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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

Research Reveals Milennials Feel Both Excited and Threatened by AI

Trend Summary: Millennials are not only excited but also feel threatened by Artificial Intelligence. 


According to Forbes.com Millennials are now the largest consumer group worldwide. As a result, it makes sense for ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

...  marketers to consider Millennials thoughts and feelings when deciding on the technologies in which to to invest.

One of the most promising areas of innovation is AI.

Since 2000, there has been a six-fold increase in Venture capitalist's  investments in AI startups.

As a result many businesses are adopting AI technology and the global revenues from “smart” enterprise applications are expected to grow from $1.62bn in 2018 to an eyewatering $31bn come 2025.

More to the point, research indicates that nearly one-third of millennials understand AI and have some experience with it.

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Source: Forbes.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7364

Slowdown Predicted for Native Ads In USA - And Elsewhere?

Trend Summary: Native advertising growth is predicted to slow in the foreseeable future.


According to a new report from US research firm eMarketer, spending on native advertising in the USA is projected to reach a ...

... 31% increase compared with last year, albeit a slowdown in growth compared with previous years.

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

The report reveals that spending on native ads rose about 50% [$32.9bn] in 2017 compared with 64% in 2016. Perhaps more significantly, this trend reflects the flagging growth of native advertising spending via social media platforms.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7359

AI Predicted to Dominate Marketing Landscape

Trend Summary: Artificial intelligence [AI] is predicted to dominate the marketing landscape, closely followed by cyber-security.


However, the BBC's business news programme Technology of Business raises a rhetorical question: is AI an enemy or an ally? The broadcaster has garnered ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... opinions from dozens of UK companies as to what they believe will be the dominant global tech trends in 2018.

Whether helping to identify diseases and develop new drugs, or powering driverless cars and air traffic management systems, the general consensus is that AI will start to deliver in 2018, justifying last year's sometimes hysterical hype.

Moreover, AI will make its presence felt almost everywhere. For example AI early diagnosis could save heart and cancer patients.

It can also sift through vast amounts of digital data, learn and improve, spot patterns we can't hope to see, and hopefully make sensible decisions based on those insights.

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Source: BBC.co.uk
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7355

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

Marketers Eye The Advent of the New Global "Silk Road"

Trend Summary: Eurasia, the continental landmass containing both Europe and Asia, is rapidly becoming a contiguous market.


The Eurasian market potential is massive, covering upwards of 65% of the global population and 75% of energy resources and 40% of GDP worldwide. The projects of the New Silk Road, however, are like pieces of a puzzle scattered across a clutter-filled room. You see some here, some there, but you don't really think ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... much of any of them in and of themselves.

On their own, conventional perceptions of the new Silk Road tend to range from moderately impressive to downright mind boggling, given that resource-dependent nations are building massive transport hubs in the middle of nowhere?  

However, when we start to connect the dots we see how these these pieces come together to form a much larger picture of what global economics in the 21st century will become.

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Source: Forbes.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7336

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

Living on the Edge Pays Off for Brands Despite Risks

Trend Summary: FMCG growth across the world slowed from four to three per cent last year.


According to Kantar Worldpanel's recently released annual report, the global FMCG sector has fought relentlessly for growth in the face of ... 

 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... ongoing economic uncertainty.

Kantar Worldpanel’s annual Brand Footprint report reveals that FMCG growth slowed from four to three per cent last year. But despite the challenges, there are still opportunities for innovative FMCG brands to grow.

According to the report, 55% of brands achieved growth—with many examples of those prepared to take risks realising positive returns.

Opines the billionaire seer Mark Zuckerberg: “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

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Source: AdWeek.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7329

Sunlight Is at Last Shining On Europe's Strongest Economies After Many False Dawns

Trend Summary: After many false dawns, a ray of sunlight has at last Shone on Europe's strongest economies. 


Growth across the European Union is at levels not seen since 2007 and the continent's powerhouse nations- Germany and France - are seeing growth at levels ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... not experienced since the financial crisis bounce-back of 2010.

However, cautions the BBC's Economics editor Kamal Ahmed, it would be unwise to start hanging out the flags. 

The bounce, sadly, was what markets describe as a "dead cat" - or in plain English - the trend isn't going anywhere positive.

After the false dawn of 2010, there followed years of economic calamity as the financial crisis morphed into a currency crisis and the economic collapse of Europe's smaller, indebted economies, led by Greece and infecting Portugal and Ireland, as well as Spain.

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Source: BBC.co.uk
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7317

Facebook Unveils Major Changes to Social Media

Trend Summary: Facebook's latest changes are set to impact influencers and the future of Social Media Marketing.


Once again, Mark Zuckerberg shook up the world last week when he announced that Facebook will change it's algorithm to...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... promote more personal content as opposed to news items.

According to Social Media Strategist, Thomas Drew, obsessing over Zuckerburg’s net worth has never yielded positive results for me.

Instead my conclusion was this: "What’s bad for businesses is good for Influencers".

With new regulations on data [General Data Protection Regulation] and less material from media outlets and businesses organically making Facebook users feeds, the stock of Social influencers will continue to rise.

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Source: Forbes.com
MTT insight URL: http://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7314



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