Out Of Home and Social Media Come Together For a New Way to Send Valentines in the Digital Age
OUTFRONT Media Inc., one of the nation’s largest out of home advertisers, announced that it has developed a new Instagram filter for its Share Love campaign that will run from Feb. 13-14. The activation brings the tradition of sending Valentine’s Day letters into the digital age and delivers a new way for people to share sentiment with loved ones. According to a 2019 study by Kantar Millward Brown, out of home is the #1 preferred ad format among Generation Z. To further connect with this audience, OUTFRONT Media is leveraging its out of home assets to create a seamless connection between IRL and social content.
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Through the national campaign, consumers will be able to scan QR codes featured on all of its pedestrian level digital out of home assets, including transit based inventory, with the larger format billboards featuring the official URL for consumers to visit to access the filter. The QR code, which is compatible with iOS and Android software, will open up a customized Augmented Reality filter in Instagram stories. From there, users will tap the screen to see which Valentine’s Day message will appear for them in the heart shaped image.
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“We are continually testing and discovering the possibilities of connecting out of home with mobile through the integration of emerging technologies,” said Jason Kuperman, Chief Product Experience Officer at OUTFRONT Media. “This is a fun way to utilize our screens to create a social experience using QR codes and AR filters on the Instagram platform and engage audiences.”
After playing around with the filter users are encouraged to tag friends in the message and post their story to “Share Love” this Valentine’s Day! OUTFRONT will also be reposting stories that tag the out of home provider to give the messages some extra reach.
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