Posted by Happydude | Posted in Advertising, Marketing, Media, Startups | Posted on 26-10-2007
This company have a new twist on the old Guerrilla marketing techniqueof Street Art for years, which usually aquires bad press for defacing public property; most city officials tend not to be to plesaed with it now Street Advertising Services is offering a less antagonizing—and more legal—solution by creating images out of water.
The British company’s Street Art service uses high-pressure cleaning machines to wash brands, logos and adverts onto dirty pavements. First, clients provide their design, and SAS turns it into a giant stencil. Then, working at night, the SAS team blasts the stencil with water and steam on dirty walls, roads, pavements or even road signs. The result is a sparkling clean image in the shape of the company’s logo or message. Nothing but water and steam are used, and it’s all perfectly environmentally friendly and legal, SAS stresses. Pricing for a street art campaign with 15 to 20 adverts throughout a city begins at GBP 1,000 per city plus initial setup costs. Clients so far have ranged from newly opened businesses to global brands.