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The advertising posters that think they're street furniture

Whether you're creating billboards (opens in new tab), print ads (opens in new tab) or TV commercials (opens in new tab), increasing competition for consumers' eyeballs means advertising is having to become more inventive. And French advertising agency Ogilvy France (opens in new tab) has done just that and more in this campaign for tech giant IBM (opens in new tab).

Not only do these outdoor posters grab attention with eye-catching, colourful statements, they also provide a second, practical use. Created as part of IBM's 'People for Smarter Cities' ethos, they double as a shelter, a seat and a ramp.

Adding something as simple as a curve really gives these one-off posters a practical and inventive edge. Let's hope they'll inspire a whole host of new ideas when it comes to street advertising.

IBM posters

IBM posters

IBM posters

See more inspirational advertising over on the Ogilvy France (opens in new tab) website.

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