HOW STRATEGISTS SHOULD DEPLOY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

21. 4. 2022 Stategists may be known for their intellectual chops but the very best use empathy in several different ways in order to build deeper, better communications, writes We Are Social CSO Harvey Cossell. For time immemorial strategists have been seen as the smart ones, the bright ones, the intelligent ones. And as I heard in one… Continue reading HOW STRATEGISTS SHOULD DEPLOY EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE



IN DEFENCE OF BRAND STORYTELLING

11. 4. 2022 Storytelling increasingly feels like a dirty word in marketing circles, connoting a flippant, regressive or trivial approach to the business of selling things. But marketers abandon it at their peril. In Steven Pinker’s latest book Rationality, the Harvard psychologist asserts that ‘rationality ought to be the lodestar for everything we think and do’ and holds… Continue reading IN DEFENCE OF BRAND STORYTELLING



WHAT IS TV AND DOES THAT MATTER?

5. 4. 2022 No one normal worries about the definition of TV because they have lives to lead, energy bills to weep over, and hot takes on Will Smith to have. But there is one group who should care about what it means, argues Matt Hill. Apple TV won best picture at the Oscars. You can watch YouTube… Continue reading WHAT IS TV AND DOES THAT MATTER?



FOR CTV ADS TO SUCCEED, THINK NEW, NOT OLD

1. 4. 2022 The television industry is in the midst of a slow-yet-inevitable migration from linear delivery to digital… one that will dramatically change the current landscape for advertisers, programmers and viewers alike. For advertisers, this shift to digital is opening up new and better ways of targeting audiences, delivering ads to them and measuring the results. But… Continue reading FOR CTV ADS TO SUCCEED, THINK NEW, NOT OLD



BRING ON THE TECHNICOLOUR!

23. 3. 2022 There’s a scene in Kenneth Branagh’s Oscar-worthy Belfast where the film’s young hero Buddy is taken to the cinema to see the 1968 musical fantasy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Branagh’s movie is beautifully, brutally monochrome but the CCBB clip appears in its original glorious Technicolour, flooding the screen with warmth and transporting the Belfast audience –… Continue reading BRING ON THE TECHNICOLOUR!



IF YOU WANT ATL MEDIA TO WORK HARD, YOU MUST WORK HARD TOO

15. 3. 2022 Measure what is key for each channel and don’t get led on by fancy metrics that don’t do anything for your media objective. You have defined your target audience, you know your budgets and you know what you want to achieve. That is a great start. But don’t stop there if the budget you have, or… Continue reading IF YOU WANT ATL MEDIA TO WORK HARD, YOU MUST WORK HARD TOO



A THIRD OF ADS USE HUMOUR AND THIS IS IN DECLINE

15. 3. 2022 One-third of ads use some form of humour and those that do are more effective. An overview of humour in advertising: Humour is used more often in TV (37%) and YouTube (30%) advertising but is less popular in print/outdoor (15%) and website ads (12%). One-third of ads use some form of humour and those that… Continue reading A THIRD OF ADS USE HUMOUR AND THIS IS IN DECLINE



THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MARKETING TO THE HYPER-STRESSED

15. 3. 2022 Many consumers no longer have the same cognitive resources for decision-making. For two years, consumers in the U.S. have been struggling to adapt to a new normal, whatever that may mean. The result has been massive stress. A March 2021 survey by the American Psychological Association that showed Americans were more stressed than ever before. Almost… Continue reading THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MARKETING TO THE HYPER-STRESSED



CREATIVE ADVERTISING IS IN CRISIS

11. 3. 2022 The author of this article is Orlando Wood, Chief Innovation Officer at System1. The following text is a summary of his book Lemon, which has sparked a positive reaction and seems to have struck a chord with advertisers, agencies (planners and creatives), media owners and broadcasters. It seems to be the start of something new.… Continue reading CREATIVE ADVERTISING IS IN CRISIS



OPINION: IS DIGITAL MEDIA KILLING TV ADVERTISING?

8. 3. 2022 When we think about digital media, we are mainly considering social media platforms, websites and streaming services. TV advertising tends to feel very different, perhaps because it has been around for so long. But don’t mistake it for an outdated service. Adverts on the television hold more potential than you may realize, and are certainly… Continue reading OPINION: IS DIGITAL MEDIA KILLING TV ADVERTISING?



5 BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS OF ALL TIME

7. 3. 2022 We list the best digital marketing campaigns to help you find your next great marketing idea. The best digital marketing campaigns capture attention: Times Square with digital advertising billboards at dusk One of the best ways to find inspiration for your marketing initiatives is to look back at some of the best digital marketing campaigns… Continue reading 5 BEST DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS OF ALL TIME



WHY FOCUSING ON THE ENTIRE MARKETING FUNNEL IS KEY FOR LONG-TERM BRAND GROWTH

2. 3. 2022 Following the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, brands of all sizes and across every industry reduced their marketing budgets, with many pausing or downsizing their brand awareness efforts to save capital. Brands then concentrated their bandwidth and remaining resources on engaging and maintaining existing customers rather than winning over new ones. Because they inspire immediate… Continue reading WHY FOCUSING ON THE ENTIRE MARKETING FUNNEL IS KEY FOR LONG-TERM BRAND GROWTH



MAKING A CONNECTION: HOW BROADCASTERS ARE REACHING YOUNGER VIEWERS IN THE NEW VIDEO WORLD

23. 2. 2022 The intense competition for the attention of younger viewers is seeing broadcasters develop new strategies to connect with this hardest to reach of audiences. It’s not just rival streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+ that clamour for young people’s time, it’s the whole gamut of social and mobile media from YouTube and Spotify to… Continue reading MAKING A CONNECTION: HOW BROADCASTERS ARE REACHING YOUNGER VIEWERS IN THE NEW VIDEO WORLD



USA STUDY: ADS IN NEWS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE

9. 2. 2022 Consumers said ads in news content were more relevant and valuable, particularly if the ads were placed in a trusted news source, according to a new study from Disney and Magna NEW YORK—While advertisers have traditionally been concerned about associating their brands in news content that might prove upsetting, depressing or controversial to some viewers, Disney Ad… Continue reading USA STUDY: ADS IN NEWS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE



UNLOCKING THE POWER OF THE MIDDLE FUNNEL TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

21. 1. 2022 Christian Polman, Managing Director UK, Looping Group, looks at the growing importance of the ‘middle funnel’ in bridging both brand building and performance marketing using community engagement. The unveiling of Meta as the new name for Facebook has created much excitement about the future of the metaverse and its potential marketing opportunities. There is a shared belief… Continue reading UNLOCKING THE POWER OF THE MIDDLE FUNNEL TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE GROWTH



WHAT MAKES TODAY’S TV THE MEDIUM OF THE FUTURE, AND WHAT DOES TOMORROW’S TV HAVE IN STORE FOR BRANDS?

13. 1. 2022 TV has evolved, innovated and proven its resilience. But what makes today’s TV the medium of the future, and what does tomorrow’s TV have in store for brands? egta and The Global TV Group asked 23 CEOs, Director-Generals and Presidents of TV companies and sales houses around the world to share their view on the many facets – some widely recognised and… Continue reading WHAT MAKES TODAY’S TV THE MEDIUM OF THE FUTURE, AND WHAT DOES TOMORROW’S TV HAVE IN STORE FOR BRANDS?



CHRISTMAS AND TV: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

21. 12. 2021 Christmas and TV go together like port and Stilton, turkey and stuffing, or a nut roast and disappointment. But what exactly does Christmas mean to TV – and what does TV mean to Christmas? You might not be asking these questions, but we have answers nonetheless… Do we watch more TV at Christmas? TV is incredibly… Continue reading CHRISTMAS AND TV: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW



SUSTAINABLE MEDIA ISN’T A THING FOR CONSUMERS – YET

7. 12. 2021 Within the next year, three in five people could start to boycott brands that don’t act on climate change, new research says, but the effect of media delivery and consumption of advertising on carbon emissions has so far largely escaped public attention.  Key findings A global study covering 24,000 people from 19 countries, by media… Continue reading SUSTAINABLE MEDIA ISN’T A THING FOR CONSUMERS – YET



LOOK OUT!

4. 11. 2021 How do you create effective and memorable advertising in a world that seems to be turning inwards? That’s the question at the heart of my new book Look out, an advertising guide for today’s world. The book is a study of attention – of what I describe as ‘narrow-’ and ‘broad-beam’ attention. Drawing further on the… Continue reading LOOK OUT!



DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER BRANDS AROUND THE WORLD EMBRACE TV

28. 10. 2021 Booming online-born brands and online giants are placing their trust in TV. As TV investments surpass pre-pandemic levels around the world, newly released international figures showcase how both direct-to-consumer brands and online giants are increasingly embracing TV to get their message across. The Global TV Group, the grouping of TV companies and sales houses’ trade… Continue reading DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER BRANDS AROUND THE WORLD EMBRACE TV



WHY FMCG BRANDS NEED TO LOOK BEYOND LINEAR TV FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

26. 10. 2021 For the fast-moving consumer goods industry, or FMCGs as it is known, the goal has long been to achieve widespread brand awareness and, perhaps most importantly, brand loyalty. Take brand-name pain relievers. Many consumers buy some sort of over-the-counter painkiller, and there’s a reason why they are willing to pay more for a brand name… Continue reading WHY FMCG BRANDS NEED TO LOOK BEYOND LINEAR TV FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS



BRAND RESPONSE TV – MORE FOR LESS?

22. 9. 2021 It’s easy to build a quarterly marketing plan that sticks too close to the status quo. However, great strategists know that a truly memorable marketing campaign involves innovation. Direct Response TV, or rather its hybrid Brand Response TV (Direct Response for Brands), continues to be part of that innovation; it can build companies into unicorns… Continue reading BRAND RESPONSE TV – MORE FOR LESS?



WHEN IS AN AUDIENCE NOT AN AUDIENCE? WHAT MARKETERS NEED TO KNOW WHEN ALLOCATING VIDEO AD DOLLARS

6. 9. 2021 The explosion of consumer choices in the video universe may not have changed things as much as you think. From a brands-eye view, the options for effective video advertising are quite simple. Kim Portrate explains. There’s only one word to describe today’s video universe and that is vast. There’s 10 Play to 9Now, 7plus, Kayo, Foxtel… Continue reading WHEN IS AN AUDIENCE NOT AN AUDIENCE? WHAT MARKETERS NEED TO KNOW WHEN ALLOCATING VIDEO AD DOLLARS



CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE BRINGS NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRAND MAGNIFICATION

2. 8. 2021 Consumers choose brands for many reasons. One important reason is how a specific brand makes them feel about themselves. Since the best way to leverage that emotional element in connecting with consumers is by combining sight, sound and motion through video, it’s no surprise that so many big brands choose TV advertising as the backbone of… Continue reading CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE BRINGS NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRAND MAGNIFICATION



THE FUTURE OF VIDEO ADVERTISING: THINK BIGGER… AND SMALLER

1. 7. 2021 The point where TV meets digital is currently one of the most exciting places in media. Connected TV, broadcast video, addressable TV – all these innovations are changing the way consumers and advertisers think about video advertising. Suddenly, TV can stretch from the top of the marketing funnel to the bottom, from multi-national to local,… Continue reading THE FUTURE OF VIDEO ADVERTISING: THINK BIGGER… AND SMALLER



AS STREAMING WARS RAGE ON, DON’T SLEEP ON LINEAR TV

26. 5. 2021 You’ve seen the headlines: “Streaming won the pandemic.” “Adoption surged over the last year.” “Viewing up across all categories and age groups.” And now: “Amazon is buying MGM Studios.” Today, the world’s best content is being organized around and produced for an over-the-top (OTT) distribution. There’s no question that, in an increasingly fragmented and omnichannel… Continue reading AS STREAMING WARS RAGE ON, DON’T SLEEP ON LINEAR TV



COMMUNICATION SUMMIT: POSITIVE EMOTIONS IN ADVERTISING WORK

19. 5. 2021 Emotions in advertising were discussed at this year’s Communication Summit conference. Emotions and creativity form the basic premise for ads to make their presence felt in a crowded environment. Stronger emotions are successfully evoked in advertising, according to extensive global research by Kantar, which the agency has documented in the growing spontaneous emotional response over the… Continue reading COMMUNICATION SUMMIT: POSITIVE EMOTIONS IN ADVERTISING WORK



TRENDS OF THE MONTH: ROI, B2B AND NEXT GEN TV

19. 3. 2021 This month: How advertisers can double their return on investment (ROI), some of the challenges and opportunities for B2B marketers and the future landscape of TV advertising and audiences. Half of brands achieve an ROI of $1.06, but the most effective can double this For every $1 spent on media, advertisers can expect an average… Continue reading TRENDS OF THE MONTH: ROI, B2B AND NEXT GEN TV



THE FUTURE ISN’T CONNECTED TV, IT’S CONNECTING TV

3. 3. 2021 Only through the holistic and integrated management of all forms of TV media can advertisers achieve better measurement and greater effectiveness, writes Paul Evans. TV is not going anywhere, it’s going everywhere TV has come a long way since the very first commercial was aired over 80 years ago. It has innovated dramatically to create some… Continue reading THE FUTURE ISN’T CONNECTED TV, IT’S CONNECTING TV



TV ADVERTISERS MUST STOP IGNORING MID-FUNNEL MEASUREMENT: IT’S WHERE THE ACTION IS

25. 2. 2021 If you wanted to see that magic moment when your marketing changes hearts and minds, you’d have to be inside your customer’s head. Short of implanting a chip in their brain (which would be beyond creepy and, naturally, Elon Musk is apparently working on it), the next best thing is watching what people do, which predicts… Continue reading TV ADVERTISERS MUST STOP IGNORING MID-FUNNEL MEASUREMENT: IT’S WHERE THE ACTION IS



ESTIMATE: AVOD REVENUE WILL DOUBLE BY 2025

22. 2. 2021 Advertising revenue of ad-supported online video services is expected to double by 2025. But the market is dominated by linear TV. Global investments directed at advertising in linear TV have generally decreased in the recent five years but linear TV still remains the key ad medium taking into consideration other video formats. Its share is… Continue reading ESTIMATE: AVOD REVENUE WILL DOUBLE BY 2025



DON’T STOP ME NOW: WHY BRANDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MAKE THEIR VOICE HEARD

2. 2. 2021 It’s as tough a time as it’s ever been for businesses, and marketing budgets are under extreme pressure, but going dark is a false economy, says Kantar’s Mark Inskip. The latest IPA Bellwether report shows that businesses are cutting marketing budgets as a direct consequence of Covid-19 and Brexit. One could argue it’s an understandable response in the… Continue reading DON’T STOP ME NOW: WHY BRANDS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MAKE THEIR VOICE HEARD