Tl;dr: Comedically large things used as marketing are fascinating and capture the imagination. They don’t even need much fanfare.

June 24, 2008: Giant Eddie Murphy Head

This was a promotional tie-in for the movie Meet Dave.

January 18, 2012: Giant L.L. Bean Boot

The Bootmobile tour celebrated the retailer’s 100 year anniversary.

September 27, 2013: Giant Rubber Duck (Reaches The US)

This was an art project rather than marketing per se. It is a part of artist Florentijn Hofman’s “spreading joy around the world” tour.

September 30, 2014: 100-foot Tall Labatt’s Beer Cans

These massive cans are on the site of a new local brewery.

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