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Ad Effectiveness & ROI

What Makes Product Placements Effective?

  • CMO Brief

Product placements have grown in recent years and the practice is predicted to increase even further. According to a new “Global Product Placement Forecast” by media economists PQ Media, global product placement spending has rebounded at double-digit rates in 2021 and is forecast to do so again this year. What makes this strategy effective? Decades of research provide us with several useful insights.

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New Lenses on Brand Identity

  • Summary by Hannah Stone (Verizon), Young Pros Officer
  • COGNITION COUNCIL

This ARF Cognition Council event explored how brands can improve consumers’ perceptions of their pro-social messaging based on insights from fresh analyses of data from a variety of sources. Experts from Ipsos, Dartmouth College and Research Measurement Technologies shed light on a diverse range of research on ways that brands can convey pro-social messages in their advertising.

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What Drives Customer Online Engagement

  • MSI

We have seen a significant increase in consumer participation in social media over the last decade. This can have a substantial benefit to firms. The problem is, while many consumers join platforms, they tend to spend less time on them over time. To have a sustainable social media marketing program, customer engagement must be maintained over the duration.

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Is Roadblock Advertising Worth the Substantial Cost?

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Roadblock advertising is an expensive, but often necessary tactic for maximizing attention in a fragmented media landscape. An advertiser limits or blocks access to competing ads for a period. Is it worth the high cost? A three-part study compares its effectiveness with typical cluttered advertising and addresses various effects using different formats and commercial break conditions.

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How Do Consumers Respond to Ads that Mix Black and White Actors?

  • JOURNAL OF ADVERTISING RESEARCH

Many companies and brands increasingly incorporate racially diverse actors, often mixing Blacks and Caucasians in their advertising, yet not much is known about its effectiveness. New research explores how actor race and social tie strength—essentially the potency of the bond between the two actors—translate into consumer responses, with indirect effects on purchase intention.

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