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PR Stunts- Effective or a waste of money?

In what iTunes subscribers from all over the vast planes of social media described as a ‘digital violation’, the band U2 may have undone their 30 year musical legacy in one PR stunt that missed its mark by a mile. In this case U2 partnered with Apple to gift their new album to 500 million music fans, whether they liked it or not.
March 11 2015

How can 3D Street Art create free media coverage for your PR campaign?

Public relations is all about making an impact and creating a strong relationship with your audience. There are many tried and tested PR strategies out there but choosing a more innovative route can provide stronger, highly shareable content that grabs the attention of the of the local or national press.
March 11 2015

Experiential Marketing Campaign Ideas

As we are half way through our busiest year since starting the company in 2007 we thought it would be useful to revisit some of our client's most successful campaign's to demonstrate how our services may be able to assist you achieve your marketing and sales objectives and gain attention and engagement for you or your client's brands. The first campaign we would like to look at is an experiential event focused around a piece of 3d Street Art. The artwork was created for Anglian Water to help deliver an educational message to their customers and to focus on a hard to reach segment of their audience:
July 21 2014

Welsh Council No Smoking Campaign

To create onsite attention for their No Smoking campaign, Gwyned Council asked us to create Chalk Adverts at Schools across the region
July 04 2014

2011 in Street Art Advertising

2011 was the busiest year yet for Street Advertising Services, we take a quick look back on a crazy year for us and a very effective year for our clients.
January 01 2012

Derbyshire Council’s create the word on the street…..in chalk!

Working with several councils in Derbyshire, we recently completed a successful Chalk Advertising Campaign across almost fifty locations. Working with the councils, we targeted buyers of alcohol for underage drinkers and delivered a bold, bright and sharp message: Do it and you could be fined £1,000!
August 05 2011

The Rise of the planet of the apes

Stop laughing, cause one day they will be in charge! To increase awareness for the new movie, The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes we drove the length of the UK, from Glasgow to Brighton creating stunning pieces of graffiti. Working with some of the best graffiti artists in the world, we set them the task of creating an original piece based on the them of 'apes getting smarter'. The results were spectacular and the client was 'ecstatic' with the campaign. In addition to the thousands of people who will pass by the six pieces, we also filmed and timelapsed the art for people to view and talk about on the web.
Pics and vids to follow of the awesome Street Graffiti Advertising Campaign.
July 01 2011

It’s a jungle out there…

Magnum Ice Cream recently launched two new flavours under the brand Magnum Cocoa. To help publicise the launch and to increase sales throughput they asked us to create a huge piece of 3d Street Art to create some interest and entertainment for consumers. The 3d pavement art looked incredible and our team toured the country with it to show the work to consumers in Tesco's superstores whilst Brand Ambassadors ran a promotion alongside. The campaign was a great success with sales uplift in all the stores and two of them ran out of the ice cream by lunchtime! In addition to the sales increase, hundreds of consumers had their picture taken on the 3d art and uploaded their photos from their mobiles to Facebook and Twitter, creating further publicity for the brand.
Click to check out the 3d art photo
May 01 2011

Did you know Sewers are allergic to Fat, Oils and Grease?

Our client, Southern Water did a great campaign highlighting the dangers of pouring Fat, Oil and Grease down your sink. Sewers get clogged and blocked up and it creates a hell of a mess and lots of damage and expense. To get this point across they asked us to create a piece of 3d street art depicting the sewer in a blocked up state. Working with the Southern Water team, one of our artist's created a great picture down at Portsmouth Wharf Mall. Lots of VIP's attended the event and the story was featured on BBC Solent and made it into Portsmouth News and into The Metro national newspaper.
April 01 2011

3d Street Art Advertising for Colleges

After a successful 3d Street Art Advertising campaign, featuring a huge 3d bridge, here's what our client said at the end of the event:
‘The 3D advertising campaign that Wow! organised for one of our college clients went down a storm! We gained extensive local press coverage – people even came to see the 3D ‘chasm’ with the cutting in their hands; the chasm attracted lots of attention, with 284 photos being taken over the course of a week; about 1000 people visited the accompanying micro site to view the photos; a further 166 viewed them on Flickr. Over 100 people signed up to attend the college open days – a huge success!’
January 31 2011

Street Advertising delivers for The Brandon Trust

The Brandon Trust recently completed a very successful PR Campaign and we assisted by creating a brilliant and huge piece of 3d street art created by our artist to highlight the work done by The Brandon Trust who assist people with Learning difficulties and Autism. We created a huge pies of 3d advertising which The Brandon Trust used as Outdoor Advertising around Bristol City. The campaign was featured in the local papers and even made it onto HTV news! Just in pure PR value alone the Innovative Outdoor Advertising Campaign delivered a Return On Investment of over 1000%!
Here's what the Client had to say after:
Dear Kristian,
It went splendidly!
You can see some of the pictures here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Brandon-Trust/124704572343
We had the Mayor of Bristol and Connie Fisher pose on the bridge, and coverage in the Bristol Evening Post and even on the HTV evening news, so thank you for supplying the artpiece!
Below is a quote that you can use on your publicity:
“Thank you for your professional and attentive services: the huge canvas attracted a lot of attention from local dignitaries, celebrities, and the media. We were featured in the local papers and even on HTV evening news! With your help, our cause has gained new awareness and support, and for that we thank you” Stefania Rulli-Gibbs, Communications Manager, Brandon Trust.
November 29 2010

September Newsletter

Here's our latest newsletter with news of Aliens landing in Primrose Hill......?!!
SAS September News
September 13 2010

Our poor Advertising Vans

It's official! In the last four weeks, we have covered more miles in our four advertising vans then ever before! We have driven from Edinburgh to Southampton, a total of 4,700 miles between our poor tired operatives! We have carried out Street Advertising, Clean Advertising, 3d Pavement Advertising as well as a completely new kind of advertising which I'm not allowed to tell you about yet. We have been to every county in England, as well as parts of Wales and Scotland. In addition we have started to deliver three new types of Street Media and Advertising.
We created a campaign across the whole of the North of England for One of the Top three supermarkets. We delivered two Clean Advertising Campaigns for local Councils. We completed a Clean Advertising or 'Reverse Graffiti' Campaign in Derby for Specsavers and also a Clean Advertising Campaign in Wales for a local College to encourage new students to en roll. Our 3d pavement artists also created a huge broken kettle for a council in the North East to encourage people to recycle Electrical items.
So what do we have lined up for the rest of September and October?????
Two Field Advertising Campaigns, creating 200 square metre grass advertising logos to celebrate sponsors of a corporate event
Four Clean Advertising Campaigns from North Midlands to London to Norfolk
One Street Advertising Van campaign using our wicked new LED Screen vans to grab shoppers attention
Two 3d chalk pavement campaigns with some really exciting content
One Mystery Campaign that I'm not allowed to talk about but you will read about next week in the national press.....
Oh and a weeks holiday, phew.
September 09 2010

Whew! It might be pouring but Outdoors Advertising is Hot!

Firstly a quick apology. Hands up, we are rubbish at keeping this blog upto date! We have had such a crazy couple of months producing some really exciting and innovative outdoors Advertising that we just haven't managed to keep updating. So let me give you a quick run down of our last few weeks and then we can update the campaigns on our website as well. So, what have we been doing:
We completed a national Reverse Graffiti or Clean Advertising Campaign for one of the biggest Media Brands in the World. Creating 25-30 Clean Adverts across the streets of 10 UK Cities including Birmingham, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Northampton, Bristol.
In the same week, we also completed a Reverse Graffiti or Clean Advertising Campaign on behalf of the NHS across a further 10 cities spreading the message to give blood for National Give Blood Day.
At the same time as running round the UK creating some wicked Outdoor Advertising campaigns we also managed to deliver two brilliant 3d pavement pictures for clients Unilever and The BodyShop
Finally on top of all this activity, we still managed to deliver a really effective Bluetooth Advertising Campaign on behalf of a Leeds Shopping Mall that resulted in hundreds of flyers being delivered electronically to customers in the Mall over a week long period.
August 01 2010

SAS makes an impression on the North East!

Working for our clients Mike Lynch Advertising, we completed a highly successful 3D pavement advertising picture for English Heritage to highlight their new show opening in the North East of England. The picture was used to draw the members of the public in at live events throughout the town and city centre, where members of their team could then provide more information about the show. The client was overjoyed with the results from the campaign and has asked us to complete another campaign for them in the not to distant future.
June 10 2010

Randstad recruit new candidates thanks to campaign!

Randstad used Street Advertising Services to recruit new candidates to their newly opened recruitment offices in Solihull. We laid over 25 street adverts across the town centre and within 2 hours of completing the campaign 2 new candidates walked through the office doors due to having seen the adverts. See out previous campaign for images.
May 07 2010

Opal-Telecom success at trade Fair encouraged by SAS campaign!

Opal-Telecom booked their second Street Advertising Campaign for a trade fair in Manchester. The purpose of the campaign was to direct customers to their trade stand within the hall thus capturing the customers before they became distracted by competitors once they had entered the event.
April 23 2010

Fantastic Magnum 3D Pavement Advertising!!

Unilever asked us to create a huge impactful gold safe in 3D to promote the launch of the new Magnum Gold Ice-cream, working in combination with promotional staff and other experimental activity. We delivered the experiential event outside a Tesco’s store in Romford, Essex. Consumers were both delighted and excited by the spectacular 3D image and interacted with it whilst taking pictures on their mobile phones to upload later to Facebook. The promotional staff then directed consumers to the sampling event inside the store where they could win Magnum prizes. The results and feedback from the event were fantastic!! The client has booked a further campaign for July. See our previous campaigns for images.
April 09 2010

Opal Telecom Repeat their use of Street Advertising to attract new clients

You may remember that Opal Telecom used Street Advertising at the end of last year to highlight their new Broadband offering to consumers. The campaign was a great success and resulted in a strong increase in new customers.
This year Opal Telecom were the main sponsors of the Convergence Summit held at Manchester's G-Mex Exhibition Hall. Opal asked us to create a campaign that would attract visitors to their stand and raise awareness of their sponsorship before entering the exhibition hall and being distracted by competitors offerings.
We created over 25 adverts and strategically placed them on all the entrances and on pavements leading to the hall. Opal were delighted with the campaign and even more pleased with the level of interest they received at their stand throughout the summit's duration.
March 27 2010

When Clean Advertising, don’t slip in the dirt…..


It has been brought to our attention that there are a couple of newcomers to the Clean Advertising marketplace. We have worked with several client's in the last two months who have been quoted exceptionally low prices for clean advertising, only to be let down at the last minute with the company failing to deliver what they had quoted on.
Street Advertising Services have been delivering Clean Advertising Campaign's since 2006. Not only were we the first professional company to deliver the media, we have since gone on to deliver over 150+ campaigns throughout the U.K and Europe.
When choosing who you are going to trust to deliver an advertising campaign for your brand or your client's brand, consider the following:
Is the supplier reputable? How long have they been trading, As a one man band, are they going to go bust..... taking your money with them?
Are you and your client insured? If someone slips on water or a hose whilst your supplier carries out your advertising, if that supplier does not have public liability insurance, who else is liable......?
How many machines and vehicles do they own, what happens if their one machine or old van breaks down, does your campaign get delivered on the day it was promised?
What happens if they cause damage to surfaces whilst carrying out a campaign?
Which clients have they worked with? Wouldn't you rather work with a supplier who has delivered campaigns for Nike, Puma, Carphone Warehouse, Tower Hamlets Council, Northumberland Police etc etc
Finally, Every single campaign on Street Advertising Services website was delivered by Street Advertising Services.
Guinness, Fox Racing and Starbucks are featured on other websites, claiming that those companies did a Clean Advertising Campaign. None of these companies have ever done a Street Advertising Campaign.
October 18 2009

What’s new?

It's been two months since we last updated our blog. During the last two months we have been very busy helping our client's gain attention and increase sales of their brands and products. To give you a flavour of our activity, we have delivered lot's of campaign's including the following:
A National Clean Advertising Campaign for The Sun Newspaper
A Hard hitting Clean Advertising Campaign for Tower Hamlets Council, that was featured in the local press, the client was so pleased with the result's they are repeating the campaign
We delivered a spectacular 3D Pavement Advert at London Victoria station for Shelterbox
We worked with Yahoo to deliver and place 700 stickers throughout London
We have carried out almost a dozen Bluetooth Campaign's for our client's sending out adverts throughout the U.K
Agreed some really exciting integrated campaigns for the next few months that will combine 3D advertising, Clean Advertising, Promotional staff and Bluetooth Advertising for both public and private sector clients.
Check out our 'Previous missions' page for pictures and a few more details on some of the work we have done recently
August 18 2009

Alistair Darling’s Eybrows raises costs for small business…...

For the 2009 Budget, we were retained by The Conservative Party to draw a 3D chalk pavement advert, highlighting the black hole of debt the U.K was now in. With short lead times our artists created a brilliant drawing outside the Treasury in Whitehall. The results wer spectacular and so was the press coverage! We were featured on BBC News, Sky News as well as The Daily Telegraph, London Lite, The London Paper, The Daily Star, The Daily Mail, The Independent and City A.M. Thousands of pounds of PR for very little outlay! Just imagine what Street Advertising Services can do for your Business and Brand.....
April 23 2009

The Male on Sums Day

Just a quick thank you to the Mail on Sunday and AXA Insurance for awarding Street Advertising Services the prize of three days in a Chateau in Paris to attend their 'Business Growth' course. I learnt a lot and it was inspiring meeting other entrepreneurs. Thanks a lot, I've cancelled my subscription to The Sunday Times now....
September 02 2008

3d Pavement Advertising is toilet!

We had a mad rush to complete several 3d chalk art advertising pictures last month. One of the pictures was for United Utilities to highlight what not to flush down the toilet. We created a huge 3d Victorian Sewer and displayed the 3d artwork in Piccadilly Station, Manchester. The response from both the public and the press was huge! The picture was featured in local papers and reported on BBC news! The client was overjoyed with the response, with thousands of people being educated on what not to flush. In addition the viral effect achieved on Facebook and twitter was excellent, loads of people talking about the picture and the campaign. In pure PR value alone the campaign achieved a 300% Return On Investment!
November 03 2001

Evening All…..

Today we completed a Clean Advertising Campaign for Cheshire Police. We use water delivered at 130 degrees farenheit to selectively remove dirt from dirty pavements, leaving behind a sharp contrast that can be seen from yards away! Cheshire Police used us to create adverts around a specific area in Cheshire that had been blighted by a series of burglaries. The adverts grabbed people's attention and delivered a reminder to ensure their homes were locked up and secure. This was the second Street Advertising Campaign by Cheshire Police. Over 60% of our clients come back and use Clean Advertising again as it is so effective.
February 15 2001

3d Street Art in Advertising


3d Street Art has been around since the sixteenth century. Originally created by Italian Rennaisance and French Trompe l'oeil artists to decorate the interior walls of villa's and luxury accomodation. It's only been used over the last ten years by a collection of talented artists to create advertising and media coverage for brands. The number of talented 3d artist's throughout the world number less than fifty of which only about a dozen are based here in Europe. Julian Beever, Kurt Wenner and Edgar Mueller are the most famous and most expensive too. A typical 3d pavement art picture by one of these artists cost in the region of £20,000 plus and also involves paying expenses on top. One of the artists even insists on flying first class along with his wife and children!
For the most effective way to use 3d pavement advertising, plan it out like any other campaign. Think about your campaign objectives, your target audience and the location for the event. Are you trying to increase sales, get free media coverage, create a viral online campaign or create a feelgood response from consumers? 3d Street Advertising can achieve all or some of these objectives in a way that won't blow your budget out of the ballpark.
The best time to contact us in the early stages of planning. After completing almost 200 3d campaigns throughout the UK and across the globe, we can advise and help you in all stages of the process form budgeting and quoting through to venue selection and of course content creation!
February 10 2001

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