Harris Corporation and Digital Display Networks, Inc. Report 7-Eleven TV Network’s Early Advertising Success

Harris CorporationHarris Corporation announced that 7-Eleven TV significantly increased sales and revenue for advertisers across 4,344 stores in its first year of operation — validating the influence that digital out-of-home media has on consumers. The company reported that:

  • Well-known national carbonated beverage brand sales were 17-to-35 percent higher in stores using digital advertising versus non-digital tactics.
  • Targeted Hispanic language advertising resulted in a 21-percent sales increase for a leading national soft drink advertiser.

Meanwhile, the new Nielsen Fourth Screen Report confirms 7-Eleven TV advertisers are reaching targeted demographics and attracting viewers, with approximately 93,500,000 monthly ad exposures. The report arms media buyers with valuable audience metrics on one of the nation’s largest digital out-of-home networks, with targeted impressions rivaling the top four broadcast TV networks.

Key Nielsen study figures include:

  • Large audience shares in key advertising demographics including ages 18-49 (80 percent) and 18-34 (43 percent);
  • Strong advertising recollection, with 68 percent remembering at least one ad; and
  • Strong screen recognition, with 72 percent stopping to view screens — translating to increased customer dwell times in stores.

“The Nielsen Fourth Screen Report data clearly legitimizes the digital out-of-home model as a powerful advertising medium,” said John Watkins, president of ABC National Television Sales.

Darren Mann and David Veckerelli, co-CEO’s of DDN, provide additional perspective on the results: Mann said, “The report proves to both endemic and non-endemic advertisers that we are attracting viewers and reaching a highly sought after demographic.” Veckerelli added, “As a result, the stores are reporting increased consumer dwell times and higher sales. All of this is attributable to the power and impact of in-store digital signage.”

7-Eleven TV broadcasts programming that features entertainment content including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Access Hollywood and G4’s Attack of the Show, and custom, targeted advertising sold through ABC Regional Sports and Entertainment Sales. Harris provides extensive network management capabilities across all store locations. 7-Eleven TV network advertisers include major brands such as Pepsi, Frito Lay, Hershey, ESPN and the California Lottery.

“Digital media is reaching consumers today in more ways than ever, and 7-Eleven TV proves the bottom-line impact for advertisers within the digital out-of-home model,” said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “The Nielsen Fourth Screen Report metrics prove that strong video content and targeted advertising have a powerful influence on in-store sales.”

About Digital Display Networks, Inc.

Digital Display Networks (DDN), www.ddninc.tv, is a digital network provider that creates and installs digital networks, produces and manages all content and administers advertising sales to provide a singular digital signage solution at point of purchase. DDN’s 7-Eleven TV currently airs in over 4,300 7-Eleven convenience stores located in the top DMA’s in the United States, reaching over 93 Million customers each month. DDN was formed by the principals of Explorer TV (www.explorer-tv.com), the nation’s largest in-hotel digital visitor information TV network servicing over 150,000 hotel rooms in major cities in the U.S. and Europe, as well as cruise ships, visitor information centers and airports.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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Source: Harris Corporation