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Intelligent outdoor advertisements

In the course of a university innovation project I am currently working on a idea concerning intelligent outdoor advertisements.

Classical outdoor advertisements (billboards on walls/busses/cabs/etc) have been around for quite a while. Despite small adaptions (e.g. turning 2-3 page panels) on this classical advertisement techniques, existing techniques (GPS, environmental recognition tools) have not been applied.

My business idea consists of the creation of this technique. Advertisements can be specified (light: day/night, time: morning/noon/night, temperature: summer/winter, activity: crowded sidewalk/few people far away/on cabs or busses on their location) and targeted to the current situation or environment of the billboard itself.

I would be very happy to receive some feedback on this. This is my first post on converstaions, so please excuse possible mistakes. I am thankful for any advice!

Topics: advertising

Closing Statement from Moritz Schulz

Thank you very much for you help! I will try to keep you updated with this project. Your input was a great help.

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    Apr 19 2012: Moritz,
    This is a very intriguing idea. I've conducted business in many cities and have noticed that the outdoor advertisements are quite outdated and monotonous. Your idea brings a fresh breath to each advertisement simply based on time of day, etc. For that, I ask: What of the daily commuter? Say a businessman drives to work everyday at 8:00am, and leaves his office at 6:00pm. Based on the location of the advertisement, he may only see those advertisements for a specific season. The ideas behind the rotating-panel billboards (which rotate anywhere from every 10 seconds to 10 minutes) keep the target audience fresh for the time that they are displayed.. something for you to chew on I suppose.

    That being said, I am curious to know if you have ever heard of "Mobile Billboards." They're large, billboard-sized ads on the back of a truck that travel around a major city's busiest intersections all day. It's a fairly new idea. If you could have a variety of trucks with different advertisements on them traveling certain parts of a major city based on time, day, location, and season (as you so suggested), I imagine that that would affect a greater target audience.

    Just my two cents! Hope I helped a bit.

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