STUDY UK: WHAT BRITS WANT FROM BRANDS: GOOD DEALS AND REWARDS

9. 4. 2024 There has been a sharp rise in the proportion of consumers who feel that being rewarded for loyalty is an important way for brands to help support society during difficult economic times.  That’s according to new research* from Hall & Partners which finds 52% of Brits feel this way; that compares with just 17% of… Continue reading STUDY UK: WHAT BRITS WANT FROM BRANDS: GOOD DEALS AND REWARDS



BRIDGING BRAND, CONTENT, AND AUDIENCE VALUES – RAI PUBBLICITÀ’S INNOVATIVE VALUE PLANNING TOOL

22. 3. 2024 Rai Pubblicità’s ‘Value Planning’ initiative, showcased at egta’s MIM (Market Intelligence Meeting) in Madrid, aims to bridge the gap between the values reflected in media content and the evolving values of our society. This unique approach represents a significant step forward in understanding how audience values intersect with Rai’s editorial content. Developed in collaboration with… Continue reading BRIDGING BRAND, CONTENT, AND AUDIENCE VALUES – RAI PUBBLICITÀ’S INNOVATIVE VALUE PLANNING TOOL



THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BROADCAST SPONSORSHIP: CHANNEL 4 SALES’ SPONSORSHIP ROCKS

21. 3. 2024 In a landscape where brand safety and transparency are paramount concerns within the media industry, Channel 4 Sales has recently unveiled the results of its exclusive Sponsorship Rocks study. This comprehensive analysis provides compelling insights for brands navigating the complex world of advertising. Over almost 240 sponsorships and 666 waves of research involving more than… Continue reading THE EFFECTIVENESS OF BROADCAST SPONSORSHIP: CHANNEL 4 SALES’ SPONSORSHIP ROCKS



THE FRIENDLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR IS HERE. GUINNESS BREWERY ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY PROVES TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST A DROP OF GREEN BLOOD IN THEM

17. 3. 2024 Your favourite pub may soon be turning green too, as 17 March is fast approaching and with it comes the exuberant celebrations of the friendliest holiday of the year, St Patrick’s Day. Every year it’s a big event in the marketing world too – and while typically Irish brands obviously dominate with their campaigns, it’s… Continue reading THE FRIENDLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR IS HERE. GUINNESS BREWERY ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY PROVES TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST A DROP OF GREEN BLOOD IN THEM



CZECH BEDDING MANUFACTURER LEJAAN ENTERS THE TV CAMPAIGN

15. 3. 2024 The Czech bedding manufacturer Lejaan launches a TV campaign and looks for a way to reach forty-somethings. After four years, the Liberec bedding brand Lejaan is launching new marketing activities, the most visible of which will be a TV campaign. In February, it also expanded its e-shop to Germany and opened its first brick-and-mortar store… Continue reading CZECH BEDDING MANUFACTURER LEJAAN ENTERS THE TV CAMPAIGN



DO CONSUMERS TRUST CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS ANYMORE? NEW RESEARCH TAKES A LOOK

9. 3. 2024 Celebrities and product advertising have been matched together since the ancient days of marketing. Authenticity wasn’t a big concern back in the day—it was just the way things were done, and often with great results. Whether it was the endorsement or the sheer visibility that moved the needle is a discussion for another day, but… Continue reading DO CONSUMERS TRUST CELEBRITY ENDORSEMENTS ANYMORE? NEW RESEARCH TAKES A LOOK



STUDY: TV TOP PURCHASE INFLUENCER

8. 3. 2024 US local broadcast television industry trade body TVB has released the findings of the 2024 Purchase Funnel Study which seeks to identify the importance of media platforms in influencing consumers during the purchase decision process. TVB commissioned GfK to conduct this study, which looked at consumers exposed to advertising across eight categories through ANY of… Continue reading STUDY: TV TOP PURCHASE INFLUENCER



STUDY: ADVERTISING THRIVES IN THE LIVING ROOM

7. 3. 2024 The living room is the environment at home that’s best suited for advertising to succeed. That’s the key finding from a study of video advertising that examined where in the home advertising was most likely to be remembered – and why. The Context Effects study – jointly conducted by Map The Territory and Tapestry Research, and commissioned… Continue reading STUDY: ADVERTISING THRIVES IN THE LIVING ROOM



AUTHORS OF EVERYDAY LIFE. ARE THE “ANONYMOUS” CREATORS OF TV ADS GETTING THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE?

28. 2. 2024 The word "author" automatically creates a kind of aura of uniqueness around itself. But what is it really like with authorship and auteurism in TV advertising? And which famous directors even signed some of the ads?



BRANDS SHOULD LEAN INTO LOYALTY

22. 2. 2024 More than six in ten consumers will pay more to shop with the brands they’re loyal to, according to Marigold. For brands, consumer loyalty is increasingly playing a factor in people’s purchasing decisions: More than six in ten consumers will pay more to shop with the brands they’re loyal to, according to Marigold’s 2024 Global Consumer… Continue reading BRANDS SHOULD LEAN INTO LOYALTY



CHALLENGES FOR MEDIA PLANNING IN AN AI-DRIVEN WORLD

21. 2. 2024 Global advertising spend is predicted to top $1 trillion for the first time in 2024, but the adoption of artificial intelligence means there are concerns around media quality which affect all aspects of media planning and buying, says a new WARC report.  Why you should read the report  The Future of Media 2024 takes a look… Continue reading CHALLENGES FOR MEDIA PLANNING IN AN AI-DRIVEN WORLD



ADVERTISERS WASTE BILLIONS ON CONTENT THAT ISN’T ACTIVATED

20. 2. 2024 More than half of new content produced annually by brands is never published, according to an AI-powered analysis from CreativeX, translating to as much as $100bn spent on unused assets. That figure is based on a study which estimated the average F500 company could be wasting at least $25m a year on unused creative assets;… Continue reading ADVERTISERS WASTE BILLIONS ON CONTENT THAT ISN’T ACTIVATED



HOW TO USE ATTENTION TO DRIVE SALES

16. 2. 2024 Attention is increasingly seen as vital to building mental availability and helping to drive sales – but to maximise a campaign’s potential, marketers need to get to grips with the types of attention at play and the Category Entry Points they hope to access, says a new WARC exclusive. Samuel Brealey, a chartered marketer and… Continue reading HOW TO USE ATTENTION TO DRIVE SALES



72% OF SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS USE HUMOUR OR JOKES

6. 2. 2024 iSpot’s all-industry Creative Assessment database reveals only 23% of all ads last year (norm) connected through humor – and the reason is there is inherent risk in trying to be funny. But during the Super Bowl, “funny” ads have become the norm at this point – especially this past year, when 72% of Big Game… Continue reading 72% OF SUPER BOWL COMMERCIALS USE HUMOUR OR JOKES



THE RIGHT WAY TO BUILD YOUR BRAND

5. 2. 2024 The best ad campaigns make a memorable, valuable, and deliverable promise to customers. Summary. More than a century ago the merchant John Wanamaker wryly complained, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is, I don’t know which half.” In this article the authors present a solution to Wanamaker’s famous quandary. Drawing on… Continue reading THE RIGHT WAY TO BUILD YOUR BRAND



WHY DOES MOST ADVERTISING FAIL TO GET ATTENTION?

1. 2. 2024 Once again, Tom Roach has produced an excellent, evidence-based review of an essential problem facing advertisers: how to get attention. His answer is creativity. People would rather not be exposed to advertising, so creativity provides the means to get their scarce attention. However, there are a couple of points implied in his article that I… Continue reading WHY DOES MOST ADVERTISING FAIL TO GET ATTENTION?



THE SUPER BOWL PHENOMENON AND HOW THE SPORTING EVENT OF THE YEAR ELEVATED TELEVISION ADVERTISING TO A PRESTIGIOUS DISCIPLINE

31. 1. 2024 How is it possible that the Super Bowl is such a phenomenon? And how does it help form the current shape of what we consider to be truly quality television advertising?



BRAND CHARACTERS BEAT CELEBRITIES IN SUPER BOWL ADS

30. 1. 2024 A new study shows that brand characters out-perform celebrities in Super Bowl ads, though few brands use that approach. Super Bowl advertisers are shortchanging their brands by relying so heavily on celebrities, according to new research from System1 Group. System1 tested consumers’ emotional reactions to Super Bowl ads of the past four years (2020-2023) and… Continue reading BRAND CHARACTERS BEAT CELEBRITIES IN SUPER BOWL ADS