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COVID Advertising Effectiveness can Increase 175% with Right Focus

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Apr 29, 2020 11:34:12 AM

Stunning News for COVID Advertisers 


In a study of 360 COVID ads measured by ABX across all media, advertising effectiveness scores were some of the highest we've seen.  Ads featuring thanks to first-responders, helpful advice regarding resisting the virus, and Gender Equality in all ads rose to the top.  See which top three ads worked, and which bottom three didn't.
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Topics: Personal Care, Gender Equality Measure

Poor 2019 Super Bowl Advertising for Female Gender Equality

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Feb 28, 2019 11:02:42 AM

Last month, we listed the Top Five Super Bowl ads by how women were portrayed, and saw how those who treated women well also impacted their ad effectiveness. We also quoted Jack Neff of AdAge, who wrote that female gender scores did improve a little this year over last.  Now, let's look at five spots with poor female images according to the ABX Gender Equality Index™, and see what we can learn.


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Topics: Gender Equality Measure

Top Five 2019 Super Bowl Ads for Female Gender Equality

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Feb 12, 2019 5:32:10 PM

Everyone's asking, "how did women do in the Super Bowl ads this year?"  "Did they appear empowered?" "Are they shown with respect?" The good news, according to Jack Neff of AdAge, female gender scores did improve a little this year over last.  But, there's still a ways to go.  Meanwhile, here are the top five ads by the ABX Gender Equality Index™ for Females.


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Topics: Gender Equality Measure

ABX takes on the Media: Women in Advertising Make an Ad Hot

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Jun 13, 2018 2:23:04 PM

Today's post debuts a new series, "ABX takes on the Media," by challenging ads designated as "Hot." Ads cited by popular ad pundits will be subjected to ABX advertising effectiveness testing to see how they really work. Today's post compares June Olay and Macy's ads to see how they portray women.  If you're interested in more about ad effectiveness, or about gender equality, click the links for resources pages.


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Topics: Gender Equality Measure

Gender Equality in Restaurant Ads - Best of the Best

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Nov 8, 2017 1:11:53 PM

Earlier this month, ABX, the Association of National Advertisers' and the #SeeHer initiative won the ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Award - the biggest in the industry.  This award underscores our learnings that gender equality in advertising is not just smart, it's good business. Today's post looks at the top ads in gender equality out of 2,091 in the restaurant category as part of our ongoing industry series.  If you'd like to know more about the latest studies on gender equality in advertising, click the link.  And, for additional stories on restaurants and other categories, see this competitive intelligence link.

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Topics: Gender Equality Measure

Gender Equality in Insurance Ads Improves Reputation and CTA's

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Jul 25, 2017 11:10:47 AM

The new imperative for advertisers and marketers is to impact Reputation and CTAs through gender equality in advertising.  Besides the social implications, gender equality is just good business.  Today's focus is how this plays out in Insurance Advertising.  For more information on the studies behind this movement, see our resources page on gender equality in advertising.

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Topics: Gender Equality Measure

Gender Equality in Telecom Ads - Good and Not so Good

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Jul 10, 2017 4:36:50 PM

The new gender equality in advertising movement is hot, as led by the Association of National Advertisers' #SeeHer initiative. Representing all genders respectfully in advertising is also good business, greatly impacting Reputation and Calls to Action. Today's post looks at gender equality in wireless advertising as part of our ongoing industry series.  If you are curious about some of the other studies behind gender equality in advertising, see our resources page on that topic.  Or, if you're interested in ad effectiveness in other categories, see our competitive intelligence resources page.


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Topics: Gender Equality Measure

ABX Helps Launch Measure for Gender Bias in Advertising at White House

Posted by Gary Getto on Jun 29, 2016 10:40:41 AM

ABX Joins the ANA, AFE and Others to Introduce the new Gender Equality Measure™ (GEM)

The Association of National AdvertisersAlliance for Family Entertainment (ANA AFE), and other key partners, kicked-off # SeeHer, a major initiative supported by the White House, challenging the advertising world to eliminate the biased portrayal of women in media and advertising. The goal of the initiative is to realize a 20% increase in the accurate portrayal of all girls and women in advertising by 2020, the 100 th anniversary of American women’s obtaining the vote.
 
During the conference at the White House June 15th, officials said that fixing the gender bias issue of how  women in the media are portrayed is critical to our country’s future. Major players in the initiative include ABX  Advertising Benchmark Index,  Unilever ,  The Girl’s Lounge ,  Walmart ,  P&G TIVO  and others.  

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Topics: Gender Equality Measure

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