Category Archives: billboards

Spreading joy & kindness from coast to coast with #SmileAcrossAmerica for #InternationalDayOfHappiness

For the 3rd year in a row, we’re putting a #SmileAcrossAmerica with positive messages on billboards and bus shelters from coast to coast in honor of International Day of Happiness. All the messages this year focus on kindness and acceptance. International Day of Happiness is March 20th, but the inspiring signs will begin popping up in cities across the nation […]

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How positive messages on billboards are making a difference.

The power of words is undeniable. Spoken or read, words influence our thoughts on a deep level. That’s important because our thoughts affect our beliefs, the way we speak and the actions we take; which in turn shapes the circumstances and events of our lives. Put some positive messages up on bright yellow billboards, drive by them on your daily commute […]

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The Joy Team and Adams Outdoor launch year-long positive thought ad campaign

An ad campaign with the sole purpose of making you smile is up and running in Champaign, Illinois. We’re teaming up with Champaign’s Adams Outdoor Advertising office for a year-long happiness project that will rotate four positive messages on billboards as space is available. Three of the four messages are based on scientific research about what makes people feel happier; and […]

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This billboard saved a life

With our billboards, we have made people smile and laugh. We have encouraged and inspired people to keep believing in their dreams. We have reminded them they are loved and worthy of everything they can imagine and many things they can’t. We have helped people out of depression. And this morning I learned we have saved a life. In a […]

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Ad Campaign for Happiness and the Super Bowl both hit Phoenix This Week

  Wahooooo!!  We put up four billboards this week in Phoenix, the 6th largest city in the US and the location for this year’s Super Bowl, with the sole intention of spreading  joy, optimism and inspiration.  We’re essentially sending 1 Million Smiles 1,344 miles! On the heels of putting up 100 positive messages in the Portland, Oregon/ Vancouver, Washington area, we drew […]

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100th positive message goes up in Portland!

What if you could change the world with one positive message? It’s commonly said that the way you change the world is one person at a time.  What if you could do it one positive message at a time?  The Joy Team launched an outdoor ad campaign for happiness in April 2010 and, with the support of local businesses, we’ve […]

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Portland Billboard Reminds Us: Life is Amazing

Research shows happiness leads to success in nearly every domain of our lives; including marriage, health, friendship, community involvement, creativity and, in particular, our jobs, careers and businesses.  Portland-based author Heather Strang lives this truth and has a mission to inspire and support people to be, do and have everything their hearts truly desire.  She does this internationally, one on […]

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Changing lives through taekwon-do and billboards

Kim’s Taekwon-do helps people work toward personal transformation every day through the martial art they teach. And now they’re also doing it through a powerful message on a billboard.  The big yellow board simply says, “Believe in yourself”. It’s one of the inspiring billboards put up every month by local positive thought organization, The Joy Team, and can be found […]

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May is National Smile Month!

May is National Smile Month! We’re celebrating with this billboard on SE Grand and Morrison in Portland, Oregon. We have just one agenda here: giving people one more reason to smile. This message is hand-drawn by Ava, an original member of the Junior Joy Team and master joy-spreader. While this billboard marks the last in our series with Awesome Portland, […]

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