OneScreen.ai, a marketplace provider for buying and selling out-of-home (OOH) advertising, has launched a comprehensive public directory of OOH advertising inventory with more than 3,200 providers, including media companies, vendors and agencies.
According to a news release announcing the launch, the directory comprises more than 864,000 media listings across a variety of categories, including billboards, taxi toppers, LED trucks, street furniture and transit signage, in 340 different formats.
The rapid rise of OOH advertising has been met with some challenges, including making it difficult for marketers to manage inventory and long sales cycles manually. OneScreen.ai’s directory aims to alleviate some of those pain points by offering searchable listings and a suite of free tools to manage inventory in one place, accelerate sales conversations and increase discoverability by potential buyers.
“Building and deploying this exhaustive directory is the genesis to ensuring everyone can easily and openly buy or sell OOH ads,” said Sam Mallikarjunan, co-founder and CEO of OneScreen.ai, in the release. “While other directories exist in the OOH space, none are democratized — completely open and public, without a third party intermediating to keep sellers from interacting with buyers. Now, that is no longer the case. … Our mission is to continue working collaboratively with industry friends and partners to even further accelerate the success of OOH.”
Media owners can upload, edit and sell their inventory directly from their listing in the directory. Some free tools include campaign building, embeddable maps and invoicing intended to make their inventory more accessible, discoverable and easier for marketers to buy.