The Washington, D.C.-based Out-of-Home Advertising Association of America, the trade association serving the out-of-home advertising industry, announces the formation of two new membership committees: the Data Use and Analytics Committee and the Programmatic and Automaton Committee.
The nonprofit says both held their inaugural meetings in New York earlier this fall, and both committees are charged with understanding, evaluating and providing expertise to advance out-of-home advertising technology.
“As the umbrella organization for all things OOH, OAAA works closely with its members to unite the industry around the use of data, analytics, and automation in planning, buying and reporting OOH campaigns,” says OAAA chief marketing officer Stephen Freitas. “These new committees will be active working groups developing best practices to ensure the entire OOH industry speaks with one unified voice when it comes to processes and standardization.”
Initial work for both committees will include the creation of standards, definitions, and protocols for data usage and programmatic exchange within the OOH industry. Education will be another important focus for both committees.
“In order for our media sector to be integrated fully into the digital media ecosystem, it is imperative that OOH have standards, definitions, and protocols around the value represented in digital today,” says James Price, chair of the OAAA Data Use and Analytics Committee, and senior vice president and chief product officer at OUTFRONT Media. “The important work of the committee is establishing these requirements for industry participants, to properly represent the multiple facets of the full value delivered.”
Matt Prohaska, CEO and principal at Prohaska Consulting, adds, “With new advanced resources, marketers can give proper attribution to the impact and effectiveness of digital OOH. We are excited to leverage our five years of programmatic DOOH experience together with OAAA to help level the playing field a bit more and allow for a more, fair data exchange.”
Prohaska Consulting recently joined OAAA as a technology member.