Nationwide DOOH Campaign Evolves and Changes Based on Weather Conditions
UNITED KINGDOM — Tu, a fashion forward clothing line offered at Sainsbury’s, has launched a nationwide dynamic DOOH campaign that matches the latest styles to real-time weather conditions. In a fashion industry-first, the weather activated campaign promotes a range of best looks from Tu’s Spring collection, which will react and change in accordance with Britain’s erratic springtime weather.
The campaign creative evolves and changes based on Met Office data, providing fresh style updates when it’s sunny, dry, wet or windy, and reinforcing that Tu has the right outfit, for the right moment. The idea arose to address the challenge of seasonal collection launches not aligning with the British weather. The automated campaign is agile and contextual, and remains relevant to audiences regardless of the turbulent British weather.
“This campaign showcases the creative opportunities and flexibility that digital out-of-home offers advertisers and demonstrates the benefits to a campaign when the two are merged,” said Kirsty Collier, Client Manager, Talon. “By combining handpicked sites with smart data input, the contextual relevance of the copy is maximized, ensuring audiences see the right items from the Tu range, at the most relevant time.”
“This is a great example of a large-scale national campaign that delivers contextual relevance at an individual screen level. This reactive approach ensures that we are always delivering an appropriate message whatever the weather,” said Georgina Wilson, Media Manager.
Tu’s campaign will run on Clear Channel Adshel Live screens nationwide, launching on the March 13 and running through to March 26.
Live updates will be managed through Grand Visual’s OpenLoop which analyses Met Office data and automates the geo-targeted playout to each individual screen. The DOOH activity supports a broader campaign spanning Digital, Social, Print, YouTube and Native.
“This data-driven DOOH campaign is a great example of how the medium has become a real-time marketing platform. It’s about providing fresh and responsive creative that ensures campaigns messages remain targeted and engaging,” said Dan Dawson, Chief Creative Technology Officer, Grand Visual.
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