• Character Finds Role On Madison Avenue: Why 'Traits' Are The Next New Thing
    For all the ways marketers target people -- demos, etc. -- character has rarely had a role on Madison Avenue. Until now.
  • Startup Pays Consumers To Look At Ads, Finds Supply Outstrips Demand
    One of the most interesting, refined startups I've seen in the "rewarded, opt-in" ad marketplace is Dabbl, an app that pays users a 5 cents credit per completed engagement. When users accrue $5 worth of value, they can redeem it for a gift card. Dabbl is all about testing, learning and delivering the best ROI possible for both sides of the marketplace: consumer and brands.
  • Scientific Study Finds Video Least Viewable, But Most Neuro Ad Format
    New scientific research indicates video may be less effective than standard or animated banner ads in terms of actually seeing or experiencing an ad's exposure. The research, conducted by Media Science for a study commissioned by Kargo, utilized neuroscientific methods to measure the biometric responses of 218 smartphone users to three ad formats: standard banners (300x50 and 300x250), animated units, and video units (various sizes). It should be noted that Kargo markets custom-animated units to the ad industry.
  • Just View It: Real-Time Reactions To Nike's Kaepernick Spot
    A real-time video dial-test of nearly 2,000 American viewers shows a polarization of responses to Nike's controversial Colin Kaepernick ad.