WHY MARKETERS NEED TO OPTIMISE MEDIA INVESTMENT IN THE COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS

26. 11. 2022 The cost-of-living crisis presents marketers with perhaps an even bigger challenge than the pandemic. They will need to optimise media investment, writes Azerion’s Paul Lowrey. Marketers have certainly had their work cut out negotiating the ups and downs of the past two years, but arguably we’re now entering the biggest challenge the industry has faced.… Continue reading WHY MARKETERS NEED TO OPTIMISE MEDIA INVESTMENT IN THE COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS Více informací



WHY METAPHORS IN ADS CONTRIBUTE TO BETTER MEMORABILITY

30. 10. 2022 As consumers are exposed to thousands of advertisements daily, researchers have sought to understand what makes people remember certain brands better than they remember others. Metaphors like Carvana’s vending machines and taglines like “Red Bull gives you wings” have increasingly become a powerful way for marketers to communicate brand attributes. In this study, we sought… Continue reading WHY METAPHORS IN ADS CONTRIBUTE TO BETTER MEMORABILITY Více informací



GENDER EQUALITY IN AVERTISING – HOW TO BREAK FREE OF STEREOTYPES

11. 10. 2022 4 strategies that can improve brand relationships and increase ROI When it comes to gender equality in media and advertising, great strides have been made over the last several years. Thanks to effective initiatives from organizations including the Association of National Advertisers and Geena Davis Institute, women are better represented in advertising and portrayed in… Continue reading GENDER EQUALITY IN AVERTISING – HOW TO BREAK FREE OF STEREOTYPES Více informací



HOW ADVERTISING CREATIVE STRATEGY IMPACTS SALES

24. 9. 2022 Contagious digests the most interesting and relevant research from the world of advertising and beyond, because there’s just too much to read and too little time. The Impact of Advertising Creative Strategy on Advertising Elasticity / By Filippo Dall’Olio (Brock University) and Demetrios Vakratsas (McGill University). Published in the Journal of Marketing. Give it to… Continue reading HOW ADVERTISING CREATIVE STRATEGY IMPACTS SALES Více informací



WHEN MUSIC IS THE LAST STEP TO PERFECTION: THE WORLD’S TOP 10 ADS THAT BET ON THE POWER MUSIC

6. 9. 2022 Although it may seem at first glance that visual play the primary role in TV advertising, this is not so true. Music is one of the essential ingredients for success. The following ten examples show the creative possibilities of working with music in advertising. All of them are united by the fact that they have an unquestionable place in the golden fund of television advertising. Více informací



CREATIVE ADS MAKE YOU FORGET BORING ONES

27. 7. 2022 The power of creative advertising: creative ads impair recall and attitudes toward other ads / Creative ads aren’t just more memorable and likeable, they make regular ads less memorable and likeable. Prior research had already established that people are less likely to recall and like regular ads when they are shown alongside creative ads. In… Continue reading CREATIVE ADS MAKE YOU FORGET BORING ONES Více informací



FIVE KEY PRIORITIES FOR DELIVERING EFFECTIVE ADVERTISING

23. 7. 2022 WARC today releases ‘Anatomy of Effectiveness: 2022 Edition’, a white paper giving brand marketers, advertising agencies and media owners a fresh perspective on the five key building blocks of effectiveness. Much has changed since WARC published the first Anatomy of Effectiveness in 2019, David Tiltman, SVP Content, WARC, observes: “We’ve had a pandemic that saw… Continue reading FIVE KEY PRIORITIES FOR DELIVERING EFFECTIVE ADVERTISING Více informací



TV DELIVERS ONE OF THE HIGHEST AND MOST CONSISTENT LEVELS OF ATTENTION TO ADVERTISING

15. 7. 2022 Research by Finecast and Amplified Intelligence shows that the platform has the largest impact on how much UK consumers pay attention to your ad Finecast, a leading addressable TV provider, has today announced the results of its research into the role of attention across TV advertising, which shows that the platform on which an ad… Continue reading TV DELIVERS ONE OF THE HIGHEST AND MOST CONSISTENT LEVELS OF ATTENTION TO ADVERTISING Více informací



THE BEST CAMPAIGNS OF THE LAST DECADE

30. 6. 2022 Here’s a roundup of the spots that won the Cannes Lions’ Titanium Grand Prix for boundary-breaking projects with groundbreaking creative. 2012: Nike + FuelBand by R/GA New York for Nike To engage customers more, Nike introduced the FuelBand a decade ago, a wristband that translated the effects of any activity into a NikeFuel indicator. The latter helps people compare… Continue reading THE BEST CAMPAIGNS OF THE LAST DECADE Více informací



IN A WORLD OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION, DON’T FORGET THE POWER OF ANTICIPATION

17. 6. 2022 As humans, we have a natural urge for instant gratification – the temptation to forego a long-term, future benefit, to obtain an immediate and often less rewarding one. It’s a concept that brands have leveraged with aplomb using technological and product innovation, coupled with bold marketing activity. As such, we find ourselves living in the epitome of a ‘Need… Continue reading IN A WORLD OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION, DON’T FORGET THE POWER OF ANTICIPATION Více informací



MESSAGE TO AGENCIES: EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION MAKES SENSE

3. 6. 2022 Most advertisers agree that an excellent communication activity can return up to 20 times more value for money than an average one. The Association of Communication Agencies (AKA) together with Nielsen Admosphere have completed another wave of research, mapping the development of values in the marketing communication sector in the Czech Republic. Their survey indicates… Continue reading MESSAGE TO AGENCIES: EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION MAKES SENSE Více informací



WHY QR CODES ARE THE FUTURE OF CREATIVE ADVERTISING

2. 6. 2022 While they aren’t a new phenomenon, Coinbase’s SuperBowl ad applied a novel approach to something many are exploring: QR codes. The no-context QR code ad, which was so successful that it generated more traffic than the company’s app could handle, was likely a once-in-a-lifetime tactic to engage viewers in one of the most challenging advertising environments:… Continue reading WHY QR CODES ARE THE FUTURE OF CREATIVE ADVERTISING Více informací



CREATIVITY IN ADS MATTERS MORE THAN EVER

24. 5. 2022 Every marketer and brand these days has a little black box of tricks that they can use in advertising technology: animated ads, ad trackers, rich media with video and audio, high-impact playable ads. The list goes on. But while the technology gets more sophisticated, the experience for consumers has arguably gotten much worse. That’s because technology’s… Continue reading CREATIVITY IN ADS MATTERS MORE THAN EVER Více informací



WHY SERIOUS TIMES CALL FOR FUNNY ADVERTISING

24. 5. 2022 The world is a serious place right now, says Lucky Generals’ head of special ops, Paul Mallon, but that’s no reason why brands should be afraid to be funny Around 143 million mammals got torched in those Australian bush fires a couple of years back. No great giggles to be found there. We bounced to… Continue reading WHY SERIOUS TIMES CALL FOR FUNNY ADVERTISING Více informací



CREATIVITY IN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS: AN INDISPENSABLE INGREDIENT IN THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS AND IMMORTALITY

8. 5. 2022 Creative advertising campaigns are simply the most reliable tool available to marketers, which is why it’s a shame that today’s examples are outnumbered by those that don’t have much originality. Does this mean that creativity is dead? Not in the slightest - in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Více informací



NEW FAMILY VIEWING DYNAMICS GIVE RISE TO A MODERN-DAY HEIRLOOM

29. 4. 2022 In a world rapidly filling with NFTs, crypto and metaverse musings, high-value possessions are not always tangible. Instead, digital attachments are just as sentimental as physical ones.  This love for all things virtual is giving rise to a new kind of family heirloom, one that is fluid, ever-lasting and crosses multiple generations — the entertainment… Continue reading NEW FAMILY VIEWING DYNAMICS GIVE RISE TO A MODERN-DAY HEIRLOOM Více informací



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 Více informací



TV ADVERTISING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: STILL AN EFFECTIVE MEDIUM THAT IS OPEN TO NEW INFLUENCES

9. 4. 2022 Although the position of the internet was growing dynamically the impact of TV as a medium was not decreasing. Today, we are living in a streaming era which is again significantly changing the rules. However, it would be too simplified to say that linear TV and advertising have nothing to offer. Více informací