W+K/NY Cooks Up Outdoor Board That’s Really Just A Prop For An Impromptu Celebrity Event

Rock stars love the money from a corporate gig, but they often prefer to play the show in relative privacy, far from the spotlight. But not TV on the Radio. This band with a media-friendly name, climbed up on a Heineken Light billboard in Manhattan last week and played a short show that received minimal advance publicity.

According to Adweek, “the billboard, under normal circumstances a totally banal piece of media, actually becomes compelling once you put a popular musical act in front of it.”

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.