Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Blacklist series premiere TV billboards...

The Blacklist series premiere billboard
When Daily Billboard first glimpsed this billboard for NBC's new crime thriller, The Blacklist, the first thing that came to mind was that Fringe was coming back and this was one of the futuristic 'Observers' from that awesome sci-fi TV series.

Instead it's actually James Spader all in black and hat, doing his best Observer impression as an international criminal mastermind 'Red Reddington' aka 'The Concierge of Crime'.
Blacklist season 1 billboard
Ex-goverment agent 'Raymond "Red" Reddington' has been one of the FBI's most wanted for decades and has a reputation for brokering shadowy deals across the globe, that is, until he mysteriously surrenders to the Bureau.

He'll help the agency catch a notorious terrorist long-thought-dead, but only if he speaks directly to a female FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico, 'Elizabeth "Liz" Keen' (played by Megan Boone) - it all sounds very much like The Silence of the Lambs, doesn't it. Why has he chosen this fledgling agent, what's their connection and is she hiding secrets of her own?

More importantly who else is on his 'blacklist' of criminals, mobsters, dirty politicians and spies, and why is he willing to give them up? Is it all about revenge, or is Red up to something even more deadly and mysterious.
Blacklist series premiere billboard
The new series sounds like an interesting premise, but we've recently seen criminals being formulaically ticked off a list episode after episode in the first season of The CW's Arrow, so let's hope The Blacklist isn't simply a mix of lots of other people's ideas we've seen before.

This enigmatic series premiere billboard was spied along Sunset Boulevard on July 13, 2013 and it certainly piqued Daily Billboard's interest.
James Spader Blacklist NBC billboard
UPDATED: This creative for The Blacklist was probably the first to appear for the new fall season shows way back in July, but this super-sized billboard spied along Sunset Boulevard on the side of the Metropolitan Hotel Hollywood on September 12, 2013 is a big reminder for people to watch the new series.
The Blacklist giant series premiere billboard
In addition to giant billboards promoting the series launch, another bit of PR worthy news is that James Spader has been cast as the major villain 'Ultron' in the blockbuster Marvel movie sequel, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, so that can only be positive attention for his new NBC series.
Blacklist giant season 1 billboard Sunset Boulevard
UPDATED: The Blacklist is proving to be quite an an entertaining new show and Daily Billboard isn't the only one who agrees, as the rookie series gets an updated creative with the tagline 'Fall's best new drama', snapped on October 5, 2013 in the same Sunset Strip ad location it's occupied since mid-July this year.
The Blacklist best new drama billboard
UPDATED: James Spader may not have won the Golden Globe he was nominated for for The Blacklist, but NBC obviously still want to support their popular new thriller with this winter premiere billboard which sees Megan Boone's 'Liz' share the spotlight with 'Red'.
Blacklist midseason 1 billboard
This playful 'You know you missed me' midseason billboard for the freshman series was spied along Sunset Boulevard on January 13, 2014.
Blacklist You know you missed me billboard
UPDATED: The Blacklist has been one of NBC's surprising success stories, so it's no wonder they'd like to garner some award accolades for the show and for James Spader as the enigmatic 'Red Reddington'.
Mark your ballots Red The Blacklist Emmy Consideration billboard
Here's the 2014 Emmy Consideration billboard spied along L.A.'s Sunset Strip on June 21, 2014 with the clever play on words, 'Mark your ballot Red'.
Mark your ballots Red The Blacklist Emmy 2014 billboard
Blacklist That was fun let's do it again season 2 teaser billboard
UPDATED: To get fans excited for the second season of The Blacklist, this sophomore season 'That was fun, let's do it again' teaser billboard replaced the Emmy version and was spotted on July 23, 2014.
Blacklist That was fun season 2 teaser billboard

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jack Daniel's Sunset Strip Music Festival billboards...

sharing music meant borrowing friends records Jack Daniels billboard
The Sunset Strip is L.A.'s infamous mile-and-a-half stretch of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, renowned the world over for its decades long rock and roll music history and influence (plus for its concentration of vibrant, eye-catching billboard ads of all shapes and sizes).

A mecca for musicians, rock bands and their admirers, the Strip is home to such legendary venues as Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy Theatre, the Rainbow Bar and Grill and The Viper Room.
Jack Daniel's Sunset Strip Music Festival billboards
It's no wonder then that an alcoholic drinks brand like the world's best-selling American whiskey, Jack Daniel's, would want to associate itself with the cool and edgy perception of this rock and roll lifestyle.

Over the past few years living close to the Sunset Strip, Daily Billboard has witnessed first hand the strong synergy between the Tennessee whiskey and the notorious location.
There for beginning end Jack Daniel's billboard
This latest batch of black and white billboard creatives certainly reinforce the whiskey brand's association with the music industry as a whole, plus highlights their participation as one of the major sponsors of the annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. This year the festival culminates in a big street fest on August 3, 2013, with bands and recording artists like Linkin Park, Wale and Awolnation headlining.

This duo of billboards on either side of the street, including a cool special extension billboard for extra stand out, were photographed on July 22, with the 'There for the beginning, the end' ad snapped on the side of the now closed Key Club venue. Both vinyl visions will be highly visible during the Sunset Strip Music Festival in these locations (and what is it with this fascination with billboards for the same brands, movies of TV shoes on either side of the street lately, like this cool billboard duo for The Bridge?).
Sunset Strip Jack Daniel's lamppost banner ad
Meanwhile, earlier this year in May 2013 Jack Daniel's took over all the street lampposts along the Strip with this clever ad campaign, including this ingenious branded guitar pick installation, further emphasising their musical credentials. 
Jack Daniel's guitar pick banner ad Sunset Strip
Be sure to take a look at more of these fun and irreverent Jack Daniel's Sunset Strip banner ads that lined the street's skies in May.
Jack Daniel's Sharing music meant billboard
In addition to all this advertising, Jack Daniel's has also been involved with the Sunset Strip's GuitarTown public art installation, which has seen for the past several years giant 10ft Gibson Les Paul fiberglass guitars invade this stretch of West Hollywood, each individually designed by artists as tributes to musicians, bands and rock legends, all to be auctioned off to help charity.

Be sure to check out the previous Jack Daniel's guitar sculpture creation from 2010 and the 2012 guitar homage to photographer Jim Marshall.
Jack Daniel's The Beginning The End billboard
Jack Daniel's Whiskey special extension billboard
If you're a fan of special extension ads like Daily Billboard is, you'll also want to take a look at this billboard for Jack Daniel's Whiskey and Cola variant from May 2011.

Be sure to enjoy your next sip of whiskey (responsibly) and have fun at the festival if you're able to attend.
sharing music jack daniels billboard ad

Monday, July 29, 2013

Clear History HBO Film billboards...

Giant Clear History billboard Andaz Hotel
Now here's a clever billboard for HBO Films new TV movie, Clear History, that's all around L.A. at the moment in a big way, and the funniest thing is that bearded guy in the ad is in fact an almost unrecognisable Larry David from Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Giant Clear History billboard sunset strip
This really is a story of wealth, fame, power and this guy, as following an argument with his boss (played by Mad Men's Jon Hamm and seen on the mock Time magazine cover) hipster marketing exec 'Nathan Flomm' sells his shares in a start-up electric car company (the 'Howard' car, as seen on the back cover ad of the magazine) only to discover the concept is a billion dollar idea.
Clear History HBO Films billboard
Clear History billboard SLS Beverly Hills Hotel
Publicly humiliated and his life destroyed, he moves away to small island off the coast of Massachusetts, changes his name and spends the next decade creating a new life for himself as 'Rolly Davore'.

Ten years later he runs into his successful old boss, who doesn't recognise him now without his shaggy hair and beard, and thinks it's time for some payback.
Giant Clear History HBO billboard Sunset Boulevard
In addition to Larry David and Jon Hamm, the comedy sports an all-star cast including the likes of Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Bill Hader, Amy Ryan, J.B. Smoove and Philip Baker Hall.
Clear History billboard
Giant Clear History billboard
Once you know the plot of the movie this ad creative makes perfect sense and even if you don't it's still an intriguing visual.

HBO Films has certainly given the movie some heavy-weight support with giant-sized billboards on the sides of West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel and the super-tall 9000 Sunset Building, snapped on July 27, 2013.
Giant Clear History HBO Films billboard
In additional there's the usual landscape billboards (first spied on July 13, 2013), plus another vertical ad on the side of Beverly Hills SLS Hotel along La Cienega Boulevard.
Clear History HBO billboard
If you're a fan of Larry David, be sure to check out these cool Curb Your Enthusiasm season eight billboards, plus if you're a Jon Hamm admirer, be sure to take a look at all these Mad Men billboards.
Clear History billboard SLS Beverly Hills Hotel

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Patrón Tequila It all comes together perfectly jigsaw billboard...

Patron Tequila It all comes together perfectly jigsaw billboard
Patrón Tequila seems to have monopolised this high-profile ad site along Sunset Boulevard for over five years, at least since Daily Billboard has been in L.A., so it's nice to see when they change or rotate the creatives regularly to keep things interesting.
Patrón Tequila jigsaw puzzle billboard
This jigsaw puzzle creative certainly does all come together perfectly and really makes you look close to see if those puzzle pieces are stuck on to the billboard or not. It also reinforces the premium tequila brand's desire for customers to share their drink together.
Patron Tequila Perfection has a darker side billboard
This lighter creative replaces the darker ad for Patrón's XO Cafe coffee liqueur product line and makes for a refreshing change.
Patrón Tequila trio jigsaw billboard
This new jigsaw ad for Patrón's trio of Silver, Reposado and Añejo tequilas was snapped on July 8, whilst the darker version was photographed at the start of the year on January 12, 2013.
Patron XO Cafe coffee liqueur billboard
If you're a fan of the liquor, be sure to check out these advertising campaigns for other tequila brands.

And as it's the weekend, be sure to relax with the perfect margarita, or two.
Patron Tequila jigsaw billboard ad

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gap Fit Make Your Move Summer 2013 billboards...

Gap Fit Make Your Move billboard Summer 2013
On your marks, set, shop.

From the looks of these latest creatives from Gap for their women's activewear range, Gap Fit, they are still giving Nike and Lululemon a run for their money.
Gap Fit Make Your Move 2013 billboard
These exercise clothes for running, dancing, working out, yoga or just plain relaxing, certainly look the part, and these vibrant and active billboards certainly stand out in the skies of L.A., compared to similar more passive fashion advertising.
Gap Fit Make Your Move 2013 billboard
These sporty Gap Fit billboards were snapped at Hollywood & Highland, plus along Sunset Boulevard on July 10, 2013.
Make Your Move Gap Fit Summer 2013 billboard
If you like these Make Your Move ads, be sure to also take a look at the previous Gap Fit ad campaign from 2012.
Make Your Move Gap Fit S13 billboard

Friday, July 26, 2013

Disney Planes movie billboards...

Giant Disney Planes movie billboard Sunset Strip
Daily Billboard may be dating ourselves, but it's hard not to look at this giant billboard for Disney's new Planes animated movie and not think of the 1987 John Hughes comedy starring John Candy and Steve Martin - Planes, Trains And Automobiles.
Giant Disney Planes movie billboard
First there was Disney/Pixar's Cars in 2006 (followed by a not so successful sequel in 2011) and now it's time to experience the world above 'Lightning McQueen' and his Radiator Springs pals. Now there's planes, so how long do you think it'll be before we see trains (although hasn't Thomas the Tank Engine got that genre covered), or even ships?
Disney Planes movie billboard
Interestingly this spin-off focusing on the talking aircraft is from DisneyToon Studios and not Pixar (although since Cars director John Lasseter is Chief Creative Officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios you can probably stop your fretting), plus this computer-animated adventure was originally set to be a direct-to-video release, but will now take its first solo flight theatrically.
Giant Disney Planes billboard
The story focuses on a small-town crop-duster called 'Dusty' who wants to be a high-flying racer. There's only a couple of problems, he's not built for it and he's hopelessly afraid of heights. Fortunately in true Disney fashion, with the support of seasoned aviator 'Skipper Riley' and a whole host of new aeronautical friends, he's able to rise to new heights and soar to success.
Disney Planes film billboard
These fun billboards for Planes were spied in the skies of L.A. on July 23, 2013, including this super-sized version along the busy Sunset Strip.
Giant Disney Planes movie billboard
Cars proved to be a huge commercial and merchandising success for the world's largest media conglomerate (in revenue terms) and it even spawned its own Cars Land at Disneyland in California, so Daily Billboard is sure Disney hopes to replicate this success with their latest animated offering.
Giant Disney Planes movie billboard
If you like this giant eye-catching ad for Planes, be sure to also check out this super-sized Cars 2 movie billboard in the same location from May 2011.
Disney Planes movie billboard
UPDATED: Here's another billboard format for the Disney movie, high over Sunset & Vine in Hollywood on July 29, 2013.

Imagine how much more impactful this ad would be if the green plane was a special extension billboard, it would be like it was flying through the air up that high.
Disney Planes movie billboard