Signalling Success 2: More proof that the media is the message

Research by EssenceMediacom into the role of signalling in media effectiveness.

At the height of his footballing powers, Thierry Henry fronted a Renault Clio campaign in which he demonstrated not just his own brand of effortless cool, but also that he innately understood media planning.

“This chilli,” said Thierry, holding a small red fruit, “has more ‘ooooooo yes’ than this one,” as he proffered a larger, but duller chilli. “Weird non?”

In that moment he succinctly captured a problem media planners battle with on every plan.

We know not all channels are equal. One point of reach in the cinema has more value than one point of reach via social in-feed...

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