Many B2B professionals are not yet using AI to a great extent on their jobs, Ascend2 reports.
If you guessed sponsorships, you probably also figured out that it may represent a big opportunity for people already familiar with managing and measuring the ROI of media.
How did TaxAct find that it could radically reduce media costs and still maintain the same level of conversions? By stepping away from the promises of so-called precision targeting and retargeting,
bringing its media in-house, and re-booting its strategy to start with broader audiences and then letting the platform algorithms help. TaxAct's Head of Media, Amy Bartle, shares what they learned
from their journey.
As the cost of customer acquisition climbs, D2Cs are looking for new and exciting ways to partner with other brands. BARK, makers of BarkBox, is doing just that, with partnerships including Dunkin',
Subaru, Marvel, Warner Bros., Netflix and more. This strategy has enabled them to reach new audiences and tap into new customer data. BARK's VP of Brand Activation, Dave Stangle, covers their strategy
behind finding other brands with the right affinities and how they are structuring their co-branding relationships.
Marketers are constantly told by advertising experts to apply best practice strategies, but if everyone is doing the same, how is anyone going to truly achieve a competitive edge? Can something more
be done with the limited controls still in place as automation continues to grow? Lending Tree's Director of SEM, Yuji Inagaki, shares how his team challenged Google's AI calculations and
decision-making by applying strategies either not recommended (based on speculations) or completely unknown (never been done before.) Hear the insights they uncovered regarding Google's "black box"
pertaining specifically to their business goals and how to take advantage of it.
How does your friendly and functional online auto-loan brand compete against an in-box of offers for colorful frocks, sleek decor...and chocolate? Caribou's EIS veteran and Director of Lifecycle
Marketing, Heather Grimstead, shares a makeover strategy for Caribou that involved more than imagery. It marshaled voice, cadence, brand identity and multi-channel messaging to reimagine the FinTech
Seventy-four percent of ad budgets have been impacted by the economic downturn, and 47% of advertisers cite challenges with rising campaign costs, according to data from Accenture.
Measure, calibrate, and optimize are part of a new strategy outlined by Integral Ad Science in a white paper released Tuesday.
Avocados From Mexico is building a brand in a brandless category by leveraging creative disruption on advertising's biggest stage-the Super Bowl. AFM's Associate Director of Brand Marketing &
Strategy, Kelly Burke, gives us a play-by-play of their campaign strategy.
Few firms use identity resolution to unite data signals in a single customer view, Acxiom reports.
Fox Corp. has created a new senior executive research/data post with longtime Fox Sports exec Mike Mulvihill, named as president of insights and analytics.
The expansion comes a year after Maxine Gurevich joined the agency as senior vice president-cultural intelligence.
When your dough-wrapped ice cream brand challenges traditional taste, texture and even color profiles, it takes an all-screen approach to change minds. My/Mochi's fun and weird "Melt Your Mind Mouth"
campaign used some of the largest DOOH inventory in the US to show and tell the unique texture and emotional experience of this snack, even its invented "Purpinkle" brand color. As My/Mochi's Former
Managing Director and CMO, Russell Barnett, explains, the digital elements of its OOH and online strategy uncovered the potential for targeting dynamic situations, gaining massive off-line eye-share,
and driving both digital and retail activity.
Who says Brand and lower funnel marketers can't play nice? In the world of Affiliates and Partnerships, not only can teams play nice, but there's also an opportunity to create win-win strategies and
tactics for everyone! As a lower funnel marketer at Big Island Coffee Roasters, where Partnerships have become her second word of the day (after 'coffee.....'), Head of DTC Kristina Smith shows how
these channels have given her the ability to help out her Brand colleagues, and vice versa, with some out of the box thinking to create new opportunities and results outside of traditional Brand and
Belle Tire's Senior Director of Consumer Engagement Marketing, Christina DeVey, shares details and lessons from the campaign that won MediaPost's EIS Award for Best use of AI and ML. How did they use
predictive modeling and analytics to identify and reactivate the right at-risk customers at the right time. And how does that knowledge inform outreach strategies for new customers?
Delivering a relevant, timely and
personalized experience to customers, but how do you do it no matter how many people are on your team? OpenTable's Senior Director of Engagement Marketing, Nikki Snowhite, shares her strategy,
tips and tricks on how to make the most of your team, amplify and automate your assets and create internal processes that optimize customer experience. You can watch the entire interview
A common data model has been critical to Whataburger's radically personalized...and personal...approach to all aspects of the digital experience for customers. Whataburger's Digital & Strategy
Director, Keith McLellan, explains how its deep profiles recognizes at all touchpoints who you are, what you like and buy, and how. And perhaps most importantly they know when you stop buying and how
long they have to win you back. This level of super-segmentation allows for crafting highly personalized and more emotional appeals, to know who to message, how and especially when, to create a data
driven but very human digital conversation.
Media companies are told that their future audience is, well, everywhere. Content needs to flow into everything from 2D forever scrolls to Metaverses, CTV episodes to TikTok/YT/IG "shorts," game
worlds to gas station pumps. IGN Entertainment's VP, Publisher, John Davison, explains how one of the largest, and oldest, digital entertainment sources is rebuilding both their programming and
monetization strategy around fluid audience media behaviors. How can publishers future-proof a foundation that adapts to the next TikTok, the next rideshare media network, the next ultraverse?
Patagonia's mission statement is: we're in business to save our home planet. For over 35 years, Patagonia has supported over 1,500 environmental groups by donating 1% to grassroots activist
organizations that have direct-action agendas and work on strategic, multipronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. We built Patagonia Action Works to take this a step further.
Patagonia Action Works - a response-driven, relationship building digital ecosystem and toolkit - meaningfully connects our customers and greater community to the grassroots environmental activist
groups we support. Patagonia's Director, Digital Impact: Community & Activism, Scott Carrington, discusses how the initiative was driven by a desire to transform brand values into tangible actions in
this latest case study.
Data scientists do not often see the marketing nuances, Pecan AI reports.
Who says Brand and lower funnel marketers can't play nice? In the world of Affiliates and Partnerships, not only is there a chance of playing nice, but there's also an option to create win-win
strategies and tactics for everyone! As a lower funnel marketer, Big Island Coffee Roasters' Head of DTC, Kristina Smith, shows how these channels have given her the ability to help out her Brand
colleagues and vice versa with some out of the box thinking to create new opportunities and results outside of traditional Brand and PR activity.
Brands with in-house teams are 82% more likely to use AR than external agencies, according to research from Emodo Institute. The report analyzes ad-creative preferences and trends with a focus on the
adoption of creative formats such as AR, DCO, and Native Advertising, and provides insights on the appeal and effectiveness of these formats and the correlations between creative strategies and
While creativity and healthcare may seem like an unlikely pair, here's how a little strategic planning, thinking outside the box, and even a little fun, can help your campaigns stand out in a crowded
market. WestDerm's Senior Marketing Manager of Content Strategy, Veronica Clay, shares how their innovative approach to raising skin cancer awareness tugged at the evolving attitudes towards health,
sun, and fun. Along the way, they illustrate how healthcare messaging can move beyond expert advice and get consumers to personalize it with their own memory, life, and health histories.
Introducing a new brand can be daunting in today's ever-expanding video landscape. Ocean Media's SVP, Head of Media, Jared Lake, talks strategy of launching a brand campaign across multiple platforms,
how consumers' consumption behaviors and GRP informed the media mix, and why certain channels didn't make the cut.
Omnicom Media Group has the best "current offering," but Publicis Media Group leads on "strategy" and GroupM in "market presence," according to findings of a new "Forrester Wave" analysis.
When omicron began surging in December, Ro became an unlikely destination for rapid Covid tests. With plenty of tests in stock, Ro strategized a CRM campaign to spread the word. In this fireside chat
with Amy Heir, Ro's Senior Director of CRM, you'll learn how Ro navigated the CRM push for rapid Covid tests and prioritized segmentation. Amy will share the steps her team took to make sure Ro could
get tests in everyone's hands. She'll touch on targeting, knowing your customer, testing, and more.
Incentivizing customers to engage and become brand loyalists is the holy grail of contemporary marketing. Player Loyalty CRM Manager, Liz Bowles Button of North Carolina Education Lottery, shared how
they solved the first-party data challenge by appealing to their customers' love of chance with a gamified program. Likewise, she shares the winning strategies for keeping players engaged beyond the
transient ticket purchase.
Through a combination of app and loyalty program usage along with local events, Fazoli's is crafting a data strategy that funnels local intelligence back to franchisees and managers so they can
interact with customers in more personalized ways. At MediaPost's Brand Insider Summit QSR, Fazoli's Senior Manager/Brand Marketing, Erin Stevens, shares how cross-functional teams across the
organization use this data to test and learn new engagement tactics as well as inform individual outlets how to better serve customers.
As social platforms fragment, brands need to remain flexible in their paid and organic strategies. Church's Chicken reimagined its social media playbook for changed times. Alan Magee, Vice President,
Digital Marketing & Technology at Church's Chicken, explains how they sought to encourage more than engagement but engender true brand fan love. With campaigns that broke through the clutter Church's
is growing its social footprint and engagement in ways that serve the core business and not just Follows and Likes.
Gartner analysts predict changes in media, from mobile app tracking to how B2B companies will use machine learning to slow the customer journey. Strategic planning may be the most interesting part of