QMS Go Local First Campaign

Tristan Cotterill

Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) and leading digital outdoor company QMS, have shared results of the first Go Local First campaign, celebrating 50 local businesses from across Australia.

Utilising a dynamic and interactive Digital Out of Home (DOOH) campaign, Go Local First called on Australians to take part in a nationwide call to boast about their favourite local business.

The campaign, developed by Big Red, CT Group and Match & Wood, encouraged locals to share photos of their favourite local business and upload them to https://boastcode.com.au/ for the opportunity to be featured on billboards in the area, and help drive local business support.

Working exclusively with QMS’ Q-Tech capabilities to dynamically serve ad content, Match & Wood were able to connect the Boastcode website via an API plug in and synchronise the submissions being dynamically displayed in their local community within 12-48 hours.

The campaign generated over 200 submissions, and 11 million impressions, with the 50 small businesses featured receiving a total of $1million+ worth of digital large format exposure within their local areas to help increase patronage and support.

Mark McKenzie from Go Local First said, “Small businesses are critical to our way of life in Australia, they help enliven our communities by providing personalised service and access to unique products not available at the large retailers. QMS’ innovative outdoor advertising technology brought Australian small businesses’ unique and diverse nature to the forefront when the sector needed it the most. The innovative technology contributed to the campaign’s success, with those exposed to the ‘Boastcode’ competition 6points more likely to spend at small businesses than those who were not.”

Head of Integrated Planning at Match & Wood, Michael Wretham said, “With the rich variety of content generated via COSBOA’s ‘Boastcode’ competition, we saw an opportunity to meaningfully connect with local communities through the use of cutting edge, bespoke digital outdoor data solutions. QMS were an ideal partner to bring this campaign to life, with their industry leading Q-Tech offering enabling us to dynamically serve contextually relevant messages in real time, across premium digital sites for hyper localised targeting.”

The campaign delivered over 11 million impressions in total* for the 50 businesses supported with the most boasted electorates including:

  • #4670 – Queensland – Hinkler Electorate
  • #2302 – New South Wales – Newcastle Electorate
  • #5000 – South Australia – Adelaide Electorate
  • #5255 – South Australia – Mayo Electorate
  • #5074 – South Australia – Stuart Electorate
  • #4064 – Queensland – Brisbane Electorate

^ QMS Creative Evolution of Digital Out of Home Neuro Study 2021
*MOVE 1.5 February 2022

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