Advertising agencies have their finger on the pulse of hottest fashion trends and latest media technology. But are they in touch with the heartbeat of average New Zealanders? Agency employees media and shopping habits, their use of technology and their lifestyles are revealed and compared to the average New Zealander.
Global consumer confidence edged up one index point in the third quarter to a score of 98—up from 97 in the previous quarter and up two points from the start of the year. The index, which has been on a slow and steady rise since Q1 2012, has now exceeded a pre-recession level of 94 for three consecutive quarters.
Today, a company’s reputation is increasingly recognized as a business asset that is central to maintaining and growing business value. Despite this recognition, however, corporate competencies around reputation measurement often lag. So “How do you measure corporate reputation?”
The ad industry has always been consumed with the latest trends. This should be no surprise, given that marketers and their agencies spend the better part of their days trying to create them. But nothing in advertising has generated more buzz in recent months than programmatic buying. Buying ad inventory more efficiently by applying rules to technology-enabled, automated purchases has marketers salivating.
Most marketers are familiar with the benefits of the different mediums for advertising to reach specific demographics. But what we see now is smart marketers developing a richer profiling of their customers to build a custom view of shoppers in their category.
Who doesn’t love a good snack? As snack manufacturers look to tailor offerings to deliver snacks that appeal to both the palate and the psyche, knowing what drives a consumer to pick one snack rather than another is vital to stay competitive in the $374 billion worldwide snacking industry.
U.S. grocers need to gear up for the opportunity online.
Marketing works best when it’s not trying to sell. But if you can’t talk about what you have to sell, but a sale is what you want, what exactly do you talk about with clients and potential clients?
Across the globe, shoppers are increasingly turning to the web to buy the things they need. But some categories are benefiting more than others. The online market for consumable goods—due to their hands-on buying nature and perishability—is comparably smaller than for non-consumables—durables and entertainment-realted products. Nevertheless, the global audience is willing and eager to shop the web.
We are bombarded with thousands of visual advertising cues every day. So it is baffling how few agencies are taking advantage of the opportunity to know - not guess - how their concepts will fare in the real world.