Posterscope Acquires Liveposter

Posterscope Acquires Liveposter

Real-Time Dynamic Content Increases Out-of-Home Campaign Awareness and Engagement

UNITED KINGDOMPosterscope, a leading out-of-home (OOH) communications agency has acquired Liveposter, an out-of-home platform developer that utilizes live data sources to deliver dynamic content to digital out-of-home screens worldwide.

According to Posterscope, research has shown that more relevant, flexible and adaptive content yields significant increases in awareness, engagement and purchase intent. Liveposter’s platform enables advertisers to seamlessly run digital out-of-home campaigns across multiple networks and media owners. The platform uses a wide variety of data feeds to optimize the communication across the day, week or campaign period and provides full control over the content without the need to access the individual media owner systems.

“The ability to deliver dynamic content in real time, driven by highly relevant data and optimized to audience type and audience mindset represents an enormous leap in the power of the out-of-home medium,” said Stephen Whyte, UK chief executive of Posterscope. “I’m certain that it will attract new advertisers to the medium, particularly those that need highly flexible and agile brand communication.”

Digital out-of-home’s share of revenue is forecasted to grow to 54% of the total OOH market in the UK by 2019. The acquisition reflects Posterscope’s commitment to be at the forefront of the digital opportunities in out-of-home advertising, including the innovative use of data, automation, real time planning and trading platforms, content creation and global distribution.

“The Liveposter acquisition will be transformational in many markets and will ensure that we will be able to maximize the benefits of digital out-of-home for advertisers,” said Annie Rickard, Global President of Posterscope.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for Liveposter and Posterscope. We have partnered in the UK for some time now and we both see the future growth potential of working even more closely,” said Dan Douglas, Founder of Liveposter. ”We very much look forward to launching the Liveposter platform and delivering award-winning work across Posterscope’s international markets.”

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