Bus Advertising in Scunthorpe

Reasons why you should choose Bus Advertising

High Impact

Bus advertising delivers a high impact, large format, advertising message to people during their normal daily routine. It provides an important reminder of a sales message in the geographic area the business operates in.

Longevity of Message

Bus campaigns run in multiples of 4 weeks. The price for the campaign is comparable, and in many cases less than those for a shorter campaign on other local media options.

Cannot Miss It!

The average ‘dwell time’ for a bus rear is 48 seconds! This is one of the longest of any media. If you can see the advert, then so can thousands of others....many of whom will be your potential customers!

Get Results

A visually creative design using a simple call to action will not only increase awareness of your product and service, it will also drive traffic to your website, creating more enquiries.

Bus Advertising in Scunthorpe is a fantastic way for any local business in the area to get a relevant advertising message to their target market, effectively and in a very cost-efficient manner.

Buses are something most people in the Scunthorpe area take for granted, however they play an important part in everyday life. Not only for the people who use them on a daily or regular basis, but also for car drivers. Drivers tend to do the same journey at the same time, every day and will see a bus on just about every journey they take, as the buses do the same thing. Drivers can then use the bus as a time-keeper for their journey.


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This is why Bus Advertising in Scunthorpe works!

If you see a bus on a regular basis, then so will thousands of other people....every day! Therefore, if you advertise on a bus, thousands of people will see your message....every day.

Get the message right, and it will be remembered and acted upon!

For the back of a bus, the average ‘dwell time’ (that is the time you are actually looking at the advert) is 48 seconds, which is one of the longest of any media both traditional and on-line. The side of a bus is 13 seconds, which is still very good in the modern world where people’s attention span is getting shorter and shorter.

The next time you are driving behind a bus, take a look at the advert on the back. The advert itself may not be relevant to you, but it will be to other people….and that is the point! Remember, you are selling your product and service to other people, not to yourself.

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Bus Advertising Options

There are lots of different options when advertising on a bus in terms of placement, and the best option for your business depends on your goals, target audience, budget and longevity of the campaign. CG Advertising have a wealth of experience placing the right adverts for the right businesses to maximise ROI on advertising spend.

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Where you can advertise

Below is a list of places you can advertise a bus.

Bus rear - the typical advert size is 2 foot high x 5 foot wide. The average dwell time is 48 seconds. It typically targets drivers.

Mega-rear - this is where either a single or double deck has the whole back covered with a vinyl advert. The average dwell time is again 48 seconds.

Street-liner - the side of a single deck bus with the typical advert size being 2' x 13'. The average dwell time is 13 seconds.

Super-side - the passenger side of a double deck bus only. The average dwell time is 13 seconds.

Super-side – this is the same as a street-liner but on a double deck bus. This is on the passenger side of the bus only.

T-side - on the driver’s side of a double deck only. This is typically used when an advertiser has a strong visual creative. It is a firm favourite of film production companies to promote an upcoming film. The average dwell time is again 13 seconds.

Passenger panels - adverts running on either side of the inside of the bus. This is very much targeting bus passengers.

Campaign lengths

Campaign lengths are based on multiples of 4 weeks and you ideally need to use multiple buses for each campaign. The number of buses will be dictated by the nature of your campaign. If your campaign is time-sensitive, you would look at a shorter duration of 4 weeks and have a larger number of buses to give you maximum impact. In Scunthorpe for a 4 week campaign, I would recommend you look at 20 buses.

However, if your message is more generic and not time-sensitive, having multiples of 4 weeks (8, 12 etc) is better for the effectiveness of the campaign. When you run a longer campaign, you can use fewer buses, as time and repetition will provide a cumulative effect making people believe there are more buses than there actually are. In this situation, for Scunthorpe, I would look at 15 buses per campaign. One thing to take into account over a longer duration would be a refresh of the advert poster to ensure the message looks a good as it can throughout the campaign.

Exception to the above

The only exception to the above, would be for Mega Rear advertising. Due to the cost of getting the vinyl printed and fitted, I would recommend that you look at atleast a 6 month campaign but it would work out to be more cost-effective over 12 months. For the Scunthorpe area, a minimum of 3 buses would give you a good campaign.

Reasons why you should choose CG Advertising

Effective advertising requires a bespoke service.

Every client and every campaign is different and as such they need to be looked at on a case by case basis.

We handle the whole process for you, ensuring you get the right campaign to suit your specific requirements, every time.

We check the availability of relevant sites in your target area and book the campaign that is right for you. We work with trusted partners to produce the most effective visual for your message.

All campaigns are bespoke as they are tailored to fit a specific client brief. As such it is difficult to give a price for bus advertising at this stage. However, with each campaign running in multiples of 4 weeks, be assured, it IS a very cost-effective way to promote your business.

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North Lincolnshire Council

We booked Brigg Road for a 12 week period starting late July. The Station Road and Winterton Road sites were booked in several two week bursts based around current availability. 

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North Lincolnshire Council

Running under the banner of ‘Proud to Care’, the strong messaging used was designed to directly target local people who want to help others in their local community.

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City Scrap and Lincoln Tyres

The 8 weeks was important as we wanted to reach drivers during the two traditionally worst months of the year for weather. At this time of year, it is extremely important to have tyres that are in a good condition.