These days consumers are exterminating in-home ads like household pests. As advertising technology grows more sophisticated, so does ad-blocking capabilities, squashing ads like bugs on television and mobile devices. How do advertisers get their brand in front of consumer eyes? Meet Digital-Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertising. Digital signage ads equipped with targeting, interactive and native capabilities that far exceed the old bus bench advertisement.
In a recent study, by Ocean Group, more than 86% of the media professionals polled identified DOOH advertising as having the biggest growth potential over the next five years. This statistic puts the medium ahead of mobile (67.2%) and Video on Demand (60.8%).
Traditional advertising methods no longer reach consumers in a meaningful way. A recent Nielsen study found that television and digital video ads achieved a brand retention rate of 20 to 50 percent, with likeability between 15 and 30 percent. One reason less intrusive digital signage advertising is projected to quickly surpass all other media channels, including mobile.
Today’s LED technology allows brands to deliver real-time, highly targeted messages to consumers as they go about their day. Strategically placed, networked digital signage can reach consumer eyes in transportation hubs, shopping malls, gas stations and hotels, anywhere the public meets. B2B advertisers can reach their audience through signage in office lobbies, airports and elevators.
In a Digital Signage Today interview, Rich Ventura outlined some major trends for 2017 including:
- Measurability: New systems feature stronger measurement tools that deliver insights that help advertisers improve ROI. These metrics will help marketers better define vertical markets by reaching targeted audiences in delineated spaces.
- Increased Mobile Integration: Greater mobile integration into DOOH and Wi-Fi networks will create stronger consumer engagement by delivering more relevant content. A stronger understanding of target audiences will lead to stronger networks, able to deliver custom content on a targeted basis.
- Expanded Programmatic Content and Delivery: DOOH content will become increasingly relevant and deliver targeted, meaningful messages with branding that will truly engage consumers.
These trends will lead to increased spending and expansion of DOOH. Advertisers will be nimble with the ability to better engage their audience. David Venus of PixelFLEX, says, “You can quickly change your messaging if it seems to be ineffective, where with traditional mediums, you were stuck with what you placed.”
Mobile advertising has grown so cluttered that PageFair says one in five mobile devices worldwide now use ad-blocking software. Advertisers who ignore these trends will find themselves unable to market effectively, losing out on potential revenue and ROI increases. DOOH offers a clear alternative to mobile and video – and will only become more effective in years to come.
PixelFLEX has a large variety of award winning LED displays that can help create nearly any size and shape screen you desire. Our LED display systems are seamless, providing clear and detailed imaging. To learn more about how PixelFLEX can help you meet your DOOH goals, visit PixelFLEXLED.com today!