A significant cornerstone in the advertising field, Out-Of-Home (OOH) advertising is the powerful method of reaching consumers while they’re outside of their homes. This includes billboards, bus stops, murals, transit hubs and even digital displays in high footfall public spaces. There’s no denying the importance of OOH in the traditional advertising mix. However, the evolution of technology has birthed compelling methods that elevate the impact of these tried and true advertising strategies.
With Augmented Reality, the OOH advertising landscape transcends into a whole new level of immersive and interactive experiences. Offering so much more than just static images or text, it brings the potential of offline and digital interactions together, offering a highly engaging platform for advertisers to interact with their audience.
Benefits of using AR in OOH advertising
The beauty of Augmented Reality in OOH advertising lies in bridging the divide between offline and digital experiences. By overlaying digital information on real-world elements, AR helps make OOH formats interactive, engaging, and most importantly, personalised.
Take the Augmented Reality Mural we made for Żywiec, we used WebAR allowing the user to create a personalised invitation to a shared beer. The user takes a selfie, which is later displayed in AR on the mural, enters a friend’s name and creates an invitation, whose photo can be saved to a gallery or shared on social media. The opportunity to see one’s own selfie on a huge wall in the centre of Warsaw and to share the photo with a friend with his or her name inscribed has turned the mural into an interesting activity that can be used several times with different selfies and names.
Augmented reality is changing the way brands approach out-of-home advertising.
By utilizing AR, OOH advertising goes from being a mere spectator sport to an active player game. This enhances customer engagement levels and fosters deeper connections for effective brand recall. In fact, AR campaigns have been known to increase engagement levels by up to 20%, with consumers spending an average of 75 seconds with an AR ad.
Moreover, the amalgamation of AR and OOH advertising bolsters brand awareness in an unparalleled manner, offering memorable experiences that get audiences talking, sharing, and engaging with the brand organically.
But that’s not all! Studies suggest that AR campaigns generate a 70% higher recall rate compared to traditional campaigns, thereby serving as an effective vehicle for enduring brand impressions.
To sum it up, the integration of AR in OOH advertising spells numerous benefits – increased customer engagement, memorable brand experiences, and enhanced brand recall to name a few. The combination of spatial creativity and personalised engagement that AR offers can catapult OOH advertising to previously untouched heights.
Today’s digital-savvy audiences seek experiences that resonate with them on a personal level. By incorporating AR into your advertising strategies, you can offer just that – a blend of entertainment, surprise, and customized interactions, all packaged within your brand’s narrative.