Mystery Billboard: “Maghihintay Ako” – Manuel
Me and my wife, who loves shopping and is a budget hunter, went to Divisoria last weekend. And guess what we saw along the road…a mysterious billboard along Morayta which says “Maghihintay Ako - Manuel“.
In addition, it has “EDSA, Shangri-la Hotel” and the date “May 22, 2015” at the lower right corner most probabaly implying the location and day of the ‘meet up‘. Edsa Shangri-la Hotel is a hotel in the Ortigas area in Mandaluyong.
Amazingly, we saw another similar billboard near Recto on the same day! Is this a coincidence or what?
In English, it roughly translates that “I will wait [for you] – Manuel“. It made me think who is Manuel and who is he waiting for? Why is he waiting and what is he waiting for anyway? Haha, chismoso lng. :p
I suddenly remembered about the “Will You Marry Me, Olivia?” billboards along EDSA that went viral online last year. Do you remember that one which made it on television news as well?It turned out to be an ad from a Real estate company. :p
What do you think of this “Maghihintay Ako – Manuel” mystery billboard?
Is this a similar promotional billboard again or is it an individual / person behind this and he just wants to send his message across for his love one in a unique way? Share with us your thoughts and feedback in the comment section below!
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Whether it’s an ad or the real deal, it’s genius. That’s really great!
It’s always interesting to see where billboards are placed in some places. I love the look of the billboards in Tokyo and NYC. I know, that’s a little strange.
It’s got to be a promotional thing. It makes people remember it and think about it and that’s the point of marketing.
That is cute and will certainly catch attention. I hope that Manuel gets to deliver the message to whoever it meant hehehe.
Very interesting! I’m not sure if I could afford to do a billboard for the person I love but lol if you have the money, why not?!
Omg such great marketing there!!! To succeed these days you have to get more and more creative with your marketing and this is exactly that lol!
I am sure it’s just some kind of marketing ploy. It worked, though, because it got your attention!
I had a great time to read this, yes I agree with Robin it’s just a kind of marketing.
I’m with Robin, it probably is some sort of marketing plan! It is quite the attention bringer, it makes you really wonder who these people are and what they mean.
Wow! If someone wanted to send a personal message they sure shelled out a lot of funds. But it got the attention it deserved!
I have googled different things I have seen on Billboards. and yep. they got me. they’re trying to get people to do that I think
This would be an amazing way to get a message to a loved one. I hope it is not another ad campaign.
A very clever and interesting way to send out your message. A good way to propose to someone special.
Thank you for sharing.
I have to admit, I am torn as to which one it is. A part of me thinks it is an individual and another part thinks it may be a marketing ploy by a company. either way, it is pretty slick.
I’m pretty sure this is a marketing campaign leading to a launch of a new product or service. And, it seems to be effective. I bet all the people who see these billboard everyday are excited for the big reveal.
I dunno…but it’s done it’s job in getting you wondering. I think the cost of them is so high, but they are definitely very effective.
Such a nice gesture. I agree with some of the other commenters. Maybe a marketing ploy? But that’s the cynic in me. Maybe it really is someone missing another person!
It sounds like a romantic gesture to me. I hope it works this time.
I’m always amazed at the different ads that people come up with! This one is really creative! Thanks for sharing.
Apparently, it’s a viral marketing for an alumni homecoming
it’s past May 22… Nagkita na ba sila ni Manuel?
A awesome marketing strategy, but if it really is just for love then I think it’s creative and full of effort…
Siguro marketing strategy ng Edsa Shang para mas maraming tao ang makakaattend sa “special event” nila. Pero, maganda din pag proposal yan! )