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Wayfair - A Top US Online Video Ad Of The Week 7-18-22

Posted by Diane Light Waight on Jul 20, 2022 10:51:40 PM

 Wayfair's  “Looking for furniture prices you won't believe?” ad was one of the Top U.S. In-Market Online Video Ads Of The Week measured for advertising effectiveness by ABX Advertising Benchmark Index the week of 7-18-22.  It had an ABX score of 130, that was an above average score for GenPop, Category, and Medium.  ABX's Gender Equality Index (GEI) for the Male Character was 111 and the Girl Character 108, both above average.  This ad was visually pleasing, upbeat, and had a clear message. 

I liked how Wayfair showcased products that were on sale in each room of the house with different characters.   The character, who stole the show, in my opinion, and what made me want to view the ad multiple times was the dog!  I believe dog lovers like me would agree!

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Topics: Retail, Media, Integrated Marketing, Advertising Effectiveness, Online/Digital, abx-adbenchmarkindex, marketingeffectiveness, videoadvertising, abx, advertising, videocontent, Wayfair, digital, homegoods

Marks & Spencer - Top International TV Ad Of The Week 7-18-22

Posted by Diane Light Waight on Jul 18, 2022 11:13:07 PM

Marks & Spencer's M&S Sweet Rosso Tomatoes ad was the Top In-Market TV Ad Of The Week measured Internationally for advertising effectiveness by ABX Advertising Benchmark Index the week of 7-18-22.  Chef Chris Baber, who won the 2016 series of BBC One's popular cooking competition Yes Chef, makes a Tangy Tomato and Prawn Spaghetti dish for Lucy Verasamy, a British weather forecaster and presenter for ITV.  

After viewing this ad,  I went to Mark's & Spencer's website to obtain this recipe.  It looked delicious!  Bon Appétit!

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Topics: Media, Integrated Marketing, Advertising Effectiveness, abx-adbenchmarkindex, marketingeffectiveness, abx, advertising, tvadvertising, marksandspencer, itv, chrisbarber, #mymarksfave, baberflavour

Flight Centre Top International Video Ad Of The Week 7-13-22

Posted by Diane Light Waight on Jul 13, 2022 3:46:07 PM

Flight Centre had the top international online video ad of the week measured for ad effectiveness by ABX - Ad Benchmark Index. This ad definitely made me want to book a flight!  They were able to capture the beauty of the markets they serve, along with making sure their brand was shown throughout. Check this ad out HERE.  

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Topics: Travel & Tourism, Media, Integrated Marketing, Advertising Effectiveness, abx-adbenchmarkindex, marketingeffectiveness, videoadvertising, abx, advertising, videocontent, airlines, flightcentre, marketing

Duracell - A Top Video Ad Of The Week 7-11-22

Posted by Diane Light Waight on Jul 11, 2022 7:30:54 PM

Duracell had one of the Top Online In-Market Video Ads Of The Week measured in the U.S. for advertising effectiveness by ABX Advertising Benchmark Index the week of 7-11-22 .  I loved watching this Duracell ad.  You watch two RC trucks racing side-by-side up the Duracell battery, with the Duracell Coppertop Powerboost winning.  What a fun visual!  It reminded me of playing the water gun games at the carnival, where you aimed at the bullseye and the one who moved their character to the very top first won.

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Topics: Media, Integrated Marketing, Advertising Effectiveness, abx-adbenchmarkindex, marketingeffectiveness, videoadvertising, duracell, abx, advertising, videocontent

When Things Hit the Fan, Great Ads can Clean up the Mess

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Nov 2, 2021 12:10:40 PM

We all know Chipotle fell from grace in 2015 with an e-coli scandal that cost them billions of dollars over many years.  Today, they are more successful than ever.  Many stories have been written about Chipotle's multi-pronged strategy to recover, one of which was its dramatically improved ad creative and messaging. ABX tested 100's of Chipotle ads from 2015 through YTD and found powerful correlations to revenue.  The story below is a teaser of those findings, which will be presented in full to students at Pennsylvania State University soon.   


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Topics: Restaurants, Media, Integrated Marketing, Advertising Effectiveness, Great Ads

Radio – More Bang for Your Buck?

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Sep 9, 2021 9:38:28 AM

ABX has long been fascinated by the power of radio.  We've written several blogs on the topic, which are full of research: "Four Great Tips for Radio Advertising" and "Research Shows Radio Advertising may be Most Effective."  And today we directly compare sets of TV and radio ads that are very similar, to see how well both score.  We'd love to hear your feedback at the end!

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Topics: Media, Integrated Marketing, Advertising Effectiveness

Four Tips for Great Radio Advertising with the Best/Worst of 2018

Posted by Angela Jeffrey on Apr 22, 2021 9:22:07 AM

So far, you've seen good and bad Print and OOH ads from 2018 in this column, and today you'll see the same for Radio. To make this analysis really useful, we've contrasted good and bad 2018 spots within Four Tips for Great Radio Advertising. These tips have emerged through our testing of 15,000 radio spots over the past five years, and 1833 in 2018. For more on radio creative testing, see our Integrated Media pillar page.

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Topics: Integrated Marketing

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

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

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