Magazine Effectiveness

Using magazines as a marketing channel

Magazine Effectiveness


Design Business Association, Bronze, Design Effectiveness Awards, 2015

This case study describes how Merchant Cash Express (MCE), the market leader of business cash advances for small businesses in the UK, redefined its brand to set itself apart from the bad press of the competition.


Tony Regan, Warc Best Practice, February 2015

This article sets out some key considerations for planning for newsbrands and gives advice for marketers wanting to make the most of this changing media.


Stephen Whiteside, Event Reports, Ad Age Data, October 2014

This event report addresses how Bon Appétit, the cooking magazine, has innovated in the digital space thanks to a tie-up with Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing platform.


Anu Sachdev, Warc Prize for Innovation, Entrant, 2014

This case study describes how Sterling Perfumes created and marketed Oros, a new premium perfume, to help them compete in the United Arab Emirates' luxury perfume market.


Isabela Albero, Warc Prize for Innovation, Entrant, 2014

This case study describes how Brazilian female fashion brand Marisa engaged the male consumer market with its irreverent Strip Commerce ad.


Case Study

Amarok: Wi fi ad
Isabela Albero, Warc Prize for Innovation, Entrant, Warc Prize for Innovation, 2014

This case study describes how Volkswagen developed an innovative print ad for its new off-road vehicle, Amarok, to help make buyers in Brazil aware of the car's high-technology specification.


Vinicius Silva and Isabela Albero, Warc Prize for Innovation, Entrant, 2014

This case study describes how technology brand General Electric improved its brand perception in Brazil by creating strategic points of contact using different types of media.


Michel Laroche, Marcelo Vinhal Nepomuceno and Marie-Odile Richard, International Journal of Advertising, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2014
International advertisers routinely struggle to adapt humorous ads for the domestic markets of different countries. In order to provide them with better guidelines, we conduct a content analysis of humorous print ads from China, the United States and France.

Nam-Hyun Um, International Journal of Advertising, Vol. 33, No. 4, 2014
This study is designed to investigate the effect of gay-themed advertising as well as consumers' gender, tolerance towards homosexuality (low vs high tolerance) and consumers' brand commitment (low vs high commitment) on attitude towards ad and attitude towards brand. The study result suggests that people exposed to non-gay-themed ads had more positive attitudes towards the brand than did people exposed to gay-themed ads.

WARC RECOMMENDS


WARC BRIEFING

Magazine Effectiveness

Magazine marketing theory and practice


BEST PRACTICE

Measuring Magazine Audiences

Practical tips, examples and recommended reading


RECOMMENDED CASES

Magazines

Warc's pick of the most effective case studies


RESEARCH PAPER

Checking the Pulse of Print Media

50 years of newspaper and magazine advertising research


TRENDS

The New Newsstand

How small publishers crack the digital monetisation issue


ARTICLE FOCUS

Magazines make their mark

Using 'magonomics' to analyse brands' magazine investments