Val Morgan Outdoor (VMO) has continued its 2020 growth trajectory, adding 260 new sites to its national VMO Active network.
The expansion sees VMO dominating the health, fitness and lifestyle club network with more than1,000
clubs, 4,000 plus screens and over 1.35 million members.
Joining the existing VMO Active network which spans Fitness First, Goodlife, Anytime Fitness, Fernwood, Belgravia Leisure Centres, City Fitness and select Club Lime clubs, VMO has taken over the media representation within Jetts Fitness as well as a suite of screens in independent gyms – all of which are now available to advertisers.
Chief Commercial Officer of the HOYTS Group, Anthony Deeble, said, “Whilst growth stories seem few and far between in 2020, VMO remain committed to continually strengthening our network of attention destinations to connect advertisers to a positive, action-oriented audience via a network with scale.”
“VMO has led the charge in the health club space and this final piece of the puzzle extends our VMO Active network to all major fitness chains in Australia. This acquisition allows us to broaden the existing opportunity for advertisers to deliver contextually relevant content to high value, hard to reach audiences found within the premium health and wellbeing category,” Mr Deeble said.
As Aussies head back to gyms, VMO has used its proprietary audience measurement tool DART to measure the return of audiences and provide regular updates to the market. With gyms now fully operational across the country, audiences are returning quickly to get their fitness fix, and with 80% of health club members citing a positive mindset as their mood improves when they work out, it’s easy to see why.
Managing Director of VMO, Paul Butler, said, “Now more than ever, people are seeking a sense of normality and for many, returning to their health and fitness clubs is right up there on the list. With an average visitation time of 70 minutes and audiences being highly engaged, in a positive and energetic mindset, VMO Active delivers the best opportunity for brands to capture consumers attention within this key environment.”
“Jetts is the final piece for VMO Active and with it, we now have the ultimate network to deliver audiences on a mass scale that is second to none in this space,” Mr Butler said.
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