FOCUS ON MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS DECLINES, ACCORDING TO NEW STUDY

17. 6. 2024 The recent “Language of Effectiveness 2024” survey by Marketing Week and Kantar reveals a significant change in companies’ focus on marketing effectiveness. The study, which surveyed more than 1,200 marketers, shows a significant decline in the prioritization of marketing effectiveness. Only 53.4 percent of respondents believe attention to effectiveness has increased over the past three… Continue reading FOCUS ON MARKETING EFFECTIVENESS DECLINES, ACCORDING TO NEW STUDY



COMMUNICATION SUMMIT: WHY IS POSITIVE COMMUNICATION GOOD?

11. 6. 2024 How to engage consumers with advertising messages or TV viewers with science news? That’s what this year’s Communication Summit conference answered. Communicate positively, simply, without greenwashing and smartly with AI. That’s how the 7th annual Communication Summit conference produced by Blue Events, which took place last week at the O2 universum, could be summed up.… Continue reading COMMUNICATION SUMMIT: WHY IS POSITIVE COMMUNICATION GOOD?



LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY SUPPORTS BRANDS THAT SUPPORT THEM

2. 6. 2024 The LGBTQIA+ community is under legislative pressure across the US. A Horowitz study shows why brands should support them. Horowitz Research has released pretty strong consumer information showing that brands that support the LGBTQIA+ community do see a solid payoff. When brands include transgender or nonbinary people in their ads, 42% of adults aged 18 to… Continue reading LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY SUPPORTS BRANDS THAT SUPPORT THEM



GENERATION Z IS INSPIRED TO TRAVEL BY SOCIAL MEDIA

23. 5. 2024 Spontaneity, variety and a lively programme day and night are what young travellers expect from travel. How do Czech travel agencies reach them? Summer is coming and with it the main travel season. After the pandemic, travel has already gained momentum and many people feel they have to make up for lost time. According to… Continue reading GENERATION Z IS INSPIRED TO TRAVEL BY SOCIAL MEDIA



HOW TO BOOST ENGAGEMENT AND DEEPEN CONSUMER RELATIONSHIPS

7. 5. 2024 Good marketing is all about the consumer. If it isn’t geared toward real people, then, honestly, who is it for? Of course, while being consumer-obsessed may seem like common sense, truly understanding your consumer base — and how this audience(s) will change and evolve, is no easy feat. It requires dedication, constant research, and social… Continue reading HOW TO BOOST ENGAGEMENT AND DEEPEN CONSUMER RELATIONSHIPS



AKA: NET INVESTMENT IN ADVERTISING TO GROW BY 8% THIS YEAR, UP FROM 12% LAST YEAR

6. 5. 2024 The Association of Communication Agencies (AKA) and the Association of Media Agencies (ASMEA), in cooperation with ResSolution Group, publish an estimate of the development of net marketing investments on the Czech market. The marketing communications market grew by 12% in 2023, and is expected to grow by 8.4% in 2024, bringing the total net investment… Continue reading AKA: NET INVESTMENT IN ADVERTISING TO GROW BY 8% THIS YEAR, UP FROM 12% LAST YEAR



OMNICONNECT: ATTENTION IS THE NEW CURRENCY OF COMMUNICATION

26. 4. 2024 In marketing, advertising and PR, attention has become the new currency. How to get attention, keep it and how to work with it was the subject of the OmniConnect 2024 conference. The metrics of technical ad impressions or ad view time may not be enough for effective communication. What becomes more important is the actual… Continue reading OMNICONNECT: ATTENTION IS THE NEW CURRENCY OF COMMUNICATION



CZECHS HARDLY KNOW ESG, BUT EXPECT RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR FROM COMPANIES

17. 4. 2024 Only 4% of Czechs know what the acronym ESG stands for. But two thirds consider themselves sustainable or ethical consumers. The Czech public is mostly unfamiliar with the abbreviation ESG, the letters that stand for the English words Environment, Social and Governance. However, it has high expectations of companies in the area of sustainability and… Continue reading CZECHS HARDLY KNOW ESG, BUT EXPECT RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOUR FROM COMPANIES



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



STUDY USA: BY THE NUMBERS: MOST AMERICANS WANT BRANDS TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY. BUT THERE’S A BIG CAVEAT

15. 3. 2024 A new survey from Morning Consult found that American adults in every age demographic believe that corporations have at least some responsibility to display diverse, inclusive marketing. This data comes even as DE&I efforts at companies, universities and elsewhere are being criticized or even penalized by conservative legislators. Still, despite evidence of some fatigue around… Continue reading STUDY USA: BY THE NUMBERS: MOST AMERICANS WANT BRANDS TO PROMOTE DIVERSITY. BUT THERE’S A BIG CAVEAT



ADVERTISING’S AI REVOLUTION IS COMING – AND ITS ROLE IN MEDIA MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN YOU THINK

12. 3. 2024 It seems inevitable that artificial intelligence will transform advertising. But it’s not just going to be about chatbots writing taglines or algorithms tailoring creative on the fly. Instead, the biggest impact will be quieter, more fundamental, and far-reaching: a dramatic shift in the supply curve for quality reach, because, as most people in marketing focus… Continue reading ADVERTISING’S AI REVOLUTION IS COMING – AND ITS ROLE IN MEDIA MAY BE DIFFERENT THAN YOU THINK



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



TV ADVERTISING AND SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION ARE TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS THAT CAN BE EASILY CONNECTED

7. 3. 2024 The former myth that advertisers can get by with social networks has long been debunked. Television advertising has undeniable advantages that no other medium offers. And that is why it is crystal clear that the ideal way to get the most out of advertising is to include both channels in your advertising plan.



MARKETERS KEEP ADDING TECH DESPITE FEELING OVERWHELMED BY TOO MANY TOOLS

24. 2. 2024 Nearly two-thirds (65%) of marketers are prioritizing technology over creativity, a new study from Clevertouch Consulting found. Marketers are making martech a priority, although some organizations have found their stacks becoming increasingly complex and are looking to simplify them. Some 57% of marketers are feeling overwhelmed by the number of martech platforms available on the… Continue reading MARKETERS KEEP ADDING TECH DESPITE FEELING OVERWHELMED BY TOO MANY TOOLS



INVESTMENTS FOR SPORTS RIGHTS ARE INCREASING EVERY YEAR

24. 2. 2024 Watching sporting events has undergone a significant change in recent years. And sponsors must take it into account when preparing their communications. This year has been a busy one for sporting events. Football fans will be treated to the Euro – the European Football Championship, followed by the Copa América. Then in the summer, the… Continue reading INVESTMENTS FOR SPORTS RIGHTS ARE INCREASING EVERY YEAR



TELEVISION HAS A FUTURE AS A MEDIUM. NEW DATA DEBUNKS MYTHS ABOUT TV AND TV ADVERTISING

22. 2. 2024 TV’s effectiveness, huge reach to a wide audience and other benefits make it clear that advertising on tv makes much sense for brands even in the digital age. And it is time to deal vigorously with the myths about TV and TV advertising.



TV JUST ISN’T ‘TELLY’ ANY MORE… SO WHAT DO WE CALL IT NOW?

29. 1. 2024 Whatever we call it, TV can still bring people together and build brands in the long term, but it must shout about it more loudly. Amid all the positivity around marketing “confidence” appearing to improve heading into this year, TV is set to have another very tough year. Media-buying agency bosses I’ve spoken to in… Continue reading TV JUST ISN’T ‘TELLY’ ANY MORE… SO WHAT DO WE CALL IT NOW?



BRANDS TO SPEND RECORD £9.5BN ON CHRISTMAS ADVERTISING

9. 12. 2023 Media inflation set to lift ad spend by 4.8% this Christmas, according to Advertising Association and Warc data. Advertisers are expected to spend a record £9.5bn this Christmas season, according to data from the Advertising Association and Warc, a 4.8% increase on the same period last year largely attributed in part to inflation. Brands have… Continue reading BRANDS TO SPEND RECORD £9.5BN ON CHRISTMAS ADVERTISING