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20 Cool And Creative Street Ads

Our numbers show that you really liked 15 Creative Street Art Ideas from OakoAk, and because numbers don’t lie you should really enjoy a more commercial take on it – I’m talking about street advertising.

The main difference between street art and street advertising is that one can lead you to jail, while another can even earn you money. Which one you choose is up to you, but from marketing point of view, street ads have a lot of benefits similar to bus stop advertising:

  • Street Ads Are Always On
  • Street Ads Provide Multiple Impressions Per Prospective Customer
  • Street Ads Give Precise Geographic Targeting

So without further delay, lets take a look at 20 most creative guerrilla marketing ideas placed underneath your feet!

1. Durex Ads

To promote Durex condoms with ribs or with knobs, in some cities in Belgium condoms were painted on paving stones with the according pattern.

2. Amnesty International

“Thousands are held prisoners for their beliefs in places worse than this. Write until you free them all.” Amnesty International. (Advertising Agency: TBWA, Warsaw, Poland)

3. Bin Your Butts

“Don’t be a toser, bin your butts.” (Advertising Agency: GREY, Melbourne, Australia)

4. Hellhole

“How many more lives will cost $1.25? Please call 010-62357575 to report manhole cover theft so we can put an end to this.” (Agency: Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Beijing, China)

5. Water Is Life

In 2008 the town of Drachten in the Netherlands got a heavy makeover when Henk Hofstra painted a kilometer-long strip of the main road a pale blue color. The draft demanded 4000 liters of paint, and according to the author’s design project is a monument to the river, to remind citizens that once there was water on the ground of the road.

6. McDonald’s: McFries Pedestrian Crossing

Advertising Agency: TBWA Switzerland

7. FedEx: Kinko

Agency: BBDO, New York, USA

8. Aseema: Make Every Child Count

Advertising Agency: 141 Sercon, Mumbai, India

9. Symphony Crossing

Advertising Agency: unknown

10. ACA-M: Zebra Crossing Memorial

“1⁄4 of car accident victims are pedestrians” (Advertising Agency: Draft FCB, Lisbon, Portugal)

11. South Africa Tourism: Zebra

Ambient idea for South Africa Tourism. Zebra Crossing signs around traffic lights in Mumbai were painted to look like the stripes of a real zebra. (Agency: unknown)

12. 3D Ads By Julian Beever

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13. Altschul Orthodontics: Crosswalk

Advertising Agency: Marked for Trade, USA

14. Bubbles Hair Salon

Advertising Agency: Orchard Advertising, Chennai, India

15. Shopping Curitiba: Barcode

Advertising Agency: OpusMúltipla, Curitiba, Brazi

16. Vijay Sales

Advertising Agency: unknown

17. Maximum Ride: The Kids Who Could Fly

Maximum Ride is a series about a group of children who can fly. To launch the latest book, we created a large ground decal that showed Aucklanders what it was like to stand on the edge of a building and jump. (Advertising Agency: Colenso BBDO, Auckland, New Zealand)

18. Meister Proper

Agency: Grey Worldwide, Germany

19. Canon Powershot S1 Street Ad

The idea was to illustrate the product’s main benefit by using parking posts disguised as cameras. The mechanism simulates the movement of a powerful zoom lens. (Advertising Agency: TBWA, Paris, France)

20. Folgers Coffee: Manhole

“Hey City That Never Sleeps. Wake up.” Folgers coffee campaign. They are probably trying to tell us that their coffee smells like the steam coming from the manhole. Seriously, what were they thinking?

The town of Drachten in the Netherlands

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  • http://www.webdesign-kitzingen.de webmatr1x

    sau coole ideen!!!

    Meine Nummer 1 –> 6. McDonald’s: McFries Pedestrian Crossing

  • http://www.dullsheep.com/ DullSheep

    i really like this kind of art!

  • http://www.rxprint.com al

    some very cool crosswalk ideas, keeps life interesting!

  • Dani

    drenching with creativity :P

  • http://www.technickconsulting.com Nick Rosener

    How do companies get this approved? Do cities allow this? Does anyone know? Just curious?

    -Nick

  • http://twitter.com/ctrn89 ctrn89

    those that deal with crosswalks are a little bit dangerous, aren’t them?

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  • Rana Buragohain

    Thats really cool… i like it,…. try to apply in my place…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=685367728 Tony Heywood

    I love the barcode one thats ace!

  • Seanán Kerr

    It’s promoting a product, so it’s advertising, if instead they were commissioned to make public art, or otherwise funded, then they’d still be getting paid, but it wouldn’t be advertising.