Stephen Whiteside, Event Reports, Ad Age Digital Conference, April 2015
This event report outlines Burger King's approach to "storymaking", which is a distinct approach from the more traditional "storytelling" pursued by brands. While storytelling typically takes the form of brands pushing out narratives, storymaking involves entering conversations that have already gained digital traction organically.

Stephen Whiteside, Event Reports, Advertising Age Digital, April 2015

This event report addresses how Taco Bell, the quick-service restaurant chain, has refined its presence on social media.

Felim McGrath, Admap, July/August 2015

This article gives an overview of affluent consumers around the world, who are more likely to be male, aged 25-34 and married.

Nick Hirst, Admap, July/August 2015

This short article outlines how different social media platforms are implementing 'buy buttons'.

Andy Wood, Admap, July/August 2015

This article details research into attitudes towards loyalty schemes in the UK, and argues that people want perks and treats, not just points.

Stephen Whiteside, Event Reports, MediaPost OMMA Programmatic Display, May 2015

This event report addresses how Target, the retailer, is ensuring its programmatic advertising efforts meet the highest possible standards through creating a custom exchange meeting its specific needs.

Imaad Ahmed, Event Reports, Cannes Lions, June 2015

This event report looks at some of the ways that fast food chain McDonald's is addressing the various challenges it faces around the world.

Sam Curtis, TNS, Intelligence Applied, June 2015

This article explains four changes to shopper marketing research that will make marketing more effective by integrating brand and shopper marketing.

Stephen Whiteside, Event Reports, Internet Week New York, May 2015

This event report describes a Mother's Day campaign from 1-800-Flowers which used emojis to engage consumers and encourage purchase.




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