Sunday, January 1, 2012

The BABs - Best Advertising Billboard Awards 2011...

As we welcome in another year of billboards, it's time to reflect on the past year's outdoor advertising achievements and announce the winners of the second ever BAB Awards for 2011.

Kung Fu Panda 2 face billboardGiant Kung Fu Panda 2 billboardKung Fu Panda 2 movie billboard
The winner of the BAB Award for movies in 2011 was this vibrant, eye-catching and impossible-to-miss campaign for Kung Fu Panda 2, which kicked aside all competition to grab the coveted top spot.
Kung Fu Panda 2 Twice the awesomeness billboard
Kung Fu Panda 2 stare down billboard
Other noteworthy movie ad campaigns include the billboards for Crazy Stupid Love which captured the spirit of the romantic comedy and Green Lantern's superheroic sci-fi billboards.

Whitney Morning Sex billboardWhitney marriage ends in sweatpants billboardWhitney Silent Treatment billboard
Whitney Cummings avoided the curse of having dull, generic billboards for her self-titled sitcom with this hilarious series of ads with their clever and eye-catching straplines.

Whitney receives the BAB Award for Best TV Billboard and edges out the likes of American Horror Story, Revenge and My Little Pony's Bridemaids parody.

Banana Republic Journey in Style models billboardBanana Republic Journey in Style car billboard
Banana Republic truly captured the spirit of Spring with this youthful Journey in Style billboard campaign and deserves the BAB Award for Best Fashion Billboard.
Banana Republic Journey in Style billboard
Banana Republic Spring 2011 billboard
Banana Republic would also be a close second with its fashionably festive holidays billboard campaign and CK One's edgy Box billboards also stood out in 2011.

Michael Kors underwear billboard Times SquareMichael Kors Cory Bond underwear billboard
For his buff body of work for Michael Kors men's underwear billboards, Cory Bond steals the Male Model BAB crown from 2010's winner Kellan Lutz.

Aldo sequin dress billboardAldo Shoes Lily Donaldson billboard
British model Lily Donaldson proves you don't have to bare all to look sexy, fun and beautiful in these vibrant billboards for Aldo Shoes.
Lily Donaldson Aldo Shoes billboard
Aldo Polka dot Lily Donaldson billboard
She beats off celebrities like The Help's Bryce Dallas Howard for Kate Spade New York and Transformers 3 star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Burberry Body for top female face of 2011.
Svedka fembots more fun billboardSvedka tonic bionic billboardSvedka Vodka party machine billboardSvedka here clear billboardSvedka robot marriage billboard
Svedka Vodka's sexy fembot certainly brightened L.A.'s skyline this past year with her oddly alluring robotic form and almost endless witty taglines. So raise your glass to the well deserved winner of the BAB Award for Best Drinks Billboard.
Svedka Vodka downloaded billboardSvedka relationship status billboard
Svedka mixed messages billboard
Other strong contenders in this category included Skyy Vodka's billboards and Heineken's fun beer ads.
King Kong 360 3D mannequin billboardKing Kong Universal Studios ride billboard
The BAB Award for billboard that really made Daily Billboard go 'wow' in 2011 was this 3D installation for Universal Studios Hollywood's King Kong attraction.
King Kong 3D Universal Studios billboard
Not only does the creative have amazing impact with and without the passenger mannequins hanging from the billboard, but it was also replicated in multiple locations around L.A. rather than solely in one high traffic area, sharing the excitement for lots of passersby.

This billboard beat off tough competition including the living billboard installation for Arthur Christmas, The Vampire Diaries season three beating heart billboard and not forgetting the illuminated headlights featured on the billboard for The Green Hornet at the start of 2011.

And there you have it, it's been an exciting year in the city's skies. What do you think of Daily Billboard's choices this year?

Let's hope 2012 provides as many visual delights.


  1. Thanks, it's great to know someone out there appreciates all the hard work :)


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