prnewswire | March 28, 2023
Premium digital out of home (DOOH) media owner Ocean Outdoor has announced an exclusive partnership with the Web3 engagement platform SmartMedia Technologies (SMT).
The collaboration allows Ocean to leverage The SmartMedia Stack, SMT's self-serve, no-code, drag, drop and distribute studio, further elevating the connection between large format digital outdoor and mobile screens for brands seeking immersive audience experiences.
Using Ocean Labs' technology packages and fast wifi connections, outdoor audiences can connect to full motion screens via their mobile phones to access token powered games, either collecting objects in real time or using their handsets to control different objects to receive a branded or personalised NFT (non-fungible token), powered by SMT.
Once collected, these tokens are then added to virtual wallets to be redeemed for prizes, samples or offers either immediately at the point of play, in store or online as part of advertising promotions.
Catherine Morgan, managing director of Ocean Labs, said: "The opportunity to host seamless easy to access memorable experiences on Ocean screens which respond in real time to individual interactions is clearly a winning formula for brands looking to build engagement and loyalty out of home. Working with SMT, we will also look to extend real world OOH interactions into Web3 virtual experiences, allowing players to redeem their virtual tokens in other realms."
The partnership follows the success of Lacoste Heroes, Coty's experiential fragrance sampling and pop-up at Westfield London. The activation was the centrepiece for a nationwide virtual treasure hunt in which Coty offered 120,000 NFTs for collection via an AR game accessed through QR codes on Ocean's wider DOOH network.
The campaign delivered impressive results attracting 92,000 total unique visitors and 34,600 AR game users. Some 24,012 gifts were redeemed, with 49% of players redeeming their free sample through the AR experience against a benchmark of 35%. 23,837 users opted-in to e-marketing.
Tyler Moebius, CEO of SmartMedia Technologies, said: "Pairing SmartMedia Technologies' enterprise engagement platform with Ocean Outdoor's market-leading screen offerings enables us to bring yet another revolutionary new layer of interactivity and attribution to our client's campaigns."
"Our mobile experiences enable marketers to seize the decisive moment they capture a consumer's attention with an eye-catching social media campaign, QR code on their packaging or an unmissable offer on Ocean Outdoor's OOH screens and immediately drive them into highly engaging activations that surprise, delight and captivate. We're excited to continue working with Ocean Outdoor supercharging dwell time and brand affinity through our powerful DTC offerings, which deliver unparalleled attribution, first party data capture and ROI for our partners."
About Ocean Outdoor
A partner company of Atairos, the independent strategic investment company, Ocean Outdoor is the leading operator of digital out of home (DOOH) advertising across the UK, Northern and Continental Europe. The Group's network of 4,000+ screens covers seven countries and 351 cities, with its technological capabilities delivering the most impactful and measurable DOOH brand and advertising experiences.
Ocean's portfolio comprises of some of the most iconic locations including the Piccadilly Lights and the BFI IMAX and the company also works closely with high-profile landlords, including Landsec, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), the BFI, Nuveen and the Canary Wharf Group, as well as major city councils on the development of its network.
To date the Group's growth has been driven by tender wins and the rollout of new locations, as well acquisitions that complement the existing portfolio. Since 2018, Ocean has completed seven acquisitions which has enabled it to expand its UK footprint into the Netherlands, the Nordics and Germany.
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ExchangeWire | May 15, 2023
Outdoor advertising technology leaders Adkom, Blip, and Broadsign today (May 11th, 2023) announced a technology collaboration that brings more than 2,000 large format, roadside digital billboards located in more than 190 markets to the Broadsign supply-side-platform (SSP).
Advertisers and media buying agencies around the world can now access the inventory via any of the demand-side-platforms (DSPs) integrated with the Broadsign SSP, including the Broadsign Ads DSP, while independent roadside media owners on the Adkom and Blip networks gain new programmatic revenue opportunities.
The integration, which includes Adkom and Blip’s mediation layer, unlocks US roadside inventory that may have previously been difficult to procure due to a fragmented media owner landscape, making it simple to purchase through a programmatic platform. At the same time, independent media owners on the Adkom and Blip networks can increase revenue potential through new and repeat exposure to brands transacting on DSPs integrated with Broadsign.
“We’re committed to working with brands, agencies, DSPs, and SSPs to ensure that we are adding as much value as possible at every point of the programmatic transaction. Optimising campaigns, providing real-time reporting, ensuring prompt creative approval, and offering service to our customers on both sides of the transaction is essential to this mission, and our work with Broadsign will allow us to build on that,” said Andy Gotshalk, vice president of programmatic for Adkom and Blip. “We’ve watched and admired Broadsign’s efforts in the programmatic DOOH space and are excited to work with them to expand programmatic access to Adkom and Blip network inventory, which will ultimately serve the greater OOH industry.”
“Programmatic DOOH is advancing at a rapid pace, and more advertisers and agencies embracing the channel want access to unique and targeted inventory via Adkom and Blip offerings,” explained John Dolan, global head of media sales & service, Broadsign. “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Adkom and Blip to bring Broadsign-supported DSPs and media buyers a host of new roadside screens, as demand for this kind of inventory continues to surge.”
Broadsign empowers publishers, agencies, and brands to harness the power of out-of-home and connect with audiences across the globe. Powering over 425,000 signs along roadways and in airports, shopping malls, health clinics, transit systems and more, Broadsign is at the heart of people’s lives. The Broadsign platform helps publishers more efficiently manage their business operations while enabling brands and agencies to easily book OOH campaigns. The platform includes tools for content distribution, playback and proof of performance; sales inventory availability and proposal generation; automated programmatic DOOH transactions; and OOH business operations.
Loop Media | March 09, 2023
Loop Media, a multichannel streaming platform offering businesses curated music video, sports, news, and entertainment channels, announced that it will participate in South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin this week. The company's executive team members will take part in panel discussions on the future of DOOH advertising during the conference from March 10-12.
Jon Niermann, CEO of Loop Media, said, "SXSW has a highly engaged audience of media, business owners and decision makers looking to shape the future of business and culture." He added, "TV and entertainment are changing. The way that people view and consume media is everchanging. We look forward to discussing how businesses can adapt when it comes to entertaining their customers and how advertisers can meet their customers at the point of sale to drive ROI and build brand loyalty."
(Source – Businesswire)
Loop Media's CEO, Jon Niermann, CRO, Bob Gruters, and CCO, Greg Drebin, are scheduled to participate in the upcoming SXSW panels. These executives will contribute their expertise and insights to the discussions surrounding the future of digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. Loop Media's participation in this event showcases its commitment to lead innovation and thought leadership in the digital out-of-home advertising market as it strives to establish itself as a forefront player in this rapidly expanding industry.
About Loop Media, Inc.
Loop Media, Inc. is a digital media company providing businesses with a platform to stream short-form video content. The company's content library includes music videos, film trailers, and other entertainment content, which it licenses from significant media companies and independent creators. Loop Media's platform is designed for use in commercial settings, such as bars, restaurants, and retail stores, and is also available for personal use through the Loop app. The company is based in Glendale, California, and was founded in 2016. Loop Media aims to become a leader in the digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising market, which is aimed to multiply in the coming years.