Despite risk-management challenges, 14% of senior marketing technologists in a Gartner survey said they have invested in tools based on generative AI and another 63% said they plan to do so within the
next 24 months, while just slightly more than half see greater reward than risk.
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.
In a first for Google, the social-response team will use the reply tool built on AI to help generate replies to YouTube user comments in the voice of the campaign. The iPhone and the Pixel phones have
very distinct voices.
Brands often have too much data, and they lack the ability to use it effectively. Bill Magnuson, CEO of customer engagement platform Braze, tells us why.
When the male grooming brand Manscaped has something big to say, you can count on that announcement to make a splash. From taking over digital and static ad space in New York's Penn Station, to fully
decking out the men's restrooms at Levi's(R) Stadium, Manscaped's iconic branding and bold campaigns are as eye-catching as they are impactful. Add influencers into the mix to amplify that message,
and the experience becomes fully immersive. As the company enters new international markets, it is exploring how to use legacy tactics and emerging OOH trends to optimize efficiency and augment
creativity. Manscaped's Senior Partnerships Manager, Lucas Colye, explores what the company has learned, how it maximizes campaigns, static vs. digital screens, and the ways the brand stimulates
social amplification with striking creative execution.
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.
Personalization can be an email marketers' best friend or worst nightmare. Using data provided directly by a customer can create challenges you may not anticipate. Ally Financial Inc.'s Marketing
Director: Email Marketing, Domain Management, and Brand Protection, Donna Lyon, discusses why it's essential to understand your data, where the data came from, and review/test the data within each new
campaign to reduce the risk of a poor customer experience.
From the discovery of black holes to quantum technologies, key scholarship is revolutionizing our world.
The gym chain's research has turned up an epidemic of "Low-e." It wants to help you get those wieners wrapped again.
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
Nestle has been testing mono sound and digitally compressed video on mobile, and found these factors made zero difference in performance, while reducing carbon 50%.
Alcohol brands have been engaging consumers through personalized creative that offers discounts, contests, cocktail recipes, and exact in-store locations.
How do you grow your brand in an extremely fragmented market? For GetYourGuide [GYG], it took consumer data, timing and making a spectacular splash. Already a market leader in Europe, the travel
booking site wanted to boost their brand awareness in the United States, so they turned to out-of-home media to help. In early 2021, with news that domestic travel in the U.S. was expected to open
before Europe and the U.K., they knew it was the optimal time to strike. After collecting data on American's newly acquired habits during lock down, GYG created specific messaging on how consumers
could experience those interests in real life. Zip-code lookalike technology determined GYG's target geographic areas for the OOH placements; which included billboards to maximize reach and transit
and place-based screens to drive website traffic. The campaign cut through the clutter, resulting in a 500% lift in unaided brand awareness, while driving over 42k online conversions - - exceeding
GYG's direct response goals.
Advocado says the deal gives it an integrated ad verification, attribution and campaign coordination platform, for advertisers to efficiently track and measure their ads.
Every marketer working with data to run campaigns should know something about Microsoft's SQL language built to manage and store information, says Steven Urgo, data insights analyst, Goodway Group.
What do you do when a client asks you to produce a video campaign when production is completely shut down? You get creative! When Grammarly approached Stink Studios during the height of the pandemic
to create a new brand awareness campaign, that's exactly what they did. How do you produce a video ad campaign without actors, without locations and without crews? The answer: stock footage. But not
just any stock video. It needed to be quality, high-resolution footage. By working backwards- beginning with the footage, then character development, then script- Grammarly was able to achieve an
entirely production-free campaign. The process proved more cost-effective, flexible, and turned around faster than traditional live action shoots.
Buyers and sellers have widely different views on the data available for streaming campaigns and the effectiveness of programmatic and direct targeting, a new Conviva study finds. More than half of
viewers abandon streaming when ads fail or take too long to load, and also say too many ads are repeated during the same break/episode.
How are digital dollars moving your customers to action? Franchisees need to know exactly where their ad money goes and show results - quickly! Liz Bazner, the director of digital at A&W Restaurants,
tells us how in the past few years A&W has been doing just that since moving to a cost-per-visit measurement model for their campaigns.
In a June webinar exploring what metrics should be used as media trading currency, Lumens Research Managing Director Mike Follett discussed how advertising works based on Lumen's proprietary
Did today's Nielsen-sponsored streaming summit miss the real opportunity for industry leaders and Nielsen to drive meaningful cross-"media" measurement that begs for a solution?
What would it mean to your media mix model if you bought people instead of channels? Building out your media campaign with smart data and custom modeling instead of working from the top down. Cadillac
is doing just that with their current audience first approach.
As a QSR brand, White Castle was at the forefront of using social media to promote their restaurants, but they didn't stop there. The family owned company also extended its social prowess to their CPG
side of business. So when COVID hit, White Castle was well positioned to ride out the storm. Selecting influencers, creative concepts, personas, PR- - its marketing team flipped the traditional media
mix to elevate and leverage their message well beyond social.
As "ad choosers" -- those open to online advertising on their terms -- become more prevalent, Dentsu is partnering with Brave Software to understand how advertising impacts key branding metrics for
its advertisers vs. other digital campaigns.
The most unhappy app environments are -- in this order -- social, utility, news and games (tied), according to a recent survey.
Kantar late Wednesday announced an integration with Google Ads Data Hub. The cloud-based solution enables advertisers to measure ad campaign performance on YouTube across all devices without the use
of third-party cookies.
How do you stand out when launching your first retail store in New York City, the fashion capital of North America? Add to that an extremely limited budget due to prior financial commitments, and
that's what PUMA faced when opening its flagship store on Manhattan's bustling Fifth Avenue. The German sportswear company knew they needed to be strategic with how and who they reached in order
to get the most from their investment. For that they executed a digital-out-of-home (DOOH) advertising campaign with geo-targeting technology. By programmatically serving ads in motion fixed on top of
taxis and rideshare vehicles, the street-level campaign successfully leveraged dynamic messaging that directed consumers to PUMA's NYC grand opening.
The industry-specific B2B search engine, MeetingPrep.com from MediaVillage, addresses the media industry's failure to invest in education and diversity.
There are brands that do what you do, but you know you do it best. So how do you let everyone else know that? If you're AT&T, you produce impactful creative and devise a hyper-targeted, eye-catching
media strategy. AT&T enlisted a popular social influencer and artist to create 30 unique executions that targeted decidedly distinct groups with artwork and animation.
As marketplaces like Amazon see dramatic growth, one wants advertisers to take advantage of behavioral data from a variety of actions to support a range of media buys.
How does a legendary Southern city change long-ingrained stereotypes? The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) met that challenge head on with a social-first campaign. The destination
marketing organization sought to reshape the city's brand identity through local ambassadors, influencers and targeted social content by leaning heavily into destination assets and content themes that
align with the interests of its target audience, the "creative class".