Truck Advertising

If you are an advertiser looking to capitalize on a captive market but want to do more than just purchase a static billboard then truck advertisements might be the perfect OOH format for you. According to a study done by the Harvard Health Watch, the average American spends 101 minutes per day driving. That’s nearly two hours every day where drivers could be exposed to OOH advertising. Truck side ads and mobile billboards are great ways to get noticed and gain exposure among targeted audiences.

Truck Side Ads


Truck side ads are exactly what they sound like. They’re ads placed on the side of freight trucks! These ads usually measure either 48 or 53 x 13 ft. on the sides of trucks and 8 x 13 ft. on the back. Truck side advertisements are incredibly efficient at reaching massive amounts of consumers. Due to their high levels of exposure, truck side ads have an incredibly low CPM compared to other formats and make them an optimal choice for brands looking to reach a wide and diverse audience.  

Mobile Billboards


Another form of truck advertising is mobile billboards. These are typically fitted with vinyl advertisements on both sides and then hired to drive along specified routes or be parked in designated locations in an attempt to reach target consumers. Unlike truck side ads, which can be seen as secondary to the freight they travel alongside, mobile billboards are designed specifically with marketing in mind. In fact, they are so effective that Outdoor Advertising Magazine reported that mobile billboards can have as high as a 97% recall rate.

Additionally, this format is very flexible. Mobile billboards can be fitted to display digital messages, interactive programs, and even play sound for passersby to hear. Mobile billboards tend to be more expensive than truck side ads in general, but size and price truly vary in different markets. Perfect for tightly packed metropolitan areas, but certainly capable anywhere, mobile billboards provide a flexible OOH solution to any company looking to gain large amounts of exposure in a specific location.

If you’re interested in securing some mobile advertising for yourself, or your company, start your search with DOmedia, the host to the largest database of OOH vendors in the US!

Vendor Spotlight: Entry Media

OSCAR GCT Oct 2017 06 (1)DOmedia, the host to the largest database of OOH vendors in the US, is constantly encountering innovative vendors. In our Vendor Spotlight series, we attempt to highlight these companies and explain to you how they are pushing the industry forward. Today we’re focusing on Entry Media, a company that provides options for turnstile advertising.

Entry Media offers a truly unique and effective advertising opportunity. Since 1994, they have been helping brands with their proprietary, high-quality, hand-machined in the U.S.A., custom-fit Turnstile AdSleeve® units that attach onto turnstile arms.

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Turnstile AdSleeves offer advertisers the rare opportunity of having consumers both see and touch their brand message. Studies show that turnstile advertising with Turnstile AdSleeves boasts a 66.7% unaided advertiser recall rate. In addition, once consumers are exposed to the brand message on the turnstiles, viewers are even more observant of other ads for the business, digital or otherwise, that they see around them.

The extensive 5!Senses Research Study conducted by Millward Brown showed that brand impact increases by 30% when more than one sense is engaged. This is one reason that makes the Turnstile AdSleeve message so valuable. Viewers not only see but also touch the message as they enter and exit via turnstiles.

With the growing importance of mobile and digital media, Entry Media’s Turnstile AdSleeves offers advertisers a simple and effective tool to further enhance a company’s branding campaign.

Let’s hear from some of their clients:

“Since we arrived at Fenway 15 seasons ago, Entry Media’s Turnstile AdSleeves have allowed us to effectively help our clients to stand out with their brand message. Both the product and the overall service make this relationship a true winner for the Boston Red Sox.”
-Troup Parkinson EVP, Partnerships, Boston Red Sox

“We’ve had great success for close to ten years utilizing the Turnstile AdSleeve units. These unique offerings help amplify our many clients’ brand messages in the New York City Subway system influencing the roughly two billion consumers who ride every year.”
-Jodi Senese, Chief Marketing Officer at OUTFRONT Media.

If you want to learn more check out the Entry Media vendor page here.

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GRP Advertising Definition

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Out-of-home advertisements are a very effective marketing medium, but how do you quantify the impact of traditional media ads? The industry developed a system to determine an ad’s effectiveness. Today’s blog post will give a quick and succinct explanation of both GRP and TRP.  

The first term we need to define is impression. In OOH, impressions are the number of times people are likely to notice an OOH ad. How are these impressions determined? In the OOH industry, the standard for measuring is Geopath. Geopath is a “not-for-profit organization governed by a tripartite board comprised of advertisers, agencies, and media companies.” They use a variety of means to provide the most accurate impression data related to OOH. Once we have the impression data, we can accurately figure out the GRP.

GRP (Gross Rating Point)

GRP, or gross rating points, are a standard measure in advertising used to measure exposure. GRP is the total number of impressions delivered by an ad schedule expressed as a percentage of a market population. In other words, it’s all adults aged 18+. It refers to the percent of the total viewing audience reached multiplied by the exposure frequency. This score is commonly considered to be the primary analytic currency for OOH, but it is also used when planning and buying other types of media. For example, GRP would be used when promoting the upcoming census since they’re trying to reach everyone.

The formula used to calculate the GRP is:

(Reach (% of Audience Reached) × Frequency (# of ad impressions)) × 100

So if 30 percent of the viewing audience sees your billboard 4 times, that ad would have a GRP of 120 ((.3 × 4) × 100).

TRP (Target Rating Point)

Using GRP works well when you’re trying to reach all adults 18+, but in cases where your target is more narrow, it may be more valuable to use TRP. TRP, or Target Rating Point, enables you to determine the number of GRP’s achieved by an advertisement among targeted individuals within the larger viewing population. The calculation is actually rather simple.

The formula used to calculate the TRP is:

GRP × Target Audience as a Percent of Entire Viewing Audience

Going off the earlier example, assume you are targeting males ages 18-25. If you know that this demographic makes up 35 percent of your entire viewing audience your new TRP would be 42 (120 × 35).

That’s all there is to it! Figuring out GRP and TRP isn’t all that scary, after all. We also have tools that can easily calculate TRP and GRP for you. Want to learn more? Feel free to request a demo.


Stadium and Arena Advertising

October truly is one of the best times of year to be a sports fan! The MLB playoffs are in full swing, football is officially back, and our next-door neighbors, the Columbus Blue Jackets, are once again competing against their NHL counterparts. Sports season presents great opportunities for OOH advertising. In this blog post, we’ll take a shot at explaining various types of stadium advertising and the benefits of each.

Jumbotron Features

jumbotronIf you’ve ever been to a live sporting event then you probably know that when your attention is not on the field (court, rink, pitch, etc.) it’s probably focused on the Jumbotron instead. These massive digital video boards are commonplace in almost every sports venue and are a premier location for your OOH advertisement.

Advertising features on Jumbotrons are typically 30-90 seconds long and are displayed either after a play or during a timeout. By disguising these ads as attention-grabbing entertainment segments such as top plays, team trivia, and stadium-wide raffles fans can remain fully immersed in their experience while simultaneously connecting with brands’ promotions.

Stadium Signage

stadium signageBranded signage is another very common and effective stadium ad format. These signs or posters are placed in concourses, stairwells, elevators, and even parking structures. Despite being relatively conventional in nature you can be sure these ads will reach the hoards of fans who roam the stadium looking for their seats, restrooms, and concession stands.

Branded Stadium Seating

seatadvertisingBranded seating is another productive form of stadium advertising that makes an impact the moment fans take their seats. Seat advertisements refer to branded giveaway bags, containing a variety of goods and information, that are affixed to the backs of fans’ seats before the start of the game. Placing these ads at one of the fans’ first points of contact with the stadium makes your brand stand out, and immediately prompts users to engage with your offering. By investing in seating advertisements you place your brand directly at the fingertips of consumers and encourage continual interaction both during and after the game.

Turnstile Advertisements

turnstileTurnstile ads generally come in the form of customized sleeves that can be slipped over the existing turnstile bar, transforming it into an eye-catching OOH display. Placing these ads on turnstiles at the entrances of stadiums and arenas, either before or after security checkpoints, obligates long lines of fans to personally interact with your advertisement on their way to the game.

Start your search for stadium and arena advertisements with DOmedia, the host to the largest database of OOH vendors in the US, and get one of these eye-catching displays today!

Interactive Media Walls


Interactive media walls are an exciting new form of digital OOH advertising capable of bringing your brand directly to consumers’ fingertips. These attention-grabbing displays are sure to gather a crowd as they educate, entertain, and provide unforgettable experiences to users.

Interactive media walls are delivered through two primary mediums:

Monitor-Based Displays

These consist of large collections of LCD screens tiled together in landscape format to create one cohesive image. The average size of these displays is 8’x14’ but can be as long as 30ft! These installations allow photos, graphics, and even videos to be activated simply by the touch of a user’s fingers.

They are used commonly in corporate lobbies, museums, and transit terminals, but can be effective in almost any space where there will be a high volume of passersby. Also, consider sending an interactive media wall on the road and start captivating customers in new markets with this fun technology.

Projection-Based Displays

These are slightly different from monitor based displays because they do not rely on physical contact to trigger a response. Instead, they use a combination of projection based images and gesture tracking technology to track a user’s movement and create interaction.

This medium is great for creating branded games and interactive advertisements that have the potential to influence how customers perceive your brand. Projection based displays are flexible in their sizing so they can be placed virtually anywhere, but they can be effective when installed in malls, movie theaters, or any other retail establishment.

In addition to this, projection-based displays are not limited to only being on the wall. Try placing one of these on the floor and watch user’s reactions when they realize they’ve walked right into your advertisement!

Next time you feel like you are being limited by standard forms of OOH advertising consider an interactive media solution. It’s an intensely creative format that is sure to have consumers meaningfully engaging with your brand.

Want to see one in action? Check out this video link.