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07 NOVEMBER 2015

Google trials DoubleClick enabled virtual out-of-home advertising

"Google has begun testing extending its DoubleClick ad technology beyond desktop computers and mobile phones to billboards.

The company is trialing a method for premium billboard ads to bought programmatically — using DoubleClick's automated processes, rather than having to manually place an order with an outdoor advertising company upfront — for the first time. ...

The idea is that passers-by will see the most relevant ads for the time of day and location they are in. If the passing audience isn't the right one to show an ad to, then the technology opts not to serve an ad.

Google's trial began earlier this month in London and will run until November. The ads are being served to premium digital screens in transport, roadside locations, and city centers across the UK. Google has bought the advertising placements upfront and is using DoubleClick to decide which ads for which of its brands are most appropriate to serve at particular locations and to determine the best time of day to display them."

(Lara O'Reilly, 30 October 2015, Business Insider)

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2015 • ad tech • ad technologyadvertising billboardsadvertising screensambient intelligenceautomated messagesbillboard • Business Insider Inc • Co:Collective (agency) • context awarenessdigital advertisingdigital advertising screensdigital billboardsdigital out-of-homedigital screensdigital signs • Essence (agency) • Euston Road • Google DoubleClick • Google Media Lab • GrandVisual • hypermediacyJCDecaux • London Waterloo Station • Ocean Outdoor • Old Street roundabout • OMD UK (agency) • OOH advertising • OOH media • OpenLoop • out of home advertising • out-of-home (OOH)outdoor advertising • Outdoor Plus • passer-bypervasive advertising • programmatic billboards • programmatic out-of-home advertisingproof of concept • R/GA (agency) • real-time advertising • Rubicon Project • Silicon Roundabout • Talon (agency) • targeted advertising • Tim Collier • TubeMogul • ubiquitous advertising • Vauxhall roundabout • virtual outdoor advertising • Xaxis

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Simon Perkins
15 JULY 2014

Mail order fashion company La Redoute explores Adaptive Advertising

"the brand created a series of billboards displaying items that relate to the current temperature. For example, when it gets cold the model on the billboard is covered in warmer attire. When hot, the model loses some layers for more appropriate garments. How do the billboards work? Each display is fitted with rain and temperature sensors that track the changes in weather instantly. These indicators are the brains that drive the product visuals consumers see."

(Rory Kaluza, 19 September 2013, Branding Magazine)

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2013ad technology • adaptive advertising • advertising billboardsambient intelligenceBBDOcontext awarenessdigital advertisingdigital billboardsdigital out-of-home • fashion retailer • La Redoute • live weather billboard • mail order • out-of-home (OOH)outdoor advertisingParispervasive advertising • precipitation • programmatic out-of-home advertising • rain sensor • real-time weather changestemperature analysisweather • weather conditions • weather sensor

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Simon Perkins
10 MARCH 2014

Blowing in the Wind: metro station screen reacts to train arrival

"On behalf of Åkestam Holst and Apotek Hjärtat we modified one of Clear Channel's Play screens on Odenplans subway platform. The mission was to capture the effect of the turbulence from the train and make it look like the models hair on the screen was caught by the breeze.

To do this we needed to build a device that could be calibrated to sense the arrival of the train and not react to passing passengers. Using an ultra sonic sensor, connected to a Raspberry Pi and a local network socket, we connected our device to the screens computer where the film could be activated by the passing trains.

Stopp managed the shooting and post production of all video material used for the customized screen at Odenplan and all other Play screens around the subway.

A simple idea, well executed, that let us use existing technology in a new way. The installation was appreciated by the head of Clear Channel and as a result Apotek Hjärtat was offered to keep it live for five additional days, as a way for them to show the opportunities their screens can offer."

(STOPP/STHLM)

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2014adadvertising in public spacesadvertising screens • Akestam Holst • apolosophy • Apotek • Apotek Hjartat • arriving train • breeze • caught by the breeze • Clear Channel • Clear Channel Play • digital billboardsdigital screenshair • hair product • hair tousled by the wind • interactive animations • interactive subway ad • local network socket • metro station • moving train • Odenplan • Odenplan metro station • passing trains • pharmacyrail advertisingrailway advertisingrailway stationRaspberry PiStockholm • STOPP (integrated production company) • subwaySwedentrain arrivaltrain stationturbulence • ultra sonic sensor • ultrasonic sensor

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Simon Perkins
10 MARCH 2014

Waterloo Motion: 40x3m, 6mm pixel high-definition screen spanning length of Waterloo station concourse

"Automotive giant Audi took a turn into the sign industry recently after serving as the launch partner of Waterloo Motion, the UK's largest indoor advertising screen that is located in London's Waterloo railway station"

(Rob Fletcher, 27 Feb 2014, SignLink)

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#AudiWaterloo • 2014 • ABC1 • advertisingadvertising in public spacesadvertising screensAudi • Audi Dashboard • BBH London • brand message • branded content • concourse • dashboarddigital billboardsdigital screensdigital signagedwell time • Grand Visual • high-definition screen • indoor advertising • JCDecaux • Kristian Dean • London • London Waterloo • Network Rail • on-screen conversations • One day in the life of Waterloo • rail advertisingrailway advertisingrailway station • real-time information • real-time visualisation • Spencer Berwin • train stationUK • Waterloo Motion • Waterloo station

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Simon Perkins
05 JANUARY 2014

Interactive billboards that drop angels on your head

"There you are in the middle of the city, traffic all around, planes buzzing above and you notice a little boy on a giant screen pointing up. 'Look,' says the boy. And you look, and the on–screen boy is pointing at an actual plane flying in the sky. He knows its flight number, its destination. This is no joke. That is flight BA475 from Barcelona! He tracks its path with his little hand, and then, when the plane is gone, he dashes off. This is a British Airways display ad in London's Piccadilly Circus, and it's using to identify actual planes in the actual sky.

Digital billboards are stepping up their game. They are becoming . There's another stunning example at Euston Station (also in London) that shows a man furiously screaming at a woman who is clearly frightened. But you can help. If you have a cellphone, you can yank the man clear across the station, dragging him from screen to screen to screen until he's way on the other side of the terminal.

I've got one more. This time it's a fantasy experience available to anyone who steps into a marked spot in the middle of Victoria Station. (London's a happening place for billboard experimentation.) Once you're there, a holographic angel drops down from heaven and lands beside you. You can't see her in real space, but you and she are plainly visible on a screen that everybody in the station can see, and you are free to interact anyway you please."

(Robert Krulwich, 04 January 2014, NPR)

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2014advertising in public spacesaeroplaneangelawareness raisingbillboardboy • British Airways • cellphonecreative advertising • cute girl • digital billboardsdigital displaysdigital screens • display ad • domestic violence • e-motion screens • Euston Station • experience design • fantasy experience • flight number • flying • frighten • furious • get involvedholograph • interactive billboard • interactive digital displayinteractive displayinteractive installationinteractive screen • intervene • JCDecaux • London Victoria • Lynx Excite • manmobile phone • National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) • NPROgilvy Group UK • Piccadilly Circus • pointing • public spacescream • screen to screen • sky • surveillance technology • train station • Victoria Station • visual communicationwoman

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Simon Perkins
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