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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