Digital Advertising

Ford gets creative with its Fiesta model by combining mobile, OOH

By Haley Velasco | Freelance journalist

July 27, 2017 | 4 min read

Ford is taking its Fiesta model – the UK’s best-selling car – to billboards. Those who have shared or engaged with content online relevant to Ford’s campaign will be served relevant mobile ads whilst in the vicinity of Ford's billboard ads thanks to an effort between Ford, Mindshare, RadiumOne and Primesight.

By targeting people through their location and content sharing behavior, the Fiesta will reach people who would be more likely to be interested in it.

Ford gets creative with its Fiesta model by creating a responsive billboard

Ford gets creative with its Fiesta model by creating a responsive billboard

“We were drawn to this opportunity with Primesight and RadiumOne as it allows us to combine our OOH [out-of-home] and mobile campaigns by including an additional layer of audience targeting to facilitate conversions,” said Rachel Moore, media manager at Ford, in a statement.

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By combining RadiumOne’s sharing data with data from Route – the out-of-home industry audience measurement standard in Britain – it allows the campaign’s reach to be extended beyond people in the vicinity of the poster.

“It’s about fusing geo-location data from mobile and OOH planning tools with sharing data to find highly relevant audience profiles for Ford,” said Craig Tuck, UK managing director of RadiumOne, in a statement. “It extends the impact of the OOH plan by targeting people we know to be very interested in the product – in this case, the all-new Ford Fiesta – whilst near Primesight’s posters.”

RadiumOne is a marketing company that works with brand’s paid, earned, shared and owned assets to find and connect with high-value consumers. Primesight, owner of out-of-home media, has focused recently on the development of digital billboard locations in cities throughout the country.

“We're always looking for new and innovative ways to drive efficiencies and performance for Ford through our media plan,” said Tom Marsden, account director at Mindshare, in a statement. “Not only did this make sense from a campaign point of view, but in terms of implementation and collaboration, we needed something which was quick and easy to activate — avoiding too many media partners and high levels of creative involvement.”

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