While commuters sit in traffic, brainstorming a gift that will wow family and not be stashed to the side "return pile," out-of-home ads deliver. They deliver ideas, they deliver entertainment and they drive to retail.
While many are in a frenzy to get their work done and head to the airport, others have the day after Thanksgiving circled boldly on their calendars. Black Friday! For those who don't want to leave the comfort of their couch the day after they feast, there's Small Business Saturday, followed by Cyber Monday just a few days later.
In a world of advertising clutter, brands are continually challenged to break through a myriad of messages to engage consumers. The power of outdoor advertising not only lies in its size (it’s kind of hard to miss a 14x48 foot billboard), but in its ability to extend beyond the box – quite literally with embellishments. Outdoor can’t be skipped, fast-forwarded or blocked and when you add a little something unexpected to the canvas, it’s a natural human response to do a double take. We feel compelled to translate the optical illusion.
With fall's arrival comes the nice warm, fuzzy stuff – apple-picking, pumpkin patches, winery tours and family football Sundays. AND the scarier stuff – creepy clowns, plunging temperatures and the relentless, nagging thoughts, "What should I be for Halloween?!", "How do I outshine my neighbor with 3D ghost projections?", "Is there a clown living in my sewer?"
Topics: What We're Loving
As the world's top marketing minds converge in New York for Advertising Week (including some of our own execs), we're sharing a few groundbreaking campaigns from the past year that illustrate how out-of-home is an engaging and effective component of the modern media mix. Take a look.