ABX Advisory

Insights on Advertising Effectiveness to Boost ROI and ROAS

COVID-19 Radio Ad Effectiveness is Breaking Records

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on May 27, 2020 2:27:41 PM

In a study of 145 COVID-related Radio ads measured by ABX since March 4th, advertising effectiveness scores were amazingly high.  Radio spots featuring thanks to first-responders, helpful advice to listeners regarding resisting the virus, and conveying a serious tone in their announcements all did well.  Of course there are always those that don't work, as well.  Below are a sample of each and some tips for using radio effectively in crisis times.

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Topics: Media, Integrated Marketing

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

Nike and United Airlines: A Paid, Owned and Earned Media Tale

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Mar 27, 2020 11:17:16 AM

Today's post looks at two case studies in integrated marketing communications - how paid and non-paid media interact in two major scandals - one with Nike and the other with United Airlines. The post is reprinted with permission from the Institute for Public Relations, and is written by three of its members: Katie Paine of Paine Publishing, Mark Stouse of Proof Analytics and Angela Jeffrey, APR, of ABX.  Contact information is below.  For more on this topic, see ABX resource page on integrated marketing.


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Topics: Integrated Marketing

Competitive Intelligence for Consumer Electronics: Apple or Microsoft?

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Mar 12, 2020 1:57:55 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

Lessons from Super Bowl 2020 Advertising Effectiveness

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Feb 13, 2020 3:44:33 PM

This is Michael Wolfe's annual review of TV commercials for Super Bowl 2020 using data from Advertising Benchmark Index or ABX.  Wolfe is CEO of Bottom-Line Analytics and a foremost thinker in the realm of market mix modeling. His purpose here is not just to review ad copy scores of individual ads, but also to understand key lessons of what makes these ads different from ordinary advertising and the special role they play in an advertiser's marketing mix, For more information, see our informational page - Creative Testing for ROAS, ROI and Predictive Analytics.


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Topics: Super Bowl 2020

Online Retail Gains 45% on Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Jan 17, 2020 4:11:25 PM

Are consumers spending more for Holiday In-Store or Online?  During the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, which of the two are getting the lion's share?  We've been watching this for the past five years through a Share of Wallet survey during the seven weeks surrounding the big weekend. The purpose is to see what respondents are spending for gifts at the top retailers.  The data provides insights to our retail clients, so they can tie results to their ad effectiveness results.  We hope it is also useful to you. This year's survey covered 14,110 respondents, or roughly 2,000 per week over seven weeks.

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Topics: Retail, Integrated Marketing

Most Effective Retail Advertising of the Year?  Why?

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Nov 15, 2019 2:03:45 PM

As the Holidays approach, thoughts turn to retail. It's a perfect time to see how various department stores, fashion stores and online retailers have done in advertising effectiveness over the last 12 months.  Some retailers, like Kohl's, have consistently good ads (outside of radio), while others (high-end retailers) always bring up the rear. This post explores the best ads across seven media types, analyzing why they work so well out of almost 1450 ads tested in the past year.

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Topics: Retail, Integrated Marketing

Four Image Wireless Spots Top Last 6 Months in Ad Effectiveness

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Oct 10, 2019 3:18:05 PM

A glance at the last six months of Wireless TV spots and Online Video (433) suggest they may be improving.  We also see a close correlation between Gender Equality scores and Reputation in this Category.  One strategy common to several of the Top 15 ads was the use of corporate image strategy, which reflected well on Gender and also yielded high Reputation scores.

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Topics: Telecom, Cable and Internet

What Makes an Automobile Ad Effective Around the World?

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Aug 27, 2019 12:26:37 PM

We looked at evaluation results for auto ads, focusing on TV ads in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan to see if culture played a part in ad test results.  While there are many country-to-country differences, culture was not a big factor.  We’ll share some insights showing a top performer and lower performing ad in each country.


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Topics: Automotive, Integrated Marketing

Not Rocket Science:  Advertising Technology is Disrupting the Industry

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Jun 17, 2019 5:06:26 PM

Today's Special Report on the absolute latest technology for advertising comes from Sophia Karakeva, Ph.D., a communications & marketing executive from DataScouting, based in Thessaloniki, Greece.  Sophia and ABX have both been deeply involved in the measurement of advertising and public relations.  


Ads in Space? Deep Fakes? Licensing Celebrity Faces?

No matter how companies do it, advertising remains one of the most important aspects of a business. However, advertising has evolved so much over the past decades that it has become nearly impossible for businesses to keep up. From simple flyers and giant billboards, to taking your ads into space and licensing celebrity faces, technology continues to disrupt the advertising industry.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing

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