Before we get started, here’s what the view outside one of my office windows looked like last week.
This was the cool Windstream pickup truck on a huge banner downtown . I think the banner had been there since around 2002 – and when it was first put up, it looked pretty sweet with bright colors, etc. But the seasons had not been nice to it, and it was tearing, sagging and and totally faded. So beyond the billboardiness of it, It was becoming a bit of an eyesore. With the eyes of the world on Lexington for the World Equestrian Games in coming weeks I decided to tweet:
Within a short while, this response:
I send them the picture above… and then received this:
So what I assumed was, this would go nowhere.. then I got this tweet:
I talked to my bud Randall in the office – and we joked that they simply had not realized which banner I was referring to yet, and once they did, there would be no action.
So I was blown away when I started seeing tweets that it was coming down, including this photo Randall sent me:
F.T.W. !!! The result: A perfect canvas for a large outdoor mural. Nicely played, Windstream! Let’s start finding some artists for a new “timelines of communication” mural!