This article summarises key insights from a series of papers on new ad testing methods which are driven by advances in technology and neuroscience and must focus on consumers' rational and emotional drivers.
Matthew Hearn, Research on WARC, July 2018
Research by Ipsos shows that brands and advertising can profit from highly emotional events like the World Cup by creating strong links to the event, proving that context can make a big difference to the emotional response to advertising.
Saravana Jaikumar, Journal of Advertising Research, Digital First, June 2018
In e-marketplaces, consumers often have to choose a seller from which to purchase a product. The author argues that seller choice depends on both evaluations of the display price of the product, related to anchoring, and sellers’ review volume, related to assimilation-contrast.
IAB Europe Research Awards, Brand Advertising Effectiveness, Highly Commended, 2018
Inskin Media, an advertising technology company, launched a campaign in the UK to highlight (potential) implications of detaching measurement from objectives, and investigate the relationship between viewability, visual engagement and effectiveness.
BEIJING: China’s biggest home-sharing startup Xiaozhu, known as China’s Airbnb, is looking to overcome the persistent issue of identity verification and believes facial recognition technology will be key.
Heather Andrew, Admap Magazine, December 2017, pp. 26-27
Three-dimensional audience segmentation (who people are, what they do and how they say they think and feel) can provide a fuller range of insights, but ignoring the subconscious, or the 'fourth dimension', can be a huge omission.
Natalie Candy and Vicky Bullen, Admap Magazine, July/August 2017
This article examines the impact of colour on our subconscious brains, and the challenges faced by brands in using colour to communicate the right information to consumers across categories, cultural context and brand meaning.
Jasper Snyder and Manuel Garcia-Garcia, Journal of Advertising Research, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2016, pp. 352-367
Scholarship on advertising has traditionally focused on the effects of advertising on sales and proving that advertising is effective; less attention has been paid to looking at how the effects of advertising come about, especially when it comes to the most cost effective way of driving growth and sales.