In-Store Advertising
In-Store Advertising: The Proof Is In The Data
In today's competitive retail landscape, capturing consumers' attention is more challenging than ever. However, new data collected by Vibenomics through Suzy Market Research sheds light on the effectiveness of in-store…
May 21, 2024

In today’s competitive retail landscape, capturing consumers’ attention is more challenging than ever. However, new data collected by Vibenomics through Suzy Market Research sheds light on the effectiveness of in-store advertising, particularly in-store audio, in reaching and influencing consumers. This data, gathered in April of 2024, surveyed shoppers of a leading Midwestern supermarket. The sample included men and women, ages 18+, who identified as primary or shared household shoppers. The data revealed the significant impact in-store advertising has on consumer behavior.

In-Store Advertising Captivates Consumers

The data shows that 73% of shoppers noticed the audio played by Vibenomics in-store, while 71% noticed digital displays and screens. This high level of awareness and attentiveness demonstrates the value of in-store advertising for brands and retailers, as it effectively captures consumers’ attention in a busy retail environment.

Further analysis reveals why in-store audio catches shoppers’ attention:

  • 74% of shoppers said it was clear and noticeable.
  • 71% mentioned it informed them about a promotion or sale.
  • 60% found it unique and creative.
  • 58% noted that it introduced them to a new brand or product.
  • 39% said it directed them to where the product was in-store.

These insights highlight how in-store audio effectively engages consumers and drives them to take action.

In-Store Advertising Influences Action

Moreover, the data indicates that in-store advertising prompts action among shoppers. After hearing the ad, 76% of shoppers located the advertised product in the store, and 73% purchased the advertised product or a similar product. This data highlights the persuasive power of in-store advertising to drive sales and influence purchase decisions.

In-Store Advertising Impacts Omnichannel Activity

Interestingly, the impact of in-store advertising extends beyond the physical store. After hearing the audio ads:

  • 67% of shoppers searched for the product on the retailer’s app or website 
  • 60% purchased the product on the retailer’s app or website

This data demonstrates the importance of a cohesive omnichannel marketing approach, where in-store advertising is crucial in driving onsite and offsite engagement.

In-Store Advertising Is Engaging, Memorable, and Persuasive

Furthermore, shoppers find in-store advertising engaging, memorable, and persuasive. The Vibenomics Creative Studios team can be innovative with the audio creative by incorporating catchy jingles, humorous elements, and unique sound effects to capture the shoppers’ attention. 

  • 66% of shoppers indicated that the audio in-store was engaging, while:
    • 65% found it memorable.
    • 64% considered it persuasive.
    • 70% considered it informative.
    • 67% considered it relevant.

These findings underscore the effectiveness of in-store advertising in creating a lasting impression on consumers and influencing their purchasing decisions. By leveraging the power of sensory engagement, retailers can significantly enhance the shopping experience and drive sales.


The data collected by Vibenomics and Suzy Market Research demonstrates the effectiveness of in-store advertising, particularly in-store audio, in engaging consumers and driving sales. With a high level of noticeability, the ability to influence action, impact omnichannel activity, and entertain, inform, and persuade shoppers, in-store advertising emerges as a powerful tool for brands and retailers looking to enhance their marketing efforts. By leveraging the unique advantages of in-store advertising, brands can effectively reach consumers and drive sales.

Getting Started with Vibenomics

Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company, is the leading in-store digital provider with an in-store network that reaches over 170 million monthly unique shoppers and 1 billion monthly shopping visits in the United States. Our platform provides a single, all-in-one retail media network, empowering advertisers to deliver an on-premise experience and connect with consumers via display, audio, and experiential channels.

Ready to elevate your retail media strategy with in-store audio? Click here to engage with Vibenomics today.

Source: Vibenomics In-Store Advertising Suzy Market Research Report, April 2024

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