Alex Waters, WARC Best Practice, October 2017
Innovation – the practice of identifying and implementing new products, services and business models – falls into four broad approaches that can help deliver the transformative growth that so many organisations seek.
This article summarises the insights from a series of key papers addressing category disruption, which occurs when a disruptive innovation creates a new market and value network within a category, displacing market leaders (such as Uber in the taxi market and Airbnb in the accommodation industry).
GLOBAL: A campaign by 22squared for the Ad Council has won the Grand Prix in the of the Effective Innovation category of the 2018 WARC Awards, a global search for next-generation marketing effectiveness.
SYDNEY: When it comes to developing an effective innovation culture, using psychological techniques to spur creativity and new ideas can have a big impact on a project’s future success, according to an expert in effective innovation.
Anna Hamill, Event Reports, Mumbrella MSIX, November 2017
Innovation within a business is often killed off by poor internal processes: this article explains how a scientific approach to innovation can boost effectiveness by making decisions at the right time of day and prioritizing customer centricity.
All brands need to innovate - it’s the only way of staying fresh, relevant and useful - but when, where and how to do it? Nick Burcher, Director of Digital at MediaCom and a judge for the 2017 WARC Awards, looks to the past to find innovation lessons for the future.
John Kiser and Narith Panh, ESOMAR, Big Data World, November 2017
Discusses what problems marketers may face when using virtual reality technology in the automotive category by evaluating results from research in Germany that compared a VR showroom with a real studio.
Jose Santiago and Marieke Boers, ESOMAR, Global Qualitative, November 2017
International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF), a global designer of fragrances and flavours, developed a pioneering international research programme that would allow them to connect with consumers regularly and uncover early insights that could result in consumer-driven innovations.
LONDON: A new ranking of the UK’s top 50 most valuable brands is skewed towards telecoms, finance and utilities companies and does not include any tech businesses – a factor that is affecting the overall health of UK brands according to ...
LONDON/NEW YORK: There is no one way to innovate and whatever approach is taken it needs to suit a company’s culture and the scale of innovation it is looking to pursue, an industry figure has advised – a business may have to explore a ...
This article, taken from the Warc Toolkit 2017 report, looks at the growing number of brands that are exploring direct-to-consumer (DTC) opportunities with the help of apps, buy buttons and subscription services.