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Advertising in the North West

We know your local audience

Advertise with Exterion Media and your local audience will know you

Exterion Media is the market leader in Outdoor Advertising on transport networks throughout the North West area. 6.9 million people across Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, Lancaster and other towns will see our adverts in the heart of their community.

Exterion Media is responsible for media opportunities on:-

  • 95% of the bus network in the North West area
  • 95% of National Rail stations in the North West area
  • 75% of all rail journeys made in the North West

Unparalleled Coverage in the North West

Exterion Media provides unrivaled access to the North West’s urban audience through our domination of the North West’s bus and rail networks, ensuring that advertisers can place their brand message in front of consumers everyday. We provide advertising opportunities across Northern Rail, Merseyrail, First TransPennine Express and Arriva Trains Wales as well as the main bus operators, including Stagecoach, First and Arriva.

Bus advertising delivers far wider coverage than other local media. A typical four week Bus Rear campaign will reach:-

  • 70% of people in Chester
  • 74% of people in Lancaster
  • 89% of people in Liverpool
  • 91% of people in Manchester

They are also lighter consumers of other traditional media:-

  • 43% are light viewers of ITV1
  • 59% do not listen to any commercial radio
  • 79% do read any regional daily newspaper

Sources: TGI 2014, Office of Rail Regulation, BUSADS

Reach as many local people as possible

We have a dedicated team based in the North West, with in-depth knowledge of how you can reach your local consumers with our media. We will even help put your advert together, with our free design service.

Call 0800 80 85 619 today to speak to your local Account Manager or enter your details into the form on the right and we'll be in touch.

Advertising with Exterion Media on local buses, trains and trams will expose your business to more people than your local newspapers and commercial radio stations combined!

Click on the boxes below to read more about each type of advertising in the North West


  • Why use Bus advertising in the North West?

    Bus advertising in the north west

    3.6 million people in the North West have seen Bus advertising in the past week

    Did you know?

    • The average Bus covers over 700 miles every week, advertising your message to new audiences every day as they make their way around their routes.
    • 86% of people can recall a Bus advert they’ve seen.
    • There are 4,000 bus services entering Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city every day- they go everywhere!

    It’s not just those people on the outside being exposed to Bus advertising. There are a staggering 481 million passenger journeys in the North West every year, with 76% of people thinking Buses are a big part of the community.

    So if you want to be big, be bold and be seen then Bus is right up your street!

    How It Can Work For Your Business

    Advertising on buses case study

    Triangle Shopping Centre – Testimonial

    “Bus advertising has helped increase footfall and brought shoppers into the centre. Outdoor outperformed all the other media, including TV and radio, with over half of people remembering the ads that we had run on Buses. As far as our shopping centre was concerned, Bus advertising hit our campaign objective and succeeded in raising Triangle’s profile in Manchester. Buses also gave the shopping centre a competitive advantage over other Manchester retail locations and helped us stand out from the competition.”

    Michelle Atack, Marketing Manager, Triangle Shopping Centre

  • Advertising on national rail

    114 million passenger journeys were made last year across Northern Rail, Merseyrail, TransPennine Express and Arriva Trains Wales stations in the North West

    The average traveller spends 7 minutes waiting for a train and 13 minutes travelling looking at advertising. National Rail advertising is ideal for call to action campaigns as potential customers have the time to absorb the details of your advert and even dial a number or access a website as they wait. Research shows that the longer consumers spend looking at adverts, the more likely they are to remember and act on them.

    Sources: Northern Rail, Merseyrail, TransPennine Express

    How It Can Work For Your Business

    Advertising on rail case study

    “We chose to use Merseyrail advertising because we needed to create brand awareness. The campaign has had the desired effect and constantly brings in new business for us. Everyone talks to us about our marketing and they love it! The design and production teams were excellent and we are delighted with the finished posters. We will definitely use Merseyrail advertising again and regularly recommend it to other businesses.”

    Suzy Gorman, Practice Director, Ollie & Darsh


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