Reaching ‘Ungettables’: Best Place is At the Gas Pump


To Reach “Ungettables,” Put Your Pedal to the Medal: The “Ungettables”—drivers 18 to 54 who are otherwise disconnected from traditional media and who live largely online—can reliably be reached at the gas pump, says new research from Outcast Media, which operates a gas station video network.

This audience drives more than 8,000 miles each year (17% more miles a year than the average person who is doing “everyday” errands). 

Ungettables live in the top 25 designated market areas (DMAs), resist TV commercials, bypass online ads, shop through smartphones, get news from late-night shows and websites and fuel up at least once a week (per Nielsen Media Research).

Findings on this group include:

  • Of the Ungettables, 38% work more than the average consumer and 17% exercise more than the general population

  • 4% are more likely than most to watch online video and stream content from their smartphones

  • 44% browse the Internet, 33% check email, 31% text and 33% use social media while watching TV, numbers that are significantly higher than the general population

  • Ungettables are more app-friendly, with an average of 22+ apps on their smartphones—58% more than the general population

  • 54% of Ungettables are likely to cord-cut cable

  • 56% are more likely to make purchases off their smartphones 

Source: Outcast Media



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Scott Van Camp is editor of PR News, an executive-level, reader-supported publication that helps enhance the business impact of PR. Scott has a rich background in both journalism and PR/marketing. He has more than 15 years of experience as a writer/editor at various consumer and trade publications. Scott was with VNU Business Publications for five years, including stints as managing editor at IQ News and Technology Marketing magazines and senior editor at Brandweek. In the PR/marketing sphere, he has served as corporate communications manager at MarketBridge, a marketing and sales consultancy, and as editorial director for the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council. While at the Council, Scott led several high-profile marketing research projects. He has also operated his own communications and media consulting firm, SVC Communications.



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