OOH Advertising in Essex | Clear Channel UK

Situated in the East of England, Essex is one of the UK's home counties and currently has a population of around 1.8 million. The county only has one city, Chelmsford, with the rest of the area comprising of smaller towns, many of them along the eastern coastline. A high proportion of its residents commute to nearby cities for work, most notably, London. The region is known for a range of industries including electronics, science, engineering, and manufacturing. On the whole, Essex is known for its wealth and affluence.

Notable landmarks in Essex include Chelmsford Cathedral, Colchester Castle, and Southend Pier which is recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest pleasure pier in the world. Essex is also home to two English Football League teams - Southend United and Colchester United.

The University of Essex is located just outside Colchester, with two further campuses in Loughton and Southend. Just under 15,000 students attend the University which is part of the Young Universities for the Future of Europe alliance.

As the driest county in the UK, Essex has a great range of outdoor entertainment events throughout the year including festivals, carnivals and concerts. There are a number of well-known leisure and entertainment destinations across the county including Colchester Zoo, Lakeside Shopping Centre and the Adventure Island amusement park in Southend. Across its different locations, Essex has a bustling nightlife with locals often frequenting popular bars, pubs, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Essex is a vibrant and well-populated area, making it an optimum location for businesses to advertise in its vicinity.

Bus stop advertising

A network of locations across Brentwood

Digital screens

Adshel live locations along Basildon high street

Supermarket advertising

Adsa & Sainsbury's digital screens in Harlow

Traditional billboards

Reaching commuters in Braintree

Pubs & Bars

Engaging audiences inside Colchester venues


We estimated that we saw a 15-20% increase in direct traffic to the website on weekdays and it gave rise to an approximate 40% increase in total conversions.

Dave Timmis, Founder of Leasing.com

Sainsbury's Live ad outside the entrance of a Sainsbury's as shoppers walk past

Connecting with customers in Essex

If you're looking for ways to connect with your customers in Essex, we can help. At Clear Channel, we offer a whole host of outdoor advertising sites across the busiest parts of the county including Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Colchester and Southend. Whether you're a small business that's looking to get your name out there or an established business that's launching a new campaign, we're positive we have the right solution for you.

We have a range of products to suit your needs, including billboards, bus shelters, and digital screens across key leisure and entertainment spots such as pubs, bars and supermarkets plus many more. Our account team in Essex will work with you to identify strategic locations and build a campaign for you that will reach your target audience in the most effective way. Clear Channel advertising is a trustworthy service that you can rely on.

In Essex, we operate traditional billboards in Colchester which are close to the central train stations, and also to Colchester Castle. We have a wide-reaching range of bus shelter and digital bus shelter advertising across the whole county from Basildon right over to Colchester. We'll work with you to pinpoint where your ideal audience is located.

If you're looking to reach shoppers at the point of purchase, we have advertising spots at some of the biggest supermarkets in the area including Asda and Sainsburys.

Our local customers include councils seeking to drive behavioural change, local companies using directional advertising and local retailers wanting to increase footfall. If you'd like to put your business on the map in Essex, get in touch to see how Clear Channel can help you achieve your advertising objectives.

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