Nielsen: Out-of-Home Most Effective in Driving Online Activity

A Nielsen study shows that Out-of-Home (OOH) is the most effective online medium in driving online activity among U.S. adults 18+, and delivers four times more online activity per ad dollar spent compared to Television, Radio, and Print.

Out-of-Home Connects the Real and Online Worlds:
After seeing advertising on OOH, almost half of adults 18+ used an Internet Search engine to look for more information, nearly 4 in 10 visited/posted on Facebook, and 1 in 4 used Instagram and Twitter.

With More Time Spent Out of the Home, Mobile Search is on the Rise:
Sixty-eight percent of mobile use happens while people are on the go. In addition, businesses use OOH to make a connection with consumers. A combination of these factors results in an audience that is primed for OOH communication that triggers online activity.

Out-of-Home Delivers Four Times the Punch in Generating Search:
OOH generates 26% of Search activations initiated by offline media, yet accounts for 7% of the advertising spend, indexing at nearly four times the expected level. OOH’s over-performance continues with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where the index value is greater than four times the expected rate.

Marketers who include OOH in the media mix and integrate it into their digital marketing strategies can benefit from this offline-to-online channel, building a more connected consumer journey.

“OOH’s connection to digital media is undeniable.
OOH campaigns boost online engagement more than other traditional media …”

– Nancy Fletcher, President/CEO of OAAA (Outdoor Advertising Association of America)

Source: Nielsen’s OOH Online Activation Survey; JCDecaux One World; OAAA (Outdoor Advertising Association of America); Magna