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.
Out-of-home advertising has seen huge growth in 2015, prompting a rise in spend in the channel, and its evolution is set to continue as the industry rolls out automated buying next year.
Verbal branding is just as important as visual communication, according to Fred Perry’s brand director Rob Gaitt, but authenticity is key.
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.