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Clarks Weekend ‘Style Sessions’ in Partnership with Elle magazine

Clarks are currently running an AW campaign in which OOH is the lead medium. As part of this campaign Posterscope has worked closely with Havas Media to develop Street Style events across the country. Working with the Press team, Posterscope leveraged Havas’s relationship with Elle magazine, gaining access to Elle photographers. These photographers will be present at Clarks stores in key malls across London, Manchester and Birmingham. Selected members of the public are able to model footwear and have the opportunity for their picture to appear on the digital portrait screens within the mall in real-time.The events will take place at the Clarks stores, taking advantage of Clarks owned media.
Liveposter delivered a template built to share this activity across DOOH screens.
This activity was planned and booked by Posterscope and Havas Media with Liveposter.

Havas's Paul Frampton on the Impact of Programmatic Advertising on the OOH Sector

Havas Media chief executive Paul Frampton offers his own views on the impact that the rise of programmatic advertising can have on the out of home (OOH) sector.
Much of the talk in the world of programmatic trading is around the inevitable expansion beyond digital into other media such as TV, radio and OOH. The latter is particularly interesting as digital inventory already accounts for almost 25 per cent of OOH ad spend and this will probably double within three years.
But ‘programmatic’ is probably at best a misleading term, given its very specific digital heritage, and at worst a misnomer. With OOH being fundamentally a broadcast medium with a ‘mass’ audience much of the value is not instantaneous and cannot be absolutely personalised to an individual. And of course performance is not driven by clicks on ads, but it is probably the best shorthand available for what is a hugely exciting future opportunity in OOH.
 So what will the OOH ‘programmatic’ future look like?
Well firstly it will not be a case of attempting to replicate the online programmatic model. Instead selected aspects of online will be translated into the closest equivalents for the physical world.
Secondly any form of programmatic OOH will need to add value to advertisers allowing them to access and optimise the medium in ways that have been historically prohibitive to achieve at scale.
So it will allow existing advertisers to minimise wastage, to target better (overall and by creative message), and to change copy more dynamically.  It will allow new advertisers to enter the medium at lower cost, with less risk, and with more demonstrable results to bring them back again and again.
Value will be added through:
Automated real time buying will give advertisers maximum agility and the application of new, often real time data to complement Route. Havas and Posterscope have already been utilising mobile data from EE for clients such as Nationwide and Emirates, and we will become increasingly reliant on such multi-source data when creating value through programmatic OOH deployment.
Audience based trading  bringing OOH in line with other media (OOH is still traded on an anachronistic cost per panel basis).
Dynamic, often data driven content as exemplified by Eurostar’s Outdoor Planning Award Grand Prix winning campaign from our sister agency, Arena, and our own Low Cost Holidays activity.
Site and creative optimisation throughout the lifecycle of an OOH campaign. Key to this is the real-time analysis of how OOH activity is influencing mobile internet behaviours.
All of this also provides the basis for an auction mechanic where demand can be the driver of price – media owners may be wary of this, but we believe it is inevitable, and that a collaborative approach can find a solution that benefits all.
Consequently I believe that there will be some splintering of the OOH market that separates the above approaches to those that are primarily about driving traditional brand metrics whereby OOH is bought in a more upfront or continuous manner.
Clearly the availability and application of data becomes more important as OOH becomes somewhat programmatic and the winners will be agencies that are best equipped in this respect. Agencies need to exploit datasets arising from 3g, 4G and wi-fi usage, traffic, environmental sensors, social, e/m-commerce, wearable tech…the list goes on and much of the success will be linked to the extent to which agencies engage their in-house resources in the planning of OOH.
With the dynamic creative opportunity referenced earlier, agencies ability to better connect media and creative become imperative and I believe that a long term commitment is needed to achieve this for our clients.
Whilst some of the emerging automation models for OOH are to be applauded, this really isn’t what I see the future as – there is no real-time buying, there is no dynamic targeting, and the ability to serve different creative messages in an ‘adserving’ manner is something that exists already.
I believe the programmatic future for OOH as a much bigger and more exciting opportunity.
There is an enormous advantage to be gained by bringing aspects of programmatic technology and thinking to the OOH medium and that ‘acting in real time’ is the key, helping advertisers obtain maximum value and effectiveness.  This will bring a distinct and game-changing edge to OOH planning and deployment.
Via: The Drum

Dancing Traffic Light Man Keeps Everyone Safe and Smiling

The people at Smart have created another installment to their viral campaign and this one involves pedestrian and a dancing red man.
Last July, they positioned a unique traffic light system for pedestrians wanting to cross a major street in Lisbon, Portugal. The traffic light looked like any other traffic light but just before everyone started getting bored of waiting for it to turn green, the red figure starts busting the grooviest moves.
Where does the red man get its groove? From on-the-spot volunteers, of course.
The dancing man light was tethered to a giant mock-up of a traffic light built nearby. The giant installation had a big LED screen outside and the inside housed a set-up that let you choose music and recorded dance moves in real-time. A live video feed also displayed people’s reactions to the dances.
According to the video, the dancing traffic light made 81% more people stop and wait before crossing.
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Via: psfk

NET-A-PORTER.COM Showcases Live Trending Global Designer Sales

From August 11 – 23 2014 NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world’s premier online luxury retailer, will unveil its first outdoor marketing campaign, showcasing the hottest trending purchases as they happen in real-time.  The campaign brings to life the ‘NET-A-PORTER Live’ element of the site which shows the products women are buying globally, as and when they purchase them. The digital out-of-home campaign incorporates this live feed, showing the exact  pieces, as well as the specific country the purchase is taking place in,  on screen in real-time.
NET-A-PORTER.COM’s creative concept has been developed by PSI with Havas Media International, who have managed the execution of the creative and overall campaign collaboration with Liveposter. The campaign features exclusively on Ocean Outdoor’s The Screen @Canary Wharf; the concept for the campaign was a winning entry in the Digital Techniques category of Ocean Outdoor’s annual digital out-of-home creative competition in 2013.
Lisa Bridgett, Global Sales and Marketing Director at NET-A-PORTER.COM said,
“This is an exciting campaign for NET-A-PORTER.COM, marking our first foray into using live content and digital out-of-home. The concept is extremely innovative and showcases our reach as an online shopping destination in the luxury womenswear market.”
Leila Ratnani, International Account Director, Havas Media said: “Since its launch last year, NET-A-PORTER Live has set the brand apart from its luxury retail competitors and raised the bar for online customer experiences. Being able to further bring this campaign to life via digital out-of-home is a great opportunity for the NET-A-PORTER brand and its followers alike.”
Liz Jones, MD PSI said: “This campaign will prove to be an excellent example of what can be achieved with a great brand and one of the most sophisticated digital out-of-home screens in London. Ocean Outdoor have fantastic inventory, and this campaign is sure to have a great impact on NET-A-PORTER’s audience, as well as the admiration of media and advertising professionals.”
Ocean’s The Art of Outdoor Digital Competition 2014 is now open for entries.
To find out more visit www.playwithourpixels.com

Stella Artois Whisks People off to Wimbledon in Waterloo Station Experiential Campaign

Stella Artois, official sponsor of Wimbledon 2014, has launched an OOH campaign that utilises traditional and the latest OOH innovations, to build on their association.
A national 48 and 96 sheet campaign, proximity one off banners, and 6 sheets on the way to the event, will all drive mass coverage of the sponsorship. The highlight of the OOH campaign is the use of JCDecaux’s Motion@Waterloo screen, where Posterscope and JCDecaux have developed 5 templates which bring in social from Instagram and Twitter, real-time copy updates from Wimbledon, as well showcasing branded Stella Artois content.
The screen, which is scheduled to deliver what consumers want, when they want it, fuses connected commuter insight with timetable data, thus making every ad shown relevant to how consumers are thinking and feeling in the station.
On days 5 and 6 there was an exciting twist, where Stella Artois gave away Wimbledon tickets through a centre court experience, delivered by psLIVE and JCDecauxLive.
The campaign was planned and bought by Posterscope and Vizeum with media and production delivered by JCDecaux.
This campaign is another example of Stella Artois pushing the boundaries of digital technology to deliver relevant communications.

Cannes' Largest Digital Screen

Brands such as Samsung, McDonalds, the Weather Channel, CNN, Getty and YouTube have booked space on the largest digital screen in Cannes during next week’s Lions Festival.

The space is double the size of a super 96-sheet and is situated on top of the Grand Hotel. It will be made available for all major festivals in the future, including the annual film festival in the city.
Clear Channel Outdoor has partnered with Curb Media, advertisers and agencies to use the audio enabled screen to celebrate the best outdoor creativity.
Content will be managed by Enigma, while live broadcasts will also be available through the screen.
In addition to this, a giant mobile interactive football game, called Le Grand Kick, is also available to be played by all Cannes attendees on the huge digital screen.
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Via: The Drum

MINI Targets Motorists on the Days They Are Considering a New Set of Wheels

In a media first with Ocean, MINI, Posterscope and Vizeum have launched a dynamic campaign that uses live traffic data to trigger different content to be played out. The content is specific to whether traffic is heavy, medium or light.
The innovative campaign is running from the end of May and throughout June across seven key sites in Liverpool, Manchester and London from Mondays to Wednesdays when research suggests motorists are considering a new vehicle.
The campaign is in line with MINI’s innovative and playful branding using good-humored copy, which resonates with its audience’s situation.
This campaign was also Ocean Outdoor’s Campaign of the Month in May.

Tate Britain Art Campaign Adjusts to the Weather

Tate Britain is running a digital outdoor campaign featuring art that reflects the current weather and road conditions.
Tate will use real-time data to display travel conditions on Ocean’s Two Towers West, the two seven-metre high digital screens on the elevated section of the A4 Hammersmith Flyover. Images such as Turner’s ‘The Storm’ will be used to accompany Met Office forecasts of inclement weather.
The campaign, which was created by Liveposter in collaboration with Total Media and Posterscope, won the Creative Techniques category of Ocean’s annual The Art of Outdoor Digital competition, in association with Brand Republic.
Martin McCully was the art director behind the campaign and Christina Edwards and Emma Lamden were the copywriters. All work at the real-time outdoor specialist Liveposter.
Jesse Ringham, the digital communications manager at Tate, said: “Tate Britain’s showcase is a data driven campaign using hundreds of images from our extensive collection to re-engage with Londoners, visitors and international tourists.
“Different paintings, drawn from more than 500 years of British art, are automatically triggered across the two screens according to specific events or conditions such as the time of day, the traffic flow, the weather and flight arrivals.”
Dan Douglas, founder of Liveposter, added: “This campaign is a great example of a brand using data sets to create the most relevant copy for the moment and maximise their chance of engaging the audience.”
Ocean’s Art of Outdoor competition entries were judged by a panel of industry experts for their innovative approaches, including layering, augmented reality and data streaming.
The 2014 Art of Outdoor Digital competition opens for entries on 30 June.
Tim Bleakley, the chief executive at Ocean Outdoor, said: “This campaign is striking. The link between our screens as a live canvas to showcase the Gallery’s spectacular art collection reflects the dynamic capability of digital out of home.
“The matching of artworks to the out of home environment as it changes across the day is a fantastic concept.”
Via: Brand Republic

Sephora Launches ‘World-First’ 3D Augmented Reality Mirror

Beauty retailer Sephora has launched an augmented reality mirror in its Milan Store that can simulate cosmetics on a user’s face in both real-time and 3D.
Using technology from virtual makeover provider ModiFace, the mirror tracks the location of a user’s facial features and applies eye shadow colours directly via a video feed from a camera.
Through using the mirror, shoppers are able to try out different shades of cosmetics by tapping a palette on the screen and also view eye shadows from different angles as they move their heads from side to side.
“We believe ModiFace’s 3D Augmented Reality Mirror will be a breakthrough technology for our customers as they virtually try out different eye shadow shades quickly and easily,” said Antonio Ferreira de Almeida, general manager, Sephora Italy.
The move follows a number similar initiatives by beauty retailers looking to capitalise on augmented reality technology, including luxury brand Bobbi Brown, who last year used Blippar to bring its campaign to life.
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Via: The Drum

2015 Election Countdown: Will Ad Tech Help Revolutionise Campaigns?

Glen Wilson, Posterscope MD, discusses how digital out-of-home advertising platforms offer political parties the chance to tweak policy messages like never before.

With less than a year to go until the 2015 general election, and following Ukip’s win at the European elections, Britain’s political parties are already drawing battle lines. However, this time they are armed with the latest advertising technology. Just as Obama’s 2012 victory was boosted with social media, next year’s election will be fought with a world first: a powerful combination of real-time data and digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising platforms. This means parties will gain the ability to react instantly to opponents’ announcements, dialling up campaign messages based on political polls or real-time social media sentiment analysis. This has the potential to revolutionise political campaigns, like we’ve never seen before.
Out-of-home (OOH) advertising has a long history in UK political campaigns, with billboards and posters featuring prominently in many UK elections. In 1979, the famous “Labour isn’t working” poster helped Margaret Thatcher achieve electoral victory and in 2001, Labour’s controversial mash-up of Margaret Thatcher and William Hague made headlines. In fact, OOH has become such a key part of election campaigns that political parties spent £7m on outdoor adverts in 2010, equivalent to nearly a third of total political ad spending.
Today, OOH remains one of the most popular and powerful political campaigning channels. This has been demonstrated in the run-up to the European parliamentary elections, with Ukip’s successful campaign and controversial national billboard poster campaign. Funded by businessman Paul Sykes, the campaign features a series of provocative statements about the European Union and the impact it is having on UK families.
With TV campaigning opportunities limited to the party debates, it’s unsurprising politicians choose to focus on OOH efforts. However, campaigners also recognise this method has the ability to reach a large audience where they spend a significant percentage of their time: out of their homes.
In the US, DOOH was hugely important during the 2012 elections. Digital signage and digital billboards were a significant component of political campaigning. For example, Mitt Romney’s campaign used digital billboards in states such as Florida and Colorado to coincide with Obama’s campaign rallies, while Obama’s campaign launched a digital advertising campaign throughout the DC Metro system to target voters in Northern Virginia. Rock The Vote, an organisation which aims to encourage young people to vote, also capitalised on DOOH during the election to raise awareness with young voters. Its “We Will” campaign, which aimed to defy voter suppression, incorporated digital billboards in high visibility areas.
With access to big data insights from polling information, together with the flexibility of using a digital screen, English political parties will be able to increase or decrease the severity of campaign messages depending on how they resonate with the public, and tweak policy messages depending on public sentiment. They’ll also be able to drill down into location-based data, which will provide parties with the flexibility to address specific local issues, and strengthen the campaign in areas where they might not be polling strongly enough.
There is no doubt this technology, powered by real-time information, has huge potential for British politicians. We will no doubt see ads that are more innovative and more targeted than ever before. I can’t wait.
Via: The Guardian