Sunday, September 11, 2011

GodSpeaks Billboards

Mankind is notoriously too dense to read the signs that God sends them from time to time. ~Mahatma Gandhi

I began seeing them in Florida and Georgia about twelve years ago and I think what caught me the most was that there was absolutely no reference to a religion, church, or sponsor. There were only these simple messages, some funny, some serious, and all thought provoking, as if they were direct quotes from God.

As the story goes, an donor, still anonymous to this day, contacted an advertising agency with an idea for a local billboard campaign that would create a spiritual climate and get people to think about a daily relationship with a loving and relevant God. The campaign was scheduled to run for three months with just nine billboards.

As the three-month campaign ended, Eller Media, one of the largest billboard companies in the world, offered to run the campaign nationwide if the client would donate the sayings. GodSpeaks sayings have appeared on some 10,000 billboards in 200 cities across America—and all free-of-charge!

This is a sampling of the "old" campaign:


Click here to learn more and see the new campaign too!

They are all great sayings, but I think my favorite is the best one when dealing with traffic:
That “Love Thy Neighbor” thing…I meant that.

What is your favorite?

~ My Lord, please bless our attempts at getting people to think about You. May the people who see these signs feel as if You are speaking to their heart. ~

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this, i'd never seen one before. That is an amazing idea.

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  2. The billboards are very effective, but I think the unknown story behind them makes them even more special. You almost wonder if an angel was sent to start the campaign.

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  3. Don't make me come down there....Um, right, dad. lol

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  4. Ganeida, that one I like all the time too. So nice to see you online. Missed you much.

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  5. Those are awesome! I have never seen them before, but I would imagine they get a lot of attention driving along in traffic! I really like "tell the kids I love them" - if only more people would do just that!

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