Bus Advertising in Nottingham – Blacklock Carpets

The winner of November’s Campaign of the Month was Blacklock Carpets with their bus advertising in Nottingham; a bold and distinct advertising campaign!

Blacklock Carpets is a family-owned company which was created 35 years ago and is currently run by their two sons and daughter. They offer a wide range of flooring for your home or business, ranging from Axminster Carpets to modern Karndean Flooring. They operate a busy, local store in Beeston, Nottingham. Their main focus is providing excellent customer service and value for money for their high-quality flooring. Blacklock Carpets sell to a vast range of customers including student housing, doctor surgeries, schools and family homes.

Eager to promote their range of flooring throughout the surrounding areas of Beeston, Blacklocks opted for an advertising campaign of one Double Deck Mega Rear bus advert on a 24-month period. Their advert was put on a dedicated route in the area of their shop to target potential local customers and the surrounding areas.

This isn’t Blacklock’s first advertisement with us, having worked with us on their outdoor advertising in Nottingham for the last four years. 

Their first campaign with us hit the roads of Nottingham in August 2013, shortly followed by an additional order of a Single Deck Mega Rear for two years which started in January 2014. Having been impressed with their experience and being able to see the impact their adverts had, they renewed their original bus advert for a further two years in late 2015 and, mere months later, added a further Double Deck Mega Rear bus advert for another two-year campaign! The Single Deck Mega Rear then renewed in early 2016 for a further 2 years and the most recent campaign was the renewal of their original advert once again. If this doesn’t say bus advertising works, we don’t know what does! 

The Blacklock Carpets buses carry unique and outstanding designs such as this ‘princess and frog’ design. Showcasing their branding and what their company has to offer, it certainly isn’t an advert that you can miss when you’re out and about in Nottingham!

Bus advertising in Nottingham
Another of Blacklock Carpets’ bus adverts

We spoke with Jo who co-runs the business with her brothers and she told us; “We’ve been so happy with the bus advertising over the last few years that we even got some of our van liveries re-done to match the bus advert designs. We felt this was ideal to create even more continuous brand awareness in our local area. Adverta provides a fantastic service and, as a local business, we find that the bus advertising works brilliantly for us.”

Mega Rear bus adverts are portrait orientated and make an effortlessly bold statement. Match a stunning visual with the extended dwell time on offer and you’ve got a recipe for bus advertising success! Long-life vinyl is also used which facilitates longer campaign durations of up to two years, giving you constant brand exposure.

Blacklocks have recently taken to their social media pages to express their excitement over their latest bus advertisement, saying ‘‘Our new bus advert is now officially out and about on the road! Don’t forget ‘No-one’s perfect but we come pretty close’! Many thanks to Adverta!’’


Thinking of Promoting your Business with Bus Advertising in Nottingham?

Adverta has worked with Nottingham City Transport for many years now and we know the routes inside and out. Nottingham businesses are lucky enough to have two of our longest-serving staff work that area; there’s Mike, our Sales & Commercial Director, and Tina, our Sales Manager. We can arrange for one of them to come out to see you, have a chat over a cup of coffee and see how we can help you. We’ll find out what your requirements are, what you’d like to achieve or if there is anything specific you’re trying to promote and then we’ll come up with a few bespoke packages to suit your budget. 

Outdoor Advertising – Key Bus Statistics

  • Bus advertising is the most seen outdoor advertising medium, with 61% of consumers saying they had seen bus adverts in the last seven days (source: TGI)
  • Out of Home advertising reaches 98% of the UK population every week (Source: Route)
  • 79% of consumers across Britain prefer buses with ads. (Source: Road to Enlightenment: Q Media)


If you want to find out more about our affordable, bespoke bus or tram advertising packages, contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.