What is the purpose of billboards

Outdoor advertising

1. Term: Advertising on public streets, squares or in places with a public character that are accessible to a larger audience. Outdoor advertising in the broader sense is all advertising outside of closed spaces, while outdoor advertising in the classic sense is just the poster.

2. Characterization: A decisive feature of outdoor advertising is addressing a large number of people being advertised at the same time or one after the other at a specific location. Outdoor advertising is characterized by high reach and frequency of contact at relatively low costs. However, this requires an activating design, since outdoor advertising competes with a large number of other stimuli.

3. To shape: a) Billposting: most important form of outdoor advertising, differentiation according to size, format and posting location (large area, complete positions, general positions).
b) Continuous advertising: Use of advertising space on fixed advertising media such as house walls, gables, shops.
c) Transport advertising: Use of means of mass transport as mobile advertising media for outdoor advertising (buses, trains, taxis, etc.).
d) Street furniture: City lights, illuminated large areas and pillars; In the case of street furniture, it is often only possible to book networks; for large areas: selection options (regional, municipal) given.
Outdoor advertising is a typical mass medium aimed at a heterogeneous audience, as only geographical segmentation is possible.
e) Ambient media: new plannable outdoor advertising media in different types, shapes and sizes

4. Legal Restrictions: Advertising measures on land and buildings are subject to the state building regulations, which are essentially limited to the defense against events and individual types of advertising (e.g. neon advertising). Restrictions for motor vehicles result from traffic regulations (§§ 33, 46 StVO, § 9 BFStrG) and for advertising on the outside surfaces of taxis (§ 26 BOKraft).