I think most of us see a lot of advertisements every day. Between magazine ads, blog ads, internet ads, internet links, newspaper ads, bus ads, billboards, flashing signs, neon signs, product placement, and brands and logos everywhere, it just seems endless. I tend to block most of it out (at least I think I do), unless the graphics or the product are pleasing to me or funny to me. But a new trend in advertising almost always gets my attention...ads on buildings. They are GIGANTIC. They are hard to miss. Sometimes the graphics are simple and stunning; sometimes they are not. I don't think these gigantic ads on buildings necessarily sway me to purchase the product the are advertising for, but who knows. Who knows.
Anywhoo, here are some gigantic ads on buildings that I have seen recently:
All pictures taken from my car (ACK!) with my iphone, and snazzed up using instagram.
I am not sure if this trend of ads on buildings is happening in all large cities, or if I am just seeing it because I live in the entertainment capital of the world. Methinks this trend will not end anytime soon, and it will most likely hit a city near you soon if it hasn't already.
Thoughts on gigantic ads on buildings? Love them? Hate them? Indifferent to them?
On the plus side, they give me something to look at during my horrendous slog of a commute, so that is a bonus. On the downside, the advertising bombardment we experience day in and day out can be wearisome, and is just a HUGE reminder that we live in a consumer-based society.
P.S. I am just as guilty as the next person in using ads and links to try and make a buck. I guess that is just the way of the world? I guess. Embrace the idea? Or fight the power?