Out-of-Home Advertising in Washington

Billboard advertising rentals in Washington including local market research. Detailed breakdowns of Washington ooh media by size, location, and cost. Information gathered from over two decades of experience managing and analyzing successful outdoor advertising in Washington. 

 Frequently Asked Questions 

Billboards in Washington price out anywhere from $376 per 4 weeks for smaller posters to as much as $5,827 per 4 weeks for large digital billboards. Be sure to factor in the additional cost of graphic design, artwork, and fabrication if you're renting static Washington billboards. Fabrication costs ~$850. If you rent a billboard in Washington for an extended period (more than 3 months), your billboard print will likely need to be replaced periodically to keep it looking pristine. More about WA ooh pricing.

Take a look at our Washington ooh market research by county below. Dollar for dollar, ooh advertisements in Washington are still one of the best ways to communicate your brand message. Billboards are most effective when used in  conjunction with other forms of advertising media (online, tv, etc.).

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Big and small

Washington 4-week Median Advertising Cost of Array Average Price: $3,007

Bulletins in Washington

The largest outdoor media in Washington, Bulletins billboards prices start at $1,316 and go up to $5,169, depending on location.

Washington OOH Average Price: $2,455

Digital Billboards in Washington

Leased in 8 seconds portions. Entire loops run every 64 seconds. At the low end, prices start at $1,491 up to $5,086 for premium Washington outdoor ad space.

Advertising on Buses in WashingtonAverage Price: $511

Bus Panels in Washington

Bus panels come in 4 standard sizes, the smallest size costs $362 while the largest full side panel displays can cost as much as $609 every 4 weeks.

Washington Advertising ArrayAverage Price: $773

Posters Advertising in Washington

Small panels located near bus shelters, transit stations, and shopping malls ideal for statewide advertisers with a small budget. Lowest price is $587 while some locations can cost $932.

What did people do after seeing Washington billboards?

We conducted an outdoor advertising survey throughout the major counties in and around Washington. From King to Pierce County and everywhere in between, actions taken based on outdoor media varies somewhat throughout these counties. OOH Advertising in Spokane County may produce slightly different results from outdoor ads in Snohomish or Clark County. Take a look at the questions we asked 1,022 people in these counties about their own personal experiences with Washington outdoor advertising.

Discussed billboard ads you've seen with friends or family 32% 42% 38% 27% 27%
Recommended the advertiser to others 7% 8% 9% 10% 8%
Attended a local event because of a billboard 10% 14% 7% 6% 10%
Visited a local business (e.g. restaurant) because it was advertised on a billboard 21% 18% 17% 20% 14%
Made a purchase at the business advertised 15% 15% 15% 10% 15%
Watched event on television because of a billboard 16% 14% 14% 12% 14%
Tuned in to the radio station featured on a billboard 18% 6% 9% 19% 18%
Visited an advertiser website because of billboards 12% 19% 16% 14% 11%
Googled or otherwise searched online for more details about the message 23% 25% 20% 23% 18%
Googled or otherwise searched online for more details about the advertiser 11% 17% 13% 13% 15%
Accessed a coupon on a billboard from your mobile device 8% 7% 11% 9% 12%

As you can see, when it comes to billboards, 21% of King County residents visited a local business (e.g. restaurant) because it was advertised on a billboard and 15% of Spokane County respondents said they made a purchase at the business advertised. Those are useful data points that can be used to educate advertisers about the exact locations in Washington where billboards will likely be most effective.

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How people FEEL about billboard advertising in Washington?

Here are a few other counties in which we conducted our ooh market study; Yakima County, Whatcom County, Benton County, Franklin County, Thurston County. The table below represents responses to questions from 965 people about consumer attitudes towards outdoor advertisements in Washington. Again, findings vary from county to county. Factors you may want to take into consideration if you're planning to advertise at a particular location in Washington.

Are a COOL way to advertise. 67% 77% 70% 75% 76%
Are a good way to LEARN about NEW BUSINESSES in the area 66% 64% 62% 60% 61%
Are a good way to LEARN about SALES and EVENTS 64% 66% 58% 52% 65%
Often catch my ATTENTION 71% 69% 74% 69% 69%
Advertisements on digital billboards stand out more than advertisements online. 74% 71% 66% 67% 65%
Advertisements on digitial billboards stand out more than advertisements on TELEVISION 46% 39% 40% 35% 49%
Make the city look more MODERN. 69% 68% 69% 74%
..Are visually APPEALING 76% 77% 78% 68% 73%
Are an effective way to alert the community about SEVERE WEATHER conditions. 85% 82% 79% 80% 89%
Are an effective way to alert the community about MISSING CHILDREN. 92% 91% 88% 91% 85%
Provide CURRENT and RELEVANT information. 69% 61% 65% 72% 84%