Blog Becomes First Brand To Sign Deal With Adbarrier Out Of Home in Ireland

Online insurance brand and its agency BConnected Media have teamed up with Adbarrier to launch the first Out Of Home (OOH) in-carpark display targeting female motorists in Ireland. The €300,000 campaign will run in car parks across Dublin, Limerick, Kildare, Wexford, Kilkenny, Sligo, Galway, Westmeath and Cork until the end of 2019. Becomes First Brand To Sign Deal With Adbarrier Out Of Home in Ireland

The 'Its4Women' brand which provides car, travel and home insurance, has been operating in the insurance market in Ireland for the last ten years. It is one of MCL InsureTech’s flagship brands and has played a key role in MCL InsureTech's handling of over €80m of online car insurance policies and securing approximately 5% of the Irish market.

Stephen Lamb, Director of BConnected Media, MCL InsureTech’s media agency, discusses the campaign:

"We were looking for a unique and innovative Out Of Home advertising solution and Adbarrier provides exactly that. With the backing of almost 150 car parks nationwide and the support of the main car park operators Adbarrier has a reach of over 2 million people per month in Ireland. It offers us a direct route to our target audience of female drivers."

Darren Kelly, Founder, Adbarrier Out Of Home, outlines the concept: “We are a new innovative Irish start up business and the medium is a fresh look for the Out Of Home (OOH) industry.

“Adbarrier Ireland is a dynamic patent pending, data-driven alternative to existing Out Of Home options that offers complete measurability as a cornerstone of its competitive offering. With the first datasets on its use due to be released in Q2, the Adbarrier team see the unique data points it provides as its major selling point.

Mr Kelly continues: “Adbarrier Out Of Home is a high impact and uniquely measurable medium. With the majority of the participating carparks based in shopping centres or near major shopping centres, busy shopping strips, busy suburban car parks, brands have the ability to influence and re-enforce their message that targets a much sought-after sector of consumers both before and after making purchase.

“For both media buying agencies and brands it offers a quality mix across channels and for certain brands will be a key part of their campaigns.”

MCL InsureTech recently launched the its4womenbrand in Northern Ireland, with a £1million advertising and sponsorship campaign. Gary McClarty, Chief Executive of MCL InsureTech, explains how the its4women brand is growing:

"Our unique online insurance proposition has already enabled us to capture around €80million of the motor insurance market in the Republic which equates to nearly one in every twenty vehicles. We intend to replicate this success in Northern Ireland, securing 5% to 10% of the local online car insurance market within 5 years.”