Nielsen Media Research to Adspace: People are Watching!

Adspace Networks Reveals Nielsen Media Research Data Showing 47 Percent of

Mall Shoppers Watch Adspace's Smart Screens

Jul 17, 2007, 01:00 ET from Adspace Networks

    NEW YORK, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly half of mall shoppers (47
 percent) viewed content provided on the Adspace Mall Network(1) and, of
 those viewers, 34 percent had an average recall(2) of specific ads they saw
 on the network, revealed a new study by Nielsen Media Research.
     Adspace Networks, owner of the largest in-mall digital video
 advertising network in the country and leader in out-of-home digital
 networks, commissioned Nielsen Media Research to measure the percentage of
 mall visitors viewing their Smart Screens, including each viewer's
 frequency and duration.
     The network runs programming on its Smart Screens called Today's Top
 Ten - - which show the 10 best deals in the mall each week. Over 250
 participating retailers now submit their best deals for a chance to be
 selected by Adspace for a free spot on the network. The Today's Top Ten
 spots are then incorporated within a six-minute loop of both local and
 national advertising content.
     The results show that shoppers viewed the Smart Screens an average of
 3.3 times per visit with an average total viewing time of 1.9 minutes (or
 114 seconds). During that time, the average length of each view is 34
 seconds. With advertisements on the "Smart Screens" lasting 10-15 seconds,
 each shopper sees nearly three spots per view. By the end of their mall
 trip, viewers of the Smart Screens will have seen nearly 10 spots on the
     Teens were even more likely to watch the Smart Screens (57 percent) and
 devoted more time to doing so. Teens 12-17 viewed the Smart Screens an
 average of 5.5 times per visit with an average viewing time of 2.2 minutes
 (or 132 seconds).
     Additional findings include:
      -- Seventy-seven percent of Adspace viewers agree(3) that the Smart
         Screens are a good thing for malls to offer their customers;
      -- Seventy-one percent agree that the programming and advertising is
      -- Sixty-five percent agree they enjoy having the Smart Screens available
         to check stores with sales; and
      -- Eighty percent of all mall shoppers reported they would look at,
         watch, or listen to the Smart Screens on their next visit to the mall.
     "The media planning and buying community holds new media to a
 particularly high standard of proof of performance, and Nielsen is the gold
 standard of media measurement," said Bill Ketcham, executive vice
 president, CMO, Adspace Networks. "As one of the first digital out-of-home
 mall networks to commit ourselves to Nielsen measurement, we are setting a
 new standard for our industry. These data provides the media community
 confidence to make a media buy with Adspace and take advantage of its
 ability to reach a highly engaged audience very efficiently."
     "The release of the new Nielsen study brings an added dimension of
 accountability and ROI to Adspace, which should make any advertiser feel
 more confident in this medium," said Brian Ludwick, vice president, media
 planning director, Carat. "We were particularly impressed with the data on
 frequency of viewing among teens, because it exceeded even our
 expectations. There aren't many ways left that allow us to reach our target
 an average of five times in a single visit, but this is one of them. Teens
 are finding compelling reasons to return to the Adspace screens multiple
 times, and this helps confirm why it has always been an effective buy for
 our teen-focused clients such as Nickelodeon and MTV."
     Nielsen Media Research's New Media Services fielded intercept
 interviews and enumeration counts for a statistical probability sample of
 affiliated Adspace Mall Network malls(4), dates and dayparts. During a
 28-day measurement interval of April 3-30, 2007, traffic counting and
 interviewing took place in six different network malls across 18 dayparts.
 Intercept interviews were completed with 610 mall visitors 12 years of age
 or older as they exited mall corridors through outer mall exits or anchor
     About Adspace Networks, Inc
     Adspace Networks, Inc. owns and operates the Adspace Mall Network, the
 largest in-mall digital video advertising network in the country. Currently
 located throughout 75 upscale malls across the United States, the network
 consists of over 900, eight-foot-tall plasma screens -- called "Smart
 Screens." The Smart Screen displays show programming which combines a mix
 of the top ten sale items in the mall, mall events, and local and national
 advertising. The network reaches over 75 million affluent (source:
 Directory of Major Malls(R)) consumers each month, and is particularly
 effective at reaching teens, young adults, and women. Adspace is also a
 charter member of the Out-of-Home Video Advertising Bureau (OVAB), an
 organization that will help provide standards and best practices for the
 burgeoning out-of-home video advertising industry.
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     This document is available on the KCSA Worldwide Website at
      (1)Mall shoppers are persons 12+ who visited the mall corridors or food
         court; viewers are persons 12+ who glanced at, watched or listened to
         the Adspace Smart Screens.
      (2)Three ad average (net unaided/aided/photo-prompted recall)
      (3)Strongly + Somewhat Agreement based on a five-point scale
      (4)Sample malls were selected from the 14 total affiliated malls where
         mall management agreed to allow interviewing on the property.
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