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The Gamer Is Dead in 2020. Long Live Mobile Gaming

Perhaps the most tenet, most timeless mantra to advertising is “follow the eyeballs.” And while we no longer accept broad reach as our number one outcome, instead focusing on “engaged reach,” or as P&G Chief Brand Officer, Marc Pritchard put it– reach and continuity, the pendulum is, in fact, swinging back to broad-reach vehicles, or engagement worth buying. In some areas of the world, broad-reach vehicles in either traditional or digital media differ. However, in the Asia Pacific region, it’s quite clear that mobile…

IAB “250 Brands to Watch” Identifies the Most Disruptive US Direct-to-Consumer Brands and Services

IAB has unveiled the most disruptive, influential DTC brands. More than 3,500 brands were analyzed before IAB narrowed the list to the most important 250 direct-to-consumer products. This year, for the first time ever, 100 service companies were added. "These brands epitomize the growing disruptor brand economy, representing the leading edge of business development across the U.S. and globally," says IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg. "We watch these brands because their business model, personalized relationships with consumers…

Portland Advertising Agency Reintroduces Itself As Rain

Updated Brand Embraces the Company's Geographic Roots and Promise of Transformational Growth to Clients The leading direct-to-consumer advertising agency, R2C Group is reintroducing itself as Rain, the growth agency. The comprehensive rebrand emphasizes the company's long-standing focus of driving transformational growth for DTC companies. Today, the fully integrated agency unveils a new identity and positioning. CEO and co-founder Michelle Cardinal leads the agency through this evolution of the company, which is…

The Performance Case for Real-Time Identity

When the next edition of any given Marketing textbook publishes, direct-to-consumer brands will have written the majority of the new pages. As marketers, we’re obsessed with these disruptive players and the seeming freshness and simplicity of their consumer connections. But the differences between DTC brands and today’s legacy players aren’t nearly as night-and-day as we pretend. In painting DTC brands as something entirely new and innovative, we’ve created false distinctions between the Marketing tools that define these…

IAB Research Busts Myth That Direct-To-Consumer Brands Are Looking to ‘Sell-Out’ to Incumbents, Finding Overwhelming Majority Are Already…

New Data Demonstrates DTC Brands Prioritize Global Expansion & Use Diversified Media Strategies That Go Well Beyond Social Platforms Overturning conventional wisdom that direct-to-consumer brands are riding a valuation bubble and social media presence in pursuit of quick flips to larger incumbents, new research by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) says that an overwhelming majority of DTC disruptors report they are: profitable; looking to expand globally; and using diversified media channels—including online…

Local DTC Brands Top Glossier, Harry’s & Casper, Converting a Quarter of Consumers

SimplyCook, Made.Com, Abel & Cole and Birchbox Lead the UK ‘Direct to Consumer’ Movement Research into consumer awareness of ‘direct to consumer’ (DTC) brands by Rakuten Marketing reveals four of the top five names are local, UK businesses, putting them ahead of global brands Glossier, Harry’s and Casper. Conducted among 2,000 UK consumers and a further 2,000 in France and Germany, the study proves that despite recent headlines, the top global DTC brands are lesser known than SimplyCook, Made.com, Abel & Cole…