Rapport Wins Media Plan of the Year & Gold Award for ‘NBA Postseason Taking it to the Streets’ Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 8, 2022 – The Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA), the leading trade group representing the entire out of home (OOH) advertising industry, today announced the winners of its annual OOH Media Plan Awards at the 15th annual Ad Club Out-of-Home: Now event in New York. This year’s OOH Media Plan of the Year went to Rapport for its work with the NBA for the 2022 postseason campaign “Taking it to the Streets.”

The first-to-market digital campaign for the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Postseason was rooted in data, technology and social integrations and included storytelling that engaged players, fans, celebrities, and influencers.

The OAAA’s OOH Media Plan Awards were created to recognize the essential role media planning plays in the development of successful OOH campaigns. The award program underscores how the elements of good creative design, thoughtful placement of messages, and proper allocation of budgets unite to produce an outstanding communications strategy.

“Technology and innovation continue to transform the role OOH can play in an omnichannel marketplace,” said Laura Brandes, Group Director, Rapport. “The utilization of programmatic DOOH allowed the NBA to instantaneously activate DOOH screens in Playoff team markets as they advanced, while amplifying their message with localized real-time content. The NBA was the first brand to integrate numerous creative messages at scale across the DOOH ecosystem, in a fully automated capacity – demonstrating the true power of dynamic creative optimization. As a result, a lift was seen across the board in tune-in intent, consideration, awareness, and Finals viewership.”

Juan Colon, Vice President, Media Strategy and Planning at NBA, added “This forward-thinking approach to DOOH allowed the NBA to highlight pivotal moments throughout the Playoffs which helped build excitement and create a must-see factor. It was also a chance to connect with our Fans in a way that was personalized, real-time and larger-than-life.”

Other OAAA OOH Media Plan Awards campaign wins include:

Gold Award Winners

Silver Award Winners

“Our industry continues to demonstrate excellence and innovation and that was clearly evident in this year’s winning campaigns,” said Anna Bager, President and CEO, OAAA. “My congratulations to all of the award winners for their ingenuity, the value they bring to consumers, and the examples they set for all of our members, along with their clients and partners.”

Winners of the OAAA Media Plan of the Year Awards were chosen by a jury of distinguished industry leaders:

  • Ashwini Karandikar, Executive Vice President, Media, Technology, Data, 4A’s
  • Michael Lieberman, CEO, US, Kinetic Worldwide
  • Billy Long, Executive Vice President, OOH Practice, Account Management, Publicis Media
  • Justin Symons, Group Media Director, Project X (PJX)

For a roundup of the winning submissions, visit https://bit.ly/3VXRGkH.

About the OAAA

The Out of Home Advertising Association of America (OAAA) is the national trade association for the entire out of home (OOH) advertising industry. OAAA represents more than 800 members, including leading media companies, advertisers, agencies, ad-tech providers, and suppliers which comprise over 90 percent of the industry. OOH media includes billboards, street furniture, transit, place-based media, and digital formats (DOOH) across every sector of the channel. OAAA is the unifying voice for the industry, the authoritative thought leader, and the passionate advocate for advancing OOH advertising in the United States. The legislative unit of OAAA advocates for the responsible growth of OOH with federal, state, and local government. OAAA-member media companies generously donate over $500 million in public service advertising annually. Founded in 1891, OAAA is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in New York City. For more information, please visit oaaa.org.

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