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Private Equity Investments In Marketing Firms Double in 2018

Trend Summary: Private equity backing in marcoms mergers and acquisitions has doubled in 2018.


According to London headquartered research firm Results International, Marcoms M&A mergers and acquisutions are increasingly being driven by ...  

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... private equity firms. 

In the first quarter of 2018, around one quarter [22%] of all deals [41%] involved private equity. This is double the 11% recorded in the final half of 2017.

Julie Langley, partner at Results International, notes that: “Total private equity activity for 2017 was up on 2016, and this quarter is showing an even larger jump in deal volumes.

Ms Langley cites recent transactions such as LiquidHub and Ocean Outdoor, observing that not only are private equity finding valuable marcoms businesses to invest in, but that these investments are delivering exits and returns – a key factor in driving continued Private Equity interest in the sector.

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Source: The Drum.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7365

Ad Agency Boss Predicts Advent of Direct to Consumer Marketing

Trend Summary: TV, social video and everything between will become Adland's top four drivers over the next five years.


At the investment and banking conference in New York City this week hosted by ad agency Media Kitchen, “New TV” will ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

 ...  bring about the merging of broadcast TV, social video and everything in between.

Addressing the conference, Media Kitchen CEO Barry Lowenthal focussed on what he believes will become the advertising industry's key drivers and surprisingly AI is not one of them!

Instead, Mr Lowenthal foresees the rise of direct to consumer marketing, noting that "All marketers and media companies who want to be relevant in the next next decade are working hard to build direct consumer relationships.

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Source: Mediapost.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7360

Advertisers Invest More in Digital to Accelerate Brand Growth

Trend Summary: Advertisers invest more in digital to drive brand growth.


Acccording to Publcis Media subsidiary Zenithoptimedia.com, global advertising confidence is rising rapidly with 4.6% growth forecast for 2018. However, despite the projected 4.6% growth forecast for 2018 there is also growing industry concern about ...

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... possible cuts to digital advertising budgets.

But despite these concerns, Zenith has found no evidence that advertisers as a whole are shifting budgets away from online advertising.

In fact, online advertising's share of global advertising expenditure continues to rise rapidly.

Zenith forecasts that advertisers will spend 40.2% of their budgets on online advertising this year, an increase of 37.6% on 2017.

This growth in spend is part of the wider process of digital transformation, as advertisers invest in technology, data and innovation to revolutionise their relationships with consumers.

Says Vittorio Bonori, Zenith’s Global Brand President: “We are observing sustained ROI from digital transformation”.

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Source: Zenithmedia.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7345

Consumer Behavior Continues to Change Amazon’s Business Model

Trend Summary: Amazon Search aims to capitalise on changing consumer behavior.


The biggest challenge for marketers seeking to reach consumers via Amazon remains a lack of understanding of how the ...
marketplace’s ad network and search services work prompting ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... Marketing agency Merkle Group to create a playbook geared toward the nuances, benefits and limitations of its ad business.

Since the biggest challenge for marketers seeking to reach consumers via Amazon remains a lack of understanding as to how the
marketplace’s ad network and search services work, Merkle has created a playbook geared toward outlining the nuances, benefits and limitations of its ad business. 

A recent JPMorgan estimate suggests that Amazon’s fledgling's ad business brought in $2.8bn in 2017 and will reach $6.6bn in 2019.

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MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7335

Brands Urged to Rethink Behaviours to Exploit AI

Trend Summary: As AI increasingly shapes our daily lives, brands must mull how to shift their behaviors to meet customer expectations.


AI and the app mentality has forced complicated brands to take a hard look at their products and services and shape them to be ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... nimble and mobile-focused.

According to Chief Marketer.com we are already seeing similar misconceptions about how and when brands should experiment with AI, but what else will the AI trend usher in?

Marketers are already mulling what future brand experiences will look like when we as consumers become used to (and expect) incredible simplicity, fewer interfaces to interact with and an incredible amount of personalization?

Posits Chief Marketer: "Brands will need to think beyond creating experiences they want people to adhere to and instead consider creating behaviors they want people to adopt".

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Source: Chiefmarketer.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7334

Marketers Expand Adoption of The Internet of Things

Trend Summary: An increasing number of multinational businesses are adopting "The Internet of Things"


One of one of the hottest topics in the marketing community today is the so-called Internet of Things [IoT]. Although still in its early days, the core of IoT involves the gathering of data from ...

 

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... connected devices, then analysing and acting on that captured data.

However, current methods of connecting IoT devices have limitations that make applications unsuitable for IoT. However, according to Deloitte, two recent technologies will help expand IoT possibilities: low-power wide-area (LPWA) networks, and the arrival of ‘edge computing’.

These two technologies have the ability to significantly increase the effectiveness and adoption of IoT technologies and are the next step in the continuing technological evolution.

The IoT is already a large market and expected to expand rapidly in the coming years. Globally the IoT market is projected to grow from circa 4.9 million connected devices in 2015 to nearly 21 billion by 2020
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Source: Fox Business.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7331

Madison Avenue In Turmoil as Marketers Demand Change

Trend Summary: The world’s largest marketers are taking aggressive steps to change how they buy ads.


According to the Wall Street Journal adland is currently in turmoil as marketers demand change, triggering upheaval across the ad industry. Leading the herd is P&G's Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard who has been pushing ...

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... the digital titans to prevent ads from appearing adjacent to controversial content.

According to Mr Pritchard, P&G has slashed spending on digital advertising by more than $200m last year, after a recent push for more transparency had revealed such spending to be largely wasteful.

It's no surprise therefore that WPP PLC, the world’s largest ad agency conglomerate, earlier this week logged its worst performance since the financial crisis, posting a decline in net sales and projecting zero growth in 2018.

These developments highlight the fallout as marketers reassess their relationships with ad agencies and big tech companies like Facebook and Google.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7327

Amazon Set to Muscle-In On B2B eCommerce

Trend Summary: Amazon’s new Shipping With Amazon [SWA] service signals its move into to a business to consumers [B2C] format. 


Urges Ray Grady, president and chief customer officer at CloudCraze: “It’s important for businesses to own the ecommerce experience and not outsource or cede margins to Amazon. This move should serve as a call to action for B2Bs.”

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

According to Scott Webb, president of Avionos, a Chicago based digital services and solutions agency, B2B companies have been slower to adopt supply chain innovations because they typically work with larger products more deeply rooted in brick-and-mortar commerce.

Predicts Mr Webb: “As Amazon’s shipping expands, we’re seeing online and offline services converge in B2B and a more streamlined digital process emerge that will ultimately lead to greater efficiencies and customer satisfaction".

He adds: “We can expect this initial rollout to serve as a basis for improving the offering, with Amazon taking an iterative approach as it reaches new geographies.”

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Source: Chiefmarketer.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7326

EU Warns Social Media to Bring User Terms Into Line with EU Law

Trend Summary: Europe’s Justice Commissioner has read the Riot Act to Facebook and Twitter.


EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova has warned that the use of social media networks as advertising and commercial platforms means they face the same rules as ...


 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... offline service providers.

Says Ms Jourova: “EU consumer rules should be respected and if companies don’t comply, they should face sanctions.

However, she concedes that “Some companies are now making their platforms safer for consumers; however, it is unacceptable that this is still not complete and it is taking so much time.”

Facebook, however, claims that it has worked with EU authorities to make changes to its terms and to ensure greater transparency. It said further updates of the terms were planned later this year.

“We have long had tools in place to inform people about content removals and intend to expand these tools later this year,” claims a Facebook spokeswoman.

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Source: Reuters.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7320

Marketers Urged to make Data a Key Part of their Strategy.

Trend Summary: With the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] looming, marketers must make data a key part of their strategy.


According to Colin Grieves, managing director of Experian Digital Marketing and Media Services, businesses will need to strive for a ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... customer and compliance led data strategy as Europe gets ready for the biggest change in two decades to data protection rules.

Marketers have until May 25th this year to ready themselves for GDPR. Specifically to consider how they will use an individual’s data as well as restrictions in transmitting data within a global remit.

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Source: The Drum.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7311



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