BackLite Media Launches Measurement Platform Utilising ‘Big Data’ in the UAE.
BackLite Media, a specialist out-of-home (OOH) outdoor advertising company has partnered with IQ Data to launch BackLite Intelligence, the MENA region’s highly innovative OOH advertising platform to utilize ‘‘big data’ on a local scale.
The finest technology, deployed across BackLite’s whole OOH network, will add exemplary value to advertisers across Dubai and Abu Dhabi with an avant-garde audience measurement data, centered around behavioral data linked to the millions of people who see BackLite’s signs daily.
With the new system ‘BackLite Intelligence’, advertisers will get an advantage to understand who is viewing their content clearly, giving them the insight to find better ways to target the right demographics. It will help in measuring people whereabouts and show the advertisers and brands the right consumer profile to target for their future campaigns.
BackLite Intelligence will leverage over 1.2 billion mobile phone location signals per month within UAE, and map them across their outdoor network, to give advertisers tailored, detailed and inclusive data relating to each campaign. The data includes the viewership of each location by the day and night, key shopping behavior and in-depth demographic information.
Aligned with the smart city vision of the UAE’s leadership, the new technology adopted by BackLite Intelligence will rightly integrate with the outdoor advertising which at present BackLite Media is installing at Sheikh Zayed Road, creating a smooth, fulfilling and enriched advertising experience for all.
The privacy of the audience is safe, while the new system is useful to the advertisers. No personal information like emails or contact number is passed to BackLite Intelligence or its partners. The information collected is GDPR compliant and data collected via a software development kit (SDK) which collects location signals that are installed across many apps.
Bill Fordyce, CEO of BackLite Media, said,
“As the premier OOH media company in the UAE, we are committed to improving accountability and transparency and addressing long-held concerns on audience measurement. The launch of BackLite Intelligence with our partner IQ Data represents a significant milestone for the advertising industry in the region and underscores our commitment to providing the best-in-class technology and solutions to drive the greatest value for our advertisers. By linking this technology with our new digital signs on Sheikh Zayed Road, due to be installed ahead of Expo 2020, we believe the solutions provided by BackLite Intelligence will be a game-changer for our clients, enabling them to gather deeper insights that provide increased clarity for sales and marketing strategies and hard data to fuel better business decision-making.”
Dimitri Metaxas, Co-Founder & CEO of IQ data, said,
“Our partnership with BackLite marks the MENA region’s first-ever Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising measurement platform to utilize Big Data at scale. To ensure its ongoing success, we’ve leveraged over 1.2 billion mobile location signals generated per month within the UAE and mapped them across the entire BackLite OOH network in order to bring new levels of audience measurement and transparency into their products offering. We are excited to be working with an industry leader in BackLite who not only share our enthusiasm for innovation but also a commitment to improve OOH accountability to regional advertisers.”
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