There Are New Gifts Under the DOmedia Tree

HolidayLogoThe stockings were hung from the chimney with care
in hopes that DOmedia would soon be there.
The buyers were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of media buys danced in their heads.



The holiday season is upon us, and more shoppers than ever are out and about, trying to find the next great gift to put under the tree.  Holiday events at zoos, amusement parks and throughout communities all over the country are also attracting millions of Americans who are getting into the holiday spending spirit.  Be your brands favorite buyer by checking out some great new media sellers who could provide your brand with the big gift or great stocking stuffers it has on its holiday wish list.

Animals Inc.

Animals Inc.Who doesn’t love going to the zoo? Many zoos offer holiday specials and programs that attract millions of Americans every year who are still looking for that great gift for their loved ones, or themselves. Animals Inc, based in Silver Spring, Maryland, can put your brand in front of all of these zoo goers every day in some of the top zoos ranging from The Bronx Zoo in New York City to the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, OH, to the Saint Louis Zoo in St. Louis, MO. Check out Animals Inc to get the perfect gift for the animal loving brands in your life.

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Times Square Domination

Times Square Domination
I’m dreaming of a bright Christmas, just like the ones I used to know, where the campaigns glisten, and children listen, to hear your brand’s name in the snow. I’m dreaming of a bright Christmas, with every campaign I write. May your buys be merry and bright! And may all your holiday buys be bright! Why not put your brand’s name in the bright lights of Times Square with Times Square Domination? Your brand can take over one of the most popular destinations in New York City, by creating an immersive campaign as well as be up on 20+ screens within Times Square. Be a holiday star, and put your brand’s name in the bright lights of NYC with Times Square Domination!

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Digital Caddies

Digital Caddies
Sure it’s a little cold up north, and golf may not be the first thing on your mind, but it is always in full swing where the weather in still warm. Follow the geese and snow birds to the great golf courses of Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ or Fort Myers, FL of the south to put your brand in front of an affluent and engaged audience.  Golfers of all levels spend hours on the course every day, and your brand can be right there with them on every hole. Drop by our clubhouse and check out Digital Caddies to make your campaign a hole in one!

Rouse Properties

Rouse Properties
“Three phrases that sum up Christmas are: Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men, and Batteries not Included”. – English Proverb
It’s no secret that the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for the malls of America. Millions upon millions of shoppers run between stores to try to find that one great gift that will lift them to the hallowed “best gift giver of the year” status in their family or circle of friends. Rouse Properties can ensure your brand will be at the forefront of the holiday shopping season! With markets spanning the country from California to Texas to Ohio, Rouse Properties can make sure your brand is seen and heard by your target audience.

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CycleHop’s Unique Bike Share Advertising

CycleHopBike share (also known as “bicycle sharing,” “public bikes,” and “bikesharing”) is taking the United States by storm and revolutionizing the way we think about transportation and urban development. The bike share industry is growing at a breakneck pace with America’s bike share fleet quadrupling in 2013. The bikes and their associated equipment (kiosks, bike racks, and service vehicles) provide companies unique advertising opportunities. For the past 20 years, CycleHop and its sister companies have focused on motivating people to ride bicycles for both transportation and recreation.

Bike ShareUnlike static billboard advertising, bike share spreads your corporate message on a network of constantly moving bikes throughout an ad market and shows the public that your company is forward thinking and environmentally conscious. In addition to your logo and messaging making impressions on thousands of people, consumers know they are supporting sustainable transport by purchasing your brand’s products and services. Many companies throughout the United States have already discovered this unique and tremendously valuable marketing opportunity. Citi Bank, the sponsor of Citi Bike in New York, saw a substantial positive change in consumer perception just a couple months after the program launched. Likewise, companies such as H&M, New Balance, and Whole Foods have advertised with several bike share programs.

CycleHop recently received recognition for a new bike share program being launched in Phoenix – view the report on Phoenix’s Fox 10 news.  Join the bike share revolution today and advertise with CycleHop Bike Share.

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Ad Vets Find Their Niche Helping Brands Market to Military Consumers

Rosemary O’Brien and Bill Cunningham, co-founders of Military Marketing LLC, have more than 50 combined years of experience working on Madison Avenue and nationally for some of the biggest brands in the world.  O’Brien, a former EVP at Young & Rubicam, first met Bill while they were working as military marketing specialists at AT&T.  On top of being world-class marketing professionals, Rosemary and Bill are ardent and active supporters of US military-men and women on a personal level.  Cunningham has even gone as far as serving as Vice President of the Navy League of Philadelphia, and graciously allowing his daughter to marry a Navy F-18 pilot!

Posters from Military MarketingFor the last 10 years, they have aligned their passion for the military with their skills and experience as marketers to establish one of the leading military marketing agencies in the U.S.  They provide strategic counsel as well as on-base media and marketing such as static posters and banners, digital place-based ads in on-base bowling alleys and cinemas, and custom event development.

Rosemary and Bill are the first to point out that “military consumers” are a huge, yet under-reached, audience for advertisers.  If you add up all active duty personnel, their families, national guards-men and reservists, and retirees, the military community constitutes almost 8 million consumers.

Some marketers have taken notice – perhaps due to the fact that soldiers have high levels of disposable income and large ability to spend on gear & electronics, cars & trucks, travel & entertainment, and the needs of growing families. However, other marketers are daunted by the red-tape and unfamiliarity of working with the Department of Defense and navigating “base-culture.”  Enter Rosemary and Bill!

Military Marketing AudienceNot only do they have experience working with all bases and branches, they have relationships with key military players and a keen understanding of the culture, regulations, and operational issues.  This combination of experience, relationships, and passion for marketing and for the military has allowed Rosemary and Bill to carve out their niche in the media landscape.

If you’d like to learn more about Military Marketing, please visit their company profile or reach out to them directly at:

Rosemary O’Brien
212-741-2872
ro@militarymarketingllc.com

Bill Cunningham
215-860-4888
bill@militarymarketingllc.com


Brand Insights from the DPAA Summit

DPAA - Video Everywhere

The DPAA’s annual Summit – Video Everywhere – was held recently in New York City. As usual, the opportunity to hear agency and brand perspectives directly from those leaders was insightful, powerful and motivating!  Although many comments were directed towards digital media, the extension to other formats was a very short leap.

Bob Lodice, President & CEO of the ANA, kicked things off in the first panel by stating that “all (media) markets must become transparent” and that if brands “don’t understand it (media), they shouldn’t be doing it”.

A sentiment shared by major brands is that marketers are “drinking from a fire hose” trying to understand what media should be planned and bought.  Robert Tas, Managing Director from JP Morgan Chase, added that brands are “being forced to understand and build systems to measure” media effectiveness – a responsibility that the agency should be assisting with.

This is reflective in the fact there is no shortage of data and sources – but all of the non-standard and decentralized information creates friction within the evaluation and decision-making process.  As cited, this stands in stark contrast to broadcast planning/buying which was referred to as “frictionless”.

When asked why digital place-based media is often dropped off plans, Edward Gold, Advertising Director from State Farm Insurance, answered by saying the category is still “a concept buy” and held to a higher standard.  He went on to implore network operators to tell him “why do I need to be in a specific place?”  We suspect a request like this is commonly made to other OOH formats as well.

The continued call for more measurement, more transparency and more accountability is not new to the out-of-home advertising industry – and progress is being made on these fronts, albeit sometimes at a seemingly slow pace.  To get there, we need only to remember and renew our motivation to deliver what the brands are asking for.

With your help, DOmedia has been supporting these efforts with a consistent focus on the adoption of standards that increase the efficiency of media planning, buying and selling.  The end result is more effective media investment, which in turn helps grow the industry.

Thanks for being the best part of the DOmedia marketplace!


Black Friday OOH Buys

Black Friday is right around the corner, and all of the major brands will be looking to be front and center for the big day. Millions of Americans will be in search of the newest and coolest products and brands, of 2013, so place your brand in front of your customers when they are most impressionable! Whether you are looking to advertise inside malls, around shopping centers or anywhere in between, DOmedia can help you find what you are looking for! Check out our newest additions just in time for the holiday seasons!

Cyclehop

Cyclehop

Bike share is taking the United States by storm and revolutionizing the way we think about transportation and urban development. The bike share industry is growing at a breakneck pace with America’s bike share fleet quadrupling in 2013. Bike share spreads your corporate message on a network of constantly moving bikes throughout your market and shows the public that your company is forward thinking and environmentally conscious. In addition to your logo and messaging making impressions on thousands of people, consumers know they are supporting sustainable transport by purchasing your brand’s products and services. Go green for Black Friday when choosing Cyclehop.

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Glanz.tv

Glanz.tv

Getting in front of your customers on the go is easier than you think, and Glanz.tv can help! With their network of digital screens in the Washington DC metro area, your brand can be at the fore front of all shoppers’ minds in some of the highest foot traffic areas of the city. Their 55” to 70” digital screens are eye catching and can support traditional print, radio, television, and even social media formats! Create your just-in-time advertising campaigns just in time for the holidays with Glanz.tv!

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CMS Consulting Group

CMS Consulting Group

Get on board with one of the most diverse media sellers in the country! Getting in front of your brands customers at the mall is quite important, but why not give them the extra bump they need before they get there? CMS Consulting group can do just that. Offering media ranging from traditional and digital bulletins to New York Ferries to Vehicle wraps, CMS can put your brand in front of your customer when they are literally on-the-go! With offerings in some of the largest markets in the nation including New York City and Los Angeles, why look any further? Be sure to check out CMS Consulting Group for all of your holiday media shopping needs.