The 60th anniversary of the first British TV ad is encouraging most marketers to look in the wrong direction: backwards. TV ads remain the great tool of modern marketing and we would be crazy to forget it.
TV is an awareness piece and allows the technology giant to move away from communicating product features to promoting user experiences, according to Microsoft’s chief marketing officer Philippa Snare, speaking to Marketing Week ahead of the 60th anniversary of TV advertising in the UK.
New research by the WFA finds that global brands are making extensive changes to how they buy digital media in response to growing concerns over issues including brand safety, viewability, transparency and ad fraud.
As custodians of the brand, marketers have a critical role to play in implementing purpose across organisations, says co-founder of brand substance agency Given London and former CSR manager at The Body Shop, Becky Willan.
Blockchain has the potential to force media buys to become much more transparent transactions but that doesn’t make it entirely foolproof, says Bob Wootton, principal of Deconstruction Consulting and former ISBA director.