If there is an opportunity to get in front of an audience, you can bet marketers will find it. The picture to the left illustrates one such example.
The good folks at Coca Cola determined that those concrete poles that serve as safety/security barriers to the entrance to such places as Wal-Mart were not being used to their full potential. So they came up with a cardboard overlay that featured their latest promotion. Hard to miss as you walk through the main entrance, and I offer them a tip of my marketing hat for their creativity.
A while back we talked about how Amazon did something similar.
A good idea is to look for “underutlized real estate” where you might be able to get your message out there. The more unique, and the more clever, the better.
Doing business without advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.” – Unknown