A big part of driving marketing-led growth is getting into, and remaining part of, consumers’ initial consideration set of brands to shop. Companies can give themselves a leg up by making that a priority.

As CPG companies look to eliminate waste in their advertising budgets, many are reluctant to sacrifice the efficiency afforded by programmatic ad buying, an algorithm that serves as a cheap cost per impression (CPM) means of reaching consumers. While it’s affordable, such an approach focuses solely on who views the ad and neglects to consider the likely mindset of the consumer at the time the ad is viewed. This may not be the most effective methodology. Marketers who instead mix in relevant context strategies can bolster sales lift and further increase return on investment (ROI) by up to 30 percent, according to a new IRI® marketing innovation report, “Cookies versus Context: How Contextually Relevant Advertising Drives Consumer Impact.”

U.S. consumers are locked in a vicious circle with brands over customer experience, according to new research from Accenture. While 44 percent are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences, nearly half (49 percent) are concerned about personal data privacy as they subscribe to intelligent services designed to understand and anticipate their needs. Poor personalization and lack of trust cost U.S. organizations $756 billion last year, as 41 percent of consumers switched companies. Without deeper customer insight, companies cannot deliver the experiences they crave.

HispanicAd.com has learned that Daisy Expósito-Ulla the iconic, multi-awarded advertising industry leader, has been inducted into the AAF Hall of Fame, what is undoubtedly the highest honor bestowed by America’s Advertising Industry.

It’s all CIOs can do to keep up with each new disruptive technology—blockchain, cognitive, digital reality—and incorporate them into specific organizational domains. But there’s a better way to understand and use today’s profound changes: to see these technological forces as complementary, working in harmony.

Influencer marketing is one of the industry’s trendy flavors. Connecting consumers with brands through the voices (and images and videos) of celebrities. Or through anyone with influence.

Everyone in marketing is talking about System 1, and with good reason.

ThinkNow Research released 2017 Total Market Trends Year End Review, identifying the trends that shaped multicultural marketing this year. The report includes a review of multicultural research studies issued by ThinkNow Research from consumer sentiment to consumer electronics purchasing habits to media consumption preferences.

Like “strategy” and “analytics,” “design” is a term that suffers from misuse. Design is not just about making objects pretty. Design is the process of understanding customer needs and then creating a product or service—physical, digital, or both—that addresses their unmet needs. It sounds simple, but it’s actually a high bar: the design must simultaneously achieve functional utility, emotional connection, and ease of use, while fitting into customers’ broader experience.

Hispanic shoppers are more profitable than total U.S. shoppers, and although their spending per trip is comparable, Hispanics actually shop more frequently across all grocery trip types.

Computers don’t cry during sad stories, but they can tell when we will.

When people see a powerful brand, they often wonder where it came from. 

If you had questions about whether the U.S. Hispanic market should be in your marketing sights for 2018, we’re here to answer with a resounding SÍ.

Americans are exposed to up to 10,000 advertisements every day (link is external), a number that is rapidly growing with the increase of advertising channels and new technology.  Businesses need to advertise in multiple mediums to reach consumers during their everyday activities, whether it’s watching TV, reading a magazine, or browsing on social media.

Facebook and Google command most of the money now being funneled toward video advertising  There’s no doubt that content publishers are struggling with the ongoing dominance of the digital advertising ecosystem by Google and Facebook. And while the embrace of video content—and the higher ad revenues expected to attend the format—was bandied as a possible solution to their problem, the reality is that the duopoly has extended its dominion well into the realm of digital video.

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