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Rental homes brand Tipi uses Talon’s Ada for data-led Out of Home strategy

Rental homes brand Tipi uses Talon’s Ada For data-Led OOH strategy to boost brand awareness, consideration and trust

Market leading lifestyle-focussed rental homes brand Tipi drives enquiries and leases of its Wembley Park apartments using a sophisticated Out of Home led campaign using behavioural data to find a new and highly bespoke audience.

The Challenge

As a bold new entrant into the UK property rental market, offering homes at the largest single site of build-to-rent homes in the UK, Tipi needed a strategic OOH campaign. The brief was to attract new residents and raise awareness of its apartments in Wembley Park, London’s most exciting new neighbourhood and one of the largest development sites in Europe.

The Solution

Tipi appointed M.i. Media, and partnered with Goodstuff and Talon, to plan and buy its multi-channel advertising activity, seeking to attract enquiries from London’s renters for its aspirational new homes. With Tipi looking to achieve increasingly ambitious lease volumes, Out of Home was identified as the lead medium.

It was imperative that their posters reached and influenced not just a large number of prospective renters but crucially the right calibre of people looking for high quality rental homes like those that Tipi offers.

The first wave of activity featured a large-scale OOH presence spanning 8,000 London Underground sites and 200 bus sides in a broadcast approach to reach over half of London commuters across the capital.

The second, third and fourth phases, however, were developed to focus more specifically on target audiences pinpointed as prime prospects and these incorporated the use of Ada, Talon’s proprietary data management platform. Ada activated billions of device-level audience data points to gain new insights into how affluent London renters move across the capital city and how to reach and engage them effectively whilst on-the-go.

Ada works by transforming raw audience and location data inputs into insights about people’s movements and behaviours, powered by the data-science models developed by Talon’s in-house team.

These models include Ada’s recently launched solutions for the London Underground network, which detects millions of commuter journeys every week and provides new insights about how to effectively target behavioural audiences across this vast public transport network which contains tens of thousands of advertising units.

The Results

All possible Out of Home locations were evaluated on how effectively they reach potential renters on their everyday commuter journeys. The best performing locations were included in an optimised media buy which achieved a 21.3% increase in on-target audience delivery compared to the natural delivery of London Underground ads.

Tipi’s OOH ads produced gains in brand awareness of more than 17 per cent, helping the company to firmly establish itself as a market leader in such a fast growing sector.

However it was the strategic use of Ada that delivered the most interesting results across some of the more difficult to shift brand metrics. A seven per cent increase in emotional engagement with Tipi was reported, thanks to a significant increase in relevancy due to optimisation. Ada planning also drove brand trust which saw a 13 per cent increase along with brand consideration which saw an 11 per cent rise.

The implementation of Ada has transcended OOH’s ability to push metrics across the whole brand funnel, establishing Tipi as a respected brand within the market.

Dominic McVeigh, head of marketing, AcqusitionX at Tipi says: “Using OOH as the lead media channel for Tipi made a significant contribution to our 2019 success, with consideration doubling and hitting a volume of monthly leases that has never been achieved in the Build to Rent industry before. We are delighted with the impact and reach of the campaign and the behavioural insights we learned from Ada have been used to inform our broader multi-channel strategy above and beyond OOH.”

Roy Shepherd, Head of Out of Home & Audio, Goodstuff says: “Out of Home has always been a powerful broadcast medium for delivering awareness and fame. In this instance, raising awareness of Tipi – disruptors within the rental market. But now, thanks to our work with Talon and their Ada platform, it can do so much more.

Behavioural targeting allows for highly focused bursts of activity that drive brand consideration and business outcomes with the ability to identify and quantify exposure to each site, as well as audience post exposure behaviour. This is a real game-changer for the OOH market.”

For further enquiries please contact:
Alix Wood [email protected], UK +44 (0) 7989 068 416, US +1 718 285 3859

About Talon: Talon Outdoor is an independent Out of Home media specialist and a significant player in the Out of Home agency sector with a focus on delivering smarter, creative, technology-led and integrated OOH communications. Combining independence with a collaborative approach, Talon promotes open working between agencies, clients and media partners.

Talon has achieved the Campaign Best Places Number 1 Medium sized UK Company to Work For and has also featured in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, as No. 1 in Best Companies and in LSE’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.

Talon handles the Out of Home media for several of the UK’s leading advertising brands through Omnicom Media Group UK agencies, along with other agencies including AMS Media Group, JAA, Havas Media Group, Goodstuff, Ptarmigan Media and Republic of Media.

Talon has offices in London, Manchester, New York and San Diego, plus several other US cities, and has built an OOH planning and buying network covering US, Europe, Asia and Latin America covering 75 markets.

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