Activate launches digital advertising screen business for convenience store operators

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New digital advertising solution

New digital advertising solution

The Activate Solutions Group has launched a digital advertising service called StreetAd and is targeting convenience stores and independent retailers.

StreetAd is a new digital screen business, which will see 46in exterior facing screens appearing in the windows of independent retailers and major convenience store groups across the UK. The service is being trialled in the run up to Christmas, with plans to roll out the network to 10,000 stores.

The screens will carry a mix of targeted community messaging, local service news (such as weather and transport information) a selection of local business advertising and national brand advertising for promoted product ranges within each store. Content will be tailored to each location, giving businesses the opportunity to take advantage of time based services to ensure consumers see the right information at the right time. Onscreen QR codes will drive online traffic and promotion redemption, via advertising creative designed to entice passersby to interact with what they see on the screens.

Activate Group founder and CEO, Mike Cottman, said: “StreetAd will focus on driving sales back to our high streets via convenience stores, which remain the heart and soul of local communities. New technology means we’re now able to provide a level of interaction not previously seen at a local level, giving advertisers and store owners new opportunities and communities a new information platform.

By providing this service we hope to offer independent retailers, wider local businesses and big brands a uniquely measurable interactive advertising platform; that consumers will genuinely find useful and engaging. The Activate Group is proud to launch this new service at the Independent Retail Show.”