Despite the rapid increase in social media ad budgets, many senior marketers remain unconvinced by its impact on their firm’s overall performance and are still failing to integrate it into their wider marketing strategies.
With a record 114.4 million Americans tuning into last year’s match, it’s clear the Super Bowl remains a huge draw for advertisers. However, with Super Bowl ad slots now pricier than ever before, many brands are changing the way they advertise around US sport’s biggest event.
Brands’ use of social media has evolved from clumsy attempts to engage customers to slick content marketing, but as social networks push their advertising products brands must decide whether they need to invest to grow their reach.
The growth of direct-to-consumer brands is not just about the flight to ecommerce during Covid, but also offering convincing answers to consumers’ questions.
The sportswear brand cut spend related to events such as the Oympics but “doubled down” on digital as ecommerce sales almost doubled.
We round-up the biggest news from the week including UKTV’s ambitious brand revitalisation, how Häagen-Dazs is capitalising on its momentum by doubling digital investment and your chance to vote for the Brand of the Year.
Rather than letting Covid-19 put it off its stride, UKTV is investing in a major brand repositioning project as it looks to get match fit for the post-lockdown world.