Annual @OMA_Australia Report Reflects A United Industry

Tristan Cotterill

The Australian Outdoor Media Association (OMA) this week released its 2021 Annual Report, which highlights initiatives that have unified the industry, as well as highlighting its continued commitment to support communities using Out of Home media.

OMA CEO Charmaine Moldrich said “In 2021, we took Michelle Obama’s quote as our guiding light: ‘People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.’ We came together in our first-ever OUT-FRONT introducing three major undertakings: our updated audience measurement system MOVE 1.5 with the Neuro Impact Factor, the new industry standards, and our goal to be carbon neutral in 2022”.

Two initiatives have since been launched: MOVE 1.5 includes measurement for digital signs using visibility of the sign, length of dwell of the sign, the length of audience dwell in all OOH environments, and The Neuro Impact Factor (NIF). The NIF adds an extra dimension to MOVE 1.5’s reach and frequency scores, and is a world-first, qualitative metric based on neuroscience, showing the impact of campaigns run on classic and digital signs.

Introducing an industry standard provides planners and buyers greater clarity defining agreed criteria for terminology, geography, screen ratios, insertion orders, and transacting using the currency by Share of Time, making it easier to meet campaign objectives.

The report highlights another milestone achievement in 2021: The first healthy eating campaign in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health. This initiative is part of the OMA’s National Health and Wellbeing Policy, put in place to support government efforts to curtail the issue of overweight and obesity. The Add an extra handful of veggies campaign, valued at $3.2M, reached 9.4M people. Of the parents who recalled seeing the campaign, 80% said they were encouraged to make healthier choices for their children’s meals.

Charmain added “Our signs have the power to influence positive behavioural change and we recognise it is our responsibility to use this power for good. Acting as public noticeboards in our cities and communities, our signs broadcast important public health, safety and wellbeing messages while also being a canvas for inspired advertisers and creatives. In total, OMA members donated free media space and services valued at $123M, supporting more than 160 not-for-profit organisations including arts, sports, and charities nationally in 2021”.

The report highlights that 2021 saw the most significant growth in OMA membership with 10 new members joining the Association, bringing the OMA closer to representing 100 per cent of the industry.

Click here to view or download the OMA Annual Report 2021.

MOVE 2.0 will be launched in 2024.

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