how billboard advertising started
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History of Billboard Advertising

The first billboards were invented in the 1830s. They became a popular form of advertising in the 1860s. Then, as the 19th century came to a close, the proper format of a billboard was defined and their popularity skyrocketed. In the…
puerto rico's best beaches
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What is the Best Beach in Puerto Rico?

So you want to know what the best beach in Puerto Rico? No matter where you travel, locals and tourists alike will claim a beach to be the best in the state, or county. All have reasons for their claim. Many are based on their own experiences. Residents…
Best Beach Puerto Rico Poll
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Vote For The Best Beach in Puerto Rico

We need your help to solve a little argument we've been having in the office here at bMedia. What is the best beach in Puerto Rico? Please submit your answer below to help us solve this question. After we compile all the answers, we will create…
DEC Traffic Calculator Featured

DEC Calculator

A DEC calculator can be used to calculate the daily effective circulation or potential billboard exposure for an outdoor media installation in a given location. Please use our DEC Calculator below. Daily Effective Circulation Calculator [CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS…
Classic Retro Billboards
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Vintage Billboards

Advertising has evolved much over the ages. Before the advent of cheap, high-quality photo printing, painted illustrations were required to cover the large area of billboards. This meant that vintage billboards were works of art in and of themselves.…
Advertising in Puerto Rico
Funny Advertising Fails
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Funny Advertising Fails

Advertising is all about creating associations. People who see a clear message alongside your brand will connect the two in their mind even if they don’t consciously realize it. But this effect is a double-edged sword; if someone attaches…
Facebook Billboard
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How Does Facebook Spend its Advertising Budget? Billboards.

Have you ever seen a billboard ad for Facebook and stopped to wonder why one of the top online advertising powers in the world invests its marketing dollars into outdoor advertising? Maybe not, but oh the irony. We personally think it’s…
Billboard Advertising Effectiveness
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Why Billboard Marketing Works

With the emergence of social media advertising and other digital marketing trends, some may consider that outdoor advertising is past its hay-day. But that misconception is largely unfounded. In fact, with the rise of the digital age, billboard…
Evolution of Outdoor Advertising Industry
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Evolution of Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor advertising isn't a new marketing method. In fact, it's been around since ancient times. The earliest outdoor advertising methods were chiseled on monuments in ancient cultures- including in Ancient Egypt! Hieroglyphics have been found…
Rum Ads
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Vintage Rum Ads from Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is well known for being one of the finest producing islands of rum in the world. Combine that with that fact that alcohol advertising, in general, has always been a very competitive and creative space and you've got a very interesting…
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Types of Digital Billboards

Digital billboards have revolutionized the billboard industry. Unlike the traditional billboards, digital billboards are able to display several ads in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, they create eye-catching visual effects that aren't…
Worlds Largest Billboard
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Largest Billboard in the World

It's been a big year for Ford, in more ways than one! In February, the vehicle company unveiled a record-breaking billboard in Madrid, Spain. The installation featured an advertisement for the new Ford EcoSport SUV, but that wasn't what made…
Which State Has the Most Billboards
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Which State Has the Most Billboards?

Have you ever wondered which state has the most billboards? A recent statistics report counts 341.61 thousand billboards in the United States between local, state roads and highways. The federal government tracks the number of billboards…
Restaurant Billboard Ideas
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Restaurant Billboard Ideas

The most effective and successful restaurant billboards contain striking images, plays on words and humor, or details that make onlookers do a double-take. With a clever and out-of-the-box billboard design, people are sure to take notice and…
Successful Billboards Around the World
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Successful Billboards Around The World

Not all billboards are created equal. The market and the audience of certain billboards must be taken into careful consideration in order to maximize their effectiveness. Because of this, billboards around the world are designed in different…
Grammar Mistakes in Advertising
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Grammar Mistakes in Advertising

It's true, grammar mistakes can happen anytime. Unfortunately, that includes when creating billboards and advertisements, too! Here are our favorite examples of marketing messages with mistakes that made it past the editors. Next time you're…
Digital Billboards vs Traditional Billboards
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Digital Billboards vs Traditional Billboards

With the changing technology behind billboard advertising options, potential advertisers have a tough choice ahead of them. Does it make more sense to invest in a prime spot on an LED digital billboard, or purchase a traditional static display?…
Great Outdoor Advertising
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Great Outdoor Advertising

Outdoor advertising offers a wealth of opportunity for innovation, inspiration and the use of nature itself to create an effective promotion. Billboards in particular offer lots of space and options to promote companies, products, and services…
Glad Advertisement Fresh Billboard
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A Fresh & Creative Glad Advertisement Billboard

It can be difficult to come up with unique and creative ideas for outdoor media ads as over time many of the ideas have been used.  The key to setting yourself apart is to think out side of the box - literally! You can see what I mean…