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Uncommon Sense: The Emotive Power of Marketing

Dr. Robert Heath is a professor at the University of Bath and a pioneer in establishing the value of emotion in advertising. We recently talked to him about emotional resonance, its importance and how it can be used in improving the effectiveness of advertising.

The Rule of Five: Less Can Be More...

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....

Uncommon Sense: The Appification of TV

For over 50 years, there was only a single "app" for TV viewers. The sole function of that app—the cable or satellite company—was to stream premium video content. The facts of yesterday’s TV viewing no longer hold. There are now many TV viewing apps available. Enter "the appification of TV."

Uncommon Sense: Making Measurement Work for Programmatic Ad Buying

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...

Uncommon Sense: Will There Be an Advertising Singularity?

In 1993, Vernor Vinge, a retired professor of mathematics, computer scientist and award-winning science fiction author, argued that the creation of superhuman artificial intelligence would mark the point at which “the human era will be ended.” This idea, associated in popular thinking...

Nielsen TV: Second Screen Use Is a Boon For TV Advertisers

Second-screen usage is the latest way consumers engage with television content. According to the latest Nielsen data, 75 percent of smartphone and tablet users are engaging with second screen content more than once a month as they watch TV. And about half of those people are engaged with second...