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.
The collective silence of sponsors during the European Super League fiasco spoke volumes, but brands should still be looking at ways to rebuild trust and engagement for fans of the beautiful game.
Louise Maugest will lead UK marketing operations, replacing Kris Robbens who takes on a global role as senior director of brand strategy at the soft drink giant.
The Global Alliance for Responsible Media’s new report into digital brand safety performance is a “notable milestone” for the industry, says Isabel Massey, but that does not mean marketers can rest on their laurels.
In an age of image fatigue, audio is fast becoming a favoured medium for brands looking to up the emotional engagement.