A standardized poster format, typically measuring 10’5" x 22’8".
A standardized poster format, typically measuring 6’ x 12’.
The number of units required to achieve a desired GRP level in a market. Traditional poster panel showings consist of a quantity of illuminated and non-illuminated displays
The distance measured along the line of travel from the point where an advertising unit first becomes fully visible to the point where the copy is no longer readable.
Large format advertising displays intended for viewing from extended distances, generally more than 50 feet. Billboard displays include, but not limited to: 30-sheet posters, 8-sheet posters, vinyl-wrapped posters, bulletins, wall murals and stadium/arena signage.
Display area which extends beyond the Live Copy Area, often to the edge of the finished size.
The largest standardized outdoor format, typically measuring 14’ x 48’ in overall size. Sold either as permanent displays or in rotary packages.
A specified period of time when a contract can be terminated.
Height of the largest letter that can be displayed on a message center; height of a seven-pixel high character according to center-to-center spacing (e.g., 3.0" center-to-center spacing x 7 pixels = 21" character height).
The process of selecting and scheduling individual unit locations to maximize outdoor advertising objectives.
A measurement of traffic volume in a market.
The elimination of gaps in a media schedule by maximizing the duration of a campaign, ideally 52 weeks.
The sharing of advertising costs between a manufacturer and distributor or dealer.
Artwork displayed on an outdoor unit.
The viewing area on an outdoor unit.
The boundaries of a market, the percentage of a county or counties exposed to an outdoor advertising campaign or the reach of the panels purchased.
CPM - Cost Per Thousand
The cost of reaching one thousand advertising exposure opportunities in a market.
CPP - Cost per Gross Ratings Point
The cost of advertising exposure opportunities that equal one gross rating point in a market or one percent of the population.
Detailed marketing objectives that pertain to the design of an outdoor campaign.
Also called DEC. The estimated number of persons passing an outdoor location on an average day.
DEC - Daily Effective Circulation
The average number of persons passing and potentially exposed to an advertising display for either 12 hours (unilluminated - 6:00am to 6:00pm) or 18 hours (illuminated - 6:00am to 12:00 midnight).
Audience breakdowns based on various characteristics such as age, sex, income and education.
The interval of exposure when an outdoor advertising campaign is viewed.
The strategic placement of outdoor units across a market.
The degree of value delivered to an audience relative to its space cost. Usually expressed as either CPM (cost per thousand) or CPP (cost per gross rating point).
Letters, figures, mechanical devices or lighting that is attached to the face of an outdoor unit to create a special effect.
The reasonable opportunities for advertising to be seen and read.
An area of copy made as a cut out that falls outside the basic restraints of a bulletin or premiere panel face.
The surface area on an outdoor unit where advertising copy is displayed. A structure may have more than one face.
The cardinal direction that an outdoor unit faces. As an example, a north facing bulletin is viewed by vehicles traveling south.
Poster paper unattached or torn from a bulletin or poster panel face.
The length of an advertising campaign, sometimes divided into distinct segments over the course of weeks.
The average number of times an individual has the opportunity to see an advertising message during a defined period of time. Frequency in outdoor advertising is typically measured over a four week period.
The sum of impressions registered against a target audience based on a GRP level of days or weeks in a schedule.
GRP - Gross Rating Point
The total number of impressions delivered by a media schedule expressed as a percentage of a market population. One rating point represents a circulation equal to 1% of the market population.
An outdoor unit equipped with lighting that provides night time illumination of an advertising message, usually from dusk until midnight.
The number of people who have an opportunity to see an ad in a given period of time.
Line of sight
The simultaneous viewing of more than one outdoor unit.
A listing of all locations included in a specific outdoor program.
The combination of media types used together to meet the objectives of a media plan.
The total number of persons within the target audience exposed to the advertising schedule, often expressed as a percentage.
The traffic counts taken from official (governmental) sources such as city, state or county departments of transportation.
A sign that advertises products or services that are not sold, produced, manufactured or furnished on the property where the sign is located. An outdoor display is an off-premise sign.
A sign that advertises products or services that are sold, produced, manufactured or furnished on the property where the sign is located.
OOH - Out Of Home
All advertising specifically intended to reach consumers outside the home.
The term refers to any form of media that carries advertising messages to consumer audiences outside the home. Outdoor products are divided among four primary categories: billboards, street furniture, transit and alternative media.
The continuation of an outdoor advertising program beyond a contracted period. An override, if offered by an outdoor company, is provided at no additional cost to an advertiser.
A bulletin that remains permanently located at a specified site throughout the term of a contract, usually for long periods. A permanent bulletin program can build strong brand recognition in specific market areas.
All the outdoor advertising units in a market that are operated by a single company. Sometimes the term refers to the outdoor company itself.
An outdoor unit that can accommodate 30-sheet or 8-sheet poster displays.
The date when a poster program is scheduled to commence. A five day leeway is customary.
Detailed directions provided to an outdoor company by an advertiser or agency assigning specific copy to specific locations.
A window of five working days after a scheduled posting date in which all contracted locations can be posted without penalty.
A standardized display format, typically measuring 12’ 3" x 24’ 6" in overall size. Premiere panel units offer the impact of a bulletin by utilizing a single vinyl face stretched over a standard 30-sheet poster panel.
An in-market field check of available panels to determine locations for a specific GRP/showing.
Certification by an outdoor company that contracted advertising services has been rendered.
The approximate percentage of a target audience’s population which will be potentially exposed to an advertising message at least once during a specified period of time. Reach is normally measured over four week periods.
The physical inspection of the units that comprise an outdoor program in a market - either pre-buy or post-buy.
A standardized 14’ x 48’ bulletin moved to different locations in a market at fixed intervals, usually every 60 or 90 days, to achieve greater reach in the market.
A level of delivery that directly relates to the population of the market. Typical showing levels are: #100, #75, #50 and #25 GPR/Showings. The number of panels involved in an actual showing varies by market depending on the total market population and the average DEC of the market’s inventory.
Any structure used to display information regarding a product or service. An outdoor unit is a sign.
An adhesive strip that is used to cover a portion of copy displayed on an outdoor unit.
A bulletin that is usually larger than 14’ x 48’ and is positioned at a prime location in a market. A spectacular often utilizes special embellishments.
A map showing all locations included in a specific outdoor program.
Outdoor units constructed in accordance with the specifications established by the OAAA.
Major streets in towns or cities that carry a heavy flow of vehicular traffic.
TRP - Total Rating Point
Also called GRP (Gross Rating Point). The term refers to the total number of impressions delivered by a media schedule expressed as a percentage of a market population.
An outdoor unit that has not been equipped with lighting for nighttime illumination of an advertising message. The DEC for an un-illuminated unit is calculated using a 12 hour viewing period.
Any outdoor advertising display.
A single-sheet substrate on which an advertising message is rendered by computer production. Vinyl is primarily used on the face of bulletins & Premiere products
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