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History of Out of Home

Out of home (OOH) advertising has a long and illustrious history. From the early days of sign painting to the recent developments in social interaction technology, outdoor advertising has always evolved with the times while staying true to its roots.

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A Matter of Opinion

Making the right decisions for your business can be tough, especially when it comes to your marketing plan and design strategies. But did you know that asking for opinions from your friends and colleagues may be doing your business more harm than good?

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Success Story: National Oil & Gas

National Oil is a petroleum distributor based in Bluffton, Indiana. In business for over 70 years, they provide gasolines, fuels, and oils for motor vehicles, home heating, and farms. In an effort to increase users of their Marathon Visa credit cards, an OOH campaign was created, leading the company toward successful results.
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Success Story: Tractor Supply Co

Tractor Supply Co. Distribution Center in Pendelton, Indiana is a behind-the-scenes facility making sure retail stores are fully stocked with a variety of agricultural and livestock supplies, tools, workwear and boots. In an effort to increase awareness of open shift positions, they turned to Burkhart and outdoor advertising for some relevant messaging and designs.
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Success Story: City of Plymouth

The City of Plymouth is in the heart of the Midwest, and is home to a variety of sought-after tourist locations, including the Marshall County Historic Museum, Swan Lake Resort, Ancilla College, Marshall County Blueberry Festival and historic downtown. Check out the City of Plymouth’s success story on how the use of OOH advertising increased awareness and tourism in their small town.READ MORE

Who Are You Talking To: Targeting the Right Audience

When it comes to any advertising effort—especially in out of home—it’s critical to define your target audience. It’s easy to say that you want your ad to target everyone, or anyone that could be a potential customer, but in reality it’s very unlikely that your business product, service, or mission is relevant to every person who may encounter your ad.

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Success Story: Nick’s Kitchen

Nick’s Kitchen is located in downtown Huntington, Indiana and is the home of the breaded pork tenderloin. A full  menu, homemade pies and hand-dipped milkshakes make this local spot the perfect classic diner. Check out Nick’s Kitchen’s success story on how the use of OOH advertising increased sales and restaurant recognition in their market.READ MORE

Timely, Relevant, Trending

Trends are tricky when it comes to your business. There are many questions that arise about brand integrity, relevance and competition. How do you decide which trends are worth following? How can you make a change while still remaining true to your mission?

These are all questions that Joy Chen, contributing writer to Entrepreneur Magazine, works to examine and answer in a recent article, “Capitalize on Trends But Stand Firm on Your Identity,” and we’ve pulled out some of our favorite advice below.

 

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Entrepreneurial Beliefs to Live By

As the new year approaches we’re inspired to search around for resolutions and advice on improving business in 2017.

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Success Story: Honey’s Frozen Treats

Honey’s is committed to both the local economy and providing the highest quality in everything they do and sell. Their vision was to create a special place where you, your family and friends can meet, hangout and share a treat. Take a look below at Honey’s  success story on how the use of OOH advertising increased visibility of their product, as well as sales.READ MORE

OOH Up in Q3

It’s no secret that Burkhart loves billboards—it’s been our business for over 50 years, and we’re always looking for innovative, effective and efficient ways to improve not only our business, but our client’s business.READ MORE

Only One Label Counts

Created by the award-winning agency that developed the Feel the Real industry campaign in 2015, this new OOH campaign drives consumers to a user-friendly website (VoteToCount.com) that guides people to voter registration in their home jurisdictions. Besides encouraging voter registration and turnout, VoteToCount also highlights OOH’s connection to online and social media by allowing consumers to customize and share their personal identity labels via social media channels. (via OAAA Outlook)