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Four OOH market strategies that work

by Amy Boisvert

The goal for any agency is to make a big impression for their clients. But this is becoming more difficult with increased competition, limited ad inventory, and growing campaign requests. That’s why you need new, innovative OOH market strategies to win against these challenges. Based on the mission you have, here are four market strategies that work (and the specific brand campaigns to back them up!)

Mission: Overcome limited OOH inventory

We’ve all been there. Your client wants to advertise in a market with limited OOH inventory. With the ever-growing gig economy, our driver-base can deploy OOH advertising virtually anywhere. We’ve helped build target audiences in places with limited or scarcely available media like Austin, Raleigh, and even College Station. 

Limited Media OOH Market Strategies

For recovery footwear brand OOFOS, they knew WHERE to target high-performance athletes (Ironman), but they weren’t sure HOW. The location of the Ironman North American Champion Race was in St. George, UT. With limited media options available, Wrapify helped them overcome these challenges. Just last weekend, they launched a successful advertising campaign that targeted the right audience at the right time. 

Mission: Increase footfall and product sales

Retailers, CPG, and alcohol brands often want to target distributor zones and key zip codes to drive foot traffic and product sales. These lofty goals can be difficult to achieve and even more to measure. That’s where the gig economy and performance-driven ad tech can step in. 

For example, TaylorMade aimed to measure sales for its new TP5 golf ball. One of their strategies was to drive wrapped cars around Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in DMAs like Atlanta. The result? A 102% lift in visits made to their TP5 product page.

Product Sales OOH Market Strategies
Product Sales OOH Market Strategies

Mission: Reach target market segments

Donut Effect OOH Market Strategies
Donut Effect OOH Market Strategies with Amazon in Seattle DMA

COVID-19 completely changed America’s major metropolitan areas. With less populated city-centers and more people working from home, the “donut effect” transformed the suburbs into the new hotspot for target buyers. Wrapify compliments core media and gets brands into the suburbs of top markets – where people are spending more time than ever.

When Amazon wanted to drive recruitment in their top 20+ markets, Wrapify created hot zones based on the “donut effect” philosophy. Then, drivers were sent to the city center AND the suburbs of the key markets. This ensured the widest possible audience for the campaign.

“Wrapify has allowed Amazon to reach pockets of key markets that our traditional OOH buys weren’t reaching. It’s been a great addition to our traditional media mix and we’ve been impressed with their ability to track performance with foot traffic attribution data.”

Sandra F., Senior Media Manager, Amazon

Mission: Dominate the market

For larger media campaigns that need a nationwide reach, you need a “surround sound” campaign. This means flooding key markets with your client’s advertising. Wrapify’s campaigns can be amplified in multiple markets at once, penetrating downtown areas as well as suburbs and local neighborhoods.

For sports-betting platform Caesars Sportsbook, they were able to reach markets from NYC to Ann Arbor. Their Wrapify SWARM campaign included super-sized, fully-wrapped ride-share vehicles. They drove around key sporting events, providing the wide audience reach they were looking for. 

Market Domination OOH Marketing Strategies
Market Domination OOH Marketing Strategies

In conclusion, advertising within the gig economy, ride-share advertising, car advertising, ads on cars, or vehicle wrap advertising (whatever you want to call it) …  is not just a one-trick-pony. As many brands have experienced, this high-recall OOH medium has been the key to brand building AND measuring performance. To see which OOH market strategies would work for you, contact us for a personalized strategy session.  

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