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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

Competitive Intelligence for Effective Retail Advertising in 2019

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, Competitive Intelligence

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

Best and Worst Out-of-Home Advertising for 2018

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Apr 17, 2019 10:24:41 AM

In our systematic review of good and bad ads for 2018 by Media Type, today's post focuses on Outdoor Advertising.  Our syndicated ad effectiveness panel tested 803 OOH ads last year, so we decided to look at six of the Top 5% and three of the bottom. For information on using different media types in integrated campaigns, see our Integrated Media pillar page.


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Topics: Integrated Marketing

Five Best Examples of Print Advertising for 2018

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Mar 11, 2019 1:18:22 PM

What makes good print advertising these days?  Does anyone even think about print anymore?  Actually, they do since print overlaps with online display, FSIs, OOH and other media outlets for good creative.  Our syndicated ad effectiveness panel tested 3,192 print ads last year, so we decided to look at the Top Five in today's post.  We'll also see how they compare to the 160,000 ads in all media that we've measured over time. For information on using different media types in integrated campaigns, see our pillar page.


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Topics: Integrated Marketing

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

Using Female Voiceovers in Radio

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Dec 5, 2018 2:54:16 PM

Powerful creative is at the core of every impactful ad.  Sound in particular is a critical component in conveying brand messages and connecting with an audience emotionally.  It is also big business. To continue reading scroll down to read this special guest post by Pierre Bouvard, Chief Insights Officer of Westwood One, or view this article on MediaVillage.com.


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Topics: Integrated Marketing

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