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Age UK turns to geo-targeted billboards to connect with lonely elders

By VJ Media Bureau - November 29, 2016

Age UK has launched a nationwide DOOH campaign to highlight the loneliness faced by some as December rolls around

‘The Drum’ recently featured an Age UK charity campaign titled 'No one should have no one at Christmas' that came in the form of geo-targeted digital posters that draw upon ‘loneliness heat maps’ to show pedestrians how pensioners in their local area are affected by loneliness during the festive season and other times of the year.

Launched earlier this year, the heat maps show the relative risk of loneliness across 32,844 neighbourhoods in England, using data from the 2011 Census and the posters used in the activation reference locally relevant figures to draw attention to the isolation felt by some pensioners; an example of this is the Holloway Head billboard in Birmingham which reads: 'There are 41,000 lonely older people in the West Midlands’ alongside the strapline ‘No one should have no one’ and a call to action to visit Age UK’s website.

The push aims to drive donations, encourage people to volunteer, take action locally and raise public awareness of the issue more broadly. The DOOH activity supports a larger outdoor push and is part of a fully integrated campaign spanning direct response and social media.

Creative production house Grand Visual developed the campaign from repurposed poster artwork, while the drive was planned and booked by Talon and runs across Primesight, Signature and Clear Channel roadside D48 networks.

Courtesy: FEPE International Newsletter


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