Mobile ad spend in the UK overtook online display for the first time this year, and mobile technology is evolving quickly to respond to the demand.
Ad spend forecasts have been revised up for 2016, but the outlook is more uncertain as the impact of the Brexit vote is felt.
Asos saw mobile account for 50% of sales over the past six months and is promising a renewed investment to make the experience even better.
At the end of every week, I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From the UK brands’ stalling growth to Next’s CEO’s assertion that marketing spend is ‘not a decision made in the boardroom’, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
By investing in media beyond Facebook and Instagram, shifting its messaging and moving towards integrated campaigns, Oddbox was able to boost brand awareness and salience, and achieve its best month for customer acquisition.
With so few people aged over 50 working in marketing, is it any wonder those in their later years – and particularly women – feel underrepresented in advertising? Marketers need to double down on audience research to truly understand this vast demographic.
Having boosted awareness, education is the necessary next step towards moving consumers down the funnel towards purchase intent, says marketing director Alex Pickering.