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Ad Effectiveness & ROI

How Biometrics Can Capture Attention to TV Ads

  • Steven Bellman, Magda Nenycz-Thiel, Rachel Kennedy, and Nicole Hartnett—all at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, University of South Australia; Duane Varan, MediaScience
  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

What’s the best way to measure attention to TV ads when specific creative devices, like animals and voiceover, are used? In this study, three key biometrics—eye movements, sweating, and heart rate—responded differently to attention-getting tactics and to levels of consumer attention, but heart rate uniquely helped identify ineffective ads. 

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Attention and Impact: New Insights from New Research

  • KNOWLEDGE AT HAND

Attention is a prerequisite for ad impact. But it is an ambiguous and complex concept and it is difficult to measure all its elements.  Evidence of attention can be a sign of success, but often it only means that some part of the ad was noticed. Moreover, “attention” does not necessarily indicate a positive response and a high level of attention is not always a sign of a positive ad impact.

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Have you heard the latest regarding podcast’s and music’s impact on audio marketing? Companies that use music aligned to their brand identities are 96 percent more likely to be recalled, according to research carried out at the University of Leicester, U.K. Furthermore, podcast audiences have grown so significantly that now 51 percent of Americans ages 12 and over listen to them. That’s based on Edison Research’s “The Podcast Consumer 2019” report.

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Why Content Quality Matters So Much in Native Advertising

  • Yoori Hwang (Myongji University) and Se-Hoon Jeong (Korea University)
  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Practitioners who develop native advertising campaigns should pay close attention to where they place mentions of their brand. This empirical study found that a poorly written article that is associated with a brand message will lead to negative perceptions about both the brand and the credibility of the news source.

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What’s the Perfect Synergy Between Employees and Technology?

  • CMO BRIEF

Technology is omnipresent in today’s world. Yet, it’s become more difficult to determine what is the best way to utilize it. Businesses want to provide topnotch customer experiences, while maintaining operational efficiency. Customers, meanwhile, require a convenient, responsive, personal experience. So how can companies strike a balance and create the ideal symmetry between employees and technology? The ARF’s Knowledge Center was recently challenged with this question. Here are its findings.

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Ambush Marketing: New Moves and Tactics

  • Nicholas Burton (Brock University) and Simon Chadwick (Salford University Manchester)
  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

How can you protect your brand from an “ambush”? Evolving ambush marketing tactics spurred researchers in Canada and the U.K. to undertake the task of redefining the different forms and offering practical guidance and strategies to both sides of the practice.

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