Summarises the insights from a series of key papers on engagement – broadly speaking, eliciting feelings and emotion from consumers – although it is difficult to define precisely due to the ever-changing social and technological context in which marketers are trying to achieve and measure it.
Consumers respond far more favourably to digital ads that are viewed on trusted editorial sites, suggesting that high-quality journalism has a “halo effect” and generates a more engaged audience for advertisers.
Micael Dahlen, John Karsberg, Sofie Sagfossen, Helge Thorbjornsen, and Fredrik Lange, Journal of Advertising Research, Digital First, June 2019
People increasingly are in motion when exposed to advertising, which begs the question, "Are moving consumers more influenced by advertising?" This article builds on grounded cognition–the premise that the body influences the brain–to show that physical activity has positive effects on attitudes and intentions toward an advertisement and a brand.
Jennifer Lee Burton, Kristen M. Mueller, Jan Gollins, and Danielle M. Walls, Journal of Advertising Research, Digital First, May 2019
Every year, executives debate whether to release their Super Bowl advertisements early on social media or whether this early release will hurt the surprise and impact of being seen for the first time during the most viewed televised sporting event in the United States.
Whitney Xi, Rupam Borthakur, Mike Underhill, Tarun Menon, Bruce Bogle, Natalie Ho and Subba Kumari, ESOMAR, Asia Pacific, 2019
Timberland, the shoe brand, tested the role emotions played in its ads in China, and revealed that ads which make audiences smile – while keeping frowns and disgust to a minimum – amplify potential success.
Colin Ingram, ESOMAR, Asia Pacific, 2019
Social media is set to dominate spending in digital advertising, but this paper shows how the effectiveness of social media communication for brands varied in three categories: fragrances, whiskey and automotive in Spain and the US.
Following the news that the Financial Times, the business newspaper title, has gained one million subscribers, the wider publishing industry is now witnessing the power that an engagement-focused membership model now holds and assessing where else ...
Fiona Blades, Doug Pulick and Sarah Barasch, WARC Webinars, March 2019
Fiona Blades, president and chief experience officer at MESH Experience, Doug Pulick, SVP of research at National CineMedia and Sarah Barasch, SVP of insights and measurement at Screenvision Media, analyse how cinema compares to all other touchpoints.
Exploring shoppable mobile video ads and how consumers in the US interacted with them, focusing on video-based interactive ads in a mobile web environment with the goal of understanding what initial calls to action work best.