Bus Bench Ads are a great way to attract voters, candidates, and volunteers for 2016 Elections. Neighborhood Councils have the opportunity to place election information on available bus benches.

The fee for placing bus bench ads has been waived for Neighborhood Councils! However, there will still be a printing cost per bus bench ad.

Below are 6 simple steps in getting your ads on a bus bench:

Step 1: Create the artwork or have a graphic artist create it for you. You must have the Los Angeles City Seal incorporated in the design (download the city seal here). Additionally, the artwork must meet these specifications.

Step 2: Send digital artwork to Lance Oishi via email (lance.oishi@lacity.org). Please ask Lance to approve your artwork and send it to Martin Outdoor Media.

Step 3: Contact Judy Lambert at Martin Outdoor Media (jlambert@martinoutdoormedia.com) and ask for available bus benches within your boundaries. Provide her with a map of your Neighborhood Council, so that she knows where your boundaries start and end.

Step 4: Judy will respond to you within a few days, providing you with available bus bench locations. Choose the bus benches you would like, and ask Judy to reserve them for you.

Step 5: Send your artwork in the quantity of each design to a print shop of your choice, each print may cost about $60 with taxes and shipping. To have your prints done at AAA Flag and Banner, contact Laura Gerson at LGerson@aaaflag.com. To have Martin Outdoor Media print your bus bench ads, contact Judy Lambert at jlambert@martinoutdoormedia.com. You may go to any other print shop, but please ask for pricing that is based on these specifications.

Step 6: Follow-up with the print shop to see when the artwork is printed and ready. Either the print shop will deliver the artwork to Martin Outdoor Media, or they will ask you to do it.

Please remember that these bus benches are subject to availability and your ad may be replaced by another paying customer at anytime.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments please email Communications@EmpowerLA.org