We’re Turning 100 Years Old – Join Us on May 24th!

Join us for our open house event on May 24th, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

To RSVP for this event, click here.

This is one of several festive events we have planned as we collectively celebrate our 100th anniversary throughout 2016. When Erwin Barnes started this business as “The Zanesville Outdoor Company” in 1916, we doubt even he could have imagined serving this great region for a century! And while we’ve seen many changes over the past 100 years, our commitment to providing the highest-quality outdoor marketing solutions to our family of clients, in addition to our dedication to the businesses and residents of the 15 Ohio counties we serve, has never wavered.

During the open house, we encourage you to enjoy great food from Rittberger Meats and Four Turns Bakery, as well as live music from the Arnette Howard band. Additionally, there will be a photo booth and multimedia examples of 100 years of Barnes’ custom outdoor advertising services throughout the facility. At Barnes Outdoor Advertising, it is our goal to develop a lasting partnership with every client, some of which have worked with us for over 50 years! Although we can never fully express our gratitude, this open house is designed to honor those partnerships. Over the next several months, we look forward to reliving the past, enjoying the present, and discussing the future with all of you that have kept this aggressive, family-owned company in business for the last 100 years!


100 Year Anniversary – A Look Back at How We Got Here

Check out our 100 year anniversary video produced by Kasey MacLaine:

Secretary of State Presents Certificate of Commendation to Barnes Outdoor Advertising Corporation

We are very honored to have received this certificate of commendation from the Secretary of State, John Husted.

"This certificate of Commendation is tendered on behalf of the people of the State of Ohio as a small token of their sincere gratitude and admiration for your exemplary work and devotion to establishing and growing a business here in Ohio.

You are hereby recognized for your commitment and continued service. Your unwavering adherence to excellence is a testament to your focus and determination and should serve as an inspiration to others for what can be achieved with such dedication.

As Ohio's 53rd Secretary of State, it is my honor and unique distinction to recognize and commend you on your 100th anniversary. May your good and honorable work continue to stand as a measure for those who follow, inspiring them to believe in and work for the betterment of the lives of the people and communities throughout the state of Ohio."Secretary of State Certificate

National Girls Scouts Day

Anyone have a box of #GirlScout #cookies they'd care to share?
#NationalGirlsScoutsDay #OOH

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#tbt Same location, new bridge.

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National Worship of Tools Day!

Tool in hand. We recommend you do the same.

It's #NationalWorshipofToolsDay!

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Outdoor advertising engages a broad audience in a way that no other media can.

Barnes Dog-Gone Review

We were inspired to take this #selfie

If you haven't heard the new song from the The Chainsmokers check it out!

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Wishing John Barnes a Happy 50th!

John Barnes 50th

What’s with these kids being upside down all over Newark?

What’s with these kids being upside down all over Newark, Ohio? Have you seen them in the Newark Advocate or on a billboard? — in Newark, OH.

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