WOO audience measurement initiative to be launchd at EU Forum

WOO EU Forum 2021 - audience measurement

The World Out of Home Organization is set to launch a new audience measurement initiative at its upcoming European Forum on 18 May.

The outdoor ads body said that audience delivery is critical for the development and trading of all media, with credible, transparent and accountable measurement needed by advertisers, buyers and sellers alike.

Audience measurement

With this in mind it’s launching its “Creating Global Guidelines for Out of Home Audience Measurement” initiative at its European Forum next week.

The project will be chaired by Neil Eddleston of Runor Data Consulting, the world leading OOH expert in measuring audiences. 

Eddleston Chaired the original ESOMAR Technical Committee, that created the Global OOH guidelines in 2009. The updated guidelines will be developed on behalf of WOO by industry specialist Gideon Adey of the GUROOH consultancy.

WOO said it is the only global organisation for the collaboration, development and promotion of OOH media. 

It has formed a Technical Committee to include the leading independent OOH audience measurement bodies from 13 countries, across 6 continents, alongside 4 leading international OOH businesses.

The new guidelines will update OOH measurements for the current and future OOH marketplace; provide a framework for the measurement of digital OOH; address the creation of audience data for automated trading; and the development of cross-media measurement techniques.

“It’s vital that the OOH industry continues the development of world class audience measurement to compete with other data-heavy media for local and global ad spending”, Eddleston said. 

“Out of Home has an amazing record of delivering excellent results for advertisers but we need the up-to-date ammunition to make our case most effectively.”

The European Forum will be free to all WOO members, but non-members will also be able to register for €150 Euros.