Regardless of issue, affiliation, party, candidate or zip code, only one thing will make a difference on November 6th: Showing up. Of the myriad challenges political candidates face today—delivering campaign messages to their voters, getting new voters to the polls, standing out against their opponents—what they need most is for their constituents to move beyond social media posts and dinnertime debate and to VOTE.
Billboards deliver by building brand awareness, driving action with no interruptions, reaching voters by district, demographics and behavior and by being omnipresent. While political campaigns have traditionally placed their buys on television, many are becoming more savvy in their planning and using out-of-home strategically, including Vote.org, which placed their messaging on more than 2,500 billboards in nine states, including Florida, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.
The Skimm, a daily newsletter that keeps millennials informed about current events, used outdoor advertising to share their No Excuses nonpartisan campaign with a goal of getting 100,000 young people to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. By typing their physical address into The Skimm's Ballot Cheat Sheet, voters can find all the info they need for their local races.
These outdoor shelter ads are reaching commuters with bold, impactful copy, and encouraging them to vote, "Like Your Health Depends On It":
Here's a flashback to 2016 when the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) launched the "Vote to Count" PSA campaign reminding Americans that while all labels matter, only one label counts on election day: VOTER.
The message is clear: To be heard, get out and VOTE!
Use Clear Channel Outdoor RADAR to select audiences that over-index for behaviors appropriate for your next campaign. Contact our team who is eager to share creative best practices and make your next outdoor campaign memorable, shareable and measurable.