AIB hit the net with clever Connolly domination
Pictured are representatives from AIB, Source out of home, Exterion Media and Starcom.
In the week of the All Ireland football final, AIB appeared on a full domination of Connolly train station in central Dublin. The GAA themed creative features on all formats within the station for cycle 19, including Commuter Points, dPods, Transvision and various specials such as hanging banners and wrapping of the walls of staircases and tunnels and of the ticket barriers. It’s literally wall to wall AIB throughout the station! In a further twist to the campaign, GAA quiz questions appeared on the digital formats on the week of the match, which allowed commuters to test their GAA knowledge while waiting for their train.
In terms of boarding and alighting, Connolly is the busiest station in the country. According to the heavy rail census carried out in November 2015, the station accounted for in excess of 14,000 boardings and alightings on that day.
The Connolly domination was planned and placed by Starcom and Source out of home with creative by Rothco.
Census makes it mark on OOH
Sunday 24th April 2016 was Census Night. The census is a detailed account of everybody who is in the country on census night and everybody in Ireland was required to enter their details on a census form.
The importance of the census is that it accounts for everybody in the country no matter where they are. The results provide invaluable information on not only population size for the country as a whole, but also about the make-up of the population of towns, villages, and other small areas across the country.
To promote awareness of the upcoming census, the Central Statistics Office ran a heavyweight advertising campaign across TV, Radio and Outdoor. Planned by Starcom and Source out of home, the OOH promotion included 48 Sheets, 6 Sheets, City Impacts, T-Sides, Lower Rears and Dart Cards. The creative by Publicis encouraged passers-by to ‘make your mark’ in the 2016 census.
Source out of home Client Service Promotions
Pictured L-R: Ciara Brennan, Senior Account Executive and Aoife Dempsey, Account Manager, Source out of home
Aoife Dempsey and Ciara Brennan have been promoted to Account Manager and Senior Account Executive respectively.
Aoife joined Source out of home in 2012 and has developed a great amount of experience in her roles so far, working across such accounts as Nestlé, Kerry Group and IKEA. Aoife’s professionalism, diligence and enthusiasm will bring a huge amount to her role as Account Manager.
Ciara began working in Source out of home in 2014 and has been an excellent addition to the team. Ciara’s accounts include McDonald’s and KBC and Ciara has impressed greatly with her work ethic and the ease with how she has taken on more responsibility, which will further increase in her role as Senior Account Executive.
Congratulations to both Aoife and Ciara, both integral members of the Source out of home team.
Get your free breakfast this Friday!
Pictured at the McDonald’s interactive special are Chris Collins (Clear Channel), Ciara Baker (Mediaworks), Orlagh Keane (Source out of home), Shireen McDonagh (Cawley Nea\TBWA), Pat Cassidy (PML Group) and Lara Walsh (Cawley Nea\TBWA)
Following from its success last year, McDonald’s have brought back Free Breakfast Friday! Today, 26th February, customers in McDonald’s will get a Sausage and Egg McMuffin or Bacon and Egg McMuffin for free until 10am.
As part of its promotion of Free Breakfast Friday (FBF), McDonald’s have run strong OOH campaign. Planned by Mediaworks and Source out of home, with creative by Cawley Nea\TBWA, the FBF campaign is running primarily on 6 Sheets but also includes a key 48 Sheet Première site in Ranelagh and an interactive special build on a bus shelter at South Great Georges St. The interactive bus shelter includes a digital screen that takes a picture of a person when the stand facing the 6 Sheet panel and superimposes your face on a person dancing.
McDonald’s OOH campaign for FBF also included a change in design mid-cycle. At the beginning of cycle 4 McDonald’s advertised on 48 Sheet Première that it uses 100% Irish free-range eggs in its breakfast menu every morning. On Monday 22nd February this design was changed to promote FBF. Creative on Adshel was also changed today, the day of Free Breakfast Friday, to further highlight to potential consumers that FBF is today.
Head on down to McDonald’s this morning for your free breakfast this Friday!
The hoax is up as Lidl shows LGFA Serious Support
Lidl has confirmed that it was behind the hoax ad campaign for a women’s-friendly sports ball called ‘the Ladyball’ and has announced it will become the Official Retail Partner to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA).
Ladyball gripped social media last week and the controversial ‘product’ created a much needed debate on women in sport in Ireland. Lidl said that the campaign was designed to show how female sports only need public support in order to compete with male ones.
Following on from the Ladyball reveal, Lidl are running an emotive campaign to promote its partnership with LGFA, with the tagline of the promotion stating that ‘Serious athletes deserve serious support’. The TV advert running as part of Lidl’s promotion focuses on a variety of female athletes, all of whom play GAA just like men. There is no suggestion in the ad that women are anyway weaker when it comes to playing sports; they are just as passionate about their game as men, just as much an inspiration to younger people who might hope to one day play for their county or club. The theme of the TV advert resonates on OOH, with the creative by Chemistry focusing on LGFA players, kitted out and on the pitch, ready to play their sport.
Planned by Mediaworks and Source out of home, Lidl’s OOH campaign is running on traditional 48 Sheets and 48 Sheet Premières, Commuter Squares, Metropoles, 96 Sheets and Golden Squares.
LGFA president Marie Hickey said: “I am delighted to announce the partnership between Lidl and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association,”
“This is a very significant announcement for our sport and one that will see a huge investment in the game from a major brand. Through the “Ladyball” initiative Lidl has demonstrated their innovative and dedicated approach to supporting our sport. We hope to see everyone who spoke so passionately in women’s defence in this debate, channel that same energy into pitchside support during the coming season.”
Capital T-Sides – new format
Please note this is a mocked up design for illustrative purposes only
New format offering from Exterion Media acts as a genuine moving billboard.
Reach Dubliners on the high street and beyond.
Available from Cycle 2 2016 (Jan 18th)
Universe of 50 – 2 packs of 25.
Media Rate Card: €775 per Bus per cycle.
Production: €300 net per Bus through Exterion Media
Minimum booking is for two cycles.
For bookings or further information please contact your Source representative.
JCDecaux Première sites get their premiere
JCDecaux’s new Première large format sites were launched in cycle 22. The high quality back lit units have replaced a number of 48 Sheet and 96 Sheet prismatic sites at various locations around Dublin. The improvement of existing OOH inventory has been an issue of huge importance to PML Group in recent years and as part of that process PML Group consulted with media and advertising agencies, as well as key advertisers, to gain further understanding of industry stakeholders’ opinions on OOH media. Key points emerging from the consultation included the need for ongoing investment in OOH and improved quality of displays. The recommendations were welcomed by JCDecaux and have become key drivers in the formulation of JCDecaux’s large format development programme.
Among the first advertisers on the new sites are AIB and Smirnoff.
Discussing the launch of Première sites, Tony O’Flanagan, Marketing Director at JCDecaux, said “Introducing Première to the market is a significant investment for JCDecaux and we are committed to improving the quality of our billboard portfolio to ensure that large format Out of Home remains a very relevant choice for advertisers in the years ahead.”