ABX Advisory

Insights on Advertising Effectiveness to Boost ROI and ROAS

Advertising Effectiveness by TV Spot Length

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Jun 11, 2021 2:55:22 PM

Special Guest Michael Wolfe, CEO of Bottom-Line Analytics, repurposes his recent article on advertising effectiveness through the efficacy of different Television spot lengths.  If you've followed the ABX Advisory, you've seen a number of articles from Michael utilizing his vast talents in market mix modeling to yield best practices for advertisers.  

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Topics: Trade-Offs in Ad Effectiveness Measurement, Advertising Effectiveness, Television

Successfully Portraying Women in Ads in the US, UK, Germany and Japan

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on May 13, 2021 3:27:00 PM

Last month's ABX Advisory post, "Positive Portrayals of Females in Ads leads to Financial Gain," announced the major leaps forward advertisers are making in the respectful portrayal of women in advertising.  A 2019 ABX longitudinal survey showed an increase in the presence of women in ads, an increase in understanding as to what makes an ad "appropriate," and a decrease in tolerance for ads that are "inappropriate."  Even more exciting, ABX research shows it is possible to increase sales to women by 45% by depicting females properly in advertising.  Today, we will look at top ABX Gender Equality Index ads in the UK, Germany, Japan and the US to see what is working in each.

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Topics: Personal Care, Gender Equality Measure, Global, Corporate Image, Advertising Effectiveness

How to Increase COVID Advertising Effectiveness 175%

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, Covid-19, Advertising Effectiveness

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.  See more about competitive moves at our Resource Page on Competitive Intelligence.
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Topics: Electronics, Competitive Intelligence, Corporate Image, Advertising Effectiveness

Best 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, Advertising Effectiveness

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, Corporate Image, Advertising Effectiveness

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, Global, Advertising Effectiveness

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: Restaurants, Food, Household, Advertising Effectiveness, Print Advertising

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: Personal Care, Retail, Gender Equality Measure, Advertising Effectiveness

Lessons from 2018 Super Bowl Advertising Effectiveness

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Feb 20, 2018 12:38:16 PM

Audience numbers for Super Bowl 2018 were down, thanks partly to the National Anthem controversy.  But ad effectiveness was the best in the past six years!  Does the lower audience mean these ads were just wasted creative spend?  Which demographic group really cares about them?  Unlike other polls on the "most liked Super Bowl ads," see what ABX and marketing mix modeler Michael Wolfe tells us about what is working in Super Bowl advertising, and why.  From a competitive advertising point of view, what a great show.  For more information about competitive intelligence in advertising, click here.


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Topics: Competitive Intelligence, Advertising Effectiveness, Super Bowl 2018