Over the years, we’ve come up with a few methods to demonstrate the real R.O.I. associated with WindowPoster™ displays – our favorite outdoor advertising media. Most recently, our Digital Integration capabilities have allowed us to collect data that underscores the impact our displays have on boosting ticket sales and raising awareness of events and institutions.This summer, we installed 350 WindowPoster™ displays in tandem with a digital campaign to promote Hansel & Gretel, an interactive exhibit at New York’s famed Park Avenue Armory. In addition to generating tens of thousands of dollars in direct Return On Ad Spend, the data from the digital campaign revealed just how effective our OOH efforts are:
Neighborhoods with WindowPoster™ displays composed 7 of the Top 10 performing neighborhoods in terms of conversion volume.
And those other 3 neighborhoods? They’re areas directly adjacent to neighborhoods where WindowPoster™ displays went up.
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That’s the estimated amount of effective consumer spend that the U.S. ad industry leaves on the table annually by opting out of integrated, multi-platform campaigns.
Studies continue to show that multi-platform advertising increases the reach, ROI, and overall efficacy of any campaign. But did you know that integrating just one other media form into an outdoor campaign can increase ROI and consumer engagement by 60%?
[Upcoming: PMD White Paper – Guide to Maximizing Your Multi-Platform Campaign]
Adding digital to a campaign based on a traditional media platform like OOH produces a significant kicker effect (that magical 60%) that blows away the amplification effects of combining two or three forms of traditional media.
Keep your eyes on your inbox for the release up our upcoming White Paper on maximizing your multi-platform campaign
As memories of June Gloom fade, replaced by the sizzle of sun-bleached sidewalks and sangria-soaked afternoons, we’re excited to slow down and enjoy American cities by foot.
We’ve been told over and over that walking 10,000 steps a day is the key to better physical and mental wellness – and, as an informal survey of the streets of downtown Manhattan indicates, we’re not alone in taking this advice.
Walking isn’t just good for our hearts and waistlines – it’s great for selling your brand.
As marketers, we can’t help but notice the recent uptick in pedestrian traffic. More people on the street means more opportunities to connect your brand and message with consumers.
If the key to a successful advertising campaign is capturing attention with multiple touch-points, the first step towards reaching your desired audience is getting your message SEEN in places where people live, work, and play … and what better way to do so than by placing your ads in storefront windows and on their mobile devices?
When The Park Avenue Armory decided to revive the classic Eugene O’Neill play The Hairy Ape with a fresh staging and all-star cast, they reached out to PMD Media to BE SEEN both online and outdoors throughout New York City.
In addition to installing over 350 WindowPoster™ Displays across Manhattan and Brooklyn, PMD also placed digital ads for The Hairy Ape on international websites including the New York Times, AOL, Spotify, and the Huffington Post in addition to theatre-focused sites like Broadway World, and Playbill.com.
Ultimately, the campaign’s initial spend generated a 1540% ROAS (Return On Ad Spend) … and between the WindowPoster™ displays and digital ads, we created over 4.7 million impressions.
Data collected throughout the campaign reflects the efficacy of PMD’s proprietary geofencing techniques: the digital campaign generated nearly 1,000 direct conversions, with the majority of those transactions coming from neighborhoods targeted with both Windowposter™ Displays as well as digital ads.
We’re ecstatic at the commercial success of The Hairy Ape WindowPoster™ digital integration campaign… but even more excited to congratulate the cast, crew, and staff at the Park Avenue Armory on their scintillating show!
In addition to receiving rave reviews from the New York Times and The Daily Beast, the show garnered an impressive eight Drama Desk Award nominations, including nods to lead Bobby Cannavale, director Richard Jones, and set designer Stewart Laing.
We’re looking forward to the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards this Sunday, June 4th, and expect our good friends at the Park Avenue Armory to steal the show!
Don’t underestimate the impact a relatively small media buy can have.
Just as one key to a successful business in the “real” world is “location, location, location”, the same holds true in the digital sphere: where your ads are located make all the difference. Ads for women’s handbags may not perform well when hosted on a men’s body-building website… just as ads advertising an event in South Bend, Indiana probably won’t produce conversions if they appear on computer screens in Sulawesi, Indonesia. That’s where programmatic advertising comes into play: by targeting specific geographic and demographic contingents, programmatic advertising makes efficient use of your media budget.
For those new to the digital advertising sphere, this might all sound a little complicated – and expensive. The good news is that generating an impressive ROI doesn’t mean spending huge bucks. Plus, unlike other forms of advertising, digital advertising allows advertisers to immediately track engagement metrics, allowing you to observe direct results of your campaign – whether you’re looking to fulfill impressions, generate clicks, or create conversions.
We recently ran a campaign to promote ticket sales for the Chicago Open Air music festival… and the results were pretty spectacular.
To publicize the 2nd annual Chicago Open Air music festival, Live Nation and Danny Wimmer Presents enlisted PMD Media to BE SEEN in Chicago and the Chicagoland area.
With the client’s $3,900 budget, we purchased ads to serve a target audience based on both demographic and geographic characteristics. That initial investment ultimately led to over $72,000.00 in ticket sales.
By incorporating the hard data gleaned through pre-launch analysis with a series of monitored optimizations based on real-time audience engagement, PMD produced maximum results. In just a month, the digital campaign generated hundreds of ticket sales, ultimately producing an 1870% ROAS (Return on Ad Spend)… and, in tandem with the WindowPoster™ flight, created over 4,400,000 unique impressions.
Sometimes all it takes to convert a prospect into a customer is a striking, memorable impression. Whether you’re advertising an event, promoting a product, or just want to increase brand awareness, PMD’s street-visible WindowPoster™ Displays are a cost-effective solution of getting your message seen by your target audience. A brilliant or clever ad, strategically placed in a key location, is the best way to create brand awareness. PMD’s WindowPoster™ Displays create impressions that drive action.
Top Reasons Why Businesses Use a WindowPoster™:
1. Limitless Promotion
As a cost-effective and impactful ad, you can use your window displays to provide information on your special offers, seasonal events, new location openings, and product launches. You can focus your ad campaign inside neighborhoods within a single city or blanket entire markets all over the country. A storefront ad provides the perfect marketing channel to reach your customers.
2. Stand Out and BE SEEN.
If you’re in a competitive market, window displays offer noticeable designs with attractive content and imagery. This helps your business stand apart from its competitors. Unlike billboards and other expensive out-of-home options, WindowPoster™ Displays offer you the ability to target areas and customers otherwise ignored by mainstream advertisers. Because the PMD network consists of independent venues, our WindowPoster™ Displays reach people on their daily routes – allowing you to reach your target audience and maximize your ad spend.
3. Expanded Brand Awareness
One of the most fundamental features of branding involves recognition. This means that businesses should explore different ways of reaching out to customers to create meaningful and action-oriented ads. Window graphics help businesses achieve that. By adding logos, slogans, website and contact details, and striking content, you can create a permanent impression and build a brand name for your business.See how we’ve helped all types of businesses expand their reach and build brand awareness.
Word-of-Mouth. We’ve all heard the phrase before. Advertisers love it – it’s the Holy Grail of marketing. They long for “good” word-of-mouth: people referring other people they know, to a product or service, a new TV show, a great hamburger joint down the street. “You’ve got to try this new mouth wash!”
It’s hard to imagine a more cutting-edge technology company than Apple Computer, its software and hardware has revolutionized a generation. Likewise, it would be hard to imagine a more low-tech, and revolution-causing, advertising medium like nailing a poster to the church door (think Martin Luther in 1517).
Mobile tag technology is becoming more and more embedded in today’s economy as companies experiment with new ways to use the technology. Best Buy for example, is rolling out tag technology for the upcoming holiday shopping season.
Microsoft has reached a landmark in digital advertising. They have now printed 2 billion mobile tags in magazines. The rapid growth of tag technology is impressive, with over 1 billion of those tags having been printed in the last 4 months.