over on Viceland, Hailey Gates was back for a second season of exploring the politics of fashion in States of Undress.
Huangs World season 4 billboard
Whilst celebrity chef, TV host and globe-trotter Eddie Huang returned to the skies for the fourth season of Huang's World.
All or Nothing season 2 billboard
In the world of sport, All or Nothing was back to stream a second season of fly-on-the-wall documentary series following the ups and downs of the L.A. Rams American Football team.
Kevin Hart Next Level series billboard
This month the skies were also filled with shows designed to make us laugh, like Kevin Hart's stand-up series introducing a new generation of comics, The Next Level.
Jim Jefferies Show series launch billboard
Whilst comedian Jim Jefferies was bringing his Aussie humour to late-night in his new Comedy Central talk show.
Sarah Silverman Speck of Dust billboard
Netflix continued to deliver a steady stream of stand-up specials in June, including Sarah Silverman's A Speck of Dust.
Oh Hello on Broadway Netflix billboard
And Nick Kroll and John Mulaney were bringing their Oh, Hello comedy act to Broadway in a fresh new Netflix special.
Rory Scovel tries standup billboard
Plus comedian Rory Scovel was also trying his hand at stand-up in his Netflix special.
TJ Miller Meticulously Ridiculous billboard
T.J. Miller may be leaving Silicon Valley after the fourth season, but it looks like his career is forging ahead with his solo Meticulously Ridiculous HBO comedy special.
Jordan Klepper Solves guns billboard
Jordan Klepper was being provocative with this ad creative for his satirical Solves Guns special, because in America gun ownership is not an easy subject matter to tackle.
Hood Adjacent James Davis billboard
Also on Comedy Central James Davis explores black life versus cultural appropriation in his new series Hood Adjacent.
Decker season 2 Adult Swim billboard
Over on Adult Swim, Tim Heidecker was back with this special extension billboard for his spoof action series Decker.
Apollo Gauntlet sereis premiere billboard
Plus the heroic Apollo Gauntlet, with his sentient talking gauntlets, was the newest offbeat animation offering to fill the skies of Sunset Boulevard.
Escape the Night season 2 YouTube Red billboard
And finally, Joey Graceffa's murder mystery YouTube Red web series, Escape the Night, was back for a sophomore season in a big way along the Sunset Strip.
Giant Escape the Night season 2 YouTube billboard
As you can see there are so many TV shows competing for your leisure time, it's impossible to keep up with this televisual tsunami.

You can also check out what TV billboards were gracing the city's crowded skyline last June and watch this space for this month's Emmy consideration billboards also trying to catch your eye and garner industry votes.

P.S. Can you believe it's June 30 already, where has half the year gone? Watching all these TV shows no doubt...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Eclectic lifestyle billboards turning heads around L.A. in June 2017...

This June in addition to all the movie, music, games, TV and fashion outdoor ads there were also a smattering of lifestyle billboards trying to capture eyeballs around the streets and skies of L.A. Here's a selection of health, food, drinks, technology and theme park billboards filling the city skyline in June 2017.

Health and cause-related billboards
Trumpcare equals death APLA Health billboard
First up is this cautionary tale billboard from AIDS Project Los Angeles Health which sums how the vast majority of Americans feel about the Republicans healthcare plan, Trumpcare would equal death for millions.
Painkillers easy get into Hard escape billboard
Another health-related billboard which caught my eye this month was this clever ad creative to highlight the addictive quality of painkillers.
Syphilis Tsunami STD check billboard
With the advent of HIV prevention drug PrEP some gay men feel like they are impervious to all sexually transmitted diseases, which is not the case. Without using condoms there's been a real tsunami in syphilis cases as this free STD check billboard highlights.
Smoking deaths counter billboard
Meanwhile the American Heart and Lung Associations and Cancer Society have updated the colour scheme of their smoking deaths counter billboard along Santa Monica Boulevard in West L.A. Refreshing the billboard makes sense to help it stand out, but maybe they should also consider moving the ad to another location so it doesn't become invisible to regular commuters who've passed the counter many times over the years.
LA drivers waste 100 park walks in traffic billboard
Speaking of keeping heart healthy, this billboard encourages drivers to get out of their cars and try walking around L.A. to exercise with you family and enjoy the great outdoors.

Food and drinks billboards
Chipotle Bring appetite real ingredients billboard
Fast food chain Chipotle was back in the city skyline in June with these witty foodie billboards over their Beverly Boulevard eatery.
Chipotle bought this billboard
If you like these ad creatives, make sure you also check out these previous Chipotle billboards filling the skies in recent years.
Giant Peroni Beer 2017 billboard Sunset Strip
Meanwhile in the world of beers, Peroni was super-sizing its latest ad campaign on the side of West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel this month.
Javier Bardem Chivas Regal billboard
Plus Javier Bardem was toasting to your health with Chivas Regal scotch and friends along the Sunset Strip.
Smartwater Purity perfected billboard
Smartwater returned to skies to reinforce its purity credentials in the premium bottled water market with this simple outdoor ad.
Icelandic Glacial water billboard
Plus Icelandic Glacial bottled water was trying to appeal to a wide range of people with this billboard.
Vitamin Water xxx triple threat billboard
And Vitamin Water was back showing off its flavoured and enhanced bottled offering to quench your thirst.

Technology billboards
Alexa Music Unlimited Love all you need billboard
Aside from trying to take over all your online shopping and satisfy your entertainment cravings with its streaming services, Amazon also wants to offer you unlimited music with its Alexa personal assistant device.
Water resistant Apple Watch billboard
This month the sprawling skies were also filled with a plethora of sporty and water-themed ad creatives for the Apple Watch.
Live me app Its Litty billboard
In the world of social media, the new video chat app was taking on the likes of Facebook Live and Snapchat with a new outdoor ad campaign.
Live me app Its Lit billboard
Let's see if these billboards can help this app be the next big when it comes to sharing your life experiences.
Live me app Join the Party billboard
Even if people don't join the party, maybe these ads with help attract investors, or a competitor to snap up the app.
Free stock trading Robin Hood app billboard
Plus Robin Hood was showing off their free stock trading app with this cool typography billboard.

Theme park billboards
Nighttime Lights Hogwarts Castle Universal billboard
And finally, if you're looking for something to do this summer in Southern California then maybe these theme parks can entice you to visit. This month Universal Studios Hollywood was advertising their nighttime lights at Harry Potter's Hogwarts Castle.
Summer of Heroes Disneyland billboard
Whilst Disney's California Adventure was trying to tempt you to enjoy a 'Summer of heroes' with Marvel character appearances and its revamped Guardians of the Galaxy Tower of Terror attraction.

You can also compare this collection of ads to last summer's drinks and lifestyle billboards and come back soon for roundups of this June's TV and Emmy consideration billboards...