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Cannes Effectiveness Awards 2014- OOH in 92% of Shortlisted Entries

Warc has once again produced a helpful analysis of the Cannes Effectiveness Awards. In the 2014 awards, Outdoor was even more prominent than in 2013.
Outdoor was used in 92% of shortlisted entries, second only to social media (100%) and ahead of VOD (67%) and TV and newspapers (both 58%)
WARC states that “Traditional channels were key to shortlisted campaigns, in particular outdoor (used by 92%), amplified by owned and earned social media. Only 58% of the shortlist used television, compared to 83% in 2013. Outdoor seems to be increasingly a strategic choice for lower budget campaigns and may be a way to quickly achieve mass coverage in markets where television audiences have become fragmented.”
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Via: Outdoor Media Centre

Digital OOH Adspend to Rise 11%

Global digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising revenues are expected to increase to 11.3% in 2014, buoyed by an improved global economic outlook and increased adspend in certain categories, a new report has forecast.
According to research firm PQ Media, this will be an improvement on last year and it expects strong growth in the US this year on the back of increased adspend on healthcare and political campaigns.
Global DOOH ad revenues increased 9.3% to $8.9bn in 2013, the report found, with Asia-Pacific accounting for $3.83bn and the US, the world’s largest national market, for $2.37bn. China followed with revenues of $1.87bn.
US DOOH media revenues increased 8.7% in 2013 and were boosted by spending on healthcare, especially related to the Affordable Care Act.
Asia-Pacific performed well because of a strong rebound in Japan and “surging growth” of 23.6% in Australia, PQ Media said, which also noted that Brazil recorded the highest worldwide growth of 41.9% because of digital investment ahead of its hosting of the FIFA World Cup.
Although last year’s worldwide revenue growth of 9.3% was lower than in previous years, the report suggested that consumers are becoming more open to DOOH.
Consumer exposure to DOOH media grew 7.2% to an average of 14 minutes per week in 2013 and it is expected to grow by a further 9.5% in 2014.
PQ Media said consumer exposure will be driven by higher engagement with DOOH media deployed for the World Cup and the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but also by expansion of existing DOOH media on traffic-related sites in large cities.
“Global digital out-of-home media revenues are on pace for accelerated 11% growth in 2014 following three consecutive years of slowing expansion,” the report said.
“A dynamic combination of sporting mega-events, increased adspend on healthcare and transit video nets, and a streaking DOOH sector in Australia are expected to fuel the industry’s best performance since 2010.”
Via: Warc

JCDecaux Unveils 'Connected'

JCDecaux has unveiled ‘Connected’, a new community of three audience panels that delivers unique insights across JCDecaux’s rail, roadside and retail portfolios. ‘Connected’ is a targeted insight tool for brands and agencies to find out more about hard-to-reach audiences to help deliver high-impact campaigns.
Building upon the success of the ‘Connected Commuter’ rail community, JCDecaux has re-launched ‘Connected Commuter Rail’ and has unveiled ‘Connected Commuter Road’ and ‘Connected Consumer’. Questions can be posed, based on any category or current trending topic, to the whole ‘Connected’ community or to each panel separately. ‘Connected’ also allows brands to tailor or adopt an advertising campaign to a specific audience through dynamic content on JCDecaux’s digital screens, with results delivered within hours.
Via: JCDecaux

29 Eye-Tracking Heatmaps Reveal Where People Really Look

They say the eyes tell all. Now thanks to eye-tracking technology we can tell they’re saying. Tracking eye movements can give us fascinating insights into advertising and design and reveal a few things about human tendencies.
Click the link to see some great examples.

The Real World May

The Real World covers information about consumer behaviour and inspiring ways to use OOH, as well as recent industry news and the latest on the OOH marketplace.

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Media Digest- April 2014

This edition of Media Digest covers a broad economic outlook and highlights from the Bellwether Review, OCS6 – Posterscope’s 6th edition of its Out-of-Home Consumer survey – that launched in February, recent mobile insights, consumer and digital trends for 2014, as well as the latest insights from our trading partners.
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Retail, Mobile and OOH

Understanding how consumers use their smartphones is key to how Posterscope plans OOH from a convergence point of view. Our recent partnership with EE embodies this philosophy. In “Retail, Mobile and OOH” we draw on various insights which helped formulate our view on the importance and role of smartphones in today’s retail landscape and how this converges with OOH.
We believe smartphones current role in the UK retail landscape is predominantly one of researching products and services, comparing prices and reading reviews rather than as a sales platform. We argue that the specific act of purchasing for the retail category is still dominated by physical stores in high street, malls and out-of-town locations and smartphones play a key role in driving and influencing these in store sales.
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JCDecaux Unveils SmartScreen

JCDecaux has unveiled the sales optimisation strategy and first research behind SmartScreen, the new insight-driven digital network of screens that is set to transform the future of digital outdoor advertising. In a series of media firsts, SmartScreen will enable optimised scheduling based on audience behaviour/sales and will introduce ratings as its new currency.
Defined as an intelligent screen powered by dunnhumby insight, the first SmartScreen network will launch across 400 Tesco stores nationwide on 7th April.
Backed by JCDecaux’s new scheduling system, called CAPTAIn, SmartScreen will optimise the delivery of a brand’s campaign across the network by automatically increasing or reducing the frequency of display, targeting customers according to their shopping behaviour. CAPTAIn accesses audience insight to display creatives at the optimal time for each individual campaign.
Research unveiled to an audience of clients and agencies at JCDecaux’s Business Breakfast Briefing showed that optimising play-out to the most relevant times benefits brands with incrementally higher sales uplifts.
SmartScreen research shows that the sales uplift delivered by digital screens is +9% higher than the uplift delivered by non-digital posters at supermarkets. Additionally optimising the schedule to reach the brands’ target audience through their SmartScreen technology provided a further +11% sales uplift.
JCDecaux’s investment in SmartScreen marks a move away from defining digital outdoor by panel numbers and loops, instead delivering campaigns based on the clients’ target audience and a move to an outdoor rating currency, a first for the Out-of-Home industry.
Via: JCDecaux

The Power of Big 3

JCDecaux has unveiled The Power of Big 3 research project, which provides a close analysis of JCDecaux’s core mall digital 6-sheet network and the effect of M-Vision to a campaign’s success.
JCDecaux’s key research findings reveal that the mall digital 6-sheet network doubles the spontaneous brand awareness and also increases spontaneous ad awareness by 61%. JCDecaux can also reveal that mall digital 6-sheets increase levels of purchase intent by 47%.
The Power of Big 3 also reveals that the addition of M-Vision increases the premium nature of a brand and heightens levels of consideration and recommendation.
As part of JCDecaux’s investment in premium digital Outdoor, JCDecaux’s M-Vision screens will become part of a planned network of 43 large-format screens in city centres at malls and train stations, with the national digital 6-sheet network set to rise to 1400 screens across environments in 2014.
Via: JCDecaux

Media Digest

From the macro to the micro we cover the broad economic outlook and highlights from the Bellwether Review. We cover insight tools with a  focus on OCS5 and Systomos social analysis.  We also include mobile insights, with learnings from the Beck’s Vier campaign, a look at mobile search moments and  recent findings from the IAB Mobile Retail Audit which looks at the top 50 UK retailers and their uptake of mobile. And finally there’s the latest insight from our trading partners.
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