Ambush marketing, or the unexpected takeover of a sponsored event by an unauthorised brand, appears to be “growing in prevalence and sophistication”, according to a new paper in the Journal of Advertising Research (JAR).
Nicholas Burton and Simon Chadwick, Journal of Advertising Research, Vol. 58, No. 3, 2018, pp. 282-296
Ambush marketing is more than 30 years old, and its prevalence continues to grow. Recent cases indicate that brands perpetrating ambushes are becoming more creative, but the literature has failed to keep pace, offering scant analysis of the different forms ambushing can take, and the implications it can have and little investigation or consideration from the ambusher's perspective.
Greenpeace Philippines, a non-governmental environmental organisation, generated awareness of the effects of plastic pollution by mounting a decomposing whale made of waste plastic on a beach in the Philippines.
Integrated Marketing Communications Council Europe, Silver, 2017
EDF Luminus, a Belgian electricity producer and energy provider, created the '12th devil' device, in partnership with the Belgium national football team (Red Devils), to promote fan energy and engagement during the EURO 16.
Dan Calladine, WARC Exclusive, December 2018
Ten media and technology trends and their implications for brands, including contextual commerce, digital detox, expanding connectivity, design from data, smart out of home and experiential e-commerce.
This report examines the long-term effects of advertising in six different media channels: TV, print, out of home, online video, radio and online display, through an analysis of 504 campaigns across 29 advertisers.
This report summarises the latest research from WARC's Data platform, with a focus on the out of home advertising industry. Key findings include:
Successful brands allocate 13% of their media budgets to OOH.
Out of home CPM is routinely lower than the all media average.
Out of home accounts for 8% of global display adspend.
Digital's share of global out of home adspend is expected to rise to 45% by 2021.
A blended schedule can achieve the benefits of digital impacts with affordable reach.
Consumers are sceptical about the use of in store facial recognition for marketing.
Other key media intelligence includes Twitter turning a profit despite US stagnation, Super Bowl spots outperforming the wider US TV market, digital classified spend overtaking print for the first time, and practitioners' intentions to invest more in audience data this year.
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