Category: Out-of-Home Advertising

Booze Brands Battle for Positioning

Alcoholic beverage companies, including the beer industry, are engaged in an ongoing war for brand supremacy and business with younger generations. This battle for positioning can be seen in the multiple back and forth television ads and other advertising mediums, including in the 2019 Super Bowl and beyond. Coors Light and Bud Light have taken multiple swings at one another for using or not using healthy ingredients in their beverages.

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Healthcare Advertising Gets Local

How can medical service providers get the attention of the communities they serve? One Medical is a premium primary care group that is advancing the medical services industry by their use of technology. The company wanted to create a branding campaign that matched their individualized approach to communication. Their goal was to increase brand awareness with clever creative reminding communities of the potential for coming into contact with germs in their daily lives and the need for access to quality care. One Medical decided on a high-impact healthcare advertising campaign targeting the major metro areas where they provide services including Los Angeles.

Hyper-Local Targeting

How could One Medical successfully target popular areas in Los Angeles with their message? They harnessed the power of out-of-home advertising to create hyper-local messaging that was customized for the specific location of each advertisement. Illnesses are often spread in heavily populated areas and popular destinations, but in ways that are unique to each. OOH advertising enhanced One Medical’s ability to be bold and offer relevant messages to the areas they serve.

Power of OOH Media

The solution was a partnership with AllOver Media. One Medical utilized wallscape inventory positioned in trendy areas in Los Angeles and tailored each message to the individual location. Shoppers near the SLS Hotel and visitors to Sunset Boulevard can feel a direct connection with the uniquely targeted advertising message. Wallscapes are fixed directly to buildings in highly sought-after, high traffic locations. These larger-than-life, high-impact signs cannot be missed by pedestrians and drivers. Check out more info on our wallscapes or contact us to learn more.

Health and Fitness Clubs Compete for Growth

The fitness industry in the United States is booming. Over 54 million people pay for gym memberships each year, Visits exceed 5 billion. Memberships have grown over 18% since 2008 and are showing no sign of slowing down. That means the need for lots of places to work out, to the tune of over 34 thousand fitness clubs. Combined these facilities bring in over $24 billion in annual revenue.

A Look In The Mirror

Fitness Advertising

According to the CDC, in the U.S. nearly 70% of people over the age of 20 are overweight. Attention and awareness for the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle is increasing and driving people to take action. Along with increased visits to traditional gyms, consumers that have shied away from those are finding other options. This includes boutique workout studios like OrangeTheory and CrossFit, outdoor boot camps and video do-it-yourself programs.

No Dominant Fitness Club Player

According to business intelligence provider IBISWorld, it is a fragmented and competitive industry. No company holds a market share greater than 5 percent. Fitness & health clubs outside of the top 5 make up over 80 percent of the market.

Health and Gym Club Share

Gaining Marketing Traction

24 Hour Fitness is one of the largest competitors in the United States. Seeing the growing popularity of smaller specialized studios, they decided to work with an out-of-home advertising agency to promote its boutique-like programs to its members and people going to boutique gyms. According to an MMA case study, the campaign combined geo-fenced mobile ads and OOH units located within a five-mile radius of 24 Hour Fitness clubs.

Results: The mobile strategy in conjunction with the OOH targeting helped deliver hyper-local messages. The mobile campaign metrics gathered by 24 Hour Fitness revealed that combining mobile retargeting with the OOH campaign was a highly effective marketing strategy. Mobile click-through rates delivered in areas with OOH advertising were double the industry standard. The results of the study showed an increase of over 200 percent in visitation rates to 24 Hour Fitness clubs in both L.A. and San Francisco.

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3 Ways OOH Can Boost Holiday Retail Sales

The holiday season is a time when we know consumers are spending. Almost every year holiday retail sales are predicted to outperform any previous season. Online and mobile won the holidays in 2017. eMarketer reports that US retail ecommerce sales jumped 17.8% during the 2017 holiday season, a big increase that helped push total retail sales up 5.5% in November and December. They originally expected ecommerce to climb 15.8% and total retail growth to slow to 2.0%. (1)

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Driving Tourism With Truckside Advertising

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season. Family vacations, weekend adventures and trips to the cabin all make up part of the 1.7 billion personal trips for leisure purpose logged in the U.S. last year (1). State and local tourism agencies across the country are vying to attract travelers and the discretionary dollars they spend on food, lodging and activities. Each has a story to tell about why they can offer the experience people are searching for. Many need to create awareness for what they can offer prospective visitors and change existing perceptions about their destination. Truckside advertising is a powerful option for tourism marketers.

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OOH Gets an ‘A’ With Back-to-School Shoppers

Back-to-school and college shopping means big business for retailers. It ranks second only to the winter holidays with a total combined spend (college and high school) expected to reach $83.6 billion. According to Deloitte50% of school related annual spending happens during B2S. Reaching shoppers at the right time and place is critical to seasonal success.

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Convenience Store Advertising: What Can It Do For Your Business?

Many businesses benefit from convenience store advertising (C-Stores) because we can successfully reach the right audience for you. We can help you get a mass amount of visibility out into a market very quickly and communicate a promotion or brand message to the people you need to influence. The average consumer stops within 1-2 miles of where they live and work. We use this location information to target your ads by age, income, ethnicity, and more.

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College Enrollment Marketing and OOH

Enrollment marketing is a challenging process. Choosing where to go for post-secondary education is a big decision that often spans years. More high school grads are going to college than ever, and competition is increasing between schools to land candidates.

Colleges and universities continue to evolve in their approach to attract prospective students. Understanding how high schools students make their decision is a first step in building an effective marketing plan.

High School Grads

Location Is a Major Driver

A recent Washington Post story dug into how high school students evolve in their college preferences. They found that as freshman, simple name recognition drove the popularity of most schools. Ivy League schools populate the top 20 colleges preferred nationally. Their data shows “the percentage of the top 20 colleges nationally that are in-state shifted from about a third (34 percent) as high school freshmen to almost half (47 percent) as high school seniors.”

Taking region into account, the top 20 lists are also greatly influenced by location. High school seniors in western states prefer California colleges and universities. Only four of the top 20 colleges come from outside California and just two colleges are located outside the west region.

Social Media Influence

Gen Z increasingly uses mobile and social to explore school options and decide where to attend. According to the National Association for College Admission Counseling, social channels are most important to prospective students as they hone their list of potential schools. Early in the process they rely more on school websites and online college search tools. Once that task is done, they want to understand what it’s really like at each of their potential choices and determine best fit. Gil Rogers, director of marketing for the National Research Center for College and University Admissions states “It’s not until later that students turn more to social channels for guidance. Social is more of a decision-driver than a discovery engine.”

OOH In the Enrollment Marketing Mix

Place-based media like OOH can be great for reaching high school students early in the enrollment marketing process to gain name recognition. Later it can influence decisions about what school to attend as high schools seniors gravitate towards schools closer to home.

Once they are down to their final school list and use social media and other online sources to determine which school is the likely best fit, out-of-home advertising can also help drive activity.

According to a new study released by Nielsen, after seeing or hearing something advertised on a billboard, bus shelter, or other OOH format

  • Nearly five in 10 people used Google, Bing, Yahoo, or another Internet search engine to look up information.
  • Nearly 40 percent have visited a Facebook page or posted a message on Facebook after seeing an OOH ad.
  • 23 percent of adults have posted a message on Twitter, and 25 percent posted something to Instagram.

 

To learn more about our capabilities, contact us. We can help:

  • Increase awareness for colleges and universities
  • Drive inquiries and enrollment in specific programs
  • Support recruiters with timely messaging