Out of Home (OOH) is seen by 93% of Australians living in and around the capital cities each and every day.

OOH audiences continue to grow faster than the population, because of increased urbanisation and the channel’s presence in our public spaces where people live, work, and socialise. OOH advertising can now reach 13 million Australians each day, making 57 million trips on a daily basis across Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. 

Measurement of Outdoor Visibility and Exposure (MOVE)

Measurement of Outdoor Visibility and Exposure (MOVE) is Australia’s premier quantitative audience measurement currency for Out of Home media, covering major OOH environments including roadside, airports, rail/bus stations, public transport vehicles (including buses, trains, trams and light rail) and shopping centres.

MOVE simplifies the planning and buying of OOH by producing audience measurement results for any combination of formats or tailored packages. As well as providing results numerically, an inbuilt mapping functionality visually displays the reach of a campaign against the chosen demographic and market(s).

MOVE is the only OOH measurement tool to be endorsed by the Media Federation of Australia and the Australian Association of National Advertisers.

Out of Home audiences are growing faster than the population

How does MOVE work?

The MOVE methodology outlines the process of how accurate audience reach and frequency measures for OOH campaigns are obtained. MOVE uses a top-down approach to measurement that starts with a complete picture of the travel across the total market. From this MOVE extracts the people relevant to each location. An important part of this process involves filtering for actual "eyes on the advertising space" measurements taken from eye-tracking studies.

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MOVE Coverage

MOVE provides audience measurement results for more than 77,500 Out-of-Home advertising faces within the five Primary Coverage Areas (PCA's) of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth (2019 data release). PCA's extend beyond the metropolitan boundaries of each of these cities and match the audience rating areas for television as defined by OZTAM. MOVE users can access 112 target audience demographics to measure their campaigns. The OOH faces MOVE measures fall into one of three environments; Roadside, Transport and Lifestyle/Retail. Each has its own methodology for extracting audience from a common audience base.

Roadside

  • Billboards over 25 square meters, including supersites and spectaculars
  • Billboards 25 square metres and under, including 6x3 posters and 4x6 portraits
  • Bus and tram shelters, kiosks and freestanding units
  • Bus and tram vehicle external faces
  • Phone booths

Transport

  • Railway stations
  • Bus and Tram terminals
  • Bus and tram vehicles, internal faces
  • Domestic and international airport internal faces
  • Airport precinct billboards

Retail/Lifestyle

  • Shopping centre internal faces including entrance signage

Likelihood-to-see (LTS)

MOVE enhances the standard measurement of target audiences Opportunity To See, (OTS) by reporting the active audiences through Likelihood To See (LTS). LTS is a quantitative measure that enables MOVE to account for the traditional passive audience interaction.

LTS accounts for a number of visibility factors; values assigned to either the advertising face itself or the person passing the face within different audience environments. Visibility factors include the individuals’ mode of transportation, speed, and viewing location as well as face metrics such as visual size to the audience and illumination.

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Visibility index (VI)

Likelihood To See (LTS) is the result of applying Visibility Index score(s), known as the VI, to the total audience passing a face. The VI is derived from a number of measured values around the characteristics of the face, the audience mode/time of day and the location environment.  More than 15 years of international and Australian eye tracking studies have been used to provide the visibility research necessary to develop the MOVE system.

The majority of this research has been undertaken by Simon Cooper and Dr Paul Barber who worked on the successful POSTAR audience measurement system for the United Kingdom's outdoor media industry. POSTAR was the first to base its audience measurement results on LTS, or Visibility Adjusted Contact (VAC) as it is known in the UK.

Click here to see a list of VI and OTS factors in MOVE.

Cross-format planning

MOVE has been purpose built to enable media buyers and advertisers to plan their OOH campaigns using any combination of formats. Media buyers can combine published sample packages and bespoke proposals obtained from any outdoor media operator with inventory in the MOVE system. Outdoor media companies selling more than one format can also combine formats as part of their packages. MOVE has inbuilt mapping functionality to visually display the reach of a campaign against the chosen demographic and market(s).

2019 data update

For the ninth consecutive year since the launch of MOVE, Out of Home (OOH) audiences have increased, with the 2019 data update showing an overall audience growth of 2.4%. 

OOH advertising can now reach 13 million Australians each day, making 57 million trips on a daily basis across the five markets measured by MOVE.

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