Since its 2015 launch, Dirty Lemon wellness drink brand has relied heavily on Instagram to build a following, and has conducted 90% of all sales transactions via text message ordering. Founder Zak Normandin predicts text ordering is the wave of the future, noting, "The phone number is not going to be for picking up the phone and calling a brand. It's going to be to pull out your phone and text the brand and say, 'I want more product. I'm checking on my order' ... It's all going to happen over messaging."
As Gap reaches its half-century mark, Chief Marketing Officer Alegra O'Hare admits the brand has "gotten a little bit lost along the way," but says it can "turn back into a cultural brand once again." As O'Hare explains, "We're not going to evolve or become a better team or a better brand if we don't experiment, test, learn and we move ahead."
PepsiCo is launching PepCoin, a cash-back loyalty program that rewards consumers who purchase a Pepsi and Frito-Lay product within 48 hours of each other. PepsiCo will reimburse consumer PayPal or Venmo accounts after they reach $2 by scanning reward barcodes on the packaging.
Cadillac used Instagram for the first time to unveil a new vehicle, its 2020 CT4 sedan, with additional social content running across YouTube, Twitter, Reddit and Facebook. The campaign includes an interactive Instagram Story that places users in the driver's seat and includes sensory-rich video clips.
Mondelez is integrating with Amazon Alexa for the first time as part of its "Mystery Oreo" campaign, enabling users to ask Alexa for clues to uncover the flavor of its newest cookie, and then visit a microsite to submit their guesses. Consumers also can now ask, "Alexa, what's new with Oreo?" to find out more about products and purchase directly from their device.
Assistant professors Jonathan Luffarelli, Mudra Mukesh and Ammara Mahmood detail the results of a study examining nearly 600 corporate logos and share the value of nondescriptive and descriptive logos, and also explain how they affect consumers' brand perceptions. "[A logo] can help pique the interest of consumers, differentiate brands from competitors, facilitate brand recognition, influence investors' decisions, and convey what a brand is all about," they write.
Maximizing return on investment is the name of the game for digital marketers, though it can vary by industry, targeting criteria, platform, season, budget and creative, writes Carrie Dagenhard. She outlines the key questions to ask when choosing distribution channels and reminds marketers that "[i]t requires plenty of testing, tweaking, and optimizing."
Marketers using Snapchat's lenses, filters and Snap and Story Ads can now boost brand safety with DoubleVerify's viewability and fraud verification technology. "DoubleVerify uses consistent evaluation standards across environments -- including web, mobile app and social, making it easier for advertisers to benchmark performance across their entire media plan," says DoubleVerify CEO Wayne Gattinella.
Amazon advertising revenue increased from $4.6 billion in 2017 to $10.1 billion in 2018, a 117% jump, which Forrester Research attributes to valuable data assets, a boost in search ad spend, strategic alliances with ad agencies and an increase in advertising from consumer packaged goods brands. "2017 was the year of brands testing the Amazon waters, 2018 was about brands getting serious with using Amazon as an ad channel and 2019 will be the transition to Amazon as an always-on ad channel for many," says Kenshoo General Manager Oren Stern in a Forrester report.
Some 145 US company leaders, led by Levi's Chip Bergh, have written to the Senate demanding action on gun violence, with signatories including CEOs from WPP, Omnicom, Havas Media, Publicis, Horizon Media, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, Uber, Airbnb, Gap Inc., Dick's Sporting Goods, Conde Nast and HuffPost. "[W]e are writing to you because we have a responsibility and obligation to stand up for the safety of our employees, customers and all Americans in the communities we serve across the country," the letter reads.
Strategically placed content is the most effective way to cater to specific individuals and facilitate the buyer journey. However, it requires an editorial mindset, a deep knowledge of the journey B2B prospects follow and the ability to prioritize and be flexible.
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