New Study Finds OOH Amplifies All Major Media More than 90 Percent


Nicole Randall
(202) 833-5566
[email protected]

New Study Finds OOH Amplifies All Major Media More than 90 Percent

Digital Video Exposure Boosted Significantly with OOH 

EMBARGO October 21, 2019 (Washington, DC) – In a typical week, out of home advertising (OOH) can amplify the reach of every other major media channel to more than 90 percent, according to a new study conducted by MRI|Simmons. The report, commissioned by the Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA), found OOH adds the greatest reach to heavy users of other media, particularly users of digital video services.

“Audiences exposed to OOH are digitally savvy and on the go. They are receptive to advertising and engage across multiple media,” said OAAA President & CEO Anna Bager. “Adding OOH to a media mix exponentially grows exposure and audience, and this new analysis tells us exactly which media benefit the most.” 

The report found adding OOH to digital video platform advertising amplifies exposure and can double, triple, or quadruple the audience reached:

  • video streaming                                                           +132%
  • TV or movie smartphone/tablet apps                           +226%
  • downloading/streaming on cell or smartphone             +306%
  • mobile video viewing                                                    +340%

Bager added, “The connection between OOH and digital media is undeniable. We are a mobile society constantly connected through our devices; exposure to OOH can boost engagement with those devices and other media.”

The study profiled OOH viewers in general and those with heavy OOH viewership, finding:

  • The general OOH audience represents 93% of adults
  • The general OOH audience spends the most time engaging with mobile phones (13.5 hours), compared to other media channels
  • The heavy OOH audience spends even more time on mobile phones and work PCs
  • The heavy OOH audience has higher levels of education, employment, and household income

The study examined over 22,000 US adults (ages 18 – 64) who had driven or ridden in a car in the past week. The analysis was supplemented by an online study of ad awareness in movie theaters among 2,400 adults (ages 18-64).

The full study is available online for OAAA member access.

To request a copy of the full study, members of the press may contact Nicole Randall at [email protected] or call OAAA at (202) 833-5566.


The Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) is the national trade association for the $8 billion US out of home advertising (OOH) industry, which includes digital out of home (DOOH), and is comprised of billboards, street furniture, transit advertising, and place-based media. 

Comprised of 800+ member media companies, advertisers, agencies, ad-tech providers, and suppliers that represent over 90 percent of the industry. OAAA is a unified voice, an authoritative thought leader, and a passionate advocate that protects, unites, and advances OOH advertising in the United States. 

OAAA-member media companies donate over $500 million in public service advertising annually. Every year, the industry celebrates and rewards OOH creativity via its renowned OBIE Awards ( For more information, please visit