The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Texas 87 Digital Outdoor Advertising has been named Business of the Month for July 2019. Owner Mark Dunn accepted the award from Ambassador/Board Member Lucy Fields. Award presentation took place at the July Networking Coffee hosted by Merle Norman and Milli Kids Boutique. Texas 87 Digital Outdoor Advertising received an acrylic award sponsored by Sabine River Ford and gifts from Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, Sabine Federal Credit Union, 5Point Credit Union, Mary Kelone of Barefoot Souls, Neches Federal Credit Union, OhainWEB.com, Wellspring Credit Union and Best Day Spa.
Mark Dunn is a lifelong resident of Bridge City and a self-employed business owner here. His company, Mark Dunn Advertising, was founded in Bridge City in 1981 as a local advertising agency providing graphic design and marketing services for local businesses.
In 1992 the agency joined with The Record Newspapers for editorial content, advertising design, photography and publishing. Dunn remains as general manager for The Record to this day.
In 2017 Mark Dunn Advertising launched Texas-87 Digital Outdoor Advertising with a digital billboard location entering Orange County at Bridge City on heavily travelled SH-87/73. The digital billboard is often referred to as “Bridge City’s Welcome Sign.”
This stretch of state highway is one of just two primary arteries of transportation between Orange and Jefferson counties. The location also offers the highest traffic count of any outdoor advertising location in Orange County, second only to IH-10. Each day approximately 37,000 vehicles pass the location. The state highway is heavily traveled by commuters of both counties. Industry, health care, educational centers, entertainment, commerce and careers contribute to a river of traffic flowing between the two counties every day.
Dunn’s location is strategic for advertisers wanting to reach residents of the greater Orange County area, particularly Bridge City, Orangefield, Orange, and beyond. It is a healthy, mobile demographic experiencing increased growth.
Unlike most advertising media in the Orange County market, Texas-87 Digital Outdoor is locally owned and operated. Dunn lives here, works here, shops here and pays taxes here. An advertiser’s investment in his digital outdoor advertising is also an investment in the community and helps support local commerce as a whole.
According to Dunn, advertising rates are inexpensive compared to other media, including social media. Plans are available to fit the budget of any business, but Dunn is particularly conscience of the promotional needs of local business owners like himself.
“We share in the common goals of the business community and are also proud to help promote the endeavors of our local civic organizations. Providing a platform to welcome visitors to our area is an important aspect of our digital media objectives,” Dunn said.
“Throughout the year our service organizations host an array of venues that promote goodwill and provide entertainment, education and funding for causes at the heart of the community. We are proud to be a messenger for these initiatives,” he said.
The structure for the digital billboard was constructed by another Bridge City native Jimmy Dillon and his company Sign Doctor. The sign is located on property first owned by Clay Dunn in 1941 where he built the once renowned Mid-Way Motel after the completion of the Rainbow Bridge in 1938. Roy Dunn, Mark’s father, is the owner of the property.
Mark Dunn may be contacted through his website www.Texas87Digital.com, or by phone at (409) 221-0601.
Pictured Left to Right: Mark Dunn, Lucy Fields