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Companies are making it easier for brands to plaster their ads on the sides of Ubers and Lyfts. While going back to the office has gotten a mixed response, few miss the commute. But brands miss inserting themselves into our rush hour, plastering their ads on subways, highways, or in Times Square, in hopes of capturing those barely opened eyeballs. 

Digital signage is not a new concept. It has been around for many years, mainly in the form of LCD and LED screens and billboards. Digital signage is already a powerful tool used to promote business, display messages, and advertise brands. However, as AI develops and becomes more accessible, digital signage is taken to a whole new level by making it interactive and more attractive.

Brick-and-mortar retailers were among those hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic. Last spring, stores across the globe closed as a result of widespread lockdown measures, causing a decrease in both overall in-store traffic and revenue. But it wasn’t all negative: Some retailers viewed the crisis as an opportunity to adapt to changing customer needs by accelerating their digital transformations and enhancing their brick-and-mortar store and online operations.

In order to craft an omnichannel experience, you have to consider multiple types of solutions, such as ATMs, kiosks, digital signage, apps and others and whether they will work for your business. But you also should consider how those devices can work together to boost the customer experience and ROI.

The Out-of-Home advertising industry is recovering from the initial blow of COVID-19, much like many others. But while the pandemic has slowed its growth as an industry, it drove more attention on the programmatic side of it. Before we dive into just how programmatic Out-of-Home may have accelerated through COVID-19, and how it might prove helpful on the road to recovery, we first define what it is.