DOOH ACES (1)

The DOOH landscape has grown and evolved more than we could have ever anticipated. Despite its success. DOOH has had its fair share of challenges around measurement and share of voice.  

Understanding the potential of the channel, and to bridge the gap between the launch of industry research, Talon identified the need for some robust research which would focus on what DOOH can deliver once added to the OOH media mix.  

The study identified some interesting findings which we have accumulated into the key areas, presented as the ACES of DOOH: ATTENTION, CREATIVE & EFFECTIVE.

Attention 

Attention and attentive reach have become an important currency in measuring OOH. Almost 70% of respondents agree that they pay attention to DOOH Ads, consistent across various environments.  This study explored the relationship between attention and different points of a consumers journey, such as travelling by bus (39%), walking around a city/town (37%) or visiting a shopping mall (35%).  With all results lending to the fact that consumers are spending more time OOH and are more likely to notice OOH more when in a relaxed state of mind. 

The research also provided some interesting insights around engagement. Over 40% of respondents are likely to engage with a diverse range of DOOH ads and formats.  

Creative: 

The possibilities for creativity on DOOH formats are limitless, and investment by media owners has given rise to best-in-class quality screens displaying ads optimally. In fact, 50% of respondents agreed that relevant DOOH ads with a distinct design will capture their attention more effectively than other ads. 

Additionally, 34% indicate that motion is a crucial factor in driving attention and engagement, agreeing that they notice an OOH ad more with movement. furthermore, rewards offered and clear information about the product/service also aid in generating attention and engagement. 

Effective: 

The final “ace” and most compelling we’d argue is the effectiveness of DOOH. There is no doubt that DOOH is effective but putting some hard-hitting results behind it is key! 

Over ½ of respondents recalled seeing DOOH ads across a multitude of environments, following a similar pattern as with attention and engagement; there was consistent recall across formats and environments which supports previous research and learnings centred on multi format, multi environment effectiveness. 

The final element of the research piece focused on call to action and propensity to purchase. Over  40% consumers have taken a follow up action upon seeing a DOOH ad.   

Store visitations (in store visit & driving traffic online) and propensity to purchase yielded strong results. 37% of respondents agreed that they’d visit a store as a result of seeing a DOOH Ad.  Moreover, 40% agreed that DOOH would encourage them to purchase.   

DOOH is also more likely to drive traffic to an online store & store visitation than online ads (37% v 32%). On average, almost 40% of Irish consumers are likely to purchase the product or service they’ve seen advertised through a DOOH campaign.  

To summarise, DOOH’s role in generating awareness, recall, engagement, and attention is significant.  Our research has proven what we already know; DOOH is effective at driving key metrics across multi environments and initiating a call to action in many forms. 

This demonstrates that the role of OOH is evolving. Once viewed primarily as a brand-building medium, it can now drive consideration and action, positioning OOH as a channel capable of achieving multiple objectives in a brand’s marketing mix. 

In 2024, the world of sports is gearing up for another thrilling year filled with excitement and competition. According to the latest Onside Irish Sponsorship survey, the Irish sponsorship industry is projected to grow approximately 7%, reaching an impressive €227 million. It’s a pivotal year that marks the foundation of a transformative 5-year cycle, with global events like the Europa League final set to take place in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium next week, and the anticipation building for the Ryder Cup in 2027 and men’s Euros in 2028, all poised to elevate the landscape of sports sponsorship in Ireland.

Amidst this exciting trajectory, Out of Home (OOH) advertising emerges as a key player in driving growth and engagement. Despite facing challenges due to the onset of Covid, OOH sponsorship rebounded in 2023, just shy of the benchmark set in 2019. Notably, sports sponsorship commanding an impressive 89% share of this resurgence.

SPORTS OOH KEY DATES WEBSITE

But with big events like the UEFA Champions League Final in London, UEFA Euros in Germany and not to mention the Olympics in Paris captivating worldwide audiences this year, the opportunity for brands to connect with consumers is greater than ever, whether through people travelling to watch these sporting events or gathering at home to cheer on their favourite athletes.

So, how do brands seize the moment and connect with these diverse audiences? It all starts OUT OF HOME!

1: INCREASE REACH WITH AN OMNI-CHANNEL APPROACH

Paramount for brands looking to maximise their reach and engagement. With consumers spending an average of 70% of their time outside, even more so during the summer. By integrating with digital channels, brands can amplify their reach by a staggering 68%. This powerful combination not only extends the brand’s visibility but also enhances engagement across multiple touchpoints.

2: BE AT THE MOMENT OF TRUTH

Being present at the exact moment is crucial for those looking to make a lasting impact. Proximity advertising resonates deeply with consumers, offering brands a unique opportunity to capitalise on the context, emotions, and activities associated with these sporting events.

SPORT OOH STATS 1 WEBSITE

3: LEAN INTO CONTEXT WITH DYNAMIC

Sounds simple, but stepping into the dynamic world of OOH isn’t just about being savvy – it’s about forging genuine connections with your audience. By leaning into dynamic, brands can tap into relevance and spark that connection. Studies reveal that when content is tailored to the moment, you can achieve an average +18% in brain response. And it’s not just about capturing attention, dynamic can help drive real results, with an average +16% uplift in-store sales which leads us to our next point…

4: DRIVE SALES THROUGHOUT THE PATH TO PURCHASE

OOH not only boosts footfall, creating opportunities for increased sales, but also drives recency through in-vicinity messaging, ultimately leading to higher sales. By closing the loop with impactful in-store advertising, brands can effectively drive sales at every stage of the consumer journey, maximising the impact of their OOH campaigns.

5: CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE THROUGH BRAND ACTIVATIONS

Brand activations are a potent strategy to keep your brand top-of-mind in the lead up to sporting events. As technology evolves it’s becoming much easier to create large-scale experiences that captivate audiences. Blending traditional techniques and exciting new elements can really amplify creative ideas. According to Event track, 72% have a positive view of brands that offer high-quality event content opportunities, while 74% stated that engaging with branded marketing experiences increased their likelihood of purchasing the products.

With this year abuzz with excitement and competition, it offers brands a prime opportunity for engagement with their consumers. The above OOH strategies can not only help brands amplify sponsorship deals but also extend brand’s impact beyond the actual event itself – proving that OOH + Sports truly is the dream team for both brand engagement and growth.

To learn more about how you can maximise OOH and sports synergy, reach out to a member of our team today.

In the dynamic landscape of consumer behaviour, every moment holds the opportunity to make a lasting impression. Traditionally, January has been synonymous with resolutions, a tradition that dates back over 4,000 years. But what if we shift the lens? one that extends beyond January. After all, a recent Forbes Health/One Poll survey found that the average resolution lasts just 3.74 months. We firmly believe the key to success lies in consistently understanding and harnessing this consumer behaviour year-round.

In this piece, we delve into the changing way we think about resolutions and uncover how OOH serves as a potential catalyst, guiding brands in crafting continuous opportunities for year-round connection with consumers.

UNDERSTANDING THE RESOLUTIONS MINDSET

So, let’s dive in with a recent consumer behaviour study that inspired this piece. Contrary to popular belief that resolutions are solely a January affair, our findings reveal a different narrative. When asked if they were making New Year’s Resolutions to kick off 2024, 32% of respondents said no. A 16% increase compared to 2022. Suggesting a noticeable decline in the commitment to these resolutions. But why are resolutions losing their lustre?

In response to the decline in traditional resolutions, a new paradigm is emerging. One that emphasises continuous improvement and personal growth throughout the year. 46% of respondents will be making “resolutions”, not just in January, but at various times throughout the year. With 24% of respondents going so far as stating they will be setting these on a month-by-month basis. So, as we bid farewell to the era of resolutions, what remains is a group of open-minded consumers throughout the year. But how can OOH helps brands capture this consumer and drive year-round engagement?

Resolutions not just in january

ATTENTION

Highlighted in our latest consumer behaviour study, consumers are willing to invest in these “resolutions”. With 67% of respondents preparing to spend considerably. As we know consumers are increasingly shopping around for the best price, and 79% of us are researching products before they visit a store to purchase. As a result, it’s an incredibly important time for brands to be advertising. The battleground will be in securing meaningful attention amidst an oversaturated advertising landscape.

Kantar’s recent Media Reactions is a key example of how attention is coming to the forefront of conversations surrounding media effectiveness. Citing a 90% correlation between channels that consumers claim capture their attention and those that they prefer. Consumers placed both OOH and DOOH in their top three attention grabbing channels, and top five preferred channels. Attention in OOH is not a new metric. By crafting visuals that mirror the mood of the season brands can not only convey their messages using OOH, but they can also effectively create a sustained and impactful presence all year-round.

Attention

DYNAMIC & PROGRAMMATIC OOH

With the death of the cookie slated to finally happen in 2024, dynamic and programmatic OOH stand as an indispensable tool for brands. As our research has revealed the resolutions landscape is evolving. These strategies offer unparalleled levels of adaptability, allowing brands to tailor their messages in real-time to align with the shift in consumers aspirations. Whether it’s the pursuit of health and wellness in January. Or home D.I.Y during the summer months, dynamic OOH ensures relevance by adjusting content to seasonal trends. Programmatic OOH takes this a step further, allowing brands to deliver timely messages precisely when consumers are most receptive to goals.

With the impending challenges in digital advertising, dynamic and programmatic emerge not just as tools but as essential allies for brands seeking sustained engagement and a substantial return on investment.

A call to reshape resolutions. In the ever-evolving consumer landscape, resolutions break free from the confines of January. As we shift from the traditional resolution’s mindset, attention becomes crucial, with OOH and DOOH leading the way in this area. Dynamic and programmatic OOH emerge as essential tools for real-time engagement, adapting to evolving aspirations. Our strategy involves closely monitoring evolving consumer behaviours, identifying key focuses seasonally, and helping brands move to maintaining year-round commitment instead of just one-time resolutions.

In the realm of attention, we’re not just observers – we’re architects of attention.