Carolina Panthers x OrthoCarolina Launch Contest

Carolina Panthers x OrthoCarolina Launch Contest

Okay Carolina Panthers fans… it’s time to do your dance! We are honored to partner with our friends at OrthoCarolina & the Carolina Panthers for a Touchdown Dance Contest. We have put six Clean Graffiti Dance Zones in Uptown Charlotte in hopes that you will see a spot, do a little dance, have some fun and be entered to win 4 home game tickets!

A little about Clean Graffiti – it’s advertising made with water. That’s right, Clean Graffiti is made by pressure washing a stencil onto the sidewalk. We use a specialized stencil to create the artwork and our team then maps out the advertising campaign to capture the most benefit for the client. From company logos to community safety messages to fun social contests, Clean Graffiti is a great way to target your audience in an unexpected and environmentally friendly way!

The Savage Way pressure washes an advertisement onto the sidewalk for the Carolina Panthers
Touchdown Dance Zone Contest for the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
#TDContest location for the OrthoCarolina & Panthers Clean Graffiti contest

It’s easy to enter. Follow these steps:
1. Find a Touchdown Dance Zone made with Clean Graffiti (aka reverse graffiti) in various locations on the sidewalks near Bank of America Stadium.

2. Do your favorite touchdown dance on camera and post it to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

3. Use the hashtag #TDContest and tag @OrthoCarolina in your post.

4. Post before the contest ends on Sept 19, 2021 to be entered to win four tickets to a home Panthers game this season. Winners will be notified via the channel they posted on by Sept. 24.

Here’s where you can find all of the Clean Graffiti locations for the #TDContest.

Read the official rules & regulations here.

We love working with the team at OrthoCarolina. Yes, they are incredibly talented surgeons and leaders in Orthopedic Medicine, but we also know them as true partners. Whether we are pitching them a far-out idea or they bring us into the conversation because they know we are “out-of-the-box,” the OC team is always ready to push the line, ready to elevate their marketing voice and show other companies how to create brand recognition and loyalty. We value their trust in us, their community leadership efforts and overall ability to have fun with their marketing campaigns. Like this Touchdown Dance Contest with an NFL team – fun, different and eco-friendly!

Now go find a spot and do your best #TDContest dance!!

Clean Graffiti promoting the #TDContest through September 19 for a chance to win Panthers tickets
Clean Graffiti imaged created on the sidewalk using high pressure water and a specialized stencil
Talkspace Uses Clean Graffiti in LA & Austin

Talkspace Uses Clean Graffiti in LA & Austin

Talkspace is an online mental health platform that makes it easy to talk to connect with a licensed therapist in a convenient & secure way from the comfort of your phone – whenever, wherever. They have simplified the approach to mental health, and we are here for it.

Together, we partnered on a Clean Graffiti campaign in two major US cities, Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX. “Healing is a journey, every step counts.” @Talkspace. This simple, direct message on the sidewalk communicates to the public that mental health should be a priority and that anything that you are doing to heal is a step in a positive direction.

Our eco-friendly outdoor advertising medium is perfect to target audiences in an unexpected way. We brought this eco-friendly medium to Austin & Los Angeles in some prime walking areas – think Melrose Ave & Congress Ave. We tend to see best results when Clean Graffiti, or reverse graffiti, is used in tandem with other advertising initiatives like billboards, flyers, social media ads, etc. Consumers are inundated with advertisements in today’s world and seeing your brand from multiple – and innovative – directions is key.

Here are some more Clean Graffiti ad placements for Talkspace in LA & Austin!



We are proud to work with such forward-thinking companies that have the health and wellness of the community as their core focus.

New Clean Graffiti for Greenworks and 106.5 The End

New Clean Graffiti for Greenworks and 106.5 The End

Our latest reverse graffiti campaign for iHeartMedia in collaboration with Greenworks went down around the South End neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. The goal is to help spread the word about Earth Day – April 22, 2020.


Since most people are walking their neighborhoods right now due to shelter-in-place orders across the county, it was a good time to put down a nice reminder on the sidewalk. Keep your eye out for the “Make the world a better place” Clean Graffiti and you could win $500 to Lowe’s Home Improvement.

Woman taking a picture of her shoes with a Reverse Graffiti message saying Make the world a better place

This eco-friendly Clean Graffiti message was created using only water and a stencil.

image of a pressure washed image on a walkway in the popular South End neighborhood in Charlotte.

Find this image, post to your Instagram and be entered to win a $500 Lowes Gift Card. Powered by 106.5 The End & Greenworks

reverse graffiti message for 106.5 The end radio station promoting Earth Day

Clean Graffiti by #thesavageway in Charlotte, NC.


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a $500 Lowe’s gift card from Greenworks Tools!


Starting April 1st, while you are out getting exercise or walking your dog, look for the “Make the world a better place” Clean Graffiti on the sidewalks around South End in Charlotte in honor of Earth Day, April 22nd. Post one of the sidewalk photos to your Instagram with #greenworks and #sweepstakesentry for a chance to win a $500 Lowe’s gift card!
Good luck and happy Earth Day from @GreenworksTools
Check out more about the “50 Acts of Greenworks” that Greenworks Tools is committed to for Earth Day 2020.
Clean Graffiti for The Rolling Stones

Clean Graffiti for The Rolling Stones

Who is one of the biggest rock bands of all time? The Rolling Stones definitely make the top of the list, and we just had the opportunity to do Clean Graffiti for them in Charlotte, NC. (Yeah.. the freaking Rolling Stones!)

We were contacted by the team at the Carolina Panthers to pull off a quick reverse graffiti campaign to help promote the announcement of a huge concert at Bank of America stadium. The goal, along with their other marketing tactics, was to tease the fact that the Rolling Stones were going back on tour. In several places around the city, including Clean Graffiti on the sidewalk, the famous Stones “mouth” appeared with phrases that hinted at a concert announcement. These “tease and reveals” also happened across the country where Mick Jagger and the Stones will soon play to sold out arenas.

This Clean Graffiti message was simple, on brand, and the PERFECT teaser to get the masses curious about what the Rolling Stones might be up to. We put our pressure washed images across popular walking areas including Uptown, South End, NoDa and Plaza Midwood. It has been fun to see passersby post the images to their Instagram stories and get excited for the concert.

Image of the Rolling Stones famous mouth that is pressure washed into the dirty concrete of the sidewalk.

The Rolling Stones use Clean Graffiti to promote their 2020 Concert Tour in Charlotte, NC.

Stylish women's shoes pose with the Rolling Stones Clean Graffiti.

The Rolling-Freaking-Stones use reverse graffiti!!

Walkers in Charlotte see a Clean Graffiti spot and post it to their Instagram Story. (via @summerjadyn)

Via Charlotte Agenda Instagram: The jumbo screen at the Bank of America Stadium showcases the Rolling Stones teaser campaign.

The Rolling Stones famous mouth with the words "Emotional Rescue" as a teaser on a digital billboard in Uptown Charlotte

Via Charlotte Agenda’s Instagram: The Rolling Stones use the digital billboard at the EpiCentre to tease a 2020 Concert Tour date.

This was such a beautiful use of our eco-friendly medium. Since the Rolling Stones are so iconic and everyone associates the “mouth” with this band, the stencil could be kept clean and simple. No words, no call to action – just a teaser that also acts as brand awareness. And to utilize the sidewalks where potential concert-goers are walking everyday is the perfect new way to reach their audience.

The concert is scheduled for July 1, 2020 at Bank of America Stadium. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday, Feb. 14. More information can be found at

At #thesavageway, we are proud to work with ALL of our clients. They see the value in doing something different and are not afraid to push the line when it comes to their marketing. However, this campaign in particular is pretty high up on the list of favorite campaigns. The Rolling Stones, one of the biggest rock bands to ever grace this earth, used Clean Graffiti to promote their concert. (mind blown!). It is a great reminder to us that anything is possible and to keep reaching for the moon when it comes to our business.

A man wearing Nikes poses with a Rolling Stones Clean Graffiti spot in Charlotte, NC

Serious job love right here. #thesavageway

Clean Graffiti Tour for Diet Coke

Clean Graffiti Tour for Diet Coke

We recently returned from a four-city Clean Graffiti tour on behalf of Diet Coke and Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc. We were busy putting down our eco-friendly outdoor advertising medium in Baltimore, MD, Memphis, TN, Greensboro, NC and Charlotte, NC.

Pressure washed image of "I heart Diet Coke" on a dirty sidewalk in the fall.

Coca-Cola Consolidated used Clean Graffiti to spread brand awareness.

In these four cities we helped with brand awareness surrounding the Diet Coke brand. The message went down in popular neighborhoods, on highly traffic foot paths, near grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations. Basically anywhere you can purchase a Coke product.

Clean Graffiti by #thesavageway in Memphis, TN for Diet Coke.

Memphis, TN saw its first Clean Graffiti by #thesavageway. We loved helping to spread some brand awareness for Diet Coke.

Young person holding a Diet Coke in front of a pressure washed "I heart Diet Coke" ad on the sidewalk

Now that’s some fun product placement! Clean Graffiti found in Memphis, TN.

“I heart Diet Coke” in Greensboro, NC near the popular blue sculpture.

A man taking a photo of his feet in Baltimore, MD that shows a pressure washed image of "I heart Diet Coke"

Clean Graffiti (aka eco-friendly street art) in Baltimore, MD.

Coca-Cola chose to use some of their marketing dollars in a green and sustainable way – and we’re definitely here for that! Clean Graffiti is created using a specialized stencil and a pressure washer. That’s it….. it’s just water. We love when huge corporations see the value in our outdoor advertising medium. Not only does it help elevate the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility, but it also shows innovation and creativity to use dirt as an asset.

We are excited to continue to work with brands that understand that there are different media options out there. Our Clean Graffiti lets you directly target where your audience is walking every single day – the sidewalk. It is a subtle, unexpected message that can bring a smile to your customers face.

Barpay App launches in Charlotte, NC

Barpay App launches in Charlotte, NC

We live in a time of convenience and one of our latest Clean Graffiti clients has found a way to bring that convenience culture to the bar scene. Barpay App hopes to simplify your night with the ease of an app. Open, maintain, and close your bar tab right from your smartphone.

How it works:

  • Download the app
  • Save your credit card info
  • Select a venue
  • Place an order
  • Pick up your drink

Now that’s what we call a “A Better Way to Bar.” If you want to learn more about the app, check out this great Charlotte Agenda write up of this new Queen City service.

This new service is now available at a variety bars around the Queen City. Make sure to try out the app this Labor Day weekend.

  • Graham St Pub
  • Ink N Ivy
  • Roxbury
  • SIP
  • Prohibition
  • Tavern on the Tracks
  • Gin Mill
  • Queen City Q
  • Casual Pint
  • The Suffolk Punch
  • Sugar Creek Brewing Co.

We so appreciate when brands choose to use our eco-friendly, innovative outdoor messaging tactic in their marketing mix. Clean Graffiti, aka Reverse Graffiti, lets a brand speak to the public in a whole new way. We are able to target Barpay’s key demographic right on the sidewalk.

Find out more on Barpay app by visiting their website.


Charlotte Hornets’ NBA 2K Team Launches with Clean Graffiti

Charlotte Hornets’ NBA 2K Team Launches with Clean Graffiti

The Charlotte Hornets recently announced the launch of their esports brand and team: The Hornets Venom GT. The Charlotte Hornets affiliate team become the NBA 2k league’s 22nd franchise for the 2020 season.

We were so excited to help the Hornets Venom launch in the Charlotte market with the use of our Clean Graffiti. The day of the announcement, we executed 20 Clean Graffiti locations across the city to help bring awareness to this new brand. The locations we picked targeted the young, tech-savvy sports fans that hang out in popular areas – think breweries, coffee shops and hip neighborhoods. And the end result turned out great!

An image of a sharp Hornets Venom logo pressure washed onto dirty concrete.

Reverse Graffiti for Hornets Venom GT is made using a stencil and high pressure water.

Clean Graffiti placed on the corner of a popular NoDa | Villa Heights neighborhood.

These eco-friendly messages were placed around Charlotte, NC to bring awareness to the NBA 2Ks newest team.

Pressure Washed message on a dirty sidewalk that brings attention to the Hornets Venom GT Launch.

Find a Clean Graffiti spot in popular neighborhoods of the Queen City.

It’s just water. #thesavageway

In case you have no idea what we’re talking about, esports refers to competitive video games, usually involving multiple players. According to this Charlotte Observer article, “Esports have grown increasingly popular in recent years, especially with young sports fans. The global esports market this year is on pace to top $1 billion in revenue for the first time, according to industry analysis firm Newzoo. By 2022, the industry could reach $1.8 billion, the firm anticipates.” Learn more about NBA 2k and exactly what it is here.

This is a big deal for Charlotte and the esports community. We’re excited to watch this brand develop and grow as the season progresses. You can follow along the Hornets Venom journey by following them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

And if you find a Clean Graffiti spot around town, snap a pic, tag @HornetsVenomGT and upload to Instagram. Who knows, you could win some fun swag!

Moss Wall for Collective NoDa in Charlotte, NC

Moss Wall for Collective NoDa in Charlotte, NC

We had the joy of creating a really cool Moss Art wall for our client, Collective NoDa. This was the first (of many) huge art installations that we’ve done. Our friends at Southpark Interiors wanted us to create something epic for their common area. The best part about working with this interior design team is that they allow our creativity to flow. Our imagination can run wild because we do not have hard parameters set or a mold we have to fit into. They graciously gave us a 18′ wide x 13′ tall wall to play with and boy did we have fun!

Collective NoDa is an apartment complex that highlights so many amazing local artists and is one of the most vibrant places we’ve ever walked into. So of course, our brains wanted to incorporate as many colors as possible for this commissioned piece. We played off of some of the other geometric patterns found around The Collective, and created a one-of-a-kind pop-art Moss Wall.

Getting ready for install day! See you soon Collective NoDa.

Pop Art made with Moss. #thesavageway

It’s install day for this 18′ x 13′ Moss Art wall.

two smiling business owners point at their moss art labor of love going up in an apartment complex.

Torrie Savage & Paula Bartlett, #thesavageway owners, on site for the moss wall install.

Close up picture of four different moss colors that #thesavageway created for Collective NoDa.

It’s all in the details. Moss Art by #thesavageway.

All the colors of moss for this luxury apartment in NoDa, Charlotte, NC.

Pop Art Moss Wall by #thesavageway

Modern common area in Collective NoDa.

This piece had 21 geometric shapes, some fitting together and some wild and free on the wall. We LOVE the end result and how Southpark Interiors has decorated the entire space. Want to stop by and see the work or learn more about Collective NoDa? Check out their website.