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Combining Out-of-Home (OOH) and mobile advertising campaigns has been shown to deliver a better Return on Investment (ROI) and high engagement. The two media formats complement each other in the sales funnel, and effectively bridge the gap between the offline and online worlds. OOH provides reach and a public profile, while mobile advertising offers targetting capabilities and access to a personalized digital world.

Successful campaigns need to start linking OOH and mobile advertising strategies, according to x study. OOH should be used to establish brand identity and presence in the minds of the public, and mobile can then build on this foundation to drive online engagement and sales.

As Mike Follet, the Managing Director of Lumen Research says, “OOH can supercharge the effects of Social Media.”

Advertising campaigns run exclusively online are becoming less effective as more potential customers adopt ad blocking technology. This is a fact brands are becoming increasingly aware of, and QR codes and hashtags designed to attract smartphone interaction are being added to OOH advertising. Essentially OOH, as a mass reach, one-to-many media builds curiosity. Mobile can then be used to resolve any questions, reinforce the advertising message and develop a personal relationship in a one-to-one situation – leading to action and transaction.

Research* shows that customers are particularly receptive to Outdoor Ads, as it provides welcome distraction when they are bored and commuting. The challenge for OOH ads is to create messaging that stands out and is memorable, but which can be quickly absorbed. (Our Richardson Outdoor team can help advise you on how to create a campaign that makes an impact).

The rise of programmatic Digital-Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertising will only serve to further link OOH and mobile advertising. Still in its infancy in Sri Lanka, programmatic DOOH will allow brands the ability to run flexible ads, which can be tied to their digital strategies and/or targeted to customers based on data generated through IoT infrastructure in cities.

According to the 2020 Nielsen DOOH Advertising Report, 62% of viewers engaged with advertisers using their mobiles after seeing OOH ads. By using multiple ad media at once, you’re staying top-of-mind for consumers throughout their entire day.

If OOH and mobile campaigns are planned strategically, they can create high-reach, inspiring campaigns and emotional, activating brand experiences which customers find relevant and which drive sales and engagement.

Contact Richardson Outdoor to learn how you can use a mixed media strategy to boost ROI.