Posterscope Netherlands launch festival billboard and mobile network to reach millions at events

Posterscope Netherlands has developed a special Out of Home network which can be used to reach millions of festival event visitors online and offline.
25 billboard signs at high traffic event locations will reach 4,000,000 event visitors at the Netherlands’ 5 biggest events (Vierdaagsefeesten Nijmegen, Glow Lichtfestival Eindhoven, Amsterdam Light Festival, Amsterdam Gay Pride  and Uitmarkt Amsterdam)

The network will also include mobile geo-targeting based point of interest, location and time, and offer the possibility to copy Out of Home content to relevant mobile advertisements based on the weather, time, environment, social data or other festival triggers.


The Social and Digital Optimisation of the Live Event Experience

Live experiences remain one of the most effective ways to engage an audience. Coupled with digital, and with the addition of new and upcoming technology, brands now have the opportunity to amplify the conversation far beyond the experience itself. Alongside this, the integration of digital provides a wealth of data, making experiential more measurable than ever before.
We recently held an event in which we explored how to optimise the live experience through the use of digital. We were joined by speakers from Snapchat, SAM Labs, Mondelez, iProspect and Isobar. The event focused on gaining a better understanding of how social and digital platforms can optimise live experiences, driving consumers to interact with and engage with brands, ultimately driving purchase consideration. Brand advertising used to carry a lot of trust, and now instead of simply trusting advertising messages, this has become a two way communication between brand and consumer, and our activity must reflect this shift.
MKTG Managing Director, Michael Brown, emphasised that today’s connected consumer craves experiences not things, sharing that 87% of people want more meaningful relationships with brands. The current attention span of consumers is now around eight seconds and this heavily affects their engagement with brands. Live experience should be at the heart of brand strategy, a real world experience creates digital content which helps brands to define what their audience looks like and map out a digital strategy by understanding who is engaging with them during a live experience. Live experiences therefore play an important part in creating and maintaining consumer relationships.
At the event we heard from social expert, Philip Dyte from iProspect who delved into the role of data capture and how to maximise sharing potential at the live experience.
Claudia Miceli from Mondelez talked us through their Easter Bunny campaign and how this live, real world experience helped them to create digital content and engagement opportunities with their consumers.
Matt Gee from Isobar looked at linking mobile search and proximity to retail to help drive sales, showcasing new products that allow brands to take the best of the high street and online shopping to the live experience.
Rounding up the day was Morten Hagen from SAM Labs who make toys that introduce coding, as their goal is to empower everyone to have access to coding and tech, even at an introductory level. They demonstrated their revolutionary Microsoft VC funded technology, showing us that technology can be the Lego of the future! This hands-on practical demonstration brought to life the crowd engagement opportunities that technology can create during a live experience. By using connected devices and the Internet of Things at live experiences, it is now possible to measure and track the success of real world things. This technology is readily available to everyone and doesn’t have to cost the earth. You can map engagement at the events.
Key takeaways from the session included:
Audience profiling
Successful brands are able to map a clear picture of which audience type has the highest engagement levels. They then use digital and social data to create look-alike profiles to use for targeting. This means that the right people are being targeted and engagement is higher.
Before the live experience on top of sending invites, it is valuable to create local awareness and start the conversation, teaser content is ideal to build anticipation. Although most live experiences are often surprises, it doesn’t mean you can’t talk to people before.
During the experience you can amplify the activity by live streaming and sharing content, both consumer and brand created. Data capture plays an important role at the live experience and helps to build a story of how people interacted with your brand at the experience.
After the experience it’s time for amplification and distribution. Using content from the day to share with attendees as well as consumers with a similar profile to attendees. You can segment your audience based on how they acted digitally at the live experience, to create more personalised messages for them.
Digital content creation
We saw the value of how the live experience can create digital content. The Easter Bunny campaign from Mondelez was a great example of how a live, real world experience can create digital content and engagement opportunities for brands.
Commerce as experience
Technology can be used to streamline the consumer experience at live events. For example using wristbands as a speedy form of payment, and utilising technology such as beacons can help with crowd management and acquiring live data. There are many ways that technology can enhance the consumer experience with the end goal being to reduce the time between storytelling and purchase.

The Daily DOOH Gala Awards

The winners of the Daily DOOH were announced on on Thursday the 3rd December.
The DailyDOOH Gala Awards recognises excellence and promotes best practice in the industry. Now in its fourth year, the event has firmly established itself as the sector’s only credible awards ceremony and has become the most important fixture in the industry’s social calendar.

Best QSR / Bar or Restaurant Deployment

ITSU | Pixel Inspiration

Best High Street / Mall / Supermarket / Convenience Store or Forecourt Deployment

Toronto Scotia Plaza | Cineplex Digital Solutions

Best Original Digital Billboard

Storm Cromination | Clear Channel UK

Best Digital Poster or Street Furniture Implementation

Edinburgh Digital Bus Shelters | JCDecaux

Best Stadium / Office Building / Corporate / Hotel, Hospitality or Leisure Install

hub by Premier Inn | Beaver Group

Best Digital Out of Home Campaign

Women’s Aid | Ocean Outdoor

Best Interactive Campaign

Heathrow Express Journey Comparison Generator |

Best Overall Retail or Mall Experience

Emagine Palladium Theatre Lobby | Christie Experiential Networks

Best Transport Install or Campaign

#HelloGEO Campaign | Verifone Media

Most Innovative Use of Technology

Beacon Technology on Buses | Proxama and Exterion Media


Download the app to open a range of experiences

Working alongside French fragrance brand, Nina Ricci, psLIVE created a bespoke experience to promote the Spring launch of the ‘Les Delices de Nina’ perfume.
The event toured across the country over three consecutive weekends to Birmingham, London and Manchester. Not only did consumers have the chance to make their own personalised candy (sherbet package) within our Nina Ricci Fragrance Sweet House, but they were also offered free onsite manicures on picnic-style benches and a chance to win on-the-hour prizes by playing the ‘Les Delices’ Candy Crush app, with the top scorers at the end of each hour entered to win a fairytale trip to Paris. Consumers were also given a sample of the perfume to take away with them and staff assisted with informing consumers about the perfume and testing it on the stand.
In order gain entry to the experience, consumers were asked primarily to download the Nina Ricci app, alternatively they could upload a picture of them interacting to Instagram or which created high levels of social content for the brand

Posterscope Hosts Round Table on Real-Time OOH

Posterscope hosted a round table event at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho on the morning of Tuesday 25th November.
The event, hosted by Glen Wilson, Posterscope MD and chaired by Gideon Spanier, Media Editor of the London Evening Standard/Independent, was about realising the potential of real-time.
Delegates included:

  • Andrew Morley- CEO Clear Channel UK
  • Paul Grosvenor- Senior Marketing Manager, Hive
  • Stephen Wise- Founder, TriggerBuzz
  • Zaid Al-Qassab- CMO Housetrip/Movember
  • Tim Bleakley, CEO Ocean Outdoor
  • Noel Penzer, MD AOL
  • Paddy Earnshaw, Marketing Director, Doddle
  • Tracy de Groose, CEO Dentsu Aegis Network
  • Chris Green, Marketing Director, 20th Century Fox
  • Tom Bazeley, CEO M&C Saatchi
  • Adam Foley, Head of Strategy, SMG
  • Tara Powadiuk, Global Media Partnerships, Microsoft
  • Dan Douglas, Founder and MD, Liveposter

Trade media attendees:

  • Jessica Davies- News Editor, The Drum
  • Ronan Shields- Executive Editor, Exchange Wire
  • Ellen Hammett- Reporter, MediaTel

A white paper and press release about the event will be published in December.

Changing the Landscape- Outdoor 5- Now Available Online

For those of you who were unable to attend the Outdoor Media Centre’s Changing the Landscape event held earlier this month, the content can now be viewed, downloaded and even watched on their website.