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Brands and Agencies Want Results From AI -- Not a "Calgon Moment"

Trend Summary: Here's What marketers want from AI platforms?


De-stressing marketers and their ad agencies from the day-to-day complexities of marketing strategies might be a noble [if unachievable] goal despite which it remains  a ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... secondary concern when it comes to adopting AI.  

When the first scalable artificial intelligence marketing solutions came to market in 2016, brands adopted them more quickly than agencies.

However, neither brands nor ad agencies rushed to embrace AI because of its shiny packaging.

A meagre 11% response to peer pressure of brand respondents, plus just 8% of ad agencies, explored AI because they wanted to try the latest new marketing tool or exotic technology.

Be that as it may, seven out of ten respondents [brands and agencies] cited “increasing the value of our marketing investment” as a key motivating factor for adopting AI.

Brands, which have greater impetus to control costs [they can’t be passed along to clients] were especially keen on this reason: 83% of respondents, compared with just 58% of agencies, cited cost containment as an important factor.

For agencies, increasing campaign productivity [making themselves look good to clients] moved the needle, while 33% investigated AI systems because their current manual and/or technology-aided efforts had flatlined.

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Source: Mediapost.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7351

Uncertainty Drives UK Marketers Into Short Term Spending Strategy

Trend Summary: UK marketers lean towards short-term spending strategy.


Uncertain economic conditions in the UK are driving marketers to shift budgets into activation and digital advertising according to the  latest ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

...  Bellwether Report released today by UK advertising body, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising [IPA].

The report for Q2 2017 is based on data drawn from a panel of three hundred UK marketing professionals, revealing that UK marketers have upwardly revised their internet budgets to the greatest extent since Q3 2007.

The increase in internet budgets fuelled growth in overall marketing budgets, which registered a net balance of +13.1% in Q2, compared to +11.8% in Q1.

Main media advertising also grew, although to a slightly softer degree than in the preceding quarter (net balance: +9.8%, down from +10.7%), as did PR (+2.1%) and events (+2.1%).

Other areas saw reduction, most notably sales promotions, which recorded a net balance of -10.7%, down on the previous quarter’s +1.2%. Reductions in budgets occurred in market research (-6.2%), direct marketing (-4.7%) and ‘other’ (-2.6%).

According to Paul Bainsfair, Director General of the IPA: “The election result has thrown further uncertainty into an already volatile environment".

“Specifically for marketers this has meant a desire, where possible, to seek out more activation-driven advertising. As evidenced strongly in this latest Bellwether Report, this has resulted in a further move towards advertising in the digital space.”

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Source: Warc.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7230

Digital Advertising in the USA Overtakes TV for First Time

Trend Summary: Digital advertising sales surpassed linear TV ad sales in the USA for the first time last year, generating $70bn versus $67bn for national and local TV.


A prediction by IPG's media shop Magna foresees digital ad sales increasing by 14% to $80bn led by social and video, while offline media sales will decline by ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... 3% this year to $103bn.

Search is expected to remain the largest revenue generator, bringing in $39bn, a 13% growth over 2016, while video and social is once again expected to post the strongest growth rates of about 28% each.

Magna also expects national TV advertising sales to be flat again, as high-single-digit CPM inflation will just barely offset high-single-digit ratings declines.

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Source: AdAge.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7147

Digital Predicted to Lead Global Ad Growth in 2017

Trend Summary: Ad revenue growth is predicted to rise by 7% in 2017 whilst Digital will soar.


According to Magna, a unit of IPG Mediabrands, global ad growth will slow in 2017 to 3.6%, with total advertising revenues reaching $511bn. Magna attributes the slower rate of growth a to lack of ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... cyclical events such as the Olympics and major political campaigns that added $3.5bn in incremental adspend in 2016.

Advertisers are reallocating their budgets. Digital-based ad sales will grow double-digits to become the top media category in 2017, Magna asserted, surpassing linear TV ad sales for the first time ($70 billion vs. $67 billion for national and local).

2016 was the first year when digital ad sales finally surpassed total linear television.

Magna also notes that social video was one of the key drivers in 2016, and this will continue in 2017 with the main social media networks competing to offer ever more video content to their users, including some premium content via partnerships with TV companies and major sports leagues.

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Source: www.mediapost.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7143

UK Marketers Ditch Ad Agencies, Opt for In-House Services
... India, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia, are projected to fuel downloads in mobile app stores. These markets are also expected to experience a boom in downloads, as nearly three billion more consumers are introduced to apps over the coming five years. Moreover, according to  Ap Annie , a   business intelligence and analytics  company headquartered ......
[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... India, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia, are projected to fuel downloads in mobile app stores.

These markets are also expected to experience a boom in downloads, as nearly three billion more consumers are introduced to apps over the coming five years.

Moreover, according to Ap Annie, a business intelligence and analytics  company headquartered in San Francisco, global downloads across all mobile app stores will increase 20% annually, reaching 352 billion in 2021.

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Source: MarketingWeek.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7142

'Internet of Things' Set to Enter Next Phase

Trend Summary: Ad agencies and inventors are starting to shape the 'Internet of Things'.


The digital world's rapid interweaving with the physical world is forcing tech companies and ad agencies to constantly hone up on the massive landscape of big data. Moreover some analysts and experts expect there will be as many as ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... fifty billion connected devices within the next three years.

International Data Corporation estimates that this trend could generate nearly $9 trillion in sales by 2020. While at this year's Consumer Electronics Show [CES] in Las Vegas a number of companies will debut IoT products that range from brilliant to wacky.

One exhibitor, Norwegian near-field-communication company Thinfilm Electronics, will be displaying its line of smart bottles that connect smartphones to social media and other websites, while manufacturing titan 3M will debut methodology that tracks breathing patterns and one's environment through wearable devices in ways that could help people with asthma or allergies.

Yet another company, Ozobot, will be showcasing its mini "social robots" that operate via colour command to help children learn to code. Moreover, visitors to CES will experience a cornucopia of of shiny new  connected cars, connected shoes and connected travel.

According to Brian David Johnson, a former futurist at Intel, now the futurist in residence at Arizona State University's Center for Science, the Internet of Things is finally entering its  "age of adolescence".

Johnson predicts that much of the original consumer-grade hype has focused on turning lights on and off and tracking fitness, whereas the next few years will see an inventive wave of maturity in which advertisers seem keen to play a part.

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Source: AdWeek.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7063

UK Brands Voice Concern Over AdSpend Transparency

Trend Summary: Major UK brands are increasingly excited, albeit concerned, over the potential adtech brings to their marketing plans.


Programmatic spend by UK marketers in 2016 is forecast to exceed £2.6bn prompting trade body, the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers [ISBA] to address both awareness and issues of transparency via a ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2016]

... set of guidelines to its members.

ISBA maintains that, despite a marked increase in media spend using programmatic technologies, its members are increasingly concerned that their media agencies are not doing enough to promote transparency with regard to their media management practices. Accordingly ISBA is now acting to bolster levels of education.

According to ISBA’s director of media and advertising Mark Finney, high attendance numbers at its events focusing on programmatic advertising are indicative of the levels of interest in the use of such technologies.

Moreover ISBA members are increasingly perplexed at the ever-increasing complexity of the adtech ecosystem, especially when it comes to issues such as whether or not their ads are actually viewed by humans, click fraud and ad misplacement.

Mr Finney reveals that “ISBA members are also worried about their media agencies’ lack of transparency, with agency trading desks acting as both agent and vendor and the whole issue of rebates. This problem is exacerbated by incomplete disclosure on the part of media agencies regarding their media management practices.

Concludes Finney: If they [media agencies] made more effort to demystify their processes it might make advertisers less inclined to mistrust.”

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Source: TheDrum.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=6987

Brands Urged to Reach Consumers Via Humanity And Adtech

Trend Summary: Brands Need to Find and Harness the Humanity in Ad Tech to Reach Consumers.


As marketing technology evolves and proliferates, brands need to create authentic, relevant human connections - otherwise everything else in the marketing mix is just ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2016]

... meaningless data.

Whether it's providing a friction-free experience for TV viewers to interact with ads, or making in-app shopping more rewarding, it all starts with dynamic human understanding.

According to Chad Stoller, evp and global innovation director at IPG Mediabrands [IPGM], this is why his company is hosting live demos of technologies and platforms at the Dmexco 2016 conference and exposition in Cologne Germany.

These technologies are designed to create greater resonance between marketing opportunity, application and consumer relevance.

Says Stoller: "Only by embracing these and other exciting tech innovations can we drive greater business outcomes while providing meaningful, enjoyable consumer experiences".

IPGM's Partner Pavilion at Dmexco is showcasing companies like Ad Mobilize, Grand Visual, Innovid, Layer, Placed, Samba and Yext. Space doesn't allow for a complete recitation of their efforts to help brands discern and deliver human desires and unmet needs, so Stoller intends to focus on Innovid, Layer and AdMobilize.

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Source: AdWeek.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=6985

Agencies and Media Platforms Conjoin to Measure Cross-Screen Viewing

Trend Summary: Ad, TV, Video trades in USA organise around tech standards to seek single 'Mezzanine' format.


The proliferation of so-called “cross-platform” screens for watching TV and video has focused the US media industry on measuring and understanding how consumers view advertising and programming content, but it has also created unintended consequences in ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2016]

... the way in which the Ad, TV, and Video trades produce, distribute and traffics that content.

The consequences of this trend have created confusion, inefficiency and challenging new kinds of workflow among advertisers, agencies and the media.

In the first industry-wide initiative to tackle technical standards and formats associated with this rapidly changing marketplace, a joint venture of the Association of National Advertisers [ANA]and its agency counterpart, the 4As, has spearheaded a coalition of the advertising, TV and digital media industry’s leading technical groups to create standards and best practices for managing video assets in a non-linear world.

The effort - which is supported by nine trade groups, including the ANA, the 4As and the Interactive Advertising Bureau - is the brainchild of Harold Geller, chief growth officer of Ad-ID, the ANA/4As joint venture that created an indelible digital code enabling advertisers, agencies, producers and the media to traffic vital metadata associated with TV and video ad campaigns regardless of whichever platform they ultimately end up on.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=6981

Ad Agency Titans Unite to Fight Digital Piracy

Trend Summary: Two of the world's largest multinational advertising groups have pledged to fight ad-supported digital piracy.


Interpublic and Omnicom, respectively the world's second and fourth largest advertising groups, have signed-up with the Trustworthy Accountability Group [TAG], a trade group formed to combat ad fraud, estimated to cost the advertising and marketing industry ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2016]

billions of dollars every year. 

The pledge, signed last year by Publicis and WPP, commits the companies to using services that meet TAG's requirements for preventing ads on pirated content. Also among the newest companies to sign the pledge are Google and GoDaddy

According to TAG ceo Mike Zaneis, the additions mark a "really major step forward" for the anti-piracy program. The dozens of companies that have signed the pledge provide scale with the billions of advertising dollars going through TAG's approved anti-piracy software.

Omnicom was one of the founding partners of TAG, helping to fund the organisation when it was getting started in 2015. In an interview yesterday morning, Omnicom Digital ceo Jonathan Nelson said piracy and fraud are "huge issues."

"Piracy is a problem in the industry and we are looking to create value for clients and one of the ways we create value for clients is by fighting piracy," Nelson said. "(TAG's anti-piracy pledge) is one of the tools to do it ... it's a no-brainer."

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Source: AdWeek.com
MTT insight URL: https://marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=6906



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