Content: Advantages of Out of Home advertising

Advantages of Out of Home advertising

Out of Home advertising is an important component of the media mix. No other medium presents advertising messages in a larger format or a more direct way to the wider public. Continuous population growth, increasing mobility and the shift in media habits provide the ideal setting in which to efficiently unleash the impact of Out of Home advertising.

Online activation

Unbeatable online activation with outdoor advertising

The most recent survey of 1 043 Swiss people has shown that the online activation through outdoor advertising is strongest compared to TV and print.

39% of the respondents have said they had used internet search engines in the last 6 months after seeing the corresponding advertisements on a poster or screen. This corresponds to a 1.5 times higher activation rate compared to TV and print.

Activation index Search, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram


Connect with young audiences

Out of Home advertising is the best way to connect with young audiences

Quickly reaching the target group and repeated exposure to the advertising message are important factors in the success of an advertising campaign. Out of Home advertising reaches the wider public, has a rapid impact and is present as people go about their daily lives. These advantages are also reflected in reach, which can be maximized with Out of Home media. Compared with other media, Out of Home advertising is particularly effective at reaching young and mobile target groups.

Weekly reach in the 14-34 years target group



Posters achieve the highest ROI

Of all the conventional media, posters achieve the highest return on investment (ROI). According to a study by Hamburg-based BrandScience (2010) of campaigns from Germany and Switzerland, one euro invested in advertising delivers an average of 2.10 euros in sales for the customer. This means the sales effectiveness of the poster is five times higher than its average share of the media mix.





Posters top the popularity stakes

Being noticed and liked is important to many people – and attention and appeal are essential in advertising. Out of Home advertising provides advertising managers with a popularly accepted medium for achieving both. A recent study by Innofact confirms that posters are the most appealing advertising medium and are perceived as the least intrusive.


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Further studies on the impact can be found at: 

Advertising in the mountains (German)    Advertising in and on means of transports (German)