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Growth continues for Out of Home advertising

Out of Home advertising continues to see growth according to recent data released by The Out of Home Media Association Aotearoa (OOHMAA).

The Association has experienced its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with the second quarter of 2022 growing by 4 percent and contributing to H1, delivering an increase of 3 percent in revenue for the same period in 2021; $60.6 million, up from $58.7 million.

Digital revenue also grew by 3 percent for the same period in 2021, accounting for $40.4 million, with its share of total revenue for H1 2022 holding at 67 percent, the same share percentage as H1 2021. 

Classic’s revenue in H1 grew 3.4 percent year on year, accounting for $20.1 million in revenue, indicating advertisers are seeing the benefit of blended campaigns using Classic and Digital formats to achieve their desired Out of Home media results.

“Out of Home in Aotearoa continues to go from strength to strength; while our revenue results reflect the continued faith agencies and advertisers have in our channel, we also see the capacity for the continued growth of our industry,” says Natasha O’Connor, OOHMAA General Manager.

“Our audience numbers have recovered to pre-covid levels across most formats; there’s the ongoing development and implementation of pDOOH, the ongoing focus and dedication of OOHMAA members JCDecaux, oOh!media, and MediaWorks for delivering a universal audience measurement system to enhance further the value our industry offers advertisers, and all these tailwinds look set to ensure Out of Home builds on its H1 success in H2.”

Natasha O’Connor.

In H1, there has been a slew of activity that has amplified Out of Home’s presence and supported market growth.

This began with OOHMAA establishing the effectiveness of Out of Home with ‘An examination of New Zealand’s Media Performance and Out of Home’s role.’ Then MediaWorks positioned as a shareholder for Calibre, cementing it as the true industry Out of Home measurement platform.

To fast-track Out of Home knowledge for those starting in the industry, Out of Home 101 training for new graduates was launched and continues to be rolled out to agencies.

OOHMAA has also been working on building a more united and engaged industry and has welcomed five new members this half – VAST Billboards, JOLT, Digital Signs, Vistar and Hivestack. 

In the second half of 2022, OOHMAA and its members look to continue to drive and deliver initiatives to assist in the industry’s continued stability and growth by providing ‘Creative Best Practice Guidelines’ to market to inspire creativity in the medium, alongside Calibre growth; capturing more formats, members and user education to the platform and a focus on delivering a Verification Standard.

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