As the climax built to the Fifa World Cup 2022 final on 18 December 2022, McDonald’s South Africa ensured fans across the country were kept abreast of the scores in all 64 matches, with dynamic digital out-of-home (DOOH). A first for South Africa, McDonald’s partnered with Primedia Outdoor and Primedia Malls to deliver real-time Fifa World Cup soccer scores on 121 digital screens across the country.
The dynamic, optimised campaign created added fan enthusiasm for McDonald’s and the Fifa World Cup 2022, as commuters and shoppers were thrilled to see the live scores, along with prominent McDonald’s branding, for the month-long Fifa World Cup 2022 campaign.
“Soccer is one of the most watched sports with a powerful following in South Africa, and as one of the primary sponsors of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, we wanted to create a truly unique out-of-home experience, bringing the World Cup to the fans through the use of technology”, said Daniel Padiachy, executive for marketing, supply chain and technology at McDonald's (SA).
With over 1800m2 of digital signage on busy roads, at key commercial commuter nodes and malls, the dynamic campaign enabled McDonald’s South Africa to adapt elements of their DOOH creative in real-time without any manual intervention.
“We were delighted to partner with Primedia Outdoor and Primedia Malls in executing this first-to-market digitally innovative campaign across one of the largest digital out-of-home networks in South Africa, extending the reach of the campaign into various out-of-home environments,” said Paul Clarke, OOH Specialist at OMD. He added, “having this campaign live across multiple screens and environments, ensured McDonald’s South Africa reached audiences at key touchpoints along their daily consumer journey.”
Jorja Wilkins, marketing and marketing services executive at Primedia Outdoor commented on the McDonald’s Live Score campaign: “Dynamic and programmatic opportunities in DOOH enable brands to create a higher level of contextualisation within the out-of-home environments in real-time. At Primedia we constantly look for new and exciting ways to leverage the advancements of technology to deliver unique and memorable outdoor media campaigns that exceed customer expectations. We were extremely pleased with the seamless roll-out of this campaign as it highlighted the infinite opportunities digital out-of-home has to offer.”
About Primedia Outdoor
Primedia Outdoor is an independent premier provider of out of home media solutions in South Africa and 8 other key African markets. A consistent Level 1 BBBEE contributor, Primedia Outdoor is currently the largest wholly South-African owned out of home advertising media specialist that guarantees national outdoor exposure throughout South Africa and high reach into key markets in Africa. With over 15 000 advertising panels across South Africa, and a further 4 000+ panels across 8 other countries in Africa, we offer solutions that drive unprecedented value to advertisers.
Primedia Outdoor provides world class service, technology, and intelligent solutions across entire market spectrums that it operates in. Our full-service offering across these markets ensures that our advertisers are guaranteed exceptional out of home exposure that deliver quantifiable results. Our unparalleled resources in services and intelligence ensures that our customers are navigated seamlessly to solution-based returns of their investments.
Primedia Outdoor delivers out of home opportunities across a fusion of outdoor media platforms and audience targeting solutions. Our product offering includes high-end digital displays across all markets and environments, freeway, and suburban classic billboards, as well as street furniture. The creative canvas possibilities are endless for advertisers to connect with audiences in different environments.
Primedia Outdoors’ state-of-the-art digital out of home assets are fully equipped with dynamic capabilities which deliver engaging and memorable out of home media campaigns that are harnessed by the latest technology. As pioneers of Programmatic digital out of home in Africa, Primedia Outdoor offers solutions to advertisers seeking to pair cross-channel management solutions along the consumers path to purchase journey.