Posts tagged with Out Of Home

Why digital out-of-home advertising is not really digital (yet)

Digital out-of-home advertising (DOOH) is predicted to hit 50% of all outdoor revenue by the end of 2017, while the number of digital screens in the UK has increased from 2,056 in 2009 to over 17,000 in 2017 thanks to investment of around £100m.

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Six clever examples of what dynamic outdoor advertising can do

I've noticed outdoor advertising as the home of some of the best dynamic marketing of late.

Now that digital billboards are well established in cities like London and advertisers are accustomed to dynamic technology, campaigns are becoming less gimmicky, more effective.

I wanted to pick some examples of exciting digital outdoor campaigns that show what the medium can do.

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Four reasons Ghostbusters experiential marketing has been so successful

London Waterloo station's giant installation of the iconic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ends this week.

The PR stunt has been used to promote the (somewhat divisive) all-female remake of Ghostbusters. With a flurry of excitement on social media, it’s proved to be a great example of out-of-home advertising. 

Here are four reasons why it worked.

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Six case studies that show how digital out-of-home advertising is changing

Out of home (OOH) advertising is changing as more and more digital inventory is unveiled.

In this post, we look at the most important developments in digital OOH through the lens of six innovative brand examples.

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The smartest experiential & charity marketing campaign you'll see this year

I had to cover this campaign trial by WaterAid.

It's creative on so many levels.

You can watch the explainer video below, then I've added some thoughts on the work.

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Is this the next step in programmatic out-of-home?

While it may always be impossible to sell actual out-of-home impressions, billboard technology is evolving rapidly and creating a newly agile medium for advertisers.

Clear Channel has just bought almost 2,000 phone booths from Arqiva and is expanding its use of automated digital six-sheet screens.

These new kiosks won't just be advertisements, but will provide a host of benefits to the public as well as advertisers.

Let's look at the future of out-of-home...

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As marketers, do we really understand interruption?

I was reading an excellent article about the slow uptake of iBeacons when I became almost lucid, and started to see digital as the CFO sees it.

The power of digital technology can blind marketers to the simple question of 'will the customer use it?'

Too often, marketing technology is interruptive, based on providing value for the business but wish-washy engagement for the customer.

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Six wonderful examples of marketing creative for your entertainment

In November Econsultancy is hosting the Festival of Marketing, a two-day celebration of the modern marketing industry, featuring speakers from brands including LEGO, Tesco, Barclays, FT.com and more.

One of the themes of the event is Brand & Creative, so to give some inspiration on this topic I’ve collated some of the most eye-catching examples of creativity in marketing that I’ve seen recently.

So sit back and peruse these wonderful marketing campaigns, then buy yourself a ticket to the Festival of Marketing...

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McDonald’s shows interactivity is next for out-of-home media

Out-of-home advertising has been changing a great deal in the last ten years.

Digital screens are now a fixture in most cities, big data is starting to make pricing fairer, and it won’t be long before day parting and perhaps, some day, one-to-one ads are served.

Add to that mix the interactive ad, which McDonald’s is getting stuck into at its most famous ad spot, above Eros in Piccadilly Square, London.

The concept is a website optimised for mobiles that allows one to create a character and then share it or download it. If one is near the Piccadilly screen, the character can be uploaded to ‘Little Piccadilly’ and virtually Lord it over the square.

In this post you can see some imagery from the campaign and I postulate what interactive ads might mean for engagement and content.

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The 10 newest and most creative out-of-home ads

Out of home (OOH) creative is great fun. The most creative minds come up with some great ads for OOH and the internet is full of wonderful examples.

I thought I’d bring you some of the latest, many of which I’ve found via Posterscope’s Twitter feed, which I recommend highly.

Enjoy these in all their boldness. You’ve really no excuse for not creating great copy and great concepts when this is your competition.

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