Today, Edison Interactive, a CMS focused on connected devices, announced that Vistar Media is integrating with a platform they developed in order to bring ads to displays in golf carts. The platform – called Shark Experience presented by Verizon – will run ads bought programmatically through Vistar Media.
Shark Experience presented by Verizon was developed in collaboration with golf legend Greg Norman (aka The Shark) and golf cart maker Club Car. The interactive car experience offers tips, streaming music, sports tickers, dynamic yardage and other enhancements to a round of golf.
Golfers who use this on-course experience average 4.5 hours per round and spend 60% of that time in the car. This translates into a projected 4 billion ad impressions in 2022, according to a company release.
Why we care. The digital transformation of out-of-home (DOOH) includes more than just public streets and malls. Vistar Media, whose ecosystem includes a DSP, SSP and ad serving software, also recently partnered with Uber OOH to provide ad experiences in cars.
Other spaces are more exclusive and require the highest quality content to avoid being intrusive. The different kinds of content on this specific platform work to make the experience immersive and enhanced, and similarly the ads have to fit well, because they too are part of the experience. For high-end brands and categories, the ability to access inventory programmatically to advertise to golfers while they’re out on the links is likely new territory to be considered by marketers.
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