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Topic: Consumers

3 Things Kiss Taught Me About Marketing

Iconic band knew how to rock brand storytelling

When I was a kid, I straight-up loved Kiss. I was drawn to the makeup-wearing, leather-clad, blood-spitting, loud-playing band like a full-on groupie, buying every album and putting on face…

5 Things You Should Know About Addressable Ads as More Dollars Shift to Digital

Advanced advertising needs better clarity

The momentum behind addressable TV, delivering household-specific advertising based on an advertiser-defined target—regardless of programming or time of day in both live and playback modes—has reached an important inflection point…

How Treating Consumers Like Partners Will Rescue Advertising From Itself

Ad Blocking will cease if respect is established

Unsubscribe is our favorite toggle in our inbox. Skip, our favorite prompt when viewing online videos. Block, our go-to option for internet browsing. Why? Because advertising's relationship with the consumer…

4 Ways Agencies Can Add Meaning to Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

Creating a culture of purpose

A large, cross-generational majority of consumers expect companies to display a level of corporate social responsibility. Last year, Havas Worldwide's Project: Superbrand report, which surveyed 10,131 people ages 18 and over…

5 Trends That Are Radically Reshaping Shopper Marketing

Brands take retail real-time with VR, beacons and other tactics

Malls are lumbering, claustrophobic dinosaurs, while anchor stores like Macy's and Kohl's are shuttering hundreds of locations. Fresh Direct and Peapod make it easier and quicker to stock a cupboard…

The 4 Types of Dads Marketers Need to Know This Father’s Day

Don't treat them as one big non-female cohort

Father's Day is upon us and, naturally, it is a time when marketers shift their gaze toward dads. We can expect big sales on cars, ties, khakis, 55-inch flatscreen TVs, grills,…

How Cannes Still Inspires and Surprises, and Why It Still Really Matters

You just have to know where to look

When I used to buy agencies, I discovered something that the consultants already knew. All agencies say the same thing. You can pretty much predict the exact words—media-neutral, idea-driven, brand…

Why You Should Be Ready to Talk About Data This Year at Cannes

Insight-informed creativity will drive brand conversations

Data is arguably the most disruptive force in digital advertising today. But even more than that, it represents the biggest opportunity for marketers this year because it means delivering more…

How More Precise Data Science Will Be Advertising's Ultimate Savior

Targeted, nuanced marketing sparks ad spend

For the past 25 years, advertising's share of total marketing spending has trended slowly downward. Until recently, that is. Two recent analyses of the marketing of large American advertisers showed…

4 Ways to Catch Robots' Attention With Your Marketing

Artificial intelligence often first line of contact with consumers

Decision-making consumers are a marketer's most important focus. Now imagine consumers having someone else deciding all their purchases—computers talking only to other computers, making decisions for their human "masters" without…

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