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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...

Marketing Mix Modeling: What Marketers Need to Know

Though you may already use primary and secondary media research to guide your marketing strategy, you may be missing out on key information if you’re not measuring marketing effectiveness too. So you need more information to answer some very critical questions.

Discovering Local Value in Mobile Advertising

There’s no denying the influence that e-commerce is having on the retail landscape, and that influence is starting to go mobile. And as that trend grows, marketers have an opportunity to leverage the influence of consumer preferences. Specifically, by crafting their messages around local...

How 10 Retailers are Pushing Private Label’s Potential

By Todd Hale, SVP, Consumer & Shopper Insights, Nielsen Private brands are a significant player in today’s U.S. retail landscape, reaching $112 billion out of $643 billion in total retail sales in 2013. But given the perfect storm of a struggling economy, rising consumer perception of quality...

Millennials: Technology = Social Connection

Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever used your smartphone or tablet PC? For Millennials, the real question is where haven’t they used their devices. While the Millennial generation indeed founded the social media movement, having been born directly into a new era of technology between 1977...

Millennials: Much Deeper Than Their Facebook Pages

It takes a lot to define a generation, and no two generations are alike. As much of the world is watching the young adults in the second-youngest generation develop and become full-fledged consumers, marketers are placing more and more emphasis on how to engage with them. Most are children of Baby...

Dancing in the End Zone: Ads and Brands that Won Big for Super Bowl XLVIII

While the entertainment quotient of Super Bowl XLVIII might be in question by some, the fact that the big game remained a pillar of American entertainment can’t be disputed. A large contributing factor in the Super Bowl’s entertainment experience—which many viewers even consider the driving...

Advertising Hail Mary: The Biggest Super Bowl Spenders

As the debate rages on about the high cost of advertising during the Super Bowl, one thing is certain: big bucks are being spent in attempt to reach the growing audiences and big spenders tuning in on game day, according to Nielsen. With advertisers spending nearly $4 million on a 30-second spot...