With the games kicking-off during the busy Q4 Christmas and Black Friday period (21 November – 18 December), the 2022 World Cup will be a first for many brands competing for consumer attention and engagement during peak. What should advertisers consider? During a period in which UK advertisers would usually be planning their festive […]
The importance of media measurement in a mercurial world
The ability to accurately quantify campaign results is crucial to effectively understanding where, when and how marketing budgets should be spent. Whilst uncertainty is in many ways, a constant companion along the media attribution journey, its effects have never been more apparent than now. With ever-changing consumer behaviour, tightening marketing budgets, and of course the […]
Tackling effectiveness measurement post-pandemic
The DMA’s recent claim (that the 23% dip in marketing effectiveness is due to a failure to promote a coherent approach to measurement), assumes a causal link between the number of metrics reported (170 different metrics across 852 individual campaigns) and the overall success of the campaigns. The research is the second iteration of the […]
How much do you know about the ‘60/40’ advertising budget split?
The 60/40 (brand/performance) advertising budget split was originally highlighted as a starting point for businesses to grow their brand, whilst delivering on an immediate sales requirement. Les Binet and Peter Field determined this in their paper ‘the long and the short of it’ published in 2013. Since then, Les and Peter have made a number […]
Are more brands returning to ‘traditional’ marketing?
As digital marketing technologies have developed significantly, more marketers have prioritised investing into digital channels such as social media and search. However, recent evidence suggests another shift is taking place – this time, back to traditional channels. In August 2021 and February 2022, marketers predicted that “traditional advertising spending would increase by 1.4% and 2.9%, […]