Peter Haslett, Head of Client Development at Realeyes Ltd.
As the sun sets on Cannes, I was personally very pleased to see a theme of quality vs quantity get the spotlight.
The urge to push creative boundaries is no doubt high but as we know, high quality production doesn’t save an idea that does not inherently make us (the audience) sit-up and pay attention. So this is about inspiring creativity, breathing oxygen in to ideas and identifying where risk brings reward vs going too far in an attempt to disrupt and/or surprise.
The crux of this is that getting feedback through the creative development process at speed, dramatically reduces costly iterations and disruption to time-pressured workflows. Continue reading →
Ian James, General Manager International at Verve
For many, mobile devices have become a primary connection to the world — they teleport users from destination to destination throughout their day, at once utilitarian communication tools and personalized windows onto inspiring new experiences.
Today, there are two rising demographics of mobile influencers — a pair of generations that have never lived in a world without mobile. These Mobile Prodigies are born digital, growing up in a world of swiping, tapping, and scrolling. With so much to gain at their fingertips, they represent constantly evolving demands to which both advertisers and publishers must respond. Continue reading →
Nicolas Rieul, VP Strategy EMEA at S4M
Apple announced at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 a suite of news features for iOS 11 that will surely be welcomed by its loyal users. For mobile advertisers, this update doesn’t bring all bad news, there are also some exciting new potentials for marketers with the latest update. For users, it is all good news, as Apple’s new iOS 11 is putting user privacy centre stage.
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Beate Rosenthal, Global Brand Director Digital & Media at Merck Consumer Health
In today’s world, crowded with messages and distractions, brands need to find ever more unique ways to stand-out.
That does not just mean that brands needs to add emotional benefits to functional superiority, but they need to consider taking a stand and commit to societal topics.
Brands need to take a stand about topics, people care about
Insights based ideas that connect with consumers at a higher level are important to create brand love, but they don’t replace the need for product benefit superiority. At Merck consumer health, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company, we are committed to the love brand idea. By the way, brand love is a scientifically proven concept with various studies showing that simply seeing their favourite brand logos caused students’ hearts to slow temporarily – literally ‘skipping a beat’. Continue reading →
Monika Bickert, Head of Public Policy Management at Facebook
Last month, people shared several horrific videos on Facebook of Syrian children in the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack. The videos, which also appeared elsewhere on the internet, showed the children shaking, struggling to breathe and eventually dying.
The images were deeply shocking – so much so that we placed a warning screen in front of them and made sure they were only visible to adults. But the images also prompted international outrage and renewed attention on the plight of Syrians. Continue reading →
Paul Barnes, Territory Director Northern Europe and Middle East at App Annie
Apps have become one of the most influential devices in driving consumer behaviour, with over 900 billion hours spent in apps worldwide in 2016 and over 30 apps on average used per month. People now manage a myriad of different aspects of their lives with apps – a ubiquitous component to everyday life.
The reality is that, on a daily basis, the average consumer uses approximately 10 apps. By understanding how these apps are used, where consumers are spending their time and in which apps, mobile marketers gain a unique insights into behavioural trends of a highly influential audience. Continue reading →
Dennis Mink, VP of Marketing, Liftoff
Earlier this week Liftoff released our annual Mobile Shopping Apps report, highlighting the latest trends in mobile user acquisition and app engagement. The good news for ecommerce marketers is that as mobile purchases are on the rise, the cost to acquire new mobile shoppers has declined over the past 12 months.
As we inch ever closer to the holiday shopping season, marketers should take note of several important mobile shopping trends. August and early September is an opportune time to focus on new user acquisition. With mobile ad inventory costs at near lows for the year, marketers can acquire new users cost effectively, just ahead of the holidays. This is also an excellent time to test and optimize ad creative, before inventory costs shoot up. If you wait until October, you’ve already missed the window of opportunity as more competition ramps up spending, driving up costs for everyone. Continue reading →
David Skerrett, Managing Partner at Nimbletank
The Bot landscape is being shaped by the four horseman of the tech world: Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon. Whilst the term bot has been around for decades it is only really in the last 2 years that the volume has been turned up with many predicting that bots will be the next app, and that app’s are dead. That is an oversimplification, of course, but given so many young people spend their time on their mobile messaging apps, and given the success of the WeChat “app of everything” in China it is natural agencies, brands and tech players in the mobile space pay close attention to the Bot trends already clearly evidenced. Continue reading →
Written by Jane Ostler, Managing Director, Media & Digital, Kantar Millward Brown
Kantar Millward Brown’s AdReaction: engaging Gen X, Y and Z study reveals vital insights into how marketers should use mobile, explains Jane Ostler, Managing Director of their Media & Digital practice.
Marketing communications are undergoing a seismic shift. Brand messages are slowly but surely moving away from the ad break and deeper into consumers’ lives, with much of this driven by the combined influences of younger audiences and mobile device usage.
AdReaction reveals that 74% of Gen Z (16-19 year olds) globally spends more than an hour a day on mobile devices, more than any other generation.
In this world of declining ad receptivity, brands must find new ways to reach consumers beyond the confines of traditional advertising, and need to use mobile in more creative ways than ever before. Continue reading →
Pete O’Mara Kane, VP Sales at LoopMe
90% of retailers reported a drop in foot traffic in the last 5 years
This week LoopMe launched our Retail Foot Traffic Research. We were looking to see the impact of declining foot traffic to stores, using a working hypothesis developed from insights from the British Retail Council who found that there was a 1% drop in foot traffic registered across the UK.
Almost 90% of the 250 retail decision makers in UK reported a drop in foot traffic over the last 5 years and 93% reported a loss in store revenue. Meanwhile, a record £133bn was spent online in 2016, a growth of 16% in one year. Continue reading →