Outdoor Impact Baltics is the audience research for the out-of-home media in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We provide audience estimates for outdoor advertising in the cities of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius. Curently 2 companies advertising locations are measureable: Clear Channel and JCDecaux – a total of over 2.000 advertising panels.
How do we do it? Click here to learn more about the Technical Committee members who supervise our work, 4 major completed parts and our further plans:
The out-of-home sector presents the toughest challenge in audience research. Those exposed to the medium are constantly moving. The advertising frames can be anywhere and everywhere. Advertising displays vary from traditional “paper and paste” to high-definition panels. Some frames show static posters while some are dynamic.
There is no guarantee that someone passing in proximity to an advertising frame will see it. Are they travelling toward the frame? Is the frame facing the right way? Is the view obstructed? If it is dark, is the frame illuminated? Traditional research methods cannot provide the answer. For example, there is no readily recognisable editorial hook on which to base a study of recall. A single study will not do.
The answer is to combine a number of studies, each of which is tailored to answer specific challenges of measuring the audience for out-of-home advertising. The travel survey tells us how people move around as they live day-to-day. This also provides the source of detailed demographic and other information about the respondents. Traffic flow data determines absolute population numbers and their travel flow. This too gives the framework that maps the entire city.
Pioneering eye-tracking studies gauge the likelihood to see the various types of display. The research accounts for scale, orientation and distance. It also calibrates properties such as movement and illumination.
Audience measurement is the result of combining the files through the application of a sophisticated reach & frequency algorithm. The output of the study is an estimate of the audience to out-of-home advertising campaigns. Outdoor Impact quantifies how many people see a campaign and how often they do so. The audience can be broken down into target groups and the whole process is supervised by the Technical Committee.
All media agencies and customers are offered CAFAS (Cover And Frequency Analysis System) software free of charge, with regular updates provided several times a year. Please contact us for more information and booking a setup and Q and A session or read the manual here.
Feel free to contact the supervisors of the Outdoor Impact Baltics:
|Ahtri 6a, 10151 Tallinn, Estonia||Vilniaus str. 31/1, LT-01402 Vilnius, Lithuania|
|T: +372 669 1870||T: +370 5 273 09 17|
|E: erki (at) clearchannel.ee||E: vadimas.komarskis (at) jcdecaux.lt|
The technical committee function is to supervise the transparency and integrity of the research processes. Estonian technical committee consists of 5 highly recognized independent members:
Despite doing this since the early 80`s I still find Outdoor advertising extremely difficult to measure yet very interesting medium. It`s a great honor for me to be responsible for creating measurement for the whole Scandinavian region with Baltics joining Norway, Sweden and Finland and coming just ahead of Denmark to complete the loop.