Understanding how consumers use their smartphones is key to how Posterscope plans OOH from a convergence point of view. Our recent partnership with EE embodies this philosophy. In “Retail, Mobile and OOH” we draw on various insights which helped formulate our view on the importance and role of smartphones in today’s retail landscape and how this converges with OOH.
We believe smartphones current role in the UK retail landscape is predominantly one of researching products and services, comparing prices and reading reviews rather than as a sales platform. We argue that the specific act of purchasing for the retail category is still dominated by physical stores in high street, malls and out-of-town locations and smartphones play a key role in driving and influencing these in store sales.