Effective Billboard Design
Virtually all casinos rely on outdoor advertising tocommunicate with their existing and prospective customers. This mode of communication, in the form of traditional “bulletin” style and “30-sheet” rotator billboards, has been embraced by gaming operations for decades. Casinos in competitive markets seek the best locations and in turn, bid up the price of available boards. Billboards are often purchased deep inside secondary competitors’ markets and in markets that are far beyond logical market definitions. In fact, the hunt for available outdoor space often takes casino marketers outside of their traditional markets and into regions where they cannot hope to penetrate.
Outdoor advertising is also expensive, often comprising up to one third of a casino’s advertising placement budget. Yet despite these high costs, casinos continue to rent outdoor space in illogical locations, deliver messages that are not salient to drive-by traffic and create murals that are often illegible or unreadable. Much of the outdoor advertising that casinos employ is simply ineffective.View Full Article