Company Devotes “Thousands” of Billboards to Real-Time Conan O’Brien Tweets
Since NBC axed him, Conan O’Brien has been devoting a good amount of his energy to Twitter, on which he has more than 800,000 followers and, apparently, the power to change people’s lives. Now, in a publicity stunt that puts its digital displays where its mouth is, billboard company Lamar is turning “thousands” of its 22-foot-wide screens to the task of displaying Conan’s Tweets across the land in real time.
From Lamar’s blog:
Conan has lost his home and his rightful place on millions of screens across the nation.
His audience is also lost. Some are picking up the pieces of their lives, but many can’t. Some are too young to know this isn’t their fault: that they’ve done nothing wrong. So, until this talented, brilliant, voluptuously coiffed man has his show back, we shall offer him our screens.
His tweets will be displayed 22 feet wide on thousands of digital displays across this great land in the noble hope of putting a little Conan back in all of our lives. Lamar is with Coco.
A few more Conan billboard pics, touching on the subjects of iPads and Peeps, respectively: