Increased exposure to LU ads lead to high recall towards newspaper brand


The Challenge

The London Underground is core to the newspaper's distribution network and is engrained in the tube commuter experience. The newspaper wanted to continue to be perceived as helping people enjoy their commute and to increase brand consideration and brand loyalty.

The Execution

In September 2015, the newspaper ran a high impact advertising campaign across the London Underground; around the stations and inside tube carriages.  
In order to capture the effectiveness of this campaign, we measured key campaign metrics, in association with Dipsticks Research. The sample consisted of 750 respondents, all ABC1. The test group was composed of people living in London,18-44 year olds (primary audience) & people aged 45+ (secondary audience).

The Results

Prolonged exposure increased ad awareness for the newspaper. This proved that an ‘always on’ approach was highly effective for this campaign. With different variations of creative, the newspaper ads were perceived as interesting and engaging overall, increasing positivity towards the adverts. 

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Ad recall

84% of frequent tube users recalled the ads


70% of all London respondents that recalled the advertising saw it at least once a week

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