Is it time to try the outdoors to advertise in Southampton?
Southampton is located in the county of Hampshire and is the area’s second largest city, after Portsmouth. The city has a population of approximately 253,651, with the most aged between 20–24 years. Utilise outdoor advertising in Southampton and you’ll reach a good mix of local residents, students and tourists!
Southampton’s Maritime Tradition
Due to the location of Southampton, there is a strong maritime tradition and the well-established port and dock continue to be a significant employer in the area. And whilst Southampton is an important freight terminal, these days it is more synonymous with the luxury cruise liners, such as Celebrity Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Cunard, which operate out of the area bringing a constant stream of affluent tourists into the area.
Where can I advertise in Southampton to reach these tourists?
Southampton is a city with a rich history which attracts many tourists who come to wander the medieval walls and photograph the old world charm. Major attractions include the Sea City Museum, Solent Sky Museum and Tudor House and Garden. Visitors in the area also come to visit the Westquay Shopping Centre which is home to many recognisable retail outlets including John Lewis and Marks and Spencer.
Bubble Outdoor can offer the opportunity to advertise in Southampton at the Ocean Village. Ocean Village is a mixed-use marina which has been developed in the old dockland areas. The site is a blend of residential, business and leisure facilities. We have an opportunity to advertise at the Cineworld Ocean Village for just £135 per week. This price is for a static 6 sheet placement.
How is business doing in Southampton?
Whilst traditional industries within the dockland areas are still in operation, Southampton has diversified to accommodate more modern industry which includes car manufacture and electrical engineering products. The largest employers within the area include University Hospital Southampton and Ordnance Survey.
Getting around in Southampton
As Southampton is a notable city and of course a major port, the area is well served with transport links. The city is easily accessed via the M27 motorway, whilst the M3 connects the city into London. Commuters can travel to Southampton in all the usual ways, including rail, coach and bus. Southampton also offers a ferry service to The Isle Of Wight and a passenger service connecting to the other side of Southampton Water.
Is there an airport in Southampton?
Yes. The Southampton Airport is located approximately 4 miles northeast of the city area. This is an international airport with airline such as KLM and Flybe operating out from the location. The airport handles over 2 million passengers each year who fly to a variety of destinations including Amsterdam, Menorca, Skiathos and Geneva.
If you really want to get your business seen, Bubble Outdoor can offer you a 48 sheet backlit billboard advertising space at the main entrance of Southampton airport. Prices start from £1387 per week.
Advertise to Southampton Students
There are two major higher education establishment in the Southampton area, The University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University. Between the two establishments, the student population is approximately 40,000.
The University of Southhampton is a highly regarded research university and covers areas such as chemistry, cancer sciences and optoelectronics. The Solent University has a focus on business activity including design, training and consultancy.
To ensure your advert reaches a student audience, we recommend billboard, phone boxes and bus shelters which are directly located outside the University Campus.
Not sure what you need? Can’t find something on the map? Simply get in touch with our planning team and we’ll be happy to put together your campaign.