How Live Data Delivers 9,640 Different Digital OOH Ad Messages

June 8, 2015 by Dave Haynes


Live data and web services are starting to demonstrate the long-discussed possibilities for hyperlocal digital display screens, with a great example of that being a marketing campaign now running in the UK and built around Microsoft’s Cortana – the Windows phone version of Siri or Google Now.

The agencies behind the campaign created 241 distinct master content templates for digital posters and LED boards, and live data mined from various feeds makes 9,640 different variants of those posters possible.

The campaign is up through the middle of this month on 15 different formats and nine different media owner screens.

Schedules and content are optimized for each screen location, based on:

The campaign is also using live transport data.


Liveposter, which is delivering the  program along with Dentsu Aegis and m:united, says:

To bring Cortana’s intelligent capabilities to life, Microsoft proprietary data services are being used in combination with real-time audience data and data sets specific to each screen and environment to generate constantly-updating, helpful, light hearted and thought-provoking creative content.

Very nice. You will see more and more of this, because it’s an efficient way to create unique content and because we’re going to see a lot more data coming available via Internet of Things devices.

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