JCDecaux launches a powerful new digital channel at London Bridge

JCDecaux has extended its digital offering in London with the launch of Motion@LondonBridge – seven state-of-the-art full motion digital landscape screens at London Bridge station.
Bringing a new opportunity for brands to target affluent audiences as they shop, eat and socialise, Motion@LondonBridge screens have been carefully positioned to target the retail offering on both sides of the gateline and will deliver 14 million weekly viewed digital impressions at this newly redeveloped travel hub in the heart of London.
Motion@LondonBridge is an expansion of the Motion@Portfolio, which currently comprises Motion@Waterloo, Motion@Euston and Motion@TheCity.
As a new premium shopping environment, London Bridge station offers over 70 outlets, more than any other Network Rail station, including luxury brands such as Ted Baker, MAC and Rituals.
Via: JCDecaux

Full-motion outdoor ads deliver the emotional punch of TV

Ocean’s research reveals full-motion digital out-of-home’s impact as an ad medium.

Digital out-of-home (DOOH) is a rapidly growing medium, with global media revenues in the sector growing 13% to reach $13.4bn in 2017, according to media research firm PQ Media. As the medium matures, the key question has become not whether to use it, but how best to use it.
Over the past five years, Ocean has partnered neuroscience research firm Neuro-Insight UK to develop a better under­standing of DOOH’s impact on consumers.
There’s a need for hard data – and neuroscience is the ideal way to gather it, using steady-state topography to track memory encoding and emotional peaks.
For its latest study, Ocean set out to explore how full-motion video can deliver brand-building qualities by appropriating learnings from TV and its role in amplifying online content. The results were significant – demonstrating that full-motion DOOH campaigns have an impact 2.5 times greater than content on static displays, delivering a powerful emotional experience comparable to that of TV advertising.

Telling a story with full motion
The study exposed respondents to out-of-home sites featuring both static and full-motion content, before measuring their brain response to a filmed version of the real-life journey they had undertaken. Because our brains process information holistically, content has to be seen in context; Neuro-Insight UK tracked participants’ peaks in emotional response, how positive that response was, and the number of brand impacts encoded into memory.In previous studies, Neuro-Insight UK has found that the impact of advertising across out-of-home and TV is driven by memory encoding, peaks of emotional intensity and positivity – but, most importantly, it is the number of peaks of response that is crucial for delivering elevated levels of brand effectiveness. The most effective ads feature more peaks of memory response when branding is present, and deliver a strong emotional nudge to viewers.
“What’s important is some sort of evolving narrative, because our brains tend to respond to new information,” says Heather Andrew, chief executive of Neuro-Insight UK.
While both static and full-motion content delivered high levels of positive emotional response, Neuro-Insight UK found that full-motion creative delivered more branded peaks of memory encoding.
Combining these two metrics reveals that full-motion DOOH has the ability to really influence consumers, delivering brand effectiveness in spades.
“Digital out-of-home works in a similar way to television advertising,” says Ocean’s head of marketing and events, Helen Haines. “It delivers multiple impacts and a strong emotional response: two key components that contribute to driving real-world sales.”
The study suggests that full-motion DOOH can extend the reach of a TV campaign, effectively contributing to positive brand-building outside the home.
Bringing DOOH online
Online advertising tends to be more about targeted activation than brand-building – consumers tend to engage with it for short amounts of time, making it a challenge to deliver multiple peaks of response. However, full-motion content that plays well online is similar to that used in the DOOH medium – showcasing movement and colour, and not relying on sound to carry the message.
Ocean wanted to explore how consumers responded to a piece of shortform online content played on a full-motion DOOH display.
Neuro-Insight UK’s research revealed that the same content delivered stronger levels of response in an out-of-home context than it did online – building on previous findings showing that respondents’ exposure to a DOOH ad has a positive priming effect on online advertising.
Taken together, this suggests that a multi-platform campaign using full-motion DOOH can both amplify the effect of online content and play a vital role in brand-building through delivering multiple peaks of memory response and emotional intensity.
“The work that we did for Ocean was innovative in terms of methodology and outputs, and clearly demonstrates the changing nature of the relationship between different media,” says Andrew.
“In an increasingly online media world, full-motion digital sites can play a unique role in amplifying the impact of an online campaign,” she adds.
By delivering multiple peaks of response and emotional intensity, full-motion DOOH can perform both a brand-building role and amplify the effectiveness of content in other media – making it an essential asset in an integrated media plan.

Via: Campaign 

Ocean Outdoor launch the Manchester Media Wall

Ocean Outdoor has launched central Manchester’s largest full motion digital screen (which features an impressive vinyl surround). Standing at 141.6m2, this head-on hybrid roadside location is located on Manchester’s busy inner ring road, Trinity Way, delivering long sight lines and exceptional impact.  Details include the following…..
Impacts – 944,080 per fortnight
Size – 24.6m x 5.76m digital screen with additional 94m2 vinyl surround (30.4m x 7.78m)
Environment – City Gateways, Iconic City Hubs
Loop length – 4 x 10 seconds (Can be bought as domination with vinyl surround)
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Ocean Introduces Full-Motion and The Screen @ Manchester One

Ocean Outdoor has introduced full motion to its Portland Tower location in Manchester and renamed the site The Screen @ Manchester One.
The state-of-the-art double sided digital 3.1 x 5.8 metre tower becomes part of Ocean’s The Grid, the UK’s first network of full motion screens now available across six UK cities.
Ocean Outdoor marketing director Richard Malton said: “The rebranding of our screen in line with the renaming of the Portland Tower and its upgrade to full motion reflects how more advertisers are realising the value of digital out of home and taking advantage of it.
“In doing so, brands are becoming more relevant, premium and responsive. DOOH is no longer being looked at as just another medium for a wider campaign. Its unique capabilities mean it’s now being implemented as a standalone addition. Spectacular new sites like Manchester one reinforce this shift and extend the opportunities.”
Ocean’s Manchester estate also include Axis@The Hacienda, on the site of Alliance Partners’ £35 million Axis tower development and three landmark 96 sheet non digital backlights in the Trinity Way and MEN arena areas.
Via: Ocean Outdoor