January 26, 2010
Austin and Ruthie had been going together for six months and Austin was sure this was the girl that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with. He was also sure she would say ‘yes’ to the big question but wanted to ask her in a spectacular way that they would remember all their lives.
To do this, Austin hired an aerial advertising company to design and display a banner, reading, “Ruthie – Will you marry me? Love Cowboy.” His family had planned a reunion the second Saturday in July and that would be the perfect time to unveil his desire. The company handled everything, design, construction, and display of his message. When it flew overhead, Ruthie wasn’t the only one who was impressed!
Many people are exchanging the cost of a banner message for the long lasting memories it provides. Imagine welcoming home a child from the military, celebrating a key birthday, recognizing an honor by letting the world (or at least the community) know how proud you are of them!
Don’t confuse banner ads or aerial advertising with the banner ads on the computer. The aerial ad or message is not an annoying frame that pops on the screen right where you were reading, but is a full-length sentence or message pulled behind an airplane at a given location for a designated length of time. Banner ads often appear at beaches or are seen flying by athletic events. It is an effective way to get a message out to a large number of people or a special message out to the right person or people in a memorable way.
An aerial message as described above is simple. Think of a sentence or few words that would express what you want to convey. Then contact a company that provides banner towing and present your idea. They will have suggestions to make it just right. The company will do all the work and fly the message where you want it displayed. In some areas more than one company has this service so investigate to find out what is right for you.
By the way, remember Austin and Ruthie? Ruthie’s reply was, “Oh, Austin, I do love you but give me a week to think it over and talk with my parents, and I’ll give you my answer then.” Sure both Austin and his family were disappointed but they appreciated her mature approach to such an important decision. Little did he or they know what she was planning. The next Saturday, another banner flew overhead, right on time and at the right location. It read, “Yes! – Ruthie”