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  • Reimagining TV Across Screens, Platforms, and Currencies

    Forward   August 16, 2022  

    While many advertisers have quickly adapted to meet viewers on a range of screen types, the TV industry has taken arguably longer to catch up — especially when it comes to currency and, more broadly, measurement. Even though incumbent panel-based approaches have held on, scrutiny continues to swell as buyers and sellers reckon with the incumbents' inability to keep pace in the heavily fragmented TV landscape.

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  • It's a New Dawn for Sleep Marketing

    ANA Magazine   August 12, 2022  

    While one in three Americans suffer from sleep deprivation, consumers remain skeptical about the benefits of devices designed to help people get a better night's rest. To assuage concerns, marketers are moving their focus to how sleep tech can help in improving one's overall health.

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  • Connecting the Digital Dots with First-Party Data

    B2B Marketer   August 10, 2022  

    Customer data platforms (CDPs) are fast becoming an effective tool for B2B companies to locate, engage, and retain new customers. But adoption rates remain low, and fully leveraging CDPs remains hampered by the inability among B2B marketers to break down their company's business silos and connect the digital dots.

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  • Making Scents of Your Brand

    ANA Magazine   August 5, 2022  

    The acceleration in scent marketing is being fueled by consumers' post-pandemic thirst for real-world experiences. A powerful driver for human emotion, scent provides food brands with unique ways to stir engagement and fuel sales. As with other brand extensions, context is critical.

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  • Do Marketers Need to Know How to Code?

    ANA Magazine   July 29, 2022  

    Amid a dizzying amount of change, CMOs who collaborate effectively with their CTOs are likely to generate better returns. Establishing strategic alliances with chief technology officers is fast becoming a cost of entry for marketers who want to ascend in their organization.

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  • B2B Companies Are Having a Tough Time Quitting Cookies

    B2B Marketer   July 27, 2022  

    Marketers have had years to prepare for the demise of third-party cookies, coming in 2023. But B2B brands continue to lag in their efforts to adapt, with just 21 percent planning to build out their first-party data strategies this year. As cookies fade, marketers need to recalibrate their technology stack and develop a process for sharing data across multiple departments.

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  • Getting Eyes On Your Digital Advertising

    Forward   July 21, 2022  

    Better visibility of digital advertising can provide real-time insights that help organizations cut campaigns with low return on investment (ROI) and focus ad spend on the channels with the highest returns. Reducing waste and rooting out fraud will only increase savings.

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  • The Metaverse Is No Game for B2B Marketers

    B2B Marketer   July 20, 2022  

    Most B2B brands are taking a wait-and-see approach toward the metaverse, as they first get a firmer hold on other, less complicated digital channels. At the same time, B2B marketers must weigh this caution against the fact that younger people now transitioning into decision-making roles have been conditioned to a digital-first world in which virtual- and augmented-reality experiences are a natural part of their day.

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  • Marketing Success Is All in the Timing

    ANA Magazine   July 15, 2022  

    As marketers’ roles expand to encompass customer experience, product innovation, content marketing, and data analytics, among other areas, how one manages their time will be increasingly important to keeping crucial goals on track. There are a handful of steps marketers can take to beat the clock, some of them hiding in plain sight.

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  • Back-to-School Season Offers a Challenging Course for Marketers

    ANA Magazine   July 8, 2022  

    The upcoming school year will be tricky for brands to navigate. On the one hand, there's a sense of newness as kids return to in-class learning full-time, with expectations for that to continue uninterrupted, for the first time since COVID-19 hit two-plus years ago. On the other, there are major headwinds from soaring prices, with shoppers combating the worst inflation in 40 years and the Consumer Price Index hitting in 8.6 percent in May.

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  • Ignoring the 'Silver Economy' May Be Getting Costly for Brands

    ANA Magazine   July 1, 2022  

    Despite the growing power of the “silver economy” and traditional notions of aging being constantly upended, advertisers continue to give the 50-plus market short shrift. As the size of this market — and its immense wealth — grows, can brands continue to afford to ignore them?

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  • Do Marketers Have an Emerging Ally in the C-Suite?

    ANA Magazine   June 24, 2022  

    A growing number of brands, including Edelman, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and Volkswagen, are hiring chief experience officers. The moves come as tolerance for a bad or mediocre consumer experience continues to plummet, with more than half of brands reporting that those who are dissatisfied with the company will switch brands, per a recent survey.

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  • Brands Have to Take a Gut Check Before They Take a Stand

    B2B Marketer   June 22, 2022  

    From Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the fight for racial equality in the U.S., there’s no shortage of issues on which brands might take a stand. But simply speaking out isn’t what customers and prospects are looking for, particularly among millennials. People will see right through companies that insist they are concerned with social issues but do not follow through with any concrete action.

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  • Connecting to Gen Z Purposefully

    Greater Good   June 20, 2022  

    An environmental activist, social entrepreneur, and artist, 22-year-old Maya Penn has already launched a sustainable fashion brand and a related nonprofit organization, among other noteworthy accomplishments. She shares her perspective on how brands can best weave purpose into their business and speak to the concerns of gen Z.

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  • Radio Works to Drive Business and Brand Growth

    Forward   June 14, 2022  

    Through a series of online, members-only events, the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) has explored radio’s benefits to more than 18 categories of business, including healthcare, automotive, retail, and restaurants, among others. Here’s a look at just a few industry verticals where radio drives ROI.

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  • The Face of the American Shopper Is Changing

    Forward   June 9, 2022  

    Census data from 2020 shows U.S. population growth is led by multicultural groups, which means brands that haven’t gotten up to speed on shifts in U.S. culture or that don’t understand how these consumers live and shop could be missing the mark.

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  • The Art of the Zoom

    B2B Marketer   June 8, 2022  

    While in-person sales meetings slowly come back and offices start to reopen, digital communications — including video calls — remain the go-to strategy for brands that want to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones.

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  • From Walled Gardens to a 'Garden of Gardens'

    Forward   June 7, 2022  

    Two forces that affect digital advertising are on a collision course: walled gardens and new privacy regulations. Thankfully, there are new and emerging technologies that can help marketers deal with the fallout and continue targeting digital ads while maintaining privacy protections.

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  • Consumers Want a New Retail Experience

    ANA Magazine   June 3, 2022  

    The retail world looks a lot different following two years of tumult due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Brick-and-mortar sales are expected to grow up to 3.4 percent through 2025, per eMarketer. As consumers head back to stores, brands will need to sharpen the ways they weave their messaging between the physical and digital worlds.

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  • Five Reasons Why DOOH Is a Heads-Up Move for CPG Brands

    Forward   June 2, 2022  

    As restrictions related to COVID-19 loosen across the U.S. and consumers return to offices and in-person shopping, digital out-of-home advertising can help brands meet consumers with context-based messaging that changes in real time.

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