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Northern Ireland’s High Street Voucher Scheme: An Opportunity with Insight at Heart

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What is the NI High Street Voucher Scheme?

The High Street Voucher Scheme forms part of Northern Ireland’s Economic Recovery Action Plan. It is a stimulus scheme which will give a welcome boost to high streets hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Up to 1.4 million people will have an extra £100 each to spend in physical businesses rather than online. 


The scheme officially launches on 27th September 2021 with voucher redemption taking place from 4th October through to 30th November 2021.

What does it have to do with outdoor advertising?

At Exterion Media we are always on the lookout for exciting opportunities that compliment outdoor advertising, and the Northern Ireland High Street Voucher Scheme is one of those great opportunities. 


On this page we want to show you how you can harness the power of outdoor advertising during the voucher scheme – even if your business isn’t set to benefit directly from voucher spend or redemption.


We place insight at the heart of everything we do. We believe that the key to delivering an effective campaign for you is by understanding our audience (and yours!). That’s why you’ll see insights and research from the outdoor advertising audience throughout (crowdsourced from our online research community,


The Outdoor Audience: Scheme Sentiment

NI High Street Voucher Scheme

Opportunity 1: Audience increases drive even greater value for money 

With vouchers valid at ‘bricks and mortar’ stores only, it is anticipated that outdoor audiences and footfall in malls, high streets and town and city centres (all places where we have outdoor advertising solutions) will experience considerable growth throughout the scheme.


This is a great time for brands and businesses of all types to benefit from outdoor advertising, it’s growing audience, and even greater value for money - regardless of a need to obtain a share of the voucher scheme redemption value.


70% say the scheme will encourage them to go out and visit physical businesses with 84% applying for the voucher scheme as soon as it is available
Source: Aug 2021

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Opportunity 2: Use outdoor as the platform to secure your share of spend

The scheme represents a huge cash injection into the local economy with many businesses across Northern Ireland set to benefit.


Using outdoor advertising during the scheme can help keep your business front-of-mind and communicate in immediate proximity as consumers are making spending decisions and taking action, ensuring your business achieves a share of voucher spend.


National chains and multiples will not be excluded from the scheme which provides even more reason to engage consumers, educate on the benefits of spending locally and appeal for support and a share of the voucher scheme spend.


Over half want to see local businesses advertise throughout the scheme to give them ideas and inspiration about where to spend their voucher – rising to over 64% amongst those living in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry!
Source: Aug 2021

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When to use Outdoor advertising during the scheme?

We’ve created a handy infographic that shows the Outdoor advertising cycles that fall in line with the Northern Ireland High Street Voucher Scheme. You can download it here. Remember! We also have lots of digital advertising opportunities that don’t need to follow traditional outdoor advertising 2-week cycles. With our digital advertising opportunities, you can choose the days of week, times of day and more to suit your specific needs!

NI High Street Voucher Scheme

Looking for more information, ideas, and inspiration?

We’re bursting with ideas on how you can harness the power of the Northern Ireland High Street Voucher Scheme. Far too many to show here.


To arrange a face to face or virtual meeting, or to have a copy of the presentation emailed to you, please get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you.

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