out-of-home advertising

Traditional Out-of-Home Media Continues Growth

Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising revenue rose 3.8% in the second quarter of 2015 compared to the previous year, accounting for $2.25 billion, based on figures released by the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA).

In contrast to the OOH advertising revenue growth, statistics from Kantar Media reveal that total ad spending in the United States was down almost 7% for the quarter, and OOH and local radio are the only traditional media with significant growth.

In this Research Brief From the Center for Media Research, Jack Loechner provides a ranking of top OOH advertisers, based on their spending, as released by the OAAA.  This ranking includes:



-Metro PCS

-Warner Bros Pictures


The article includes this quote by Stephen Freitas, OAAA Chief Marketing Officer, “…the most significant trend in advertising today is the shift to digital… this hasn’t impacted OOH the way it has other traditional media, because OOH complements… digital marketing… especially mobile… the fastest growing of all digital platforms… ”

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10 Amazing Out-of-Home Campaigns


The large quantity of ads in urban environments can be challenging for marketers.  However, the creative out-of-home advertising demonstrated by the brands highlighted in this article enables them to stand out.

The author’s favorite out-of-home campaign discussed in this Designer Daily article is a Simpsons movie ad that appeared at the bottom of an escalator when the movie was released.

Additional campaigns noted by the author:

  • A bus stop campaign by IKEA
  • An IWC Schaffhausen bus campaign
  • A giant Mars truck ad
  • A KitKat bench
  • A Sprite shower
  • A Law & Order billboard
  • A Nike bench
  • Durex XXL public restroom ad
  • Superman elevator ad

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