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$1.3m survey to measure printed vs digital signage in Australia

“A major study like this will provide undeniable proof about how both traditional and digital signs impact on audiences,” says Peter Pynta, director of research firm Neuro-Insight which will conduct the study.

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   'Developing a new metric': OMA    & MOVE CEO Charmaine Moldrich

The board of outdoor industry group MOVE (Measurement of Outdoor Visibility and Exposure) has announced a $1.3 million investment into a Neuroscience Project Study (NPS) “to inform the development of a new metric to measure digital Out of Home (DOOH).”

In 2018, MOVE committed up to $10 million to more accurately measure audiences for digital Out of Home signs, investigating international models and conducting a neuroscience pilot study.

Following the successful Australian neuroscience pilot study last year, MOVE has partnered with Neuro-Insight to conduct the NPS, assessing audience engagement with digital and traditional OOH across formats, environments and travel modes.

 “As our industry embraces and invests in DOOH opportunities, we are dedicated to developing a new metric to assist in measuring the results and benefits of these innovations for advertisers,” said Outdoor Media Association (OMA) and MOVE CEO, Charmaine Moldrich.

Peter Pynta, director of Neuro-Insight, said: “Having completed the pilot study for MOVE, I am excited about this next phase. We have been working globally for many years across the various media channels investigating the role of long-term memory encoding and emotional intensity in driving advertising effectiveness.

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   'Tapping into the subconscious':
  Peter Pynta, director Neuro-Insight


“A major study like this will provide undeniable proof about how both traditional and digital signs impact on audiences. Neuroscience is particularly suited to give us answers, tapping into the subconscious and capturing audience response to stimulus during the window of exposure.”

MOVE is a web-based interactive planning tool for media buyers, advertisers and outdoor media operators. It is Australia’s first national industry-wide audience measurement system for Out-of-Home (OOH) media and covers all major OOH environments including roadside, airports, railway/bus stations, buses/trams and shopping centres. 

MOVE introduced the ‘Likelihood To See’, or LTS, viewability measure. This measure assesses the actual audience rather than potential audience, ensuring OOH campaigns can be bought with greater assurance that the advertiser’s message is hitting the mark.

“Over the last few years the industry has spent hundreds of millions of dollars building a modern, dynamic channel, with scale to reach Australians en masse. Out of Home audiences have increased, growing 2.2% in 2018 and now reaching 12.7 million Australians each day. We are well positioned to expand this story to include the increased impact and engagement of DOOH,” Moldrich said.

The $1.3 million neuroscience project is part of suite of innovations that the OOH industry is planning to roll out over the coming year.