Ambient Overload

A look at some new and unusual ad placement

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Look around and you might think there’s no space money can’t buy. Spending on ambient advertising, which includes often mundane, sometimes odd out-of-home media like pizza boxes and movie tickets, grew an estimated 6 percent in 2011 to $630 million, per PQ Media. Creatives scrambling to cut through the clutter have gotten increasingly inventive.

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