Although campaigns with a strong focus on emotional relevance and creative engagement lead to increased business, a new report out today from Kantar Millward Brown shows fewer than one in seven ads are designed to deliver a strong emotional message that consumers will quickly absorb.

I’m kinda tired of hearing everyone talk about how data is going to save our industry. I’m tired of everyone measuring creative effectiveness against KPIs for which they are ill suited. I’m tired of watching all of the good ideas turn into splinters of their former selves in service of their data-driven masters. And mostly, I’m tired of the bad work that often springs from so-called “data-driven advertising.”

Clio Sports recently announced the 2017 Sports Marketing Award winners honoring Austin-based LatinWorks with four awards for their campaign with Major League Baseball (MLB) #PonleAcento (Put An Accent On It).

REVOLT announced a new research study, Gen Z & The Engagement Economy, which explores the broadest measurement of Gen Z's media usage to date – from music streaming services, emerging social and OTT video platforms, to eSports participation; how Gen Z is using social differently, and what marketers can do to better engage them.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) released “An Evolving Framework for Advertising Automation” to create clarity around programmatic functions and encourage more meaningful conversations among buyers, sellers, and technology vendors. The report sets out a consistent vocabulary and structure for programmatic advertising, including details of the core processes, tasks, and platforms involved in automating digital advertising.

AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing announced today that Ford Motor Company is the winner of the 2017 AHAA Marketer of the Year Award. Ford joins a prestigious short list of elite brands that have received the award, including McDonald’s, State Farm, Toyota, and Walmart. David Rodriguez, multicultural marketing director for Ford will accept the award and discuss the automaker’s commitment to the Hispanic and multicultural market at AHAA’s 2017 Annual Conference.

Given we know that most people do not hang around to watch a video to completion it makes me wonder why the 30 second spot is still so popular.  by Nigel Hollis

A wide-ranging public opinion poll conceived and commissioned by LAVIDGE and Mosaic Multicultural found surprising and insightful consumer sentiments about how people are responding to healthcare marketing messages.

The industry road that ad agencies are wandering down is about to narrow. Sooner or later, agencies will find themselves at a fork that is less like a choice and more like an inevitably. The fork will not involve a 50-50 choice. Heads to the left; tails to the right? No; it's not that kind of fork. The choice will be between the High Road, to the left, and the Low Road to the right.  By Michael Farmer / Madison Avenue Manslaughter Archives

Uncertainty is causing consumers to engage in money-saving efforts, but they’re still opening their wallets for the right premium products.

Most executives agree that a digital transformation is necessary to remain competitive, keep pace with disruptive technologies and evolve with shifting consumer expectations. Still, many are unsure of how to start the process, or even what it ent

I believe that a brand’s greatest asset is its ability to command the price it chooses, not one that is determined by competitor or retailer pressure. Sure, you have to grow sales, but any fool knows how to do that. Just drop your price. Until that is people learn to expect your brand to be on discount. Then the trouble really starts.  by Nigel Hollis

Here are three reasons programmatic is failing

A new study by Canna Ventures reveals expanding legalization is changing consumer attitudes and clarifying who will be the cannabis consumers, and who won't.

But just because you, an advertising professional, possess these behaviors does that mean everyone else in this country does too?

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