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7 minute read | May 8, 2024

JCDecaux Cityscape embarks on Real-Time Bidding for prDOOH – UV index triggering & audience targeting with sunscreen brand Banana Boat

Written By: Mandy Ye

Hong Kong, 08 May 2024 – JCDecaux Cityscape has brought Real Time Bidding (RTB) to programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) trading in Hong Kong and Macau with Wavemaker by GroupM and VIOOH, the world-leading supply side platform in the global programmatic OOH sector. The partnership executes through Sightline, the multichannel prDOOH solution by GroupM, which delivers an intelligent decisioning engine to advertisers, thereby accelerating programmatic campaign trading to real-time. This enables better audience targeting based on demographic, location and time-of-day, with an enhanced capability to display different data-triggered messages.


Banana Boat as the first client: UV index triggering & audience targeting on sunscreen products

Banana Boat is the first client to adopt RTB on Cityscape’s premium Digital Frame Network with its launch of the first UV index triggered programmatic advertising campaign ‘Protects the Fun’ via VIOOH’s next-generation real-time platform, VIOOH Trading Manager.


With specific day parting and audience segmentation on Banana Boat’s primary and secondary audiences: mass and sports enthusiasts, the campaign aims at awareness enhancement on Banana Boat’s sunscreen products through daily usage.


Real-time bidding optimizes campaign delivery

By leveraging on UV index data from Hong Kong Observatory as a trigger, when it reaches a 2+ rating, the ad is activated and displayed on filtered digital frames. This provides a reminder for the audience to apply Banana Boat’s sunscreen product as a shield against the unseen UV light on both sunny and cloudy days, significantly raises ad relevancy to exposed audience.

Sanbei Mok, Senior Brand Manager of Edgewell Personal Care Hong Kong Limited, said "We are thrilled to be the first client to utilize real-time bidding on Cityscape's premium Digital Frame Network to launch our UV index triggered programmatic advertising campaign, 'Protects the Fun. By combining audience segmentation, day parting, and the innovative use of the UV index, we are confident that our campaign will drive brand awareness and engagement to new heights."


Yoann El Jaouhari, Managing Director of JCDecaux Cityscape, said “JCDecaux Cityscape now offers advertisers an advanced and effective way to reach their audiences. By utilizing our exclusive real-time data impressions, and leveraging VIOOH's real-time ad serving technology, we can broadcast content based on specific real-time data, ensuring that advertisements are relevant and reach the right audience at the right time. When advertising becomes truly relevant, addressing audiences where and when they need it the most, it becomes valuable information. This approach allows brands to enhance customer retention and acquisition, build long-term trusted relationships, and we are excited to be a part of this journey.”


About JCDecaux Cityscape


JCDecaux Cityscape is a subsidiary of JCDecaux Group, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide.

In Hong Kong, JCDecaux Cityscape has been operating Bus Shelter Advertising since 1993. From May 2022, JCDecaux Cityscape has expanded its footprint in Tram Shelter Advertising. In 2021, we have brought outdoor advertising to a new arena of programmatic trading to further optimize campaign efficiency and ad dollars based on data and integrate omni-channel marketing strategy.

With the introduction of its exclusive Audience Intelligence Solution, JCDecaux Cityscape has been recognized as the number one Digital Out-of-Home Media in Hong Kong for both 2022 and 2023, as voted by marketers and advertising agencies.


For more information about JCDecaux Cityscape, please visit




VIOOH is a leading premium global digital out of home supply-side platform.

Launched in 2018 and with headquarters in London, VIOOH’s platform connects buyers and sellers in a premium marketplace, making OOH easily accessible.

Led by a team of digital OOH and programmatic tech experts, VIOOH is pioneering the transformation of the OOH sector, championing its role in enhancing omni-channel digital campaigns through the use of programmatic capabilities and data. VIOOH currently trades programmatically in 22 markets, with more to follow.

For more information about VIOOH, please visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.



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