Reports that Snapchat is looking to work with ad tech companies and agencies by opening an API show the social network is keen to move beyond offering just reach as it aims to become a “fully fledged social advertising platform” and give advertisers the chance to target and measure the effectiveness of their advertising.
Marketing Week columnist Mark Ritson is as well known for his colourful turn of phrase as he is his razor-like insight, the former bringing the latter to life. Relive some of his 2015 highlights, or “Ritsonisms”, below and the articles from where they were born.
In a year that has seen campaigns shaped by virtual reality headsets, emojis and marketers focusing more on diversity and ad blocking, Marketing Week looks back at some of the key trends of 2015.
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.