Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sundays In My City #54 - Billboards

I'm a proud Sundays In My City participant.

Having spent the better part of my professional career in the advertising business, my eyes always perk up when I see a cleaver creative campaign-- Something that catches my attention and leaves an impression.

Last month hubby and I were in NYC and spotted a few campaigns I liked....


Parking the car is a big relief when I'm driving in Manhattan. There are just too many cars for me to navigate around safely.....


This one for a Self-Storage facility cracked me up....


As for my Sunday in Los Angeles, I'm counting the days til Thanksgiving!

How's your Sunday?
www.TheFiftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins
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54 comments:

  1. Much fun the billboards. And I would probably never attempt driving in Manhattan.

    You'll be back IN LA for Thanksgiving Joanna?

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  2. Those billboards are wonderful. That last one is hilarious! I just can't imagine driving in New York!

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  3. LOL! The last one is superb!
    Freezing cold greetings from my friend's summer/winter house here in Finland (28.4 F) and little bit snow....but it's beautiful and the air is fresh and clean!

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  4. What great shots and that storage sign, hilarious and so true :D

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  5. After visiting Bombay and Bangkok, New York and Boston driving never seemed as intimidating to me. Of course, I didn't drive in those place. Good grief, Joanna, driving in L. A. isn't a piece of cake, either!!!

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  6. My Sunday is dark and drizzly weather wise, but cosy otherwise.;)
    Love all the billboards.;)
    Have a lovely Sunday yourself,
    xo

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  7. great shots. I love the last one especially.... I think it would prompt some parents to pay the storage fee!

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  8. Driving in New York must be similar to driving in a Latin America country. There´s never parking to be found here either.
    Loved the last one!

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  9. This was a great idea! The storage ad made me laugh.

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  10. Oh my goodness. I LOVE that first ad so much. Sensational! : ) What a beautiful reminder.

    I always love your clever takes on the world around you. Your pictures make me smile : ) and your words warm my heart.

    You are a blessing Joanna Jenkins! A true blessing!

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  11. JJ
    You always make my day!
    Visit your parents....
    heehee!!

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  12. ha. loving there signs jj...esp that first one...hope you have a great turkey week...

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  13. Those billboards are wonderful. I have about 100 large cartons of priceless drivel stored in my attic and had a moment of "Gee, are my kids visiting me or their stuff?" then remembered that the air conditioner repair person and I are the only ones who ever go up there.

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  14. Those are great! The storage one is my favorite!

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  15. ha... so cool.
    Have a great Thanksgiving Joanna.

    it's windy and overcast , but quiet and peaceful.
    all good.

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  16. Those are awesome signs! I'm counting the days too...so excited for the holidays this year! Have a wonderful week!

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  17. Great signs! Driving in NYC is wild. You were brave!

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  18. Great eye in catching these signs, Joanna. I need to ask my kids to visit some of their boxes in my basement and maybe take a few with them.

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  19. My Sunday is Lovely but whom is the winner?

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  20. Those were great!

    I see someone left you a very long comment in a language other than English.

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  21. Great ads you captured while you were in New York, Joanna. I particularly like the self storage one. Ha.

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  22. What fun billboards! Happy Sunday to you and yours...I imagine you are getting pretty excited for Thanksgiving! XX

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  23. love the signs :-) i just had a fun few days in nyc, i can't even imagine driving myself around, yet some of the cab rides scare me so much ~ i feel aged, exhausted and happy to be alive when i get out from a crazy ride! it was so good to walk... to wander.

    happy sunday to you!

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  24. Oh my goodness those are fantastic sings!

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  25. Great signs. I've only driven in NYC once, and needed therapy after :) I'm drinking coffee this morning, watching for signs of snow, counting the days until Thanksgiving also! Have a happy!

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  26. Love the signs--especially the parking one.

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  27. I so love the last one, so clever. have a great weekend. hugs.

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  28. Someone recently posted an ad that said something like "Smart has plans and Stupid has stories". I loved that one!

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  29. Hee hee, I love the one about storing at ya parents!

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  30. Looks like someone is using your comment section as a billboard.

    I wish billboards were more limited in the countryside. Not too bad in the cities but I would rather look at scenery while driving across the land.

    The last one - yeah your visit to your parents would be much nicer if they didn't have to bitch at you to get your crap out of their house.

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  31. Great signs Joanna.
    It's always a relief when we can find a parking space!

    Have a great rest of weekend

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  32. Nice Joanna! I love the billboards! There could be a lot of musings and interpretations on the many signs we take in every day!

    I'm sure New York and LA are FULL of interesting signs!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Jen

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  33. Joanna, thank you so very much for visiting me and for leaving such nice comments about my blog post at Eddie's. You were so sweet to pay me a visit, and I have enjoyed reading your blog in return.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the photos of the advertising you found. Very clever, indeed. I always keep an eye out for amusing signs, and those are some of the best I've seen. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Here's wishing you a wonderful week ahead and a Happy Thanksgiving!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  34. Huh - Sorry I missed you in NYC - I was there last weekend! Thanks for hanging in there with me this year...

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  35. Humour sells better than anything in almost all situations. Great billboards.

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  36. Everyone needs a laugh while in a traffic jam... Traffic Jam humor. Thanks for sharing!
    CJR

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  37. That yellow one definitely made me chuckle! So clever.

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  38. very cool, kinda looks like ny

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  39. That parking sign would absolutely bring me in.

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  40. Thanks girl for the great chuckle this morn'. I especially got a hoot outta of the last one!

    Oh Sundays!!! I usually load up the car repeatin'..."day of rest, day of rest, day of rest!" Yesterday morn' I cooked corn and dressin' for the full church dinner after AM services. Hubs stuck his head in the door and said he wanted to leave early to transport a pick-up to town...ON A FOOD DAY!!! Arrivin' at church I hopped right into my Pre-Teen Sunday School Class to instruct but one of my pre-school teachers got hit in the eye by a three year old from the Children's Home. Poor thing, had to go home. Teacher, not the kid.

    I then joined song service and then held Kid's Church. Had the dinner, helped clean up and came back to the Ponderosa where the 'farm' stuff starts!

    I truly don't think this is what God meant as a 'day of rest'! Heeehehehe!

    God bless ya and enjoy this week sweetie!!!

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  41. Love the billboards! I cannot believe Thanksgiving is here already. xo

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  42. great signs...especially the self-storage...and good to add 'siblings, cousins, grandparents' to that.

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  43. I like a clever ad, too. And good point about having to visit your parents if you store stuff there.

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  44. those are GREAT...that last one is the best and the truth !!!

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  45. The last one is hilarious. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  46. I'm especially loving that last sign. How come I never find the good signs?!

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