Truck Side Advertising Enables Businesses To Target Their Customers
Truck side advertising: learn more about this mobile OOH concept.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the mobile OOH industry
As the economic impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold, brands and agencies need to re-image their advertising methods. The out-of-home (OOH) advertising players will need to rethink their strategies before the damage deteriorates to them bleeding clients too. Traditional billboards will not be effective anymore as the consumers will be taking a more careful approach and spend more time in their homes. So fewer people will be outside and less impressions will be generated by outdoors advertising. Traditional OOH will be replaced by in-home advertising.
According to a survey conducted by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) it is believed that traditional out-of-home advertising is expected to suffer (Forbes) an estimated ad spend decline of 51% for March and April and a decline of 41% for May and June.
Adzze has been re-thinking the advertising tactics adapting to a more sensitive message. The team has working on extending its capabilities to offer advertising concepts that can reach the consumers at their safest place: at home. One of these methods uses pizza boxes as advertising space. Think of this as small moving billboard that gets delivered at the consumer’s home. Studies demonstrated that this type of ads can evoke an 80% recall rate (8 out of 10 households individuals remember to see an ad on the pizza box) with an average ROI of 150%. This means, for every 1 dollar the advertiser invested in a pizza box advertising campaign, they received at least additional 2.5 dollars of sales. For more details, see the article Estimating the ROI of Pizza Box Marketing.
Trucking is still a lucrative venture in the US. The sector employs over 3.5 million Americans, most of them male. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), there are about 36 million registered trucks excluding government and farm trucks. As such, there is a massive opportunity for truck side advertising. It reaches deeper into the target audience versus traditional media.
What is truck side advertising?
Trucks pull long trailers that contain millions of tons transported on American roads every year. Delivery trucks, in particular, have broadsides that offer an excellent space for placing ads. The space at the side of the delivery trucks is sufficient to place large-format ads that are highly visible to the target audience. As the trucks crisscross the country, many people become familiar with the brands emblazoned on their sides.
Truck side advertising is similar to mobile billboards advertising. Advertisers wrap the billboards around the visible sides of the truck for maximum exposure. Delivery trucks reach closer to the target audience as they ferry goods. Often, the delivery trucks terminate at the point of purchase. As such, customers at that point have an opportunity to interact with the brand. Further, delivery trucks are huge such that the message sits atop the traffic on highways. It affords the billboards enough exposure to drive high conversion rates.