The telltale signs that spring is on its way are here, from budding trees to longer lit days to chocolate bunnies and Easter baskets that have begun to line local grocery aisles. Out-of-home is the perfect medium to reach consumers as they're en route to retailers, church, and school to pick up their little ones who will most certainly want to dye Easter eggs.
According to a survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF), consumers were expected to spend an average of $151.91 celebrating Easter in 2017 (the highest total in the 14-year history of the study). In addition to this high spend, consumers kept busy during Easter Sunday with the following activities:
- 61% planned to visit family and friends
- 57% planned to go to church
- 35% were hiding eggs for their annual Easter egg hunt
- 16% planned to visit a restaurant
Shortly after the holiday decorations and lights have been stowed, bright red hearts, chocolate creations of every kind and super-sized stuffed animals make their annual appearance. Thoughtful reminders to show love to friends and family are everywhere, especially with prominent 14'x48' billboards sparking ideas for consumers during their daily commute.
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.