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20 February 2020 Brands don’t exist in a vacuum: they are judged by the virtues or vices of their industry and the meta-brand surrounding it – Mike May, VP Strategy at the agency Huge, explores the effects of meta-brands and how to escape them.
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20 February 2020 That is the question: marketers need to understand how to work around user expectations and learn from the brands that have entered this new and largely unknown space – here’s WARC’s guide.
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20 February 2020 The Japanese beauty behemoth has shown, throughout its history, a knack for securing its relevance in shifting markets – once again, it’s fighting to reclaim the youth.
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20 February 2020 Last year, women contributed just under half of all video gaming revenue in the UK but are the demographic driving growth in the industry, new research reveals.
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20 February 2020 Uber India aims to start its own advertising and branding wing, so that it can better monetise users and show them ads.
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20 February 2020 This year’s Valentine’s Day was especially lovely as I received overwhelming interest around a topic that is close to the hearts of many of my colleagues, friends and family.
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20 February 2020 Marketers in the business-to-business space are often falling short when it comes to developing and activating brand purpose, according to a study led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA).
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19 February 2020 Despite the global recession and the slowdown of the domestic economic growth, South Korea’s ad market is projected to grow 5.5% year-over-year and record 12.62 trillion won (US$10.6bn).
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19 February 2020 US retailer Walmart posted some softness in sales growth following a difficult holiday quarter, but record sales growth in e-commerce indicates how the company’s attempt to compete with Amazon is paying off.
19 February 2020 ITV and System1 are staging a contest offering brands the chance to win a free ad slot during the upcoming Euro 2020 football tournament.
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19 February 2020 Ahead of the launch of this year’s WARC Creative 100 Ranking in two weeks’ time, our team have done some analysis on the most awarded creative campaigns from 2015 to 2018 to see how many were also awarded for effectiveness.
19 February 2020 Better, faster, cheaper research may be possible after all – Brian Carruthers takes the industry’s pulse at Qual360 Europe .
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19 February 2020 Barclays, the British financial services company, was for 15 years the title sponsor of the top flight of English football – a new model for measuring its sponsorship investments has allowed it to adapt strategically and anticipate the effects of ...
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19 February 2020 Microsoft, the technology company, believes that trust is a vital brand attribute that must be embedded throughout its entire organisation, rather than solely being a message promoted in a campaign.
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19 February 2020 The Singapore government will allocate S$4 billion (US$2.87bn) to help stabilise Singapore's economy and help workers and businesses tide over a looming slowdown, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Tuesday (Feb ...
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18 February 2020 The slow death of the third-party cookie means that contextual targeting will become increasingly important – and marketers should use the insights they generate from current cookie data to inform their future contextual strategies, an industry ...
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18 February 2020 The market for speech and voice recognition technology in India is set to grow rapidly, underscoring a dire need for brands to understand how the audiences interact and perceive this technology, said digital agency WATConsult.
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18 February 2020 With the rise of buy now, pay later payment platforms, fashion brands and retailers are increasingly turning to these models as a marketing strategy in the face of rising costs of customer acquisition.
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18 February 2020 As consumers increasingly expect brands to be the drivers of change, WARC’s Chiara Manco looks at three brands that embraced activism.
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18 February 2020 With the Vegan movement growing steadily in the West, YouGov's Ervin Ha looks at whether it is time for brands in Singapore to start paying attention to plant-based options.
18 February 2020 In his keynote address to 1,200 delegates at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) 2020 Annual Leadership Meeting, Randall Rothenberg, the trade body’s CEO, sounded an alert about the need to balance online privacy and personalization – Geoffrey Precourt, WARC’s US Editor, picks out some key excerpts from Rothenberg’s keynote presentation “I learned an interesting word this year,” Randall Rothenberg, the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) CEO, told delegates at the industry group’s 2020 Annual Leadership Meeting.
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18 February 2020 Moving towards “The Next Web”, where cookies play a much less important role, will require a major shift in how advertisers engage with consumers online.
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18 February 2020 The Facebook CEO has doubled down on calls for clear regulation of the internet, following a change of heart just under a year ago – now the social network is signalling that it is keen to lay down rules, but that process will be slower than ...
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18 February 2020 It’s hard to build a lasting brand, harder still to make the transformative decisions that mean it remains well placed to stay relevant to consumers – but those are the ones that are more likely to endure through the decades, according to the CEO ...
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17 February 2020 As many as 36.7 million city-dwellers will change the way they travel over the next ten years and, by 2030, greener means of transport will represent 49% of all trips undertaken within cities, versus 46% for cars (which currently account for 51% of ...