Category: Out-of-Home Advertising

Planning Your Out-of-Home Marketing Strategies for 2022

Calendar that reads January 2022

According to marketing predictions, 2022 is slated to be a huge year for out-of-home advertising. And at AllOver Media, we continue to see more companies investing in and planning out OOH advertising. As people are getting comfortable being out and about, there are evolving opportunities to reach people where they are. 

If you’re looking to make the new year your biggest marketing year yet, guess what? It’s already time to start planning! 

Why Are We Planning Out Of Home Advertising For 2022 Now?

Whether you feel ready or not, 2022 is fast approaching. In the marketing and advertising worlds, planning ahead by a few months is completely normal. This is a great way to make sure you have time to plan and execute.

However, as we all know 2021 has not been a normal year. A limited supply of paper has caused hiccups in many print campaigns. Printers are overloaded and often in short supply. 

This has lengthened turnaround times for advertising across the board. Whereas campaigns could previously be developed in two or three weeks, we find it best to plan months ahead. This especially applies if you want prime OOH advertising real estate!

Planning ahead isn’t a bad thing, though. Taking time and care to create your campaign gives you an advantage over the competition. You truly have the space to be creative and revolutionary with next year’s marketing endeavors. 

Types Of Out Of Home Advertising

Out of home advertising is a wide arena that can reach so many people when they’re ready to hear your messaging. And there are many different ways you can execute it, depending on your unique needs and goals. Some of the most effective types include:

  • Resort media: ads tailored to a specific vacation spot to maximize impact and catch individuals when they are not doing anything (on a ski lift, for example).

  • Transit: bus wrap advertising that impacts people on the go.

  • Convenience store: ice box ads, one sheet posters, gas nozzle ads, etc.

  • Digital: gas pump ads, digital truck ads, indoor advertising, etc.

Using multiple types of out of home advertising makes your campaign even more impactful. Plus, it catches individuals when they are in the headspace to buy your product or service. The right message + the right time + the right audience = success! 

Digital Mobile Billboard truck in city

Jump Into Action With AllOver Media 

Plotting out your 2022 ads can’t wait much longer. The process to create a killer campaign takes time, so starting now is a must!

Want to ensure that your business is ready for the new year? Shoot us a message. We are here to help develop an effective, compelling out of home advertising campaign that boosts your business and highlights what you do best. Let’s take this new year by storm!  

3 Benefits of Renting Marketing Space

Gas pump advertisement that reads "Fuel Your Legend".

Owning and operating a building or venue is a lot of work. A significant amount of time and effort goes into maintaining the property and keeping it looking good for your customers.

It’s no secret that the past year and a half has been difficult for businesses of all kinds. Many places have had to get creative with the way they operate, and many are facing tight budgets and cutbacks.

Whether you are looking to boost your revenue, spruce up your space, or simply create a great business to business connection, venue marketing is an incredible option. 

In case you need some extra convincing, we’ve assembled our top three reasons to rent out your space for marketing. 

1. Increased Revenue

Right now, there are several unadorned places within your building that people access every single day. Selling venue advertising in these spaces allows you to bring in an income without doing anything at all. Other companies will pay to put their ads in your spaces — all you have to do is sit back and take the money. 

This type of advertising doesn’t take away from your business either. We never use competing companies or brands to advertise in your space, so you don’t have to worry about losing business to the other guys. We steer clear of your industry, and focus on non-related products and services that your demographic may enjoy. 

2. Better Looking Spaces

Our advertising options add sleek, creative decor to your space. We have several options for venue advertising, and we can make sure you love the style and design of the ads coming into your space.

Plus, you always have control over what gets advertised in your building. You can refuse any of our ideas and campaigns with absolutely no hard feelings. It is your building, after all, you should like what goes in it.

3. We Do All The Work

When you engage in this type of venue advertising, you really are just selling your space. Beyond that, you do not have to worry about a thing. We handle the installation, takedown, swap out, and whatever else may need to be done. This means that you get added revenue and attractive, nonintrusive decor without having to lift a finger (except maybe to cash the check).

What Type Of Venue Partners Is AllOver Media Looking For? 

Great question! Here are the spaces we’re looking to partner with: 

Have an idea in mind? We’d love to hear it

Rent Out Your Space for Additional Income 

At AllOver Media, we love finding new spaces to advertise in and new partners to work with. For more information about renting out your venue’s unused space, check out our Venue Partners page. Then, when you’re ready to pursue a partnership with us, drop us a line and let’s connect! 

Defining the Target Audience for Your Next Campaign Pt. 2

Crowd of people

Defining your target audience is one of the most important parts of marketing. In Part 1 of this series, we offered up a few tips and tricks to help you hone in on your key client base. However, our fountain of knowledge didn’t end there. We’re back with more suggestions about identifying your target audience when creating a new marketing campaign.

Be Specific About Your Current Target Audience

You may have heeded our advice to look at your current client base, but now is the time to get more specific than ever. Break your key audience demographics into subgenres, so that you can better utilize a micro marketing approach for your next campaign! 

For example, if you know women are your key demographic, learn about what your female customers like outside of your product. This includes psychographics, which encompass the mental state and general outlook of your audience. This specificity will give you an idea of who you are currently serving and who is missing from your client pool. 

Use Brand Analysis 

Take a good, hard look at what your brand conveys to your customers. You’ve likely spent years creating a cohesive appearance and feel to your company. Let’s be sure that the right messaging is making it across. 

Not sure where to start? Ask your employees and current customers to analyze how things are going. In what ways are you potentially missing key audiences with your current branding or strategy? Often those closest to you can offer key insights. 

Survey Your Methods

Double check your work by putting out surveys to get a general idea of how you’re being perceived. If you see low enthusiasm or engagement from a particular group, you’ll know who to target during your next campaign. 

There is no one rule for how to find your target audience, but discovering who is unimpressed with your current advertising can be a good indication of where you are falling short, and the group of people you can focus on going forward. 

In General, Be Specific

We know, we know — this feels like a contradictory statement. But whenever you feel stuck with a marketing campaign, it’s best to get more specific with your message, your idea, and your audience. Generalizations are often boring to viewers. You have the opportunity to make lasting connections when you’re more specific with your marketing. 

Jumpstart Your Marketing With AllOver Media

Now that you have more tips on how to find your target audience, what are you waiting for? Our team at AllOver Media is ready to hit the ground running with you.  From gas pump convenience store ads to large-scale messaging on walls & murals, we do it all. We’re here to help you reach your next customer with messaging that really captures your brand identity. 

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Out-of-Home Summer Marketing Ideas

Wallscapes can be an effective form of out-of-home advertising.

For most of us, the past year and a half has been about remaining at home, keeping healthy, and staying as far away from other people as possible. This introvert’s paradise has changed the way our world operates in a lot of ways. 

The marketing industry is no exception. Advertisers have had to get more creative than usual in order to reach their target demographics. And, this is especially true with Out-of-Home Advertising. 

Luckily, it looks like many people are taking advantage of summer 2021.

Here are a few OOH summer marketing ideas to take advantage of as the world opens up and things return to (a new form of) normal. 

Local Ads

Local advertising is paramount to a successful marketing campaign. Though more people are traveling, many are staying local. Highlighting local products and connections will be key, no matter where you choose to place the ads.

Highlight Outdoor Spaces

Place your OOH ads strategically. As you plan out your marketing, consider targeting:

It’s likely that these locations will be relatively busy in the coming months no matter where people stand on the caution spectrum. They provide fantastic opportunities for creative outdoor advertising that will reach a large number of people.

Want to go bold? Consider investing in a wallscape or hand painted mural for your summer marketing campaign. 

Highway To….Profits

Focus on roads of all kinds when considering ad placement. Road trips will likely be extremely popular this summer which means that highways and gas stations can provide excellent audiences for your outdoor advertising. 

Crafted truckside advertising and bus wraps are also a great way to get your brand in front of your target audience! Summer traffic (or a never-ending red light) provides the perfect opportunity for drivers to see your ad and soak in its messaging. 

Don’t Be Afraid to Go Digital 

Digital out-of-home advertising can help cut through the noise of the summer and really make the kind of impact you’re looking for. With our help, create a digital outdoor ad that showcases your brand’s story with bold visuals and spot-on messaging so you can make a splash!

AllOver Media is Your Creative Outdoor Advertising Expert

Ready to dive in? Check out our portfolio to see our work in action! Our passionate AllOver team works relentlessly to ensure that your marketing efforts create the maximum impact in your industry. 

For questions about bringing your summer marketing ideas to life, drop us a line. This season, when it comes to outdoor advertising, we’ve got you covered.

The Dos and Don’ts of Compelling Brand Storytelling

A typewriter with a piece of paper that says "stories matter" on it.

Since the dawn of time, storytelling has been used to bring people together, to forge bonds, and to share lessons. One of the biggest advertising trends in 2021 is brand storytelling, which is the perfect opportunity to showcase your values and share what drives you.

But, how do you tell your story effectively?

AllOver Media has compiled our list of dos and don’ts to help you on your journey to compelling brand storytelling so you can turn potential customers into lifelong ones. 

Do Construct a Unique Narrative

Time to think about how your brand can improve the lives of your customers. What separates your brand from your competitors? Can you translate that into a cohesive and short storyline? When you’re able to create messaging with a unique perspective, you have the potential to stand out as a memorable ad experience. 

Don’t Forget the Plot

As you may remember from your middle school days, every story needs an introduction, conflict or issue, and a resolution at the end. The same is true in brand storytelling. The story structure doesn’t need to be too complicated — try showcasing a relatable problem that your brand can help solve! By keeping the conflict relatable your audience will recognize themselves and start to connect to your brand. 

Do Invest in the Visuals 

Captivating visuals help draw your audience into the story, which is vital in this age of overstimulation. The higher quality your advertising, the more professional and reliable your brand comes across. Be sure to incorporate your brand imagery (color, logo, fonts) as you decide on the colors, textures, mood, and feel of your advertisement. 

Don’t Focus on You.

You can create a memorable brand story by focusing on the value you provide your customers. Whatever problem or need your brand solves, highlight how you provide something uniquely positive to society. When you make the story about your customers, you help them recognize themselves in the narrative and invest more readily. 

Do Be Honest

When it comes to brand storytelling, honesty goes a long way. Consumers can often pick up if you’re being dishonest and you’ll lose out on that potential loyalty. Don’t be afraid to acknowledge your fears, failures, or struggles (and show how you’re overcoming them). Authenticity and vulnerability can create a strong bond between you and your new customer! 

Don’t Forget a Call to Action 

Conclude your advertising with a compelling call to action to get your audience involved! Match the call to action with the resolution of the story. Use strong verbs to make a clear case for your product and inspire your audience. 

Brand Storytelling is On the Rise 

Inspired to jump in and tell your story? AllOver Media is here to keep you informed on the latest advertising trends and assist you with your outdoor advertising needs. Connect with us so we can help you craft, refine, and share a story that’ll take your brand to the next level.

5 Tips for Pizza Box Advertising

Pizza box covered with colorful advertisement

Lots of people are ordering pizza to eat at home — in fact, 94% of Americans are eating pizza regularly these days. When getting into the hands of your target audience is half the battle, now is the perfect time for Pizza Box and Flyer advertising. Think of pizza boxes as a Trojan horse. Your message – a delightful surprise. 

How does Pizza Box Advertising Work? 

Once you’ve designed your ad, there are two ways to execute it: Pizza Flyers are adhered to a pizza box top, while Full Pizza Box Advertising has your messaging printed directly on the entire outside of the box. Both are vibrant ways to connect with your audience and can make a really big impact.

Regardless of which method you choose, your advertisement is visible on the delivered pizza box. Between leaving boxes out on the counter and storing them for leftovers, that’s a lot of time that your message is in the eyes of potential customers. 

Studies have shown that 8 out of 10 individuals can recall a specific ad they saw on a pizza box. Those are great odds for crafting a memorable ad experience!

How to Advertise on Pizza Boxes

Okay, so you’re interested in advertising your business on pizza boxes. What tips can you use to make sure your ad hits the mark and makes an impact? At AllOver Media, we’ve assembled 5 key elements to consider when designing your pizza box advertising:

  1. Capitalize on Visuals.

    By combining stunning visuals with clear copy, your ad is sure to be noticed while everyone is grabbing a slice. Make sure to stay loyal to your brand colors, fonts, and tone!

  2. Impress the Household Saver.

    Who doesn’t love a good discount? Use your Pizza Box Advertising or Pizza Flyers to promote a sale or coupon, inspiring customers to give your brand a try.

  3. Go Vintage.

    What’s old is new again. Pizza boxes can bring up a sense of nostalgia, so why not mirror that when advertising your business? Using old school fonts or references can make your pizza box advertisement stand the test of time. Cowabunga, dude! 
  1. Connect with the Locals.

    Since you have an idea where your pizzas are being delivered, target your messaging to the specific neighborhood or town. Incorporating beloved or recognizable local references is great for recall and social media sharing!

  2. Make It You.

    Whatever you decide to craft with your Pizza Flyers or Pizza Box Advertising, make sure your graphics and messaging line up with your brand identity. There is no business quite like yours, and we want your audience to know that. 

AllOver Media Knows Pizza

Ready to market alongside some cheesy pizza? We’re here to help you advertise your business in unique and impactful ways. With expertise in out-of home-advertising, AllOver Media is your ideal marketing partner in this day and age. Check out our Pizza Box & Flyers page and then contact us to discover how we can support your creative vision (and offer up a few of our own ideas as well). Time to make out-of-home advertising delicious!

How to Identify Your Target Audience – Part 1

Figuring out your  target audience is one of the most important aspects of planning out a successful marketing strategy. After all, what good is the most creative design if the right people aren’t seeing it? If you’re wondering, how do I find my target audience, AllOver Media has a few tips to get you started! 

Who Do You Currently Serve? 

By taking a hard look at your current customer base, you can glean a lot of information. Do they have characteristics in common? Can you separate them into a couple of groups? Building out your targeted audience on your current one is a great place to start. If your current customers are engaged in your brand, those in a similar place will probably be good targets. 

If you’re not sure about who makes up your current audience, try digging into your website stats, Google Analytics, and social media accounts.

Take a Page From Your Competitors

Look, they’re your competition for a reason. Who are they reaching, and how can you reach them in a better way? By researching the language and graphics of your competitors, you can choose to follow a similar approach OR come from a completely different angle. Figuring out what niche isn’t being utilized is a great way to make an impact on your target audience and see results. 

Target Specific Demographics

Consider who is most likely to benefit from your product, and who is most likely to buy it. Then, use that knowledge to inform your advertising strategy. Here are just a handful of factors you can consider to identify your target audience: 

  • Location – Are they in your community? Nationwide? Worldwide? 
  • Gender – Is targeting one gender over another beneficial to your strategy and if so, why? 
  • Income Level – You want to reach those who are likely to purchase your product. Knowing which income bracket(s) you’re aiming for helps with messaging and marketing placements. 
  • Age – By focusing on an age group, you can harness in on language and imagery that’s most likely to resonate! 

Once you’ve determined which demographics you’re going after, use that information to create content that’s most likely to resonate. By narrowing in on a target audience or two, you can focus your efforts and really start to understand who is engaging (and not engaging) with your brand and products. 

Check Your Stats 

After your next marketing campaign, take time to track your stats. Analyzing that data helps you learn what was successful and what was different from your predictions. If you’re able to interact with your new customers, ask them how they found out about you. What from your messaging resonated with them? All of these insights will make your next marketing effort even stronger. 

Time to Take Your Marketing to the Next Level

Now that you have a few ideas to identify your target audience, let’s get started! Whether you’re jumping into your first outdoor advertising endeavor, or you’re a pro, AllOver Media helps put your targeted messaging out there. Check out what we do, then go ahead and reach out

There’s so much to cover when it comes to finding your target audience. Keep your eyes peeled for Part 2 where we dive in deeper and bring you even more ideas. Don’t wanna miss it? Be sure to subscribe to our blog to get our latest insights on outdoor advertising.

What is Outdoor Advertising?

In today’s fast paced world, you have to meet people where they are and outdoor advertising allows you to do just that. By putting your brand boldly out there, you expand your audience reach and make an impact. But, what exactly is outdoor advertising? AllOver Media is here to break it down, so you can understand what we do! 

So, What Are Types of Outdoor Advertising 

Out-of-home (or OOH for short) advertising refers to marketing efforts that are outside of the home. With that in mind, there are limitless ways to execute a successful OOH campaign. Here are a few types that make a difference in your overall marketing strategies: 

  • Walls & Murals. We love a good wallscape. Advertising on walls and murals turns your brand into an attention-grabbing piece of art. Perfect for high-traffic locations that reach both pedestrians and drivers.
  • Billboards. When you hear outdoor advertising, this is probably what comes to mind first. Billboards, both digital and analog, are a bold way to get your product, offering, message, or brand out there.
  • Transit. From bus wrap to truckside graphics, transit outdoor advertising reaches folks when they’re unable to simply scroll by your content. Time to grab their full attention!
  • Convenience Store Advertising. Reach potential consumers at an undistracted moment. Convenience store and gas pump advertising offers the opportunity to create real engagement, especially when you incorporate a strong Call-To-Action.
  • Digital Outdoor Advertising. From digital billboards to digital gas pump advertisements, you can strategically utilize technology to your advantage. Digital efforts give you more control about when you’re marketing so you can focus in on your target demographic. 

Other OOH Marketing Ideas: 

  • EV Charging Stations. While this platform is newer, they are growing exponentially and allow you to reach a particularly targeted audience that might just be perfect for your brand and messaging. 
  • Youth Sports Network. Signage at youth sports and little league events reach consumers in a relaxed and community driven atmosphere. Ideal for driving up conversations and promoting engagement. 

How to Use Outdoor Advertising

  • Research where your target audience is and where they’re going. 
  • Utilize geo-fencing and target specific areas where pedestrians and drivers are. 
  • Consider what makes your product unique. Communicate it in a concise and creative way. 
  • Most important? Brand consistency allows consumers to learn about, engage with, and eventually value what you have to offer by always letting them know what they can expect.

Creative outdoor advertising targets your ideal audience while strengthening brand awareness. By tapping into all that OOH strategies have to offer, you have the potential to make a splash!  

AllOver Media is Your OOH Advertising Expert 

When you’re ready to put your brand out there, we’re ready to support you. Take a peek at our work and strategize your marketing goals for 2021 (and beyond!). Whether you’re looking for creative outdoor advertising, or want to be inspired for your next campaign, AllOver Media has your back. Reach out, share your ideas, and let us put your ideas to work.

How to Make an Impact with Door Hangers

When it comes to marketing, sometimes a direct strategy is exactly what you need. Door hangers, or door tags put your messaging straight into the hands of potential customers. More cost effective than direct-mail, they add a surprising new element to your marketing endeavors.  

But how do you get the biggest bang for your buck and really make an impact? With all the advertising that’s out there, how do you make your door hangers stand out? Well, AllOver Media has ideas and inspiration for you, so your door hanger advertising can produce real results. 

Personalize It 

Custom door hangers catch your audience’s attention. By researching local demographics, you can add a unique touch and make your messaging stand out. Personalizing makes a difference: according to new Epsilon research, 80% of consumers are more likely to make a purchase when brands offer personalized experiences.

By calling upon local references, humor, or cultural touchstones, you can create an advertising campaign that people will be sure to talk about and remember. 

Test Your Theory 

Do you have two ideas for a door hanger? Curious whether a red or blue background reaps different results? Try both! Varying your marketing tactics or design allows you to see specifically what people respond to, which is invaluable information for your future marketing endeavors. Make sure you change one variable at a time, so you can tell exactly which element was more effective. 

The FOMO Effect 

Fear of missing out, or FOMO, adds an urgency to your messaging that inspires action. Use your door hanger advertising to let your consumers know there’s limited time or supplies, so they’ll need to act fast if they’re interested in your offerings. Scarcity is a motivating factor and you can use it to your advantage when advertising. 

Make it Interactive

Interactive door hanger advertisements add a bonus level of fun! Scratch offs, QR codes, or tear off elements encourage folks to physically engage with your messaging. Not sure what to do with this added feature? We recommend promoting any discounts available. 67% of consumers say they’ve made a purchase they weren’t originally planning to make, solely based on getting a coupon or discount! 

Need some inspiration to get started? Here are a few interactive print ads to get your marketing wheels turning. (Our favorite is #13). 

AllOver Media is Here to Help! 

At AllOver Media, we love using door hangers to boost your brand’s visibility, and get your messaging straight into the hands of potential customers. Contact us to put your ideas to work, and get yourself out there! 

Thanks for the shoutout!

We’re delighted to be featured in OOH Today’s “The Best Outdoor Advertising Blogs” and Dash Two’s “The Best Outdoor Advertising Blogs”. Thank you for the shoutouts – we’re honored!

Gas Pump Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

Gas station advertising is an effective way to engage with current and potential customers as they go through their daily routine, and have a few undistracted moments. AllOver Media is here to get you pumped about gas pump advertising with our tips and tricks. 

Whether you’re advertising on a gas pump nozzle, a topper, or a one-sheet poster, using research, engaging visuals, authenticity, and call-to-action language will put your advertisements a head above the rest

Do your research 

Because consumers typically stop to fill their tanks 1-2 miles from where they live, it’s easier than ever to use consumer profiling to reach your ideal audience. You can also take a look at the most common purchases people make at rest stops to strategize about what product or service makes the most sense to advertise. Plus, the average person fills their gas tank 5-7 times per month, so there are plenty of opportunities for repeat advertising, which is a necessity for convincing new customers to give you a chance. 

Don’t assume you know what your audience wants without the research to back it up. 

Engaging visuals 

Most gas pump ads are right at eye-level, which are the perfect place to be noticed. However, to ensure they really pay attention, use engaging visuals. According to Xerox, “Colors in advertising increases readers’ attention span and recall by 82%”. Combining that with a clean layout and punchy copy is such to make an impact. By putting together content with engaging visuals and audio, you can easily attract the attention of folks filling up their gas tank. 

Don’t skip on the colors or visual layout when assembling your designs. 

Authenticity is key 

In today’s world we are inundated with messaging and because of that, studies show that people tend to tune out advertising that doesn’t feel real or relatable. Authentic storytelling in your advertising will make a genuine connection with your audience. As you put together your content for your gas station advertising, make sure there’s a clear message that represents your brand values in a genuine way. 

Don’t use language that feels artificial or salesy. 

Use call-to-action language 

Sometimes the best way to get people to engage with your product is to tell them explicitly what you want them to do. Whether it’s to give your business a phone call, schedule an appointment, or try your new product, meaningful call-to-action language gives consumers a tangible way to engage with your brand. 

Don’t use generalized language that can’t be acted upon. 

Get ready to make an impact

By utilizing and implementing our tips and tricks, you’re sure to make an impact this year. And we’re here to help! AllOver Media is ready to build up your brand with engaging and attractive gas station advertising to help you grow your business.