Ocean’s XL Network launches with Jaguar campaign


Out of home ad firm Ocean Outdoor has launched the XL Network, its next generation super-sized, connected DOOH roadside screens.

The new installations are at least 1.5 times larger than a standard 48-sheet.

XL Network launch partner 

Jaguar Land Rover is the launch partner with a campaign breaking across 13 of the screens in four cities (Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester) from Monday, March 9.

The new campaign promotes the Range Rover Velar.

So far, the network includes six screens in Glasgow, one in Edinburgh; four in Birmingham and two in Manchester; with more screens to follow.

Ocean has developed the XL Network based on insights from its neuroscience research studies.

These correlate impactful creative advertising on large format DOOH screens with long term memory encoding and subsequent purchase behaviour.

Powered by Ocean’s live delivery platform, the XL Network is a flexible, data driven channel which draws on live weather, temperature and traffic information to trigger environmental and contextual content.

Advertisers can also deploy Ocean’s proprietary vehicle detection technology (VDT) to activate content tailored to the specific make and model of the car for optimised and more targeted messaging.

Premium inventory 

Ocean joint managing director Phil Hall said: “Most people living outside of London commute by car and with the number of journeys they make growing year on year, premium inventory on key routes in these five cities becomes even more relevant.

Great content deserves great screens. Ocean’s neuroscience research programme confirms that large sites deliver on length of visibility, size and scale. This drives impact beyond simple initial viewing alone.

“It delivers increased audience attention, desirability and emotional response, influencing long-term memory encoding and subsequent purchase behaviour.”