Angela Jeffrey

Angela Jeffrey
Angela Jeffrey is a national award-winning veteran of PR, advertising and marketing with JCPenney, Jeffrey Communications and national agencies. She later became an expert in PR measurement after developing, and selling, one of the first DIY measurement tools in the PR industry, and consequently became interested in the intersection of paid and non-paid media effectiveness. Today, Angela is Vice President Brand Manager for ABX Advertising Benchmark Index, an advertising-effectiveness firm that tests creative in ALL media in virtual real-time. ABX is in the process of structuring a test of PR effectiveness based on panel response to advertising before and after a PR or social media event. Angela is a recognized evangelist, thought leader, writer and speaker for PR measurement and evaluation with an emphasis on correlating share of voice to business outcomes. She also serves as a member of the Institute for Public Relations Measurement Commission.
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Recent Posts

4 Data-Driven Keys to Drive Purchase in Out-of-Home Advertising

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Aug 26, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Next in our series of data-driven keys to effective advertising is a focus on Out-of-Home Advertising, looking at what works and what doesn't in this under-appreciated medium. Great OOH creative can deliver on Purchase Intent like nothing else! This is the first of three posts focusing on the best and worst of thousands of consumer-panel evaluated OOH ads.

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Topics: Data-Driven Keys

Advertising Effectiveness - New Research Shows Radio Potentially Most Effective Medium

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Jul 26, 2016 9:44:46 AM

Radio Advertising Bureau's "Matter of Fact" newsletter shared ABX research on how radio may deliver the best ROI and ROAS of all with some smart creative! Examples are from Red Lobster, Discover, McDonald's and Home Depot.

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Topics: Data-Driven Keys

Effective Advertising in Print - and Digital Display

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on May 23, 2016 1:59:22 PM

It seems that all anyone talks about is digital these days.  But far from being “dead,” other mediums like print are just as effective as long as the creative is good. Too often print does not receive the same level of creative quality as other mediums.  But simply follow the guidelines below and “great creative” for print and digital display will return a higher ROI on your advertising investment than you might have thought possible.

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Topics: Data-Driven Keys

Why Are So Many Likable Ads Ineffective?

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Mar 31, 2016 5:10:07 PM
Likability is neither predictive of creative effectiveness nor highly correlated against other key metrics.  When we don’t copy-test an ad, we judge the ad based on whether we like it or not.  The result is lots of underperforming ads and millions of dollars in wasted advertising investment.

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Topics: Data-Driven Keys

The Truth About the Top Five Super Bowl Ads

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Feb 12, 2016 11:18:29 AM
Advertising for the 2016 Super Bowl was disappointing, to say the least.  Of 61 TV spots evaluated by ABX:
  • Only 22 (36%) were equal to, or above, the “average” ABX Index for TV ads
  • Only eight (13%) were “excellent” based on ABX benchmarks
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Topics: Super Bowl 2016

Holiday Print Ads - bet you Can't Eat Just One!

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Jan 12, 2016 12:52:57 PM
Take a look at the three Holiday ads below and the ABX Index scores beneath.  All three knock it out of the park in ad effectiveness with an overall ABX Index of 21% to 34% above average (ABX 121-134). Since ads that score above average (ABX 100) optimize media buys, that is a good thing.   Pizza Hut is #1 overall and look how the food just pops in the ad below. You can just taste it.
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Topics: Food

The Microsoft-Apple "Bear Hug:" Winner or Loser for Microsoft?

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Dec 10, 2015 2:01:34 PM
Earlier this week, Microsoft launched a TV spot that has raised the ire of some and the admiration of others.  You’ve seen it: the spot features Microsoft employees caroling about peace as they walk to an Apple store to serenade their competitors. 
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Topics: Electronics

Maximizing the Ad Effectiveness of Print and Online for Household Products

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Dec 3, 2015 3:50:45 PM
More dollars are moving to online, often at the expense of print, but the quality of online creative is highly variable and many online ads don’t work well enough to support their investment. A look at Quilted Northern, Lysol, Glade and Tide give us some perspective.
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Topics: Household

Do Beautiful Women 'Sell?' Yes and No.

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Oct 27, 2015 1:34:28 PM
Do beautiful women or celebrities ‘sell’ in personal care/beauty advertising? Do we ‘hate them because they are beautiful?’ Or, do we prefer their beauty to the plainer ‘real woman’ ads that have been such a popular trend?  What about those boring product ads?  Does anyone actually read them?
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Topics: Personal Care

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