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Top 50 Creative Billboards and Outdoor Ads in 2009

— January 1, 2010 — Marketing
Trend Hunter has collected more than 1,600 articles about creative billboards and outdoor ads... and this countdown features the very best of 2009. Score.

The ranking is based on our monthly traffic and our billboard database.

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Implications - Consumers have become desensitized to many advertisements due to their abundance in society. They now only take notice of ads that are highly unique for their unusual and creative content. Companies can incorporate these qualities into their marketing campaigns to make them very memorable.
6.6
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Sticking to Tried and True Ads
Sticking to Tried and True Ads
Legendary Campaign of The Economist Continues
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49
Lambient Media Campaigns
Lambient Media Campaigns
Sheepvertising to Promote TheTrainLine.com
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48
Fast Food Opinions
Fast Food Opinions
Burger King Gives its Two Cents About Global Warming
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47
Celebrity Mockvertisements
Celebrity Mockvertisements
The Paris Hilton 'Vacant' Ad in New Zealand Makes the Heiress Angry
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46
Campaigns Against Hidden Secrets
Campaigns Against Hidden Secrets
Legambiente PIM Wants You to 'Stop Hiding Problems'
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45
Talking Walls
Talking Walls
Jameson Whisky's Interactive Advertising is the Talk of the Town
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44
Speed Bumps to Promote Fries
Speed Bumps to Promote Fries
Creative McDonald's Shakevertising Campaign
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43
Audio Jack Billboards
Audio Jack Billboards
'Big Love' Ads in Times Square Let Anyone Plug In Headphones
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42
Bloody Bulls
Bloody Bulls
SPY Highlights Animal Cruelty With a Bull Poster
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41
Snowing Billboards
Snowing Billboards
Tryvann Bus Stop Ad Snows When Ski Conditions Are Stellar
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40
Insulting Eco Campaigns
Insulting Eco Campaigns
PETA Encourages Vegetarian Diets With Ads That Ask You to Lose Weight
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39
Political Sodavertising
Political Sodavertising
PEPSI Promotes Refresheverything.com with Political Change
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38
Greener Billboards
Greener Billboards
Top 3 Outdoor Communications Companies Adopt Eco Posters
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37
Wrinkly Billboards
Wrinkly Billboards
SeeThePersonNotTheAge.com Wants You to like Old People
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36
Bear Fashion Ads
Bear Fashion Ads
Diesel's Billboard Confuses Customers With Wild Creatures
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35
Illusory Anti-Graffiti Ads
Illusory Anti-Graffiti Ads
TransPerth Adds Handcuffs to Train Seats
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34
Guerrilla Anti-Ad Groups
Guerrilla Anti-Ad Groups
'Les Deboulonneurs' Protesters Graffiti Slogans On French Billboards
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33
Regional Meanvertising
Regional Meanvertising
Molson Coors' Toronto-Trashing Billboards Flop
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32
Fake Ads On Billboards
Fake Ads On Billboards
Attention-Grabbing First Bank Gimmick Altered to Promote Entrepreneurs
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31
Love Letter Murals
Love Letter Murals
Steve Powers Creates 50 Poetic Billboards
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30
Interactive Chocolate Ads
Interactive Chocolate Ads
Cadbury Touchscreen Bus Shelter Game
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29
Interactive Digital Billboards
Interactive Digital Billboards
Toshiba Electronic Signage Controlled by Cell Phones
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28
Fake Paparazzi Billboards
Fake Paparazzi Billboards
The Nikon D700 Phone Ad in Korea Flatters Shopping Narcissists
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27
Ski Jump Restrooms
Ski Jump Restrooms
Canned Coffee Company Re-dos Loos for Disorienting Pee Experience
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26
Road Signs of Joy
Road Signs of Joy
IKEA Billboards Display Seasonal Cheer for the New Year
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25
Fake Landscapes
Fake Landscapes
Helmut Smits Creates a Clear Blue Sky Billboard
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24
Fictional Wordvertising
Fictional Wordvertising
Snickers Creates New Words For Delicious Ad Campaign
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23
Outlandishly Large Living Walls
Outlandishly Large Living Walls
PNC Bank Unveils Biggest Living Wall in North America
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22
Shockvertising Lawsuits
Shockvertising Lawsuits
American Apparel's $5 Million Payout to Woody Allen
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21
Swimming Over Skylines
Swimming Over Skylines
Underwater Billboard Lets You Float Above NYC
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20
Faux Child Billboards
Faux Child Billboards
Australian ‘Stop Child Abuse Now' Campaign From JWT
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19
Billboard Threesomes
Billboard Threesomes
Calvin Klein Under Fire for Steamy Ads on Giant SoHo Advertisement
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18
Plagiarism Ad Campaigns
Plagiarism Ad Campaigns
HSBC and The Economist Both Favor the Same Electrical Outlets
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17
Interactive Graffiti Billboards
Interactive Graffiti Billboards
Sharpie Ad Encourages You to Scribble On Their e-Casts
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16
Fake Sky Painting
Fake Sky Painting
Illusion Billboard For Berger Paints Shows Their True Colors
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15
Bleeding Billboards
Bleeding Billboards
Shocking Approach to Promote Road Safety in New Zealand
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14
Ambient Auto Ads
Ambient Auto Ads
Teco Cipriano Promos the MINI in Peculiar Places
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13
Posthumous Restaurant Promos
Posthumous Restaurant Promos
Ivar's Underwater Billboards Surface from the Puget Sound
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12
Smart Carvertising
Smart Carvertising
Oxford Science Park Makes Periodic Table of Elements Vehicles
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11
Vintage Subway Ads
Vintage Subway Ads
Using Old London Underground Campaigns to Inspire New Creativity
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10
Life-Saving Adverboats
Life-Saving Adverboats
Aircel Billboard Saves People From Monsoon Floods in Mumbai
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9
Billboard Wars
Billboard Wars
Audi and BMW's Dueling LA Billboards
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8
Crowdsourced McAdvertising
Crowdsourced McAdvertising
The McDonalds Honor Angus Campaign is Created by Customers
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7
Subway Floodvertising
Subway Floodvertising
Brazilian Advertising Campaign for the Movie 2012 Fakes Subway Flood
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6
Optical Illusion Sportsvertising
Optical Illusion Sportsvertising
Mammoth Mountain Ski Uses Bill(snow)boarding For Attention
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5
Crowdsourcing Billboards
Crowdsourcing Billboards
American Apparel Wants You to Vote on Storefront Sign
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4
Scantily-Clad Celebrity Spouses
Scantily-Clad Celebrity Spouses
David & Victoria Beckham Emporio Armani Underwear Ad
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3
Guerrilla Adbusting
Guerrilla Adbusting
Street Artists FTW-Crew Add Photoshop Toolbox to Subway Ads
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2
McPhotoshopping
McPhotoshopping
McDonalds Gets Creative With Digitally Modified Ad Campaigns
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1
Customizable Cooper Car Wraps
Customizable Cooper Car Wraps
5,000,000 DIY Design Dreams Made Real by MINI Motoring Graphics
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