Monday, April 29, 2019

April 2019's eye-catching TV billboards around L.A...

Another month has flown by and once agin the skies of L.A. have been crammed to the rafters with eye-catching billboards for new shows, returning favourites, mini-series, stand-up specials and documentary series. Take a look at some of the head-turning ad creatives that caught my eye around the city this April 2019.

TV billboards
Our Planet Orangutan billboard
First up are these amazing wildlife billboards for Netflix's natural world documentary series, Our Planet.
Our Planet whale billboard
If you like these cool special extension cut-outs of orangutans and whales, make sure you also check out the other impressive Our Planet billboards.

Plus if you like nature, you can also enjoy these new Earth Shot on iPhone billboards filling the skies this month.
Discovery World is Ours billboard
And speaking of animals, the Discovery Channel was also shining a light on our wonderful world this month with this playful ad creative.
Special series launch billboard
Netflix was also debuting lots of new original series this month, like the new sitcom Special about a twenty-something gay man with mild Cerebral Palsy making his way in the world.
Chambers series premiere billboard
Plus Chambers was proving some supernatural scares when a teenage girl needs a heart transplant and starts exhibiting the personality of the donor.
Black Summer series premiere billboard
And if you want more horror, then Black Summer was telling the gory tale of the early days of the zombie apocalypse and one mother's quest to find her missing daughter.
Dead To Me series launch billboard
The streaming giant was also teaming up Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini in the darkly comic series, Dead To Me, about a powerful new friendship.
No Good Nick series premiere billboard
And No Good Nick was a new family comedy starring Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin about a street-smart girl (Siena Agudong) who turns up on their doorstep and claims to be a distant relative.
Huge in France series premiere billboard
France's answer to Jerry Seinfeld, Gad Elmaleh, was trying his luck with his new Netflix comedy this month with Huge in France.
Selling Sunset season 1 billboard
Plus the streaming service was adding to its reality programming with the realty show specialising in high end clients, Selling Sunset, starring The Oppenheim Group.
Street Food Asia series billboard
And it was bolstering its foodie documentary offerings with Street Food: Asia, following in the footsteps of culinary series like Chef's Table.
Anthony Jeselnik Fire in Maternity Ward billboard
In the world of comedy, the stand-up specials kept coming this month with Anthony Jeselnick's Fire in the Maternity Ward.
New Negroes standup billboard
Comedy Central was debuting more stand-up with The New Negroes, with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle supplying the laughs.
Ramy series premiere billboard
Stand-up comic Ramy Youssef was getting his own Hulu comedy series shining a light on being an American Muslim and finding the funny in his Egyptian heritage and today's Millennial generation.
Giant Game of Thrones final season billboard
Obviously one of the biggest TV events this month was the return of Game of Thrones for its climactic eighth and final season.
Game of Thrones final season 8 billboard
Be sure to check out all these fantastic billboards for Game of Thrones season eight to see all the contenders for the Iron Throne of Westeros.
Gentleman Jack series premiere billboard
This April HBO was also supplying some Lesbian period drama with Gentleman Jack starring Suranne Jones.
Chernobyl HBO miniseries billboard
Plus its five-part mini-series was telling the story of the deadly nuclear accident at Chernobyl in Soviet Ukraine.
Spanish Princess billboard
Starz was planning more historical royal drama this season with The Spanish Princess based on Philippa Gregory's popular novels.
Giant Cobra Kai season 2 billboard
YouTube was giving some super-sized support along the Sunset Strip for the sophomore season of its Karate Kid spin-off, Cobra Kai.
Warrior season 1 billboard
And if you wanted even more martial arts drama, then maybe Cinemax's period drama Warrior set in San Francisco's 1870s Chinatown would be up your alley.
Deep State season 2 billboard
If you're a fan of political espionage thrillers then you're inlace this month as Epix's Deep State returned for a second season of spy drama.
Perpetual Grace Ltd series premiere billboard
Plus the premium cable network was also teasing its new series, Perpetual Grace Ltd, starring Jimmi Simpson as a grifter who attempts to prey on Ben Kingsley's pastor but gets more than he bargained for.
Live PD season 3 billboard
A&E was beaming with pride this month for its popular Live PD cop reality series, now in its third season.
Hot Zone series premiere billboard
Julianna Margulies was towering over Hollywood Boulevard this month for the three-part mini-series about the spread of the Ebola virus, The Hot Zone.
Tick season 2 billboard
Meanwhile Amazon Prime was bringing The Tick back for more comedy superheroics this month with a sophomore season.
The Boys series teaser billboard
And speaking of comic book shenanigans, anti-hero vigilantes The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson was getting a television adaptation courtesy of the streaming platform.
Bosch season 5 billboard
Harry Bosch was also on hand to keep law and order with the fifth season of the L.A. detective series based on Michael Connelly's bestselling books.
ION TV Law Order SVU billboard
And if you were looking for more crime procedurals, then ION television had you covered with loads of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episodes to binge watch.
The Chi season 2 billboard
One of my favourite ad creatives this month was this colourful key art for the sophomore season of Showtime's The Chi drama series.
Brockmire season 3 billboard
Over on IFC Hank Azaria was taking another swing at being a sports announcer in the third season of dark comedy, Brockmire.
genLOCK series premiere billboard
In the world of animated series, gen:LOCK was the new futuristic sci-fi series on RoosterTeeth.
Nickelodeon Est 1979 billboard
Plus Nickelodeon was celebrating forty years of animation and live-action kids shows, like SpongeBob, Rugrats, TMNT and Dora the Explorer.
Grab em by Press Samantha Bee Not White House Correspondents Dinner billboard
In the world of free speech Samantha Bee was reminding journalists and the press that it's their duty to question the president and government because we live in a democracy,
Trump Roast Samantha Bee Not White House Correspondents Dinner billboard
Full Frontal's second special Not The White House Correspondents' Dinner continued to poke fun at the cowardly Liar-in-Chief and his corrupt cronies especially as the official event replaced a comedian with a historian for fear of offending the POTUS who won't even attend because he's afraid of being made fun of.
First Amendment Samantha Bee Not White House Correspondents Dinner billboard
Who wouldn't want to enjoy a good Trump Roast and a serving of the First Amendment at a press dinner?
Samantha Bee Not White House Correspondents Dinner FYC billboard
These fun billboards for the political satire special also double as campaigning for Emmy consideration at this time of year.

Emmy consideration billboards
Marvelous Mrs Maisel season 2 Emmy FYC billboard
And speaking of TV awards campaigning, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was hoping to repeat its eight Emmy wins for its debut season with the period comedy in the giant-sized spotlight for its sophomore season.

As you can see there's more than enough television to entertain you, no matter your desire for drama, comedy, horror, reality or documentaries.

Be sure to check out last year's April TV billboards and tune in next month for more great billboard roundups from around this amazing sprawling city.

Keep your eyes to the skies (when they're not glued to the TV screen)...

Sunday, April 28, 2019

An eclectic mix of food, drinks and more lifestyle billboards filling L.A.'s April 2019 skyline...

The weather in L.A. this month has been as varied as the lifestyle billboards filling the city's bustling streets and skies. Here's a cool collection of all the food, drinks, health, recreational cannabis, technology and more outdoor ads trying to turn heads this April 2019.

Food and drinks billboards
World of Fruit billboard
First up is this vibrant billboard for the World of Fruit event which apparently will be a multi-sensory experience for fruit lovers this May.
lower prices produce Whole Foods billboard
Now that Amazon has bought Whole Foods Market, it looks like it's making a few changes, liking lower price of its produce to compete with other grocery stores.
lower prices produce Whole Foods Lemon billboard
These ad creatives with huge images of citrus fruits and vegetables certainly stand out and help get the big savings message across.
Shop the 99c first billboard
And speaking of groceries and other essential household products, the 99c Only Stores were encouraging those with lower incomes to shop there first.
sweatpants calling burger Postmates billboard
Food delivery app Postmates was also back in the skies with fun ads like this when you just want to stay at home, chill out and order in.
Uber Eats billboard
Plus Uber Eats was also offering users the chance to get food from their favourite eateries delivered to their doorstep.
Drink Babe Rosé billboard
In the world of drinks this month, Babe Rosé was having fun with some locally-tailored ads just in time for festival season.
Drink Babe Rosé freeway billboard
Emily Ratajkowski is super-sized in a bikini for their latest outdoor adverting, which sees her posing at the beach near Santa Monica Pier and towering over L.A.'s sprawling freeways.
festival weekend Babe billboard
Pus here's another ad creative for the Babe range of drinks leaving Palm Springs on the 10 freeway to quench thirsts over the Coachella festival weekends.
Our Los Angeles vodka billboard
If bubbly wine is not your tipple, then maybe Our/Los Angeles Vodka is more to your liking when it comes to happy hour.
Chivas Scotch Man United billboard
Meanwhile Chivas Regal was enlisting the Manchester United soccer team to attract attention in Hollywood to its Scotch Whisky.
White Claw Hard Seltzer billboard
Whilst White Claw was showing off its canned Hard Seltzer alcoholic drinks in a big way along the Sunset Strip this month.
LQD Creative Liquids alcohol billboard
Plus LQD Creative Liquids were spiking coconut water and green tea for a different alcoholic flavour in a can.
Cold activated can Coors Light beer billboard
In the word of beer, Coors Light was continuing to keep things chilled with its cold activated can for the most refreshing of brews.
Vitaminwater Polar opposites Equally delicious billboard
Vitaminwater was back in the city skyline advertising this month with some clever billboards for its fire and ice themed drinks.
Vitaminwater Some like it hot billboard
One is a Spicy Watermelon Lime flavour inspired by Hades and the other is a Cool Blueberry Lavender flavour sourced from the frozen tundra, depending on if you like your soft drinks with some heat or coolness to them.
Pepsi Lights Camera Ahhh billboard
And from the Coca-Cola Company to its competitor Pepsi, and the cola brand was embracing the lights, camera and action of Hollywood with this satisfying ad.

Technology and telecommunications billboards
Earth Shot on iPhone giraffe billboard
In the world of technology Apple was evolving its user-generated outdoor ad campaign with these Earth Shot on iPhone billboards, featuring imagery of animals, the elements and nature.
Samsung Galaxy S10 Experience LA billboard
Meanwhile its smartphone competitor Samsung was directing passersby to its immersive pop-up experience  for the Galaxy S10 at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
Visible foam finger billboard
In the world of telecommunications, Verizon was pointing out its new Visible offering with billboards like this.
Its a 213 thing ATT billboard
And AT&T was targeting Los Angelenos with its ad creatives focusing on the City of Angel's 213 area code.
Giant TriNet People Matter billboard
In the world of Human Resources, TriNet was shining a light on its HR solutions for small and medium-sized businesses.
TriNet People Matter billboard
Their ads want you to know 'People matter' when it comes to payroll, health benefits and legal risk issues. No matter how stuffy the subject, I like the sentiment.
Powerbeats Pro wireless billboard
Meanwhile in the skies of Hollywood, Powerbeats Pro were showing off their new totally wireless headphones.

Autos and motoring billboards
MobileWash Let car be star billboard
If you were looking for help washing your car this month then the Mobile Wash app was offering a service that comes to your door.

Home repairs billboards
Help Squad On-Demand Handyman billboard
And if you needed more than your car washed, then the Help Squad had an on-demand handyman to meet your needs.

Tourism billboards
2019 Renaissance Pleasure Faire billboard
This month it was also that time of year to travel back to Medieval Times with the help of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, where knights, wenches and jousting abound.

Dating billboards
OK Cupid DTFuriously make out billboard
In the world of dating, OKCupid was provocatively encouraging LGBT singles to seek out their soulmates who were DTF, that's 'down to furiously make out' with tongue-in-cheek ads like this.

Health and recreational drugs billboards
Why boobs different sizes One Medical billboard
Meanwhile in the world of health, One Medical was asking the difficult questions to attract attention this month.
Its 420 somewhere Eaze Cannabis billboard
A friend said to me this month that the skies of L.A. are either filled with Netflix billboards or cannabis outdoor ads and that seems so true of late, as evidenced by this relaxed giant-sized billboard for Eaze and its recreational weed delivery service. There's obviously a lot of money in legal pot these days.
Welcome new normal MedMen billboard
At the same time MedMen and their dispensaries were touting a new normal to cannabis consumption in California.
Bong Symphony cannabis billboard
Plus The Bong Symphony was ready to supply cannabis products at wholesale prices this April.
Weedmaps California voters approved cannabis billboard
And Weedmaps was reminding commuters and passersby that California voters were overwhelmingly in favour of adult-use cannabis, even if some cities and counties were still resistant to its sale.

If you liked this cornucopia of outdoor ads, make sure you compare them to last year's lifestyle billboards and come back soon to see a roundup of April's TV show billboards also vying for passersby attention this month.

See you soon...