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Out Of Home Advertising Up 38% In Q3 2021

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OOH advertising revenue increased 38% in the Q3 of 2021 compared to the previous year, accounting for $1.7B, based on figures released by the latest Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) OOH Ad Revenue Report findings. Digital OOH is leading the overall OOH recovery, and the segment jumped 56% compared to Q3 2020. Year-to-date, OOH ad revenue totals $5.1B which is an increase of 10% over 2020.

Q3 2021 Total OOH Revenue $1.75B

In the third quarter, all top ten industry product categories increased by double digits, and included Local Services & Amusements, Retail, Media & Advertising, Insurance & Real Estate, Restaurants, Government Politics and Organizations, Financial Services, Public Transportation Hotels and Resorts, Automotive Dealers and Services, and Schools Camps and Seminars.

Reflecting the overall strength of OOH media’s recovery, the largest category, Local Services and Amusements, which represents over 25 percent of total OOH spend, increased by over one-third. Media & Advertising spend increased 85 percent, and the Financial Services category jumped 46 percent.

Ranked in order of OOH spending, the top 10 advertisers in Q3 were:

1. McDonald’s 6. Walt Disney Pictures
2. Geico 7. Allstate
3. Apple 8. Dunkin’
4. Amazon 9. Chevron
5. American Express 10. Barclays

Other key findings

  • 88% of the top 100 OOH advertisers increased their OOH spend from Q3 2020
  • 51% of the top 100 OOH advertisers more than doubled their spend
  • 36% of the top 100 increased their spend ten-fold or more including (ranked in order of percentage increase): Credit Karma, Webull, DuckDuckGo, ADT, Discovery, Brex, California Department of Social Services, Grayscale, Christian Dior, Snapchat, United Artists Pictures, Expensify, Molson, Heineken, Marriott, William Hill, Adidas, and Chrysler
  • 28% of the top 100 OOH spenders were technology or direct-to-consumer brands including: Amazon, Apple, AT&T, BetMGM, Brex, ClickUp, Comcast, Credit Karma, DoorDash, DraftKings, DuckDuckGo, Expensify, Facebook, FanDuel, Google, GoPuff, Grayscale, GrubHub, HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Samsung, Snapchat, T-Mobile, Uber, Verizon, Webull, and William Hill

MAGNA, a division of IPG, forecasts OOH will be the second fastest growing ad channel in 2021 with a projected annual increase of 16.4%.

“OOH has come roaring back after a year full of uncertainty the world over,” said Anna Bager, President and CEO, OAAA. “Our industry is both a marker of public sentiment, and in its own right, a morale lifting vehicle for engaging, inspiring and empowering consumers. These Q3 figures should be welcomed as a sign that we’re back and have an exciting next chapter ahead.”

We’re back.

Anna Bager, President and CEO, OAAA

OAAA issues full industry pro forma revenue estimates that include, but are not limited to, Miller Kaplan and Kantar (which is not adjusted to reflect changes in data sources), and member company affidavits. Revenue estimates include digital and static billboard, street furniture, transit, place-based, and cinema advertising.

To view the key charts from the OAAA OOH Ad Revenue Report for Q3 2021, go to https://oaaa.org/AboutOOH/Factsamp;Figures/OOHRevenuebyFormat.aspx and https://oaaa.org/AboutOOH/Factsamp;Figures/AnnualQuarterlyRevenue.aspx,

About the OAAA

The Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) is the national trade association for the entire out of home (OOH) advertising industry. OAAA represents more than 800 members, including leading media companies, advertisers, agencies, ad-tech providers, and suppliers which comprise over 90 percent of the industry. OOH media includes billboards, street furniture, transit, place-based media, and digital formats (DOOH) across every sector of the channel. OAAA is the unifying voice for the industry, the authoritative thought leader, and the passionate advocate for advancing OOH advertising in the United States. The legislative unit of OAAA advocates for the responsible growth of OOH with federal, state, and local government. OAAA-member media companies generously donate over $500 million in public service advertising annually. Founded in 1891, OAAA is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in New York City. For more information, please visit oaaa.org.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Laura Goldberg, LBG Public Relations for OAAA, laura@lbgpr.com, +1-347-683-1859

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  1. […] outdoor? First, OOH advertising revenue increased 38% (with digital out-of-home revenue specifically increasing by 56%), to $1.75 billion, […]

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