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Global Trust in Advertising – 2015

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.

The Changing NZ Consumer

New Zealand is changing in many ways and often at a faster rate than people may assume. Understanding this change has never been more important. Media owners, brand owners and agencies need this knowledge of past, present and future trends to ensure we continue to meet the needs of the target...

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.

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...

It's not Rocket Science, but it is Neuroscience

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.