Finding My Outdoor Voice in Out of Home [Intern Spotlight]

Finding My Outdoor Voice in Out of Home [Intern Spotlight]

Since May, I've held an internship at EMC Outdoor. I'm grateful to be one of the 80% of students who intern at least once in college and 50% who intern more than once. The Out of Home industry and location-based marketing were exciting and new, and this internship meant the opportunity to learn and grow in both worlds.
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Innovating With the Oldest Ad Medium

Innovating With the Oldest Ad Medium

In recent years, Out of Home advertising has gained greater recognition as a core part of an integrated media plan. The digitization of assets is rapidly transforming how and why advertisers use it. With new technological advances, we look at what brands are d...
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The Power of Good Creative

The Power of Good Creative

As advertisers, we want to put branding on everything under the sun to reach our target audience. The consumer's focus and attention are in high-demand and every brand is fighting for a slice of the pie. Good Out of Home creative grabs the consumer's attention...
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6 Common Planning Mistakes in Out of Home

6 Common Planning Mistakes in Out of Home

What advertisers who are new to OOH don’t realize is that there are many factors to consider when building a campaign, such as viable media formats, audience targeting, location, etc. Gain a better understanding of OOH and strategies that will increase its e...
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Repairing a Community Through Advertising

Repairing a Community Through Advertising

What comes to mind when you think of advertising? It can have a strong, meaningful purpose by creating awareness about an important value or idea. For the past 26 years, Camden County Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CCCADA) has filled the role of alcohol a...
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Out of Home and the Casual Consumer [Infographic]

Out of Home and the Casual Consumer [Infographic]

Out-of-Home advertising is something we encounter on a daily, even hourly basis. Paired with other forms of advertising, it can amplify any campaign. Check out the stats below and the story of Jane, your average consumer. Follow her on a routine day where Out-...
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The ABCs of Out-Of-Home Measurement

The ABCs of Out-Of-Home Measurement

The methods for measuring out of home media have changed drastically over the last few years - if you haven't been paying close attention you might have missed out. Let us get you up to speed on where OOH has come from, and the exciting new tools that are just...
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OOH: The Spice in Your Media Plan

OOH: The Spice in Your Media Plan

Chili is one of my favorite dishes to prepare for my family. There must be a million different recipes out there, but if nothing else, you gotta have some type of meat, beans and a sauce. Think of the basic ingredients to any chili recipe and compare it to tra...
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San Francisco | A Day in the Life of a Convention Attendee

San Francisco | A Day in the Life of a Convention Attendee

San Francisco is one of the top trade show and convention markets in the country and possibly the world. It also happens to be a fantastic city for food, drink, sights, and shopping. I often spend a lot of my...
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Digital Immersion & Its Impact on OOH – A Future Look

Digital Immersion & Its Impact on OOH – A Future Look

The first time I placed Virtual Reality (VR) goggles on my head, I was not too impressed with the immersion experience that I was having. The goggles were bulky, I was tripping over the tether cord, and I was accidentally...
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How can Out of Home complete the media puzzle? – Thoughts on the recent OAAA Conference

How can Out of Home complete the media puzzle? – Thoughts on the recent OAAA Conference

I left our industry conference, OAAA/Geopath #LookOut2017, a couple of weeks ago with profound excitement about where our industry is headed. All the right questions were asked as the industry is moving towards an embrace of technology, data and audience iden...
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A Day in the Life: Summer Festivals

A Day in the Life: Summer Festivals

I always look forward to this time of year -- when the weather is just right, the atmosphere in the city is hopping, and everyone is ready to attend a calendar of summer events. With so many options for summer events and festivals to choose from, what type of ...
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Thoughts on my first OAAA Convention, or, What do Punctuated Equilibrium, Usain Bolt, and Thanksgiving Dinner have to do with Out of Home?

Thoughts on my first OAAA Convention, or, What do Punctuated Equilibrium, Usain Bolt, and Thanksgiving Dinner have to do with Out of Home?

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of attending my first OAAA/Geopath conference in New Orleans. With all the changes we’ve been seeing in the industry over the past few years I was excited to see where this was all headed. Out of Home media is ready to t...
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How out of home media helps reach continuing education students

How out of home media helps reach continuing education students

The adult student looking to go back to school not only has distractions at their job and family life, but is bombarded with messaging in the digital space. How do you ensure your message is getting delivered, standing out and making an impact?
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Millennial Mindset: A Day in the Media Life of a Millennial

Millennial Mindset: A Day in the Media Life of a Millennial

This is the first in a series that will look at millennials and how they interact with out of home media. This first segment goes through the daily interactions that a millennial can have on any given day of the week with OOH media.
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How to support your event with sponsorship strategies & exhibitor marketing tactics

How to support your event with sponsorship strategies & exhibitor marketing tactics

The event organizer is committed to producing a successful event for all its members in attendance. While there are many tasks at hand when producing an event, sponsorship-advertising solutions are but one element that requires special attention.
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Changing Aisles: How the shift to online shopping will affect grocery stores & marketing

Changing Aisles: How the shift to online shopping will affect grocery stores & marketing

The shift to online grocery shopping is poised to make a dramatic shift not just to the fundamental ways in which grocery stores operate, but also how grocery chains will market themselves in the future.
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Amplifying Your Digital Media Plan with Out of Home

Amplifying Your Digital Media Plan with Out of Home

Based on the level of investment in digital ads, agencies and brands alike have started asking critical questions…are we getting what we expect from our digital online ad spend? How can we be more assured that our message is getting to our consumer and movi...
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Summer is Coming: Use Experiential to Connect with Your Customer

Summer is Coming: Use Experiential to Connect with Your Customer

Summer is a time when you’re sure to see people outside, open to new experiences in the beautiful weather. Experiential marketing is the smartest way to reach your target audience to create positive lasting impressions, promote new items, boost sales and mak...
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Chicago | A Day in the Life of a Convention Attendee

Chicago | A Day in the Life of a Convention Attendee

Attending a convention in Chicago puts you in the middle of the largest city in the Midwest. With so much to do outside, why limit yourself to the walls of McCormick Place? We've put together a list of 7 Things to Do While in Chicago for a Convention.
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How are Conventions Thriving When Communication is at Our Fingertips?

How are Conventions Thriving When Communication is at Our Fingertips?

Desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone. Email, phone call, text, Skype, FaceTime, video-conferencing – with so many forms of digital communication at our fingertips 24/7, making clients just a tap away why is it that tradeshows are not just surviving, but thriv...
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A New Year, A New Lesson Plan: OOH & Data

A New Year, A New Lesson Plan: OOH & Data

Are you having trouble reaching potential students in a media saturated market? There is a need for a more focused and calculated media plan, utilizing data to reach potential students. Learn how big data can inform your out of home placements, and help focus ...
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Creative Hindsight is 20/20

Creative Hindsight is 20/20

Out of Home is a powerful strategy to help drive attendee traffic to your trade show booth, but the rules and regulations can be confusing at times. How can you maximize your creativity while encountering (and abiding by) hurdles? Our VP, Media Strategy, John...
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Thriving Through The Years:  EMC Outdoor Celebrates 25 Years in Out of Home

Thriving Through The Years: EMC Outdoor Celebrates 25 Years in Out of Home

Like many outdoor advertising companies, EMC Outdoor was launched to serve a need, driven by a mix of intuition, vision, an entrepreneur’s willingness to take a calculated risk, and simply being in the right place at the right time. 25 years later our CEO, B...
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Study shows 74% of website traffic driven  by OOH campaign came from mobile!

Study shows 74% of website traffic driven by OOH campaign came from mobile!

For a couple of years now we’ve been evangelizing the natural link between out of home advertising and mobile search/devices.  And now the numbers are in to back that up. Search is going Mobile: One of the long standing pillars...
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Maximize B2B  / Trade Show Branding through Smart Outdoor Advertising

Maximize B2B / Trade Show Branding through Smart Outdoor Advertising

Today virtually every brand participates in an industry trade show as a means to stay current with new trends, launch new products and nurture business relationships. In fact, in a world where so much happens via email and on the...
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Let Customers Find You — on the Out-of-Home Map

Let Customers Find You — on the Out-of-Home Map

In today’s market, our challenge is to meet and engage people on their terms, in their world, on their map, in some sort of welcomed and unexpected way. As smart marketers, we should always ask “Where do my customers go...
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A Buyer’s Wish List for Out of Home Ratings

A Buyer’s Wish List for Out of Home Ratings

The out of home advertising industry took a great leap forward in 2010 when TAB published its long awaited EYES On Ratings, later to be called TAB OOH Ratings.  A collaborative effort between outdoor advertising suppliers and leading research and...
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Outdoor Advertising: So Much More Than Billboards

Outdoor Advertising: So Much More Than Billboards

You’ve been hearing it for a while – outdoor advertising today isn’t your father’s billboard media any longer, even though billboards still represent two-thirds of total OOH revenue investment.  Outdoor encompasses a whole lot more, including ...
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Out of Home Strategies: a Tale of Two Cities

Out of Home Strategies: a Tale of Two Cities

OOH is ubiquitous and larger than life, making it ideal for brand launches and broad reach in just about any market. For those who haven’t forayed into the wild and wonderful world of outdoor advertising recently, you’d be forgiven for...
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Out-of-Home and Mobile Integration: Why the next step in outdoor advertising is probably already in your hand.

Out-of-Home and Mobile Integration: Why the next step in outdoor advertising is probably already in your hand.

Years from now we will probably look back at Peapod’s award winning 2012 out of home campaign (link) as being a watershed moment – the tipping point at which brands realized the potential for out of home media to function...
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OOH vs. Outdoor vs. Out of Home: A Marketer’s Linguistic Juggle

OOH vs. Outdoor vs. Out of Home: A Marketer’s Linguistic Juggle

As those of us spending our day in the outdoor advertising media channel work hard to grab more market share in the advertising media world, we have many conversations.  Some are with potential clients already familiar with OOH.  Others are with potential....
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Political speech in outdoor advertising: know your legal guidelines

Political speech in outdoor advertising: know your legal guidelines

As Political Season is underway from California to Maine, it might be a useful time to review what the law says about Political Speech. Over the past 200 years, courts have decided that the best answer to questions of political...
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Out of Home: Making Smart Choices

Out of Home: Making Smart Choices

The outdoor media industry, now popularly termed out of home (OOH) advertising, has grown with warp speed over the last 20 years, expanding its scope and definition in unimaginable ways.  What used to be a portfolio of billboards, posters and...
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