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The Sights and Sounds of Retail Media In-Store

In-Store: Where ‘Shoppable Ads’ Have a Different Meaning

The line between online and in-store shopping is becoming increasingly blurred in today’s digital age. As consumers navigate a world saturated with ads, the key to success is creating advertisements that are not just seen but acted upon. This is where the concept of “shoppable ads” comes into play, transforming ordinary ads into powerful drivers of purchase intent.

But first, what are shoppable ads? Shoppable ads are a form of interactive advertising that allows consumers to make purchases directly from the ad itself. These ads typically feature products or services with clickable links or buttons that take users to a website or app where they can complete the purchase immediately upon viewing. Shoppable ads can appear on various platforms, including social media, websites, and mobile apps. 

In digital advertising, platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and other social channels have revolutionized how brands connect with consumers. With their highly engaging content and targeted approach, these platforms offer a unique opportunity to reach audiences. However, they often fall short of converting these interactions into sales, especially compared to in-store shopping experiences.

In-store digital advertising excels in this aspect, mainly through digital displays and audio. Unlike social media ads, which typically engage consumers while they scroll through their feeds, in-store ads connect with shoppers when they are physically near the product. 

Picture a mother strolling down a grocery store aisle and encountering a digital display ad highlighting a familiar backpack brand she’s been eyeing online. The mother didn’t know that the grocery store would even sell backpacks, but now that the ad brought product awareness, she decided to go to the school supplies aisle and check out the size and quality of the backpack. She’s impressed with the backpack and throws two in her cart for her children! 

What’s special about in-store ads is their ability to prompt consumers into engaging with the promoted product, allowing them to inspect the item’s quality, feel its texture, compare prices, and purchase. This immediate physical interaction and the ability to choose exactly what they want and take it home immediately is the driving force behind why 90% of purchases take place in-store (National Retail Federation).

Similarly, in-store audio advertising adds another layer of engagement, creating a seamless shopping experience. As consumers move through the store, they are accompanied by targeted audio ads that guide them directly toward relevant products and promotions. This audio backdrop enhances the shopping ambiance and prompts consumers to take action, whether trying a new product or taking advantage of a limited-time offer. 

Additionally, audio can reach all four corners of the store, ensuring every consumer gets all these engaging messages. Returning to the mom in the previous example, imagine her pushing her cart down the grocery aisles, focused on her shopping list. Suddenly, she hears a cheerful voiceover promoting back-to-school backpacks over the store’s sound system. It reminds her of the upcoming school season and prompts her to check out the seasonal section. Without this audio ad, she might have overlooked the backpacks entirely. But thanks to the in-store audio ad, she remembers her need for school supplies and makes the purchase then and there!

Vibenomics recently ran a study that found 73% of consumers recalled hearing the in-store audio (Vibenomics Audio In-Store Suzy, April 2024). This highlights the effectiveness of in-store audio advertising in capturing consumer attention and creating a lasting impression, unlike online shoppable ads that may be easily forgotten once the user closes the ad.

In conclusion, while online digital ads have their place in the advertising landscape, in-store digital advertising offers a unique advantage. By reaching consumers when they are closest to the product, in-store ads transform the shopping experience into a truly “shoppable” moment. By harnessing the power of in-store digital advertising, brands can create meaningful connections with consumers and drive real-world sales like never before.

Getting Started with Vibenomics

Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company, is the leading in-store digital provider with a combined in-store network with Stingray Advertising. Our in-store network reaches over 170 million monthly unique shoppers and 1 billion monthly shopping visits in the United States.

Ready to enhance your in-store advertising game with in-store audio? Engage with Vibenomics today and make 2024 a year of unparalleled success for your in-store campaigns.

The New Advertising Powerhouse: In-Store Outperforms Linear TV

In today’s fast-paced digital age, advertisers and brands are constantly seeking innovative ways to capture consumers’ attention and drive sales. Traditional linear TV advertising has long been a staple in marketing strategies. However, a recent study by Merkle suggests that in-store advertising may be the new frontier for reaching and engaging with consumers at scale.

The Rise of In-Store Media

The study reveals that in-store media is now a primary focus for 33% of retailers, up from just 9% in 2022. Physical stores are becoming the go-to for national brands due to fast reach, high attentiveness, and younger audiences.

Outperforming Linear TV

According to the study, in-store advertising has shown remarkable effectiveness in driving online and offline sales, outperforming linear TV advertising in several key metrics. In-store advertising is an attractive option for advertisers looking to maximize their return on investment.

Leveraging In-Store Advertising

Final Thoughts

The study by Merkle highlights the significant potential of in-store advertising as a powerful tool for brands looking to connect with “unreachable” audiences who are no longer easily targeted by traditional ad channels. As the retail media landscape evolves, advertisers should consider allocating more of their budget toward in-store digital advertising to capitalize on this growing trend.

Getting Started with Vibenomics

Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company, is the leading in-store digital provider with a combined in-store network with Stingray Advertising. Our in-store network reaches over 170 million monthly unique shoppers and 1 billion monthly shopping visits in the United States.

Ready to enhance your in-store advertising game with in-store audio? Engage with Vibenomics today and make 2024 a year of unparalleled success for your in-store campaigns.

Vibenomics is Redefining Retail Media

Vibenomics, a pioneer in in-store audio advertising, has teamed up with Microsoft Advertising to transform the retail media landscape. This innovative partnership harnesses Vibenomics‘ expansive network of over 170 million unique monthly shoppers, delivering an efficient, scalable, and easily implementable solution that seamlessly links digital campaigns to physical shopping experiences.

This extensive reach establishes an ideal partnership for collaborating and integrating in-store channels. Vibenomics supplies the hardware, while Microsoft Retail Media handles measurement, offering unified reporting and attribution across channels. This pilot aimed to develop an omnichannel retail media solution that merged onsite and in-store channels.

Unified Solution

Vibenomics collaboration with Microsoft Advertising is a game-changer for several reasons. Firstly, it offers a unified solution for the programmatic deployment of digital and in-store media, complete with robust measurement and attribution capabilities. This approach measures the influence of joint exposure across channels and ensures that brands can effectively track the impact of their campaigns.

Post-Covid Shift

Secondly, in a post-Covid world where brands are reallocating their marketing investments to focus more on in-store sales, programmatic in-store media offers a swift and effective way to reach customers within critical retailers. This shift in strategy highlights the importance of integrating digital and physical marketing efforts to drive sales and enhance the overall customer experience.

No More Disconnect

Another key benefit of this partnership is eliminating the disconnect between brand marketing and in-store consumer behavior. Programmatic in-store media enables brands to launch and adjust campaigns quickly, aligning with the faster timelines of digital media. This agility ensures that brands stay ahead of the competition and capitalize on emerging trends in real-time.

Omnichannel Excellence

Lastly, this partnership sets a new standard for retail media by offering integrated onsite, offsite, and in-store capabilities. This omnichannel approach allows brands to engage with customers at every touchpoint, delivering a seamless and cohesive brand experience across all channels. 

The success of this approach is exemplified in our work with a leading CPG brand, where we achieved remarkable results. By combining onsite, offsite, and in-store strategies, we helped the brand achieve a:

These outcomes underscore the significance of integrating in-store audio with e-commerce as a retail media strategy. The end result is a compelling case for brands looking to enhance their market effectiveness and deliver impactful experiences to their customers.

Final Thoughts

The collaboration between Vibenomics and Microsoft Advertising marks a significant milestone in the evolution of retail media. By leveraging the power of in-store audio advertising and digital marketing tactics, brands can now create more impactful campaigns that drive sales and enhance the overall customer experience.

“We’re excited about collaborating with Microsoft Advertising to bring omnichannel retail media capabilities in-store. Our expertise in infusing in-store audio and display experiences within the broader shopping journey complements Microsoft’s strength in measuring true campaign impact across online and offline touchpoints. This integration demonstrates the vast potential of unifying digital and physical channels to immerse audiences while providing advertisers transparency into what messages inspire action.”

Paul Brenner, SVP of Retail Media and Partnerships at Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company

Getting Started with Vibenomics

Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company, is the leading in-store digital provider with a combined in-store network with Stingray Advertising 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 to connect with consumers via display, audio, and experiential channels. 

Ready to enhance your in-store advertising game with in-store audio? Engage with Vibenomics today and make 2024 a year of unparalleled success for your in-store campaigns.

The Harmonious Blend: How In-Store Audio Advertising Complements In-Store Digital Displays

Advertisers constantly seek innovative ways to capture consumers’ attention in the ever-evolving retail landscape. While visual displays have long been a staple in creating engaging in-store experiences, the synergy with in-store audio advertising has emerged as a powerful combination that elevates the overall impact on consumers’ purchase decisions. 

Imagine entering a store where vibrant digital displays catch your eye, showcasing the latest products and promotions. Now, add another layer to this sensory experience – the subtle yet influential power of in-store audio advertising. Let’s explore how these two elements work in harmony to create a dynamic and immersive environment for shoppers. 

Multi-Sensory Engagement

Visual displays are undeniably effective in conveying information, but audio integration takes engagement to a new level. In-store audio advertising provides a multi-sensory experience, allowing businesses to communicate their brand message through visuals and carefully crafted soundscapes. The combination of sight and sound captivates consumers, making their shopping experience more memorable and enjoyable. 

Reinforcing Brand Identity

While digital displays communicate a brand’s identity visually, in-store audio advertising adds an auditory dimension that reinforces brand recognition. A well-designed audio ad with a distinct voice and brand creative can leave a lasting impression on consumers, helping to establish and strengthen brand identity. Consistency across visual and auditory elements enhances brand recall, fostering a deeper connection with the audience. Vibenomics found that 40% of consumers indicated that in-store audio catches their attention because it’s highlighting a brand they know and trust (Vibenomics Suzy Research Audio In-Store Report, June 2023). 

Information Enhancement

Digital displays excel at presenting product information, but in-store audio advertising serves as a reinforcement mechanism. Imagine a digital display highlighting a new product while a corresponding audio ad provides additional details and directs shoppers to where the product is located in the store. This combination ensures that consumers receive comprehensive information, increases the likelihood of message retention, and in turn, has a great impact on purchase decisions.

Creating Atmosphere & Ambiance

In-store environments are not just about products but about creating an ambiance that resonates with the brand. In-store audio advertising contributes to this by setting the tone, whether it’s through curated music, narrations, or promotional messages. The fitting audio complement to visual displays can create a cohesive atmosphere that aligns with the brand’s personality and enhances the overall consumer experience. 

Call to Action Amplification

Digital displays often incorporate calls to action, encouraging consumers to explore products or take advantage of promotions. In-store audio advertising amplifies these calls to action by adding a persuasive and dynamic element. Whether it’s prompting consumers to try a new product or announcing limited-time offers, combining visual and auditory cues increases the likelihood of customer response. Vibenomics discovered that 41% of consumers indicated that in-store audio catches their attention by introducing them to a new brand/product (Vibenomics Suzy Research Audio In-Store Report, June 2023). 

Final Thoughts

The marriage of in-store audio advertising with in-store digital displays represents a dynamic duo in retail media. By leveraging the strengths of both mediums, businesses can create immersive, memorable experiences that resonate with consumers long after they leave the store. As the retail media landscape continues to evolve, the harmonious blend of audio and visual elements is poised to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of in-store advertising.

Getting Started with Vibenomics 

Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company, is the leading in-store digital provider with a combined in-store network with Stingray Advertising 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 to 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! 

Unwrap Holiday Shopping Trends

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the festive flurry of gift-giving, feasting, and merry-making. Understanding the nuances of holiday shopping behaviors is crucial for retailers aiming to make the most out of this season. 

Vibenomics, in collaboration with Suzy Market Research, has gathered valuable insights into the minds of consumers during this festive period. Let’s explore critical findings from the data and dive into how in-store audio advertising can play a pivotal role in enhancing the holiday shopping experience.

The In-Store Shopping Trend

78% of consumers plan to do their holiday shopping in-store (Vibenomics Suzy Market Research, Oct. 2023). This data point indicates a strong inclination towards the traditional brick-and-mortar shopping experience, emphasizing the importance of optimizing in-store strategies to capture the attention of holiday shoppers. 

Store Preferences

Breaking down the in-store shopping trend further, 36% of consumers plan to do most of their holiday shopping at grocery stores, 31% at dollar and discount stores, and 22% at home improvement stores (Vibenomics Suzy Market Research, Oct. 2023). Understanding these preferences allows retailers to tailor their shopping experiences and brands to adjust their marketing efforts to specific audiences and merchandise accordingly.

Holiday Deal Seekers

Holiday deals are a significant draw for shoppers, with 61% expressing their intent to take advantage of retailer/brand-specific holiday sales (Vibenomics Suzy Market Research, Oct. 2023). This statistic presents an opportunity for retailers to strategically promote their holiday offers and capture the attention of bargain-seeking consumers.

Product Preferences

77% of consumers plan to purchase groceries during the holidays, followed closely by 68% for holiday-themed food/snacks and 54% for adult beverages (Vibenomics Suzy Market Research, Oct. 2023). Retailers can leverage this information to curate unique holiday-themed displays and strategically position products to meet consumer demands.

Factors Influencing Purchases

Regarding decision-making, consumers prioritize price, quality, and promotions/sales. This data emphasizes the importance of offering competitive prices, maintaining high product quality, and effectively communicating promotional offers to sway consumer choices.

The Role of In-Store Audio Advertising

In this landscape of holiday shopping preferences, in-store audio advertising emerges as a powerful tool for retailers. Vibenomics data supports the idea that audio advertising can significantly impact product discovery, brand sales, and overall shopping experience. Here’s how:

Conclusion

As retailers gear up for the holiday rush, understanding the intricacies of shopper behavior is crucial. Vibenomics Suzy Market Research on Holiday Shopping Behaviors provides valuable insights that can guide brands and retailers in tailoring their strategies to meet consumer expectations. By incorporating in-store audio advertising, retailers can elevate the holiday shopping experience, driving sales and creating lasting connections with consumers in this joyous season!

Getting Started with Vibenomics 

Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company, is the leading in-store digital advertising provider with 23,600+ shopping locations in the U.S. Our platform provides a single, all-in-one Retail Media network, empowering advertisers to deliver an on-premise experience and to connect with customers via display, audio and experiential channels. 

Ready to learn how Vibenomics can elevate your Retail Media strategy with in-store audio? Click here to engage with Vibenomics today!

About Suzy Enterprise Market Research 

Suzy Market Research is a comprehensive consumer insights platform seamlessly incorporating AI-driven quantitative and qualitative research and top-tier audiences within a unified research cloud. With the endorsement and trust of more than 500 prominent brands spanning 22 industries, the Suzy platform has solidified its reputation.

In-Store Audio: A Personalized Gateway for Advertisers

In today’s dynamic advertising landscape, capturing consumers’ attention and delivering personalized messaging is the holy grail for brands and advertisers. Enter in-store audio, a powerful and increasingly popular tool changing the game when it comes to reaching consumers in a personalized way. Here’s how in-store audio paves the path for brands and advertisers to connect with their target audience like never before.

1. Captivating the Senses

In-store audio has a unique advantage over other forms of advertising—it engages multiple senses simultaneously. When consumers walk into a store, they’re not just seeing products; they’re hearing messages, too. This sensory experience creates a more immersive and memorable shopping environment. By using carefully crafted audio ads, brands and advertisers can leverage this sensory immersion to capture consumers’ attention right at the point of purchase!

2. Tailored Messaging

One size does not fit all, especially in advertising. In-store audio enables brands and advertisers to tailor their messages to reach and influence a specific consumer. For example, a grocery store that draws many health-conscious shoppers on particular days of the week can utilize in-store audio to highlight health-conscious products when these shoppers are most likely to visit. This degree of customization guarantees that the appropriate message reaches its intended audience at the optimal moment.

3. Real-Time Targeting

In-store audio allows for real-time targeting, which means brands and advertisers can respond quickly to changing conditions and consumer behaviors. For example, during a heatwave, a beverage company can promote its cold drinks through in-store audio, capitalizing on the immediate demand for refreshing beverages. Real-time targeting ensures that advertising efforts are not only personalized but also highly relevant.

4. Building Brand Loyalty

Personalized messaging through in-store audio continues beyond product promotions. Brands can use this medium to engage with consumers more deeply, sharing their brand story, values, and mission. When consumers feel a personal connection with a brand, it fosters a sense of loyalty. This loyalty can lead to repeat purchases and long-term customer relationships. 

Conversely, in-store audio can encourage consumers to purchase a new brand or product. P2PI’s 2023 Engaging Shoppers Report found that 37% of consumers are motivated to discover new products while shopping in-store!

5. Enhancing the Shopping Experience

Consumers today appreciate an individualized and convenient shopping experience. In-store audio contributes to this by offering helpful information, product recommendations, and entertainment while shoppers navigate the aisles. P2PI’s 2023 Engaging Shoppers Report found that four out of five shoppers enjoy seeing or hearing about available products in-store! This enhanced shopping experience not only makes consumers feel valued but also encourages them to spend more time in-store.

Final Thoughts 

In-store audio is a dynamic and versatile medium that empowers brands and advertisers to connect with consumers on a deeply personal level. By engaging multiple senses, tailoring messages, and leveraging real-time targeting, brands can deliver personalized experiences that captivate and convert. Personalization not only increases sales but also fosters long-term brand loyalty, making in-store audio an invaluable asset in the modern advertising toolbox. 

As technology advances, the potential for even more personalized and impactful in-store audio experiences is boundless, offering exciting opportunities for brands and advertisers to leave a lasting impression on their audience.

Getting Started with Vibenomics 

Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company, is the leading in-store digital advertising provider with 23,600+ shopping locations in the U.S. Our platform provides a single, all-in-one Retail Media network, empowering advertisers to deliver an on-premise experience and to connect with customers via display, audio and experiential channels. 

Ready to learn how Vibenomics can elevate your Retail Media strategy with in-store audio? Click here to engage with Vibenomics today!

About Mood Media Company

Mood Media is the world’s leading experiential media company providing music, messaging, digital signage, AV systems and scent. Mood Media’s solutions make every shopping and guest experience more personal and more engaging. Their fully-integrated solutions leverage advanced digital technology, curated and original creative content, and design expertise to deliver meaningful customer experiences that drive sales. Explore Mood Media’s in-store solutions here!

Mastering The Omnichannel Approach with Retail Media

Retail Media has evolved beyond traditional advertising in today’s fast-paced digital landscape. Brands and retailers constantly seek innovative ways to engage consumers across various channels. One strategy that’s gaining immense traction is the omnichannel approach. This approach enhances consumer experiences and drives sales and brand loyalty.

The Rise of Omnichannel Retail

Omnichannel retail is more than just a buzzword; it’s a comprehensive strategy that seamlessly integrates all marketing channels throughout the shopping journey. Brands strive to provide a consistent and unified shopping experience with brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce websites, mobile apps, and social media platforms. 

The Customer-Centric Advantage

A successful omnichannel strategy requires a deep understanding of the modern customer. Today’s consumers are tech-savvy and demand convenience, personalization, and immediate access to information. According to DevPro Journals’ Consumer Product Content Benchmark Report (2022), 81% of consumers expect uniformity in a brand’s product content experience across all touchpoints. Retailers that can meet these expectations are better poised for success.

Critical Elements of a Successful Omnichannel Strategy 

Benefits of a Successful Omnichannel Strategy 

Conclusion

The omnichannel approach is no longer a choice but a necessity for businesses looking to thrive in the digital age. By harnessing customer data, providing seamless shopping experiences, personalizing content, and leveraging real-time analytics, retailers can meet the evolving demands of modern consumers and gain a competitive edge in the retail landscape. It’s time to embrace the omnichannel revolution and unlock the full potential of Retail Media!

Getting Started with Vibenomics 

Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company, is the leading in-store digital advertising provider with 23,600+ shopping locations in the U.S. Our platform provides a single, all-in-one Retail Media network, empowering advertisers to deliver an on-premise experience and to connect with customers via display, audio and experiential channels. 

Ready to unlock the full potential of your omnichannel strategy with Vibenomics’ innovative in-store solutions? Click here to engage with Vibenomics today! 

The Power of Sound: The Importance of Retail Media In-Store

Picture yourself strolling into your local grocery store with a handwritten Labor Day shopping list. As you enter the store and weave through the aisles, a catchy familiar tune fills the air, infusing your shopping journey with energy. Amidst this musical backdrop, an artfully crafted audio ad takes center stage, emanating from the store’s speakers. This clever in-store promotion, perfectly tailored for the upcoming events, captivates your attention and weaves a compelling narrative.

The persuasive allure of the audio ad not only highlights a limited-time discount on an appealing product, but also provides clear directions to their location in an aisle or store department. Intrigued by the offer, you find yourself irresistibly drawn to explore this enticing deal. Although you initially planned for the items on your list, the magnetic pull of the sale convinces you to try a new brand or add an item to your list.

This scenario vividly illustrates the potent impact of sound harnessed through in-store audio. It seamlessly merges auditory engagement with in-store advertising, creating an unparalleled shopping experience.

In the ever-evolving landscape of retail media, where digital advertising tactics are in perpetual flux, a recent study by Vibenomics in June 2023 highlights the paramount importance of in-store audio as a retail media strategy and its remarkable ability to:

In-Store Audio Influences In-Store Purchase Decisions 

Despite the surge in online shopping and virtual stores, an astonishing 96% of consumers continue to explore the physical aisles of brick-and-mortar stores (P2PI Special Report, 2022). Vibenomics’ study reveals that 41% of shoppers make in-store purchases influenced by in-store audio. 

The power of sound to seize attention and guide decisions is undeniably captivating. Remarkably, 46% of shoppers derive joy from these audio advertisements, while an even more substantial 54% find them informative (Vibenomics Suzy Research, June 2023). In-store audio effectively grabs attention by:

In-Store Audio Directs In-Store Shoppers To Advertised Products

In the bustling realm of retail, where every part of the shopper journey  vies for attention, Vibenomics’ study uncovers that in-store audio acts as a seamless conduit, effortlessly guiding shoppers to the products advertised on the shelves.

Notably, in-store audio boasts a 14% higher visibility rate among shoppers compared to displays (Vibenomics Suzy Research, June 2023). This statistic underscores the effectiveness of in-store audio in captivating attention amidst the sensory overload of a retail environment. Unlike displays that might struggle to influence shopper behavior due to limited exposure and engagement, in-store audio emerges as an impactful force at the point of purchase. Key factors contributing to in-store audio’s guidance include:

In-Store Audio Empowers Advertisers to Conquer Brand Indifference

In the realm of shopper choice, where a myriad of brands clamor for attention, Vibenomics’ study reveals that in-store audio enables advertisers to harness brand awareness and ignite new customers as well as loyalty.

Cultivating a unique brand identity is pivotal. In-store audio becomes an invaluable ally, echoing a brand’s values and personality. Whether exuding a cheerful ambiance or a refined demeanor, in-store audio’s attention grabbing message captivates its intended audience. Through in-store audio, advertisers infuse personality and character into their brands.

Final Thoughts

Acknowledging the influence of in-store audio is crucial. The power of sound is a potent force in the realm of consumer shopping.

Getting Started with Vibenomics 

Vibenomics, a Mood Media Company, is the leading in-store digital advertising provider with 23,600+ shopping locations in the U.S. Our platform provides a single, all-in-one retail media network, empowering advertisers  to deliver an on-premise experience and to connect with customers via display, audio and experiential channels. 

Ready to learn how Vibenomics can elevate your Retail Media strategy with in-store audio? Click here to engage with Vibenomics today!

Partnership FAQs

What is the benefit of this collaboration to advertisers?

The collaboration creates national reach, alleviates fragmentation and brings consistency to buying in-store. Our diverse retailer network brings ubiquity to advertisers..

How does this benefit an agency representing the brands?

Brands demand transparency of buying and insights of the results. This collaboration aligns with the rapidly growing Retail Media investments through our extensive shopping audience spanning 25,000+ locations and 800 million monthly shopping visits to answer both of those demands. Enabling campaign activation across retailers and verticals allows agencies to make a buy that creates impact and influence. 

What are the benefits of a joint approach to these networks?

By opening up all networks to both sales teams, we can drive demand for everyone. Alongside the retail media networks own in-store sales efforts, our teams will add national ad spending across the portfolio. This unified approach, including our top-tier turn-key production services and comprehensive reporting, ensures acceleration of how a retailer monetizes in-store audio and display.

As an advertiser, does this expand the reach I have in working with the companies?

While the entire network is ‘accessible’ today, our goal is for all networks to be on a single software platform by early-2024. Notable retail locations within this network include Kroger, Albertsons, CVS, Safeway, Southeastern Grocers, Hy-Vee, Rite Aid, Food Lion, Giant Martin and many more. This gives advertisers a broad reach across diverse retail segments, reaching over 800 million shopping visits monthly, in 25,000+ store locations and more than 10 exposures per month per shopper.

As an advertiser, does this change who I contact / work with?

Each of advertising clients will continue to work directly with a designated account representative and their Ad Ops Lead for customer success. Regardless of which network the brand is running ads on, your single point of contact will remain the same.

As a retailer, what kind of measurement and reported capabilities will I see?

Aside from measurement supported by third-party partners, our measurement options applied to this network include:

What are the capabilities of the software platform being use?

This collaboration offers a platform for brands to connect with their target audience on a large scale through audio in-store, targeting by:

IAB: Opening the doors for in-store digital advertising and display

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has included in-store digital advertising, along with onsite and offsite solutions in its 2023 Retail Media Buyer’s Guide. With U.S. retail media spend projected to increase from $31B in 2021 to $61B in 2024, accounting for over 17% of total U.S. digital ad spending, this growth highlights the vital role of in-store advertising in driving retail media and enhancing consumer engagement.

As in-store shopping continues to attract a larger audience compared to online platforms, the significance of digital retail media ad spending becomes even more apparent. Digital retail media ad spending is estimated to reach $40.81 billion in 2022 — more than triple its pre-pandemic levels — and expected to reach $61.15 billion in 2024. According to Forrester’s 2022 Retail Media Ad Sales Report, experts predict ad revenue growth across retail media networks in the U.S. market will double over the next four years.

By incorporating in-store offerings into their overall Retail Media strategy, retailers enhance the customer experience and enable effective mid-lower funnel advertising, empowering brands to target consumers at a critical point in the buying journey. This approach allows brands to deliver personalized messages that resonate with shoppers, increasing engagement and the likelihood of conversion.

Some effective mid-lower funnel strategies involve retargeting users who have previously interacted with a brand and utilizing dynamic product ads to showcase relevant products or services. These strategies aim to re-engage and remind users of their interest, increasing the chances of conversion and driving sales.

The In-Store digital advertising solutions, as described in the Buyer’s Guide, include multi-touch models and omnichannel strategies, enabling retailers to optimize and assess the effectiveness of in-store digital messaging. This definition reflects the evolving retail landscape in our dynamic “phygital” world, where physical shopping experiences meet innovative technologies to deliver an elevated and interactive consumer journey. 

Mood Media’s acquisition of Vibenomics creates a single point of integration for retail media platforms to access, deliver, measure and evaluate on-premise digital impressions via multi-touch models and omnichannel strategies such as the following:

Brands can tap into the value of retailers’ first-party data to utilize the digital technologies of retail media networks (RMNs) and leverage their in-depth understanding of customer preferences and behavior. The result leads to brands effectively targeting the right customers with their ads and campaigns, maximizing the impact and relevance of their marketing efforts. These innovative in-store strategies can help retailers create a dynamic, immersive environment, captivating shoppers, encouraging interaction and driving sales and customer loyalty.

As the IAB and its members have incorporated in-store digital advertising into the retail media buying landscape, there is a growing demand for modernization from brands seeking simplified and innovative approaches aligned with modern measurement standards.

Embracing the “phygital” shift in our changing ad landscape

The IAB has recognized the importance of in-store digital advertising for retailers and brands who want to engage consumers more effectively at the point of sale. Unlike the traditional, segmented approach, omnichannel strategies integrate onsite, offsite and in-store channels seamlessly, providing customers with a streamlined and cohesive shopping experience. 

This shift towards omnichannel strategies has benefitted retailers, with omnichannel consumers making purchases 70% more frequently. Phygital environments are an advanced iteration of omnichannel retail, combining in-store experiences and the technology of online environments. Brands and retailers must embrace digital solutions and personalized experiences to thrive in the evolving retail landscape. There are various options available for advertisers to capitalize on this trend. For instance, Kroger and Hy-vee have ventured into digital audio in-store to improve the customer experience and increase sales. 

Achieving retail objectives with a dedicated retail media team

Brick-and-mortar retailers should leverage retail media teams to carry out advertising strategies, monetize their physical spaces and enhance their revenue streams. Retail media teams can:

Vibenomics and Mood Media dominate retail media in-store advertising solutions

Vibenomics is a single integration point for retail media platforms to access, deliver and measure in-store digital impressions. With Mood Media’s advanced on-premise digital solutions, Vibenomics offers a turnkey solution – simplifying ad-buying and enhancing retailers’ owners’ management of customer experiences. This strategy equips brands and retailers to maximize and measure the impact of in-store digital messaging via multi-touch models and omnichannel approaches.

Over six years, Vibenomics has helped U.S. retailers increase purchase likelihood by up to 77% using audio in-store advertising. Understanding the needs of brands and retailers, Vibenomics has worked to create a simple solution for managing their owned and operated assets while integrating smoothly with other media in their stores.

Retailers can’t deny the importance of in-store digital advertising. Vibenomics, now within IAB’s 2023 Retail Media Buyer’s Guide, is undeniably positioned to provide retailers with in-store solutions that complement and strengthen the effectiveness of Onsite and Offsite strategies.

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About the Author

Paul Brenner

Vibenomics // Senior Vice President, Retail Media and Partnerships 

With more than 25 years of experience in media & entertainment and advertising technology leadership, Paul Brenner served in several c-suite roles including division President with Emmis Operating Company [NASDAQ:EMMS]. As President of NextRadio/TagStation his work focused on global innovation through FM Chip activations in all smartphones for audience measurement, improved in-car user experiences, and data attribution platforms for all broadcast radio. In 2019, Paul joined Vibenomics as Chief Strategy Officer to help develop the go-to-market strategy for the company’s first-to-market Audio In-Store advertising solution. Following a successful launch, Brenner was promoted to President of Audio OOH to oversee all efforts surrounding revenue-generating activity and related partnerships. After the company’s recent integration with Mood Media, Paul was promoted to SVP of Retail Media and Partnerships, where he works to evangelize and innovate the In-Store segment of Retail Media.

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