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Digital Out of Home advertising market could be worth over US$50 billion by 2026

Digital Out of Home advertising market could be worth over US$50 billion by 2026

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New research from Alfi reveals 95% of advertising executives expect the Digital Out of Home (DOOH) advertising sector to grow over the next two years, with 51% anticipating dramatic expansion.

At the end of 2020, the DOOH advertising market was estimated to be worth US$41.06 billion, but by 2026, nearly two out of three (65%) advertising executives interviewed predict this will rise to between US$50 billion and US$55 billion. A further 16% expect it to be worth between US$55 billion and US$60 billion, and 14% estimate it will be even bigger.

Out of Home (OOH) advertising is traditional (i.e., non-digital and non-programmatic) outdoor advertising, targeting consumers when they are in public places, commuting to work or for example, in specific commercial locations. DOOH advertising is OOH powered by technology that provides a number of features including tracking, retargeting, personalising of adverts and greater attribution and measurement of campaigns.

Alfi, an AI enterprise SaaS platform company powering computer vision with Machine Learning models to allow content publishers and brand owners to deliver interactive, intelligent information without violating user privacy, commissioned research with senior advertising executives across the US, UK, France, Germany and Asia.

In terms of how advertising spend on DOOH will change between now and 2026, 50% of respondents anticipate it will rise dramatically and a further 40% expect it to increase slightly. 

The main reason for this growth is that there will be a bigger general spend on digital advertising – the view of 66% of senior advertising professionals interviewed.

This was followed by 62% who said advances in technology mean that DOOH advertising will be able to provide even more analysis around campaigns run on them. Other reasons given for the anticipated increased spend include the general growing focus on evaluating advertising campaigns and the strength of the DOOH market here, and a rapid increase in the number of advertising digital screens being rolled out.

Kevin Buchler, Vice President – UK Operations, Alfi, said: “There is little doubt that the DOOH advertising market is enjoying strong growth. Society, as a whole, is becoming increasingly digitised, and the advertising sector is looking to make greater use of technology to deliver stronger, more personalised and effective campaigns and greater transparency around results. The unique qualities of DOOH advertising in meeting these trends helps to explain why the sector is enjoying such strong growth.”

Alfi provides data rich reporting functionality that informs the advertisers that someone viewed their ad, the number of views and each viewer’s reaction to the ad. Advertisers are increasingly demanding improved performance and capabilities from the ad technology they utilise. Alfi delivers for advertisers with analytics, accountability, transparency, proof of engagement and actual impressions.

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