Showing posts with label Advertising. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Advertising. Show all posts

Friday, 4 September 2015

Top 3 Platforms of Outdoor Advertising in India

Outdoor Advertising
OOH Advertising

Advertising has become a vital part of the marketing plan for businesses of all sizes. One of the best media to reach the masses in India is the Outdoor Advertising or OOH in India. The OOH medium is one of the vastest media for promotional activities in India. This article mentions the top 3 platforms of OOH India.


Airport Advertising has been the king of OOH in India. No other media has the distinction of presenting your brand to the cream of the audiences like the airports do. It has been the top favorite of brands in the category of options provided by OOH. Advertising sites at the airports can be used to effectively target both international and domestic audiences. Since the airports are the gateways to the cities, branding campaigns at the airports are often the first things which the airport audiences see.

Metro Transit Stations

The stations of the metro transit systems are the next in line to share the limelight of the top locations in India where you can place your brand. It is especially very useful in mapping large cities like Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). The focus on connectivity ensures that every part of the area can be covered. While the airports are popular for filtering the cream of the audiences, the metro media takes its credit in its reach.

Outdoor Locations

There is a still a large section, of the audiences in India, which is not a frequent user of any of the above 2 platforms. OOH Advertising in India provides the options of other outdoor sites at strategic locations like market places, malls, roadsides, etc.

The above 3 OOH media are the best platforms in Outdoor Advertising India as they cover all the essential elements requirement for outstanding OOH campaigns. All 3 of them are preferred by brands as their first choice for promotional activities.         

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

OOH or Outdoor Advertising – An Overview

Advertising India

OOH (Out-of-Home) or Outdoor Advertising is the oldest form of Advertising. Advertising started with the medium of OOH around 3000 BC, when Egyptians put up the laws and treaties on stone obelisks at the corners of the streets. OOH has come a long way from these humble beginnings but the basic modus operandi stays the same. It is far more feasible and advisable to reach a client while he is following his daily route of travel than to chase him into his home. OOH is a leading non-intrusive ad form as it naturally reaches the audience without them having to make any adjustments in their schedule.

Stone walls of caves and other buildings also soon began to be used along with the stone obelisks. As the infrastructure of the places developed, there was also an increase in the clutter-free spaces for advertising. Hoardings or Billboards were the very first displays of modern OOH and have remained popular throughout the history of OOH. As villages became towns and towns became cities, hoardings soon found unique sites to solicit from. In time, OOH became an organized industry and OOH Agencies all over the world began providing systematized Outdoor Advertising Services to the brands.

Airport Advertising

Even when, tens of other media options developed with the advancement of technology, OOH still continues to receive encouraging patronage of brands. OOH soon developed several verticals like Airport Advertising, Metro Advertising, etc. Of them Airport Advertising has become the top form. Apart from the millions of affluent audiences and superior advertising conditions, it became a case of prestige for a brand to be present at the airports. Outdoor media is also a technology friendly medium and digital hoardings, etc. are becoming a regular features of the platform. The Top Outdoor Advertising Agencies are finding creative ways of merging modern technology and traditional OOH displays to provide the best branding solutions.  

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Your Brand Is What the Audiences See It to Be.

One of the important purposes of Advertising Campaigns is the creation of a brand image that the consumers can identify with and trust. The concept of Brand Image has gained a firm footing in the modern markets. This is in contrast to the earlier times when the traditional role of Advertisements was to inform and attract for the on-the-spot sales. Thus, taglines like “Hurry!” and “Cheapest Prices” were the only orders of the day. Though such taglines are still visible today, they do justice to only one scope of the promotional mediums. Advertisements, nowadays, strive to achieve much more than that. It is no longer just about clearing the racks for the day, but about building faithful consumer bases so that a sustainable model of business can be implemented.

Almost everything, of what the audiences perceive about a brand, is what the brand’s Advertisement has been able to communicate. Thus, the Hoardings, Wall Mounts, etc., are not just Advertisement stands, but the glass through which the audiences see your brand. The moment any brand’s name is uttered before us, the first images that come to our minds are the ones propagated by the Ads, closely followed by its products or services. Thus, it is no wonder that huge amounts are allocated to Advertising budgets.

Due to the creativity and innovation of the Advertising Agencies, it is no longer just the Ad copies themselves that create impressions for the brands. It is also the ways in which they are presented that makes a big impact. What had started as fliers is now a full-fledged PR management tool.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Outdoor Advertising in India Continues to Charm Audiences.

Outdoor Advertising India has seen glorious years of operation. The Wall Mounts, Hoardings, Billboards, etc., emphatically continue to catch the imagination of a nation apart from bringing in high Returns of Investment (ROI) for brands belonging to various industries. It has been a surprising observation to see OOH Advertising India continuing to prosper and expand in spite of the high enthusiasm for the digital medium too. Very interestingly, increase in interest for Advertising on the online medium has not resulted in decrease for the OOH platform.

The most apt case for studying the above phenomenon is TDI International India P Limited, the leading Advertising Agency in India, which pioneered Airport Advertising in India. TDI, today, provides services of Airport Advertising, Delhi Metro Advertising, Mall Activation, and Mobile and Internet Advertising. It has in fact a separate division called MAD (Mobile Advertising Division) to look after Online Advertising on the digital platform. TDI reports that the expansion of MAD has in no way affected the performance of its outdoor operations. TDI’s Outdoor Advertising clients still happily report high RoI from its Outdoor Advertising Campaigns at the airports and metro stations and from its Mall Activation. The scenario of Advertising India presents a rare opportunity for brands to effectively promote their brands on both the mediums.

One of the reasons for the above situation can be found in the way that the Indian consumers behave. They are armed with the latest devices that technology offers. The latest mobiles, laptops, etc. ensure that they can be targeted through this medium. But they are also still comfortable when the product or service and their ad displays are presented in manners that are tangible in some way or the other. Even while embracing the new schools of thought, the Indian audiences also hold close to their heart, what they have learnt from the previous generations.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Competition Is The Problem, Advertising The Solution

You must have seen even the biggest of brands investing fortunes in Advertising. So, why do even the brands which are household-names Advertise? The answer lies in the immense competition of the present day markets. No matter how big a brand your company is, there are numerous companies providing the same products or services. It is important to constantly stay in the view of the audience. Thus, Advertising is not just a luxury but a necessity for any company wishing to reach and stay in the limelight of success.

In order to have a better comprehension, let us consider an example. Suppose your company launches a revolutionary product or service. However, due to lack of or poor Advertising, it does not reach the audience. Your competitor then learns about this launch and puts in a resembling product or service and follows it up with excellent advertising. As a result of this, your competitor will take away the benefits of your hard work. Now, once the necessity of Advertising has been established, the second step is to decide the most appropriate medium of Advertising for your brand. While deciding from the range of Advertising Mediums like Airport Advertising and Metro Advertising among OOH Advertising, and Online Advertising, the most important step is segmentation of the audience. Once this is done and you realize the segments that you have to target, the medium of Advertising can be chosen.

The last, and quite logically, the most important step is to associate with a reputed Advertising Agency. You will be happily surprised to see what experienced Advertising Agencies like TDI International India Limited can do to boost your business.