Statistically, many of our purchases are driven by emotions. Yet, most measurement tools are unable to assess the emotional connection that an ad creates with viewers. According to modern researchers, techniques that can directly measure neurological and biological reactions are the most accurate, and are therefore, poised to be the next frontier in creating winning campaigns.
VOD services are undoubtedly transforming the way audiences consume video, so it’s important to tune in to what’s driving engagement around the world. Our recent online global survey found that while several strong motivating factors will support continued growth, there are a few barriers to be mindful of, too.
Not long ago, “watching TV” meant sitting in front of the screen in your living room, waiting for a favorite program to come on at a set time. Today, VOD programming options put the viewer in control of what they watch, when they watch and how they watch.
VOD programming allows consumers to watch what they watch, when they watch and how they watch. And today, nearly two-thirds of global respondents (65%) in a Nielsen online survey in 61 countries say they watch some form of VOD programming, which includes long- and short-form content.
Reaching your audience is an important component of any ad campaign, but what good is ad reach if it doesn’t resonate with the audience? Effective campaigns require more than identifying the right channel for reaching consumers. It’s also about delivering the right message.
Whether watching TV, checking emails, or flipping through a magazine, it seems like everywhere we look there’s an opportunity for advertisers to connect with us, earn our trust and deliver their message. So has all this media proliferation watered down the resonance of their messages?
Three factors form the foundation of a successful ad campaign: Reach, resonance and reaction. Reach the right audience, and ensure your advertising resonates positively so you can generate the desired reaction. Simple–right? Wrong.
Ask any marketer today what his or her primary challenge is and the answer you’re likely to get is “how do I maximize the impact of my advertising campaign?” Here’s a look at the ‘3C framework’ of context, content and consumer that shows how reaction (outcomes) to ads can be amplified by setting the right context, developing effective content and by reaching the right set of consumers.
Today, the average Indian spends over two-and-a-half hours a day on their smartphones. Take a look at what men and women actually do on their devices and what the key differences are in terms of usage habits.
At Nielsen’s annual Consumer 360 Conference, Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns and Daniel Zhang, CEO of China-based Alibaba, sat down to discuss how global companies are leveraging digital and big data for commercial gains amid growing fragmentation, technological developments and evolving consumer demand.
With airtime getting costlier and digital platforms offering cheaper marketing alternatives, how can the marketer maximize returns on TV media spends? We relook the way television advertising has traditionally been carried out and identify the five key characteristics of successful TV campaigns. Read on to find out more.
While the appetite for buying groceries online is at high levels around the world—more than half of global respondents are willing to give it a try—digital natives are leading the charge. These consumers have an unprecedented enthusiasm for—and comfort with—technology, and online shopping is a deeply ingrained behavior.
Advertising creativity versus advertising effectiveness has been the perennial contest for brand marketers. In the world of marketing, creativity needs to convert into sales, but do brands succeed in making their advertising campaigns as effective as they should be?
What’s your go-to device of choice for watching your favorite show? Device proliferation has afforded more choice than ever before, but TV remains the preferred device—and by a wide margin according to global online respondents in Nielsen’s Digital Landscape Survey.
From keeping tabs on friends via social media to skipping lines at the store by shopping online, technology continues to reshape our everyday habits. And it's changing when, where and how we watch video programming.
We’re living in a world of 24/7 connectivity. We access content on our own terms, and we like it that way. But while this flexibility can be a benefit to us, it represents a huge challenge for brands and content providers vying for our attention.
After a dynamic first half of 2014, which included the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, the eruption of the Crimean crisis in the Ukraine, the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and the dazzle of the World Cup Football in Brazil, the third quarter continued in a less tumultuous mode.
Marketers across India spend over $5 billion each year, but it’s estimated that up to 30 percent misses its mark – that’s $1.5 billion in wasted marketing spend each year! Here’s a seven-step framework that would help determine a marketer’s choice of media, timing of exposure, and the size of investment, thereby optimising media spends.
Global advertising spend has continued to climb, gaining 3.2 percent in the third quarter year-over-year. This quarter's growth likely reflects Asia Pacific's expanding powerhouse ad market. As this market continues to gain momentum, Nielsen will be watching to see if the global advertising market will continue to pick up speed through the close of 2013.
Second-screen usage is the latest way consumers engage with television content. This is good news for brands and advertisers because the additional exposure across screens is having a big impact on ad effectiveness.
Integrated multi-screen campaigns are important today in effectively delivering a marketing message. However, client-side marketers, agencies and media sellers expect that importance to grow dramatically more important three years from now.
Advertisers agree that integrated multi-screen campaigns are going to become vastly more important in the next three years. They also plan to increase their spending on these types of campaigns. In order to achieve maximum effectiveness in these efforts, however, advertisers need to measure audience delivery, brand lift and sales impact with common metrics across screens.
Marketers continue to gradually increase their global ad spending, as expenditures grew 3.5 percent in the second quarter of 2013 and 3.5 percent on a year-over-year basis for the January-June periods of 2013 and 2012.
Marketers continue to gradually increase their global ad spending, as expenditures grew 3.5 percent in the second quarter of 2013 and 3.5 percent on a year-over-year basis for the January-June periods of 2013 and 2012, according to Nielsen’s quarterly Global AdView Pulse report.
Consumer willingness to take action as a result of exposure to a specific message is good proxy for how effective an ad is, and, according to Nielsen’s Trust In Advertising report, trust and action often go hand in hand.
This year’s cricketing extravaganza in India—the Indian Premier League (IPL)—is now a part of sports history, but the event provided a wealth of insights regarding the ads that most appealed to fans during the key match between the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians.
In the spectrum of evolving media, nothing is growing faster than the adoption of portable devices and the consumption of content on these devices. At the same time, traditional TV remains vibrant and continues to thrive.
Capturing the consumer’s attention in the past was relatively straightforward. It was never truly easy, but consumers faced a much simpler set of decisions at the shelf than they do today. There were also far fewer touch points guiding them along their paths.
Ad spend remains one of the biggest and most strategic resource allocation decisions that the management of any leading consumer marketing company has to make. So the speed of change in the world of media and advertising is creating new uncertainties in the executive suite.
Media viewing preferences are much like our individual penchants for food—they vary by region. Some of us love a good Philly Cheesesteak, while others might opt for a Maine lobster. The same is true for how we consume media, and subsequently how much we consume.
While global advertising spending increased overall in 2012, not all sectors reaped the benefits. The telecommunications, consumer goods and media sectors saw the biggest increases, earning year-over-year jumps of 7, 6.8 and 5.8 percent, respectively.
When it comes to music, games, books, TV shows and movies, people have more choices than ever before. Will they stream digitally or buy a physical copy? Subscribe to a service or make a one-time purchase? View content on the computer, mobile device, ereader or game console? Understanding these key behaviors are essential for executives making everyday decisions -- and that's before buyers even get to the thousands of titles that are available to pick from.
From “Zoom zoom” to “Like a rock,” automotive ads have a way of resonating with consumers—and making lasting impressions. But not all ads are created equal, as Volkswagen’s "Dog Strikes Back" proved at Nielsen’s 7th Annual Nielsen Automotive Advertising Awards.
Gaming continues to grow and evolve across screens in new and interesting ways. Understanding who the gaming audience is, what and how they play, and how gaming fits into their broader entertainment profile is as important as ever for this dynamic industry. In this year’s annual U.S. Gaming: A 360° View webinar, Nielsen will discuss key trends in gaming and its interconnections with other forms of media and entertainment ― all from a consumer perspective.
You may be wondering: How does social media advertising fit into the larger advertising ecosystem? How are consumers engaging with social media? The proliferation of social TV? The second screen experience? With our eyes and your foresight, learn about trends in video, digital and social media to influence today’s consumers.
Optimizing ad performance is about reaching the right audience, influencing its opinion and impacting behavior. While achieving this winning combination can be a challenge, it is now made possible using the '3R Framework' – and understanding how Reach and Resonance lead to Reaction.