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Financial Times and Santander 'unlock the full potential of DOOH'

Santander International is the first advertiser to take advantage of the innovative new partnership between the Financial Times and Outdoor Plus, which sees Outdoor Plus split its screens to run live news headlines and images from the Financial Times on one-third of the screen, whilst  simultaneously running advertising from Santander.  The partnership enables both Santander and the FT to reach key City audiences with high-quality content, pulled live from the FT website, delivered in real-time.
The campaign, planned by Posterscope and Carat UK, is scheduled to appear on six of Outdoor Plus’s premium iconic digital screens located on key routes around the City of London, including the City of London Gateway, Canary Wharf Curve, the CEO’s Choice Euston, Vauxhall and the Eye at Holborn.  The campaign will run across a six-week period, and will appear during the morning commuting hours with the aim of reaching the elusive c-suite audience.
The Financial Times news headline & image will change across the 4-hour commuter period as the content is pulled live from the FT’s website. This media first is a great example of how collaboration between brands can result in a truly innovative, informative and useful DOOH campaign.
Grant Branfoot, sales director at Outdoor Plus, said: “Both Santander and the FT understand the value of iconic DOOH to reach their core consumers. This moves the conversation on from real time marketing to right time marketing.  Bringing three brands together like this to deliver of the moment communication highlights the full potential of digital OOH, bringing relevant news to City commuters when they want it most.”

2015 Forecast: Positive Outlook for Experiential

Michael Brown, MD psLIVE, spoke to Event Magazine about his predictions about experiential in 2015. 
Is there a positive 2015 outlook for experiential marketing?
psLIVE is looking at 52% growth on last year’s performance as we come to the end of the year. If I couple that with significant approved projects in 2015, the outlook seems very positive at this stage.
Big trends for the next 12 months?
The thing that most enters our sphere of influence is big data. All experiential agencies are striving to make what they do as relevant and as measurable as possible. The near future will see more and more experiential agencies invest more in this. Without such weaponry, an agency can only operate as an event producer as opposed to a genuine experiential marketing business.
Another marker for us in 2014 that looks set to grow next year is the deployment of live content from the experiential activity to the paid, digital out-of-home campaign. We have an increased number of case studies, including Center Parcs, Very Beauty and Littlewoods, in which the live experience has been created to inform the DOOH campaign with compelling content. We have used a proprietary tool called Liveposter to implement these new initiatives, which allows the deployment of live data and content to change the creative on digital panels either singularly, nationally geo-targeted.
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