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These Top New Supermarket Products Show How Much We Love Carbs Instant.ly Shelf Score platform measures consumer purchase intent

Eating low carb, minimally processed foods may be the diet fad du jour, but clean eating doesn’t stand a chance against the likes of Eggo’s new blueberry cobbler waffle variety,…

September 18, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

A Glimpse Into Marketers’ Social Media Strategies Even the big guys struggle to measure ROI

Almost every company puts much money and effort behind social media strategy, with goals ranging from enhanced brand awareness to direct leads or sales. But while 97 percent of those…

September 16, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

How Having Higher Income Affects How Men Spend and Consume Media Rich guys are more likely to see newspaper, TV ads

Men tend to spend money on the same goods and services regardless of wealth, but the rich are roughly twice as likely to take a luxury vacation and eat organic,…

September 10, 2014, 9:17 AM EDT

Fewer Than a Quarter of Marketers Have Used Programmatic Buying They don’t understand enough about it to feel comfortable

In spite of programmatic buying's popularity as a buzzword, only 23 percent of the marketers surveyed by Forrester and the Association of National Advertisers said they understand how programmatic works…

September 3, 2014, 8:40 AM EDT

Advertisers Say Gaming App's 'Winning' Approach Is Creating More Sales Than Display Ads Freeway rewards engagement with free stuff

Anyone can serve an ad to a consumer, but how to get that consumer to click through—or even better, to actively engage with the brand—is one of the central struggles…

August 12, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 25-Aug. 1 Cars and Carl's, a boat and a ballerina. Vote for your favorite spot

By car or by boat, brands are trying out new vehicles this week to drive consumers down the path to purchase. Only one of them is actually selling an automobile—German compact-car…

August 1, 2014, 10:17 AM EDT

Advertisers Are Struggling to Keep Up as Spending Shifts to Mobile Obstacles include a lack of tech, skills and insights

While a whopping 91 percent of the advertisers polled by data company Jivox said their companies will spend more on mobile ads this year, many reported feeling frustrated by new technology…

July 30, 2014, 10:52 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 18-25 Brands salute sports, athletes, dads—and you. Vote for your favorite spot

This week, four of our five best ads pay tribute to a person or activity. Cheerios continues its trend of heartwarming family spots with a cheerful and exciting Canadian ad about…

July 25, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

Instant.ly Says It Can Tell Brands Which New Products People Will Actually Buy Platform measures consumer purchase intent

If you recently found yourself hovering over a box of Chewy Chips Ahoy With Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and then took that box of chocolately cookie goodness up to the…

July 22, 2014, 8:01 AM EDT

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: July 11-18 Some people dance naked, while others are fast asleep. Vote for your favorite

Sports are a major theme of this week's roundup of the best ads, as Samsung propels fútbol into a dystopian future, ESPN uses plucky '70s walk-on Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger to spark…

July 18, 2014, 9:29 AM EDT

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