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Out Of Home marketing, or OOH, has become a staple in every marketing mix, and Nielsen’s marketing research reports have likewise become a vital resource for monitoring the success of various marketing platforms within the industry.

So when Nielsen publishes a report about audience engagement with out-of-home advertising platforms, everyone sits up and pays attention to what it says.

The report, released in 2019, was based on almost a thousand responses from a wide range of people age 16 and over, all across the US, who had taken some form of transport in the past month.

There are 4 established types of OOH ads

Many people still ask, “What is out-of-home advertising?”

Nielsen says… OOH advertising is an offline form of advertising that uses available surfaces in everyday life to send a message. Out-of-home advertising examples are grouped roughly into four categories. They include billboards as the most obvious format. Billboards have been around for decades and have been digitized for decades in urban spaces as well. There are three other categories of OOH. Street furniture, like bus shelters and rubbish bins with graphics on the sides, inhabit every city in the world. Shopping malls have spaces reserved for creative OOH expressions such as flooring mats with ad messages. Lately, it has become more popular to wrap vehicles with printed graphics, which are categorized as transit ads.

These messages are either static, such as billboards, or dynamic, such as wrapped vehicles, but their one defining characteristic is they are in the public space, where people move around in the course of their everyday lives. Traditional advertising platforms required audiences to access them actively by either turning on an appliance (computer, television, or radio) or buying the medium outright (newspapers and magazines).

Certain ads are noticed more than others

OOH messages are difficult to miss because they are in public spaces where masses of people move every day. Therefore, the opportunity for audiences to see and engage with these messages is far greater than on any other platform!

In even better news, the respondents of Nielsen’s survey reported that they noticed these advertisements, some even more than others.

Nielsen Reports Highest Recall with Wrapped Vehicles

Nielsen says… wrapped vehicles were the most noticed ad type in the transit media category – delivering recall percentages well beyond the other types. So what does that mean for advertisers using this type of OOH medium? The more your out-of-home message is noticed, the more likely you are to see the result you’re aiming for. For example, after seeing a wrapped vehicle for a movie, almost a third of respondents reported going to see that film. These actions also relate to visiting restaurants or stores, attending a sporting event or concert, and tuning into a radio or television program.

Other actions audiences took after engaging with an OOH message include passing on the message via word of mouth, making a phone call, and going online to engage further using a different platform. Word of mouth is recognized as the most authentic form of advertising. Audiences place more trust in what their friends and family say about a product than what an advert says about the same product. Therefore, this combination of OOH and word of mouth is a winner, and it happens organically. 

You can see how OOH can drive in-store foot traffic through this process, starting with message engagement, progressing to a follow-up action, and resulting in sales.

Shopping patterns make a difference

Nielsen says… most people do their shopping either after work or on their days off, and when they shop online, they do so mainly from the comfort of their homes. This only accounts for one-third of consumers, though. The other two-thirds prefer to do their shopping in-store. 

This indicates messages can influence consumers whilst en route to their shopping destinations. Consider that foremost in people’s minds as they are traveling are topics like family, finances, social plans, and health. This data links up with the industries that have increased their OOH spending; namely Fintech, media, entertainment and hospitality, insurance and real estate, sports, and education.

This is an indication consumers are finding connections. These connections are between their primary personal concerns whilst traveling, and the messages they engage with from OOH media. A marketing campaign that uses OOH can leverage this as a passive primary contact, and then reinforce and build the message on other platforms.

Post-COVID numbers in OOH

Let’s take a look at some more recent post-COVID numbers for comparison. These come from the Out Of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) in a report released for Q1 of 2022. They give us a comparative insight into how the various sectors of out-of-home performed, according to the data gathered by the OAAA.

When compared to Q1 of 2021, the following points stood out with respect to the various categories of OOH advertising:

  • Digital Out Of Home increased 57%.
  • Cannabis spending increased by 31% percent.
  • Political spending jumped 113% (and 90% over the last midterm election cycle in Q1 2018).
  • Sports betting spending rose 131%.
  • Fintech spending increased 22 times.

Among the top ten industries which spent the most on OOH were the above industries. Additionally, media, restaurants, public transport, hotels and resorts, insurance and real estate services, automotive, and schools also featured strongly.

These numbers tell us the big players in the ad industry believe out-of-home digital advertising has become a large and important element within the marketing mix because they are putting more of their money into that option.

We can also see certain markets believe OOH is a more effective platform to reach audiences, namely those in the Fintech, sports, political, and cannabis industries, and it is becoming more popular with a number of key industries as a means of communication, namely the media, automotive, and educational sectors. These are very broad categories with reach into aspects of every person’s everyday life, indicating OOH is a growing platform that is earning player confidence by producing reliable results.


  • OOH ads offer a versatile and flexible creative platform for impactful messages.
  • Wrapped vehicles are the most noticed medium on the road.
  • Most audiences will engage with OOH messaging on some level.
  • Most audiences will convert this engagement into actions resulting in purchases or other forms of desired consumer behavior.

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COVID-19 lockdowns changed our everyday life. We learned how to bake bread from scratch, were invested in Tiger King, met up with friends over virtual happy hours, and downloaded a slew of delivery apps.

68% of us even say takeout and delivery have become a part of our day-to-day. 53% even claim it is now essential to our way of life.

Third-party delivery apps echo that sentiment.

Third-party delivery apps have seen unprecedented growth in 2021.

DoorDash owns the majority of meal delivery app sales. They’ve reported they added 1.9 million new drivers during the middle of March through September 2020, surpassing many expectations.

DoorDash increase drives added by 1.9 million.

Food delivery may be leading the charge, but they’re not the only ones in the game. Retail stores are also breaking into the delivery scene. 

Convenience stores increased third-party delivery app sales by 346% in  2020. The market size should reach $33 billion in revenue in 2021, a 5.5% additional increase.

We’re glad to see rideshare services on the rise again, as well.

Rideshare sales rise during Q3 2021.

Wrapify Unlocks Relevant OOH Exposure

The rise in food and retail delivery, as well as the rebound of rideshare, is enabling Wrapify to open a whole new market for brands. This extraordinary growth creates the opportunity for a higher ad frequency in an untapped out-of-home (OOH) audience … neighborhoods.

As the pandemic is still prevalent and more people are spending more time at home than ever before, advertisers can – for the first time – reach customers in the comfort of their own neighborhoods through OOH.

It’s simple: More delivery sales means more gig drivers. More drivers through the increased demand for delivery means more reach and frequency in neighborhoods on a national scale.

Wrapify creates robust and fully measurable out-of-home ad campaigns, leveraging the gig economy and the highest-recall OOH medium on the road. Its unique technology can effectively attribute vehicle exposure to conversion online, in-app, or foot traffic. It also provides gig workers with an opportunity to earn extra income for the driving they already do.

Limited time left to be your company’s rockstar by finishing 2021 strong! Capitalize on the rise of delivery sales with Wrapify’s ​​innovative, performance-driven advertising technology. Book your campaign in early November for a start date before December 6.

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Continuing to level up the out-of-home (OOH) ad industry, Wrapify introduces Amy Lynn Boisvert as its Director of Ad Operations.

Amy brings 20 years of digital advertising experience to the new role at Wrapify. Before joining our team, she served as the Director of Digital Marketing at Growing Boulder. Prior to that, Amy led programmatic strategy and ad operations at the Boston Globe for more than eight years. Amy’s impressive career also includes working with notable brands such as AOL.

“Amy’s extensive knowledge, programmatic experience, and ability to navigate a rapidly changing industry will elevate Wrapify’s demonstrated success, both for us and our clients,” said Wrapify’s CEO and Founder James Heller.

Wrapify creates robust and fully measurable out-of-home ad campaigns, leveraging the gig economy and the highest-recall OOH medium on the road. Our unique technology can effectively attribute vehicle exposure to conversion online, in-app, or foot traffic. It also provides gig workers with an opportunity to earn extra income for the driving they already do. 

Once a brand identifies regions and sets its target demographic and psychographics, the Wrapify team gets to work. Channeling decades of experience, we produce effective creative for the campaign’s fleet.

And that’s just the beginning. The ability to measure and retarget the audience exposed is what sets us apart — and why Amy’s skill set is crucial for our team.

“As an advertiser, I know car wrapping by itself might seem like a novelty. I experienced the same pain points our clients have, specifically with the lack of attribution,” Amy said. “Wrapify changes the game. I’m excited to be a part of this overdue industry disruption.” 

In this position, Amy will oversee all digital ad operations. She will also work with brands and agencies to implement ‘Physical Retargeting,’ our digital remarketing service, and ‘Audience Porting,’ a true differentiator in the out-of-home space.

“We’ve taken the most noticeable ad medium in out-of-home advertising, vehicle wraps, and revolutionized it,” James explains. “Our platform provides advertisers with visualized attribution and retargeting capabilities while putting cash back into the pockets of the ever-growing gig economy.”

Visit to learn how we empower brands by integrating the gig economy with innovative, performance-driven advertising technology.

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While we were all looking forward to being done with this pandemic, the likelihood of increased restrictions look like a possibility later this year. 

Have no fear, we’ve learned a lot these past 500+ days!

Many of us in the OOH industry have seen a massive shift in the way brands evaluate and ultimately buy this type of ad medium.

Here are a few things we learned from the lockdowns in 2020 and pandemic related ad buying behavior:

  1. It takes 66 days to form a habit

    According to a 2009 study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, it takes an average of 66 days to form a habit.  We saw the rise of app-enabled delivery propel DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats, Instacart, GoPuff and many other app-enabled players in the gig-delivery space.  We all know someone that would have never used their smartphone to get their groceries delivered and now it is engrained in many of our lives. What’s more, many of these drivers were also doing rideshare driving pre-pandemic and needed to supplement their income with ad-supported revenue from platforms like Wrapify.

    It put brand dollars into the pockets of Americans who need it and these brands realized platforms like Wrapify deliver measurable exposure in neighborhoods across the country … Where people spend MOST OF THEIR TIME!

  2. We have 500+ days under our belt

    It’s been more than 500 days since the initial impact of the pandemic here in the US. We all know how to wear our masks, social distance, and many of us have already been vaccinated.  We still have work to do, but platforms like Zoom allowed us to persist and run our businesses. Many of us have started to have face to face meetings and we might have to stop congregating indoors without masks … but we’ve all learned how to adapt and keep business moving. Brands also adapted to this environment by leveraging OOH in new ways; focusing more and more on hyper-local, measurement and retargeting the audience exposed with contextually relevant messaging.

  3. OOH was more valuable than many initially thought…

    We’ve been plastered with digital advertising on our smartphones and devices.  We’ve seen more CTV/OTT ads than we can count and quite frankly, we just have digital fatigue or ‘Digital Device Burnout’.  In a recent EY study, Digital fatigue drives 47% to seek downtime from internet-enabled devices. 

This Harris Poll highlights how OOH is increasingly leading consumers to discover new businesses and brands, and influencing their path to purchase. About one-quarter report OOH informed them of a new business or brand this past year. In larger urban areas 1M+, 34% say OOH influenced their decision to buy a product.

Many marketers initially assumed that lock downs meant people weren’t out and about and that was the case according to Geopath Mobility Update – Week of 8/2/2021, but the traffic returned to pre-pandemic levels pretty quickly, and we are now seeing miles traveled per day exceed miles traveled pre-pandemic:

  1. Flexibility & Cost Effectiveness

    OOH can be leveraged in so many ways and one common misconception is that it is a top of the funnel tactic with limited measurement and inventory is hard to find in other parts of the US.  We’ve been focused on making measurement and attribution primary reasons to leverage the media we deploy.  Whether it’s a ‘Tier 1’ market like NYC or LA or a neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, we can deploy measurable and attributable OOH anywhere in the country.

  2. Recall

    One of the most striking arguments we lean on, is the recall our media creates and how it influences the digital audience thereafter.  OOH + digital is a recipe for success now more than ever.  Even Facebook reported that using both Facebook and OOH ads worked best – with the combined impact proving to be “13% more efficient than expected.” Nielsen also called out wrapped vehicles as being the most noticed segment of Moving OOH Inventory in a 2019 NIELSEN & OAAA OOH ADVERTISING REPORT. This is one of the main reasons our ‘Physical Retargeting’ capabilities are leveraged in most of the campaigns we deploy.

The Wrapify Take
Make no mistake about it – we want businesses to remain open and I want to see us all continue to thrive. Here are a few examples of how brands that leverage Wrapify took advantage of these new market dynamics:

  • B2B TECH BRANDS WORKED FROM HOME TOO: B2B Tech giants like Zoom and Oracle leveraged the rise of app-enabled delivery to reach decision makers where they live and play. Our ABM use case was adapted to WFH and became even more relevant with such a high volume of Wrapify drivers also participating in app-enabled food and grocery delivery canvassing neighborhoods nationwide.
  • HOTSPOTS & HYPER TARGETING:Brands like Petco and 7-Eleven leveraged our ‘Hotspot’ feature on the Wrapify platform to drive more frequency in the neighborhoods their retail locations service. This feature gamifies driving so that these gig-drivers earn more by driving in high-value areas for brands.
  • SWARMS: (a Wrapify favorite): App-enabled brands like Self Financial and the BLK App leveraged SWARM to get their campaign vehicles driving around specific points of interest and leveraged the Wrapify Attribution Suite to measure things like app installs and specific events fired in their respective mobile apps.

This article was written and published by Wrapify CEO and OOH Influencer James Heller. The original post can be found here:

About Wrapify

With a powerful combination of OOH, digital, and the gig economy, Wrapify empowers Fortune 500 brands to reach audiences in an omnichannel environment – while delivering measurable, actionable analytics to prove its effectiveness. This high-recall ad tech platform combines the impact of out-of-home advertising with the scalability, targeting, and accountability of digital.

Brands including T-Mobile, Petco, and Zoom reach and engage audiences that interact with Wrapified vehicles across channels and devices, driving awareness, attribution, and conversion. Wrapify enables brands to target and scale ad campaigns nationwide, across screens and channels, as well as access to data in real-time to measure performance. 300,000+ drivers in the U.S. use the Wrapify app to earn extra income simply by driving. Founded in 2015, Wrapify is headquartered in San Diego, California. Learn more at

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In what has been a year of major changes for everyone around the world, for some that entails getting smarter and more creative with their finances.

“More than half of Americans, 53%, are looking for an additional source of income this holiday season, according to a recent Decluttr survey of 2,000 U.S. adults.” (CNBC, 2020)

The gig-economy has grown immensely over the last few years and has allowed millions of people to make their own schedules and earn extra money – in conjunction with their full-time jobs in some cases. It has grown so much in fact, that now there are different verticals to choose from: food delivery, ride-share driving, alcohol delivery, grocery delivery, package delivery, and many more.

Some need gigs at home, some on the road, and some need both. CNBC lists options from website testing to advertising on your car. And, with different structures, this could even mean that a gig-worker can work with more than one company at a time. (hint-hint, Wrapify is great for this)

Who are some of these companies? What are some of the top options? CNBC has weighed in.

9 winter side hustles: Some could earn you hundreds of dollars a month

Original article:

Wrapify has worked closely with and supporting the gig-economy for over 5 years on building a reliable and active gig-driver network of over 280,000 drivers across the United States. Fortune 500 brands like Coca-Cola, Zoom, Alaska Airlines, and more have leveraged this driver network successfully to carry out their OOH campaigns in recent months.

Find us in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and read more here:

Take it from Melanie, one of our top Wrapify drivers that is also a full-time ride-share driver:

Melanie #withwrapify
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NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – Inc. magazine today announced that Wrapify, the performance-driven ad tech platform for brands powered by OOH and the gig-economy, made Inc.’s list for the second year in a row.  The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. 

By combining its powerful performance-driven out-of-home (OOH) and omnichannel ad tech platform with the gig economy, Wrapify empowers Fortune 500 brands like AT&T, Coca-Cola, and Salesforce to reach tailored audiences in an omnichannel environment where traditional media cannot via wrapped vehicles. 

Via its Attribution Suite and Physical Retargeting capabilities, Wrapify bridges the gap between online and offline advertising all while serving brands with measurable, actionable analytics to help target and scale ad campaigns. Recently, Wrapify also launched it’s Boost Platform for OOH transit media providers and operators, to serve yet another segment of out-of-home advertising.

“Making into the Inc. 5000 two years in a row is a massive achievement for the Wrapify team.  Adding new products and taking the OOH industry further into the digital age with advancements in attribution and opening up the platform to transit media providers helps extend this recognition to the entire industry,” said James Heller, CEO of Wrapify. “2020 has undoubtedly been a rough year for the entire world and continuing to thrive in this environment is no small feat. We are honored to receive this valuable recognition two years in a row and we look forward to supporting our loyal brands, agencies, and OOH industry at large!”

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.” The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.”


The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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