Target and Neiman Marcus team up with ABC to deliver commercial drama
Enterprise Rent-A-Car's new television creative, combined with its digital assets, underscore the automotive rental company's "dramatically shifted" media mix.
Twice a year, the marketing business pauses in its reinvention to expose its fear of fundamental change and highlight the disconnect that exists between what it says and what it does.
To promote its new 2012 compact CR-V, Honda and agency of record Rubin Postaer and Associates (RPA) put a spin on the traditional concept of bucket lists.
I don't begrudge new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson deflecting questions about Yahoo's display advertising prospects (even though he must have brainstormed his options considering talks with Yahoo began in November). But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little fun and project some possibilities.
Media services companies ZenithOptimedia and GroupM softened their independent global ad spending predictions for 2012 in forecasts released in early December. MagnaGlobal, a unit of advertising giant Interpublic, also cut its global advertising forecasts for 2011 and 2012, citing a "worsening economic outlook." But with positive effect of quadrennial events, such as the Summer Olympics, European soccer championship and U.S. presidential elections, will there still be some winning channels?
The American Red Cross launched a multichannel year-end campaign to allow consumers to buy regular gifts for loved ones through a gift catalog that places these items side-by-side with gifts and services for those less fortunate.
Four months after WPP launched audience buying company Xaxis, CEO Brian Lesser discusses the firm's position in a crowded marketplace and what Xaxis has planned over the next year.
Barnes & Noble will launch a campaign on Nov. 14 to promote the Nook tablet that will be the "largest campaign in Barnes & Noble history," Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch said on Nov. 7 during a company event in New York.
Affluent consumers are more receptive to TV and magazine advertising than other media, according to a survey from market-research firm Ipsos Mendelsohn.
Why not encode a TV episode's online version to pack in-show ads with clickable interactions?
It's a given that marketers - including politicians in election years - target precise messages to specific groups of consumers.
Global ad spending will grow by 4.8% in 2011 to $505.8 billion, online media company GroupM said on July 6. The company shaved 1% off its December prediction of 5.8% growth because of the Japanese disasters and unrest in the Middle East.
Jell-O Pudding's "Pudding Face" campaign seeks to turn frowns upside down, both on consumers' faces and on their social media pages. The Kraft Foods brand will offer incentives to Twitter and Facebook users.
IHOP Restaurants launched an integrated advertising and marketing campaign on June 27 that will feature email, social media, TV and regional direct mail communications, said Joe Adney, VP of marketing at IHOP. Agency of record, McCann Erickson, is handling the work. Adney would not reveal spending on the campaign, but the brand tallied $74.4 million on advertising in 2010, according to its earnings statement.
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What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.