JC Decaux launches program to provide start-ups with OOH services

JC Decaux has launched Nuture, a program to provide start-up businesses with out-of-home and marketing services.

The announcement:

Leading Out-of-Home advertising company JCDecaux has launched its Nurture program, which empowers enterprising businesses of tomorrow, by giving them a voice in the real world today. The program provides start-ups with visibility and awareness in communities across Australia via the impact of Out-of-Home media, backed by tailored campaign support and marketing services.

At a time of heightened competition for attention, it is critical businesses find channels that effectively reach new audiences. Out-of-Home campaigns build brand trust and legitimacy in the real world, with audiences at scale. The power of the channel, supported by JCDecaux’s unrivalled understanding of how to plan, buy and design an effective Out-of-Home campaign, is why the Nurture program will be so powerful for start-ups across Australia and New Zealand.

JCDecaux Nurture kicks off with a collaboration with Amazon Launchpad, a program that showcases innovative products and emerging brands in the Amazon marketplace.

JCDecaux will support Amazon Launchpad in 2021 by providing each of its five grant winners with a dedicated Out-of-Home advertising campaign to give each brand an immediate voice to speak to Australian consumers. Alongside the Out-of-Home campaign, winners will be invited to attend a JCDecaux strategy and creative bootcamp to help them maximise their use of the channel and bring their brand to life.

The Nurture program reflects JCDecaux’s strategic focus on creating positive business outcomes for its customers. Nurture was first launched in the UK in 2016 and has since spread to markets across Europe. Since its inception, the program has supported start-up to scale-up businesses including Strava, Minor Figures and Nura. JCDecaux works directly with start-up founders, incubator and accelerator programs and venture capitalists, providing access to unparalleled reach of target audiences, data, insights, creative and campaign evaluation support, plus media investment matching.

“Nurture and is based on a pay-it-forward ethos, unlike other media and advertising programs in the Australian start-up market, meaning there is no request for equity. Put simply: we want to help start-up businesses become famous on the streets and in communities across Australia. We know there is a significant opportunity for businesses to use the Out-of-Home channel to scale brand awareness and build their customer base, and JCDecaux is passionate about supporting start-ups to tap into this opportunity,” said Lucinda Milton, JCDecaux Nurture Business Director.

Max Eburne, Chief Commercial Officer, JCDecaux said: “Out-of-Home campaigns trigger online behaviours and can lead consumers to engage with digitally native brands. Real world presence can lead to cut through in the online world, and ultimately drive awareness and sales. We look forward to supporting new businesses as they take their next steps to growth and supporting them through that growth journey.”

For more information about the program, please email au.nurture@jcdecaux.com

JCDecaux Nurture also teamed up with Amazon in the UK, reflecting the businesses’ shared focus on supporting innovating, entrepreneurial brands to grow and thrive.

Source: Principals media release


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