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4 Most Common Myths of In-Game Advertising Debunked

Marketers are always looking for new opportunities to tap into pop culture and gain access to significant audience volumes. Digital Advertising is set to cross a major milestone in the world of advertising as it is expected this year to overtake spending on traditional ads. Yet, gaming remains the biggest untapped market, with a potential audience of 2.4 billion gamers around the world. The last couple of years has seen an unprecedented rise in the market size of video gaming and esports. Consider this: the video gaming…

It’s Experiential, but Not as You Know It

Experiential Marketing has long been the thorn in a marketers' side. It’s logistically complicated, time-consuming and expensive. At the same time, when done right, experiential remains unmatched in its effectiveness — especially in reaching Millenials and Gen Z. For any brand wanting to survive in this digitally saturated market, experiential is non-negotiable. Until now, this has meant many CMOs doling out hundreds of thousands to agencies in the hopes they can get all the benefits of experiential, without the headaches…

For Brands, Sustainability Is the New Digital

The global population is the youngest it’s ever been, with 50 percent of the world aged 30 or under, and the top issue for this group is climate change. In fact, nearly nine out of 10 Gen Zers are worried about the environment. When you couple this with the massive spending power of Gen Z (in the US, Gen Z spends $44bn annually and influences a total of $600bn in household spend), one thing becomes clear: brands need to re-examine their approach to sustainability if they haven’t already. From 16-year-old activists Greta…

Is In-Game Advertising the Next Big Thing in AdTech?

Back in 2008, Barack Obama (then Senator) achieved a sort of firsts when his presidential campaign ads appeared in the popular EA game Burnout Paradise on Xbox 360. A billboard message inside the game encouraged players to register to vote. Obama realized back then what many brands are taking note of today: young audiences of 18 to 34-year-olds — which represent the core gamer group — are getting harder to reach via traditional advertising mediums such as television, and are instead spending a considerable amount of time…

The Changing Customer: Reaching Gen Z During the Super Bowl and Beyond

The Big Game continues to be the go-to venue for the world’s top brands to spar against each other for the public’s attention. Year after year, we’re blasted with 30-second, multi-million-dollar ads that not only seek to thrill, inspire, entertain and delight — but imprint themselves on our psyches. In the same way, NFL teams see the Super Bowl as the final test of the gridiron, brands and agencies see it as a winner-takes-all competition of television salesmanship. Gen Z is expected to account for 40 percent of all…

New Gen Z Data Brings Businesses a Critical Question: What’s Your Plan Z?

EY research uncovers five distinct Gen Z segments that employers and business leaders need to know Employers and business leaders take note: a one-size-fits-all approach to defining a generation will cost talent and customers. As Gen Z, the generation of those born between 1997 and 2007, begins to enter the workforce and flex its newfound spending power, connecting with them is critical. To do so, it is important to identify and acknowledge the differences within the generation — something many employers and…

App Annie Unveils the State of Mobile for 2020 in a New Report

The Global Leader in Mobile Data and Analytics Expects Mobile Spend to Top $380 Billion App Annie, the mobile data and analytics company helping brands and publishers win on mobile, released The State of Mobile 2020 report. This annual appraisal provides insight into mobile's expansive impact across industries and the global economy, highlighting publishers and brands that are outperforming their peers. Key findings in this report: Mobile Creates Company Value: Mobile-focused companies, including Uber and Alibaba,…

IMGN Media Names Noah Mallin as Chief Brand Strategist

Newly Created Role Reflects Growing Brand Demand for Gen Z Strategy and Content IMGN Media, the leading media company at the crossroads of Gen Z culture and content, announced Noah Mallin as Chief Brand Strategist. This newly created role reflects IMGN Media’s rapid growth as the go-to company for brands looking to engage with Gen Z audiences. With 10 channels across visual mobile-first platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, IMGN Media brings brands to the center of internet culture with highly engaging original…

Impact Sourcing Is More Than a Procurement Strategy, It’s a Company Mindset Change

If you Google the term “impact sourcing,” you’ll turn up search results about what it is and why it’s good. Missing are the stories of how companies are intentionally hiring and providing career development opportunities to people who otherwise have limited prospects for sustainable employment. Also missing are the interviews with business leaders who share why and how they’ve made lifting people out of poverty through employment a priority. For all the talk about purpose and inclusion, we’re still not connecting the dots.…

As Gen Z Is Set to Rewrite the Future of Mobile, App Annie Releases Report to Help Companies Win With This Next Generation

App Annie, the leader in mobile market data and analytics, released a groundbreaking report on Generation Z, How to Win Gen Z, a demographic that's now the largest population on Earth and the mobile-first generation. This report is essential for businesses to gain insight into this emerging economic engine to fuel revenue and relevance for the long term. "Gen Z is the first generation to grow up on mobile," said Ted Krantz, CEO of App Annie. "They already influence $600B in spend in the US alone—companies need to aim…

True Talk – Authenticity With Latinx Marketing

When speaking to the US Hispanic (Latinx) community, it’s important for brands to remember a few key tenets. Most importantly, that the Latinx market is not one monolithic group. There are different facets of generations and ethnicities that make up this group, and each want and respond to different things. No matter what subset of the Latinx audience a brand is targeting, it’s crucial to speak with an authentic voice and tone that proves you have an understanding of the market and know how to be genuine in your outreach.…

The Gen Z Effect: NCS and Snapchat Quantify Gen Z’s Influence on Household CPG Purchases

Our youngest generation wields a considerable influence on household buying, new study shows Move over celebrities and micro-influencers: The youngest consumers among us just might be the hottest new influencers in town. NCSolutions, the leading company for improving advertising effectiveness for the entire CPG ecosystem, announced results from an innovative meta-study in partnership with Snap Inc., creator of Snapchat. Based on the measurement of 19 CPG Snapchat advertising campaigns across 32 brands and almost 4 billion…

A Guide to Generation Z for Marketers

This article is co-authored by Mollie Kehoe. Sometime in early 2019, it became clear that Generation Z was the next burgeoning focus for marketers. Despite its $200 billion in spending power Gen Z is a tough target for marketers, who are confused by this new generation. In truth, Gen Z is distinct from its forerunners. Most conspicuously is their immersion in digital from their earliest days. They are the first true digital natives. With that in mind, here is a guide for marketers who are addled by Gen Z, a moving…

Marketing to Gen Z

Gen Z – the generation born after 1995 – has long mystified marketers. Rumored to have low attention spans, the case may be that marketers just aren’t producing content that’s attention-grabbing enough for this portion of the population. The oldest members of this group are just graduating college and will soon join the corporate working force with expendable income to boot. Making up 25% of the population, building brand loyalty with Gen Zers is imperative to the future success of any brand In order to reach this…

TechBytes with Chris Bower, VP of Brand Partnerships at Fullscreen

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Fullscreen. As the VP of Brand Partnerships within the Fullscreen Brand Studio, I lead a team of branded content experts. We collaborate very closely with our integrated marketing, activations, and talent teams to deliver strategic, fully-immersive, and creative content programs for our clients such as Best Buy, MARS, P&G, HP, Mattel, and AT&T. In developing our programs, our teams utilize a suite of technology tools that enable us to: Discover…

Welcome the New Kids on the Block: How Millennials and Gen Z Are Disrupting FinTech

With Millennials making up roughly a quarter of the world’s population, it’s not surprising that they’re shaking up traditional industries. Millennials and Gen Z (people born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s) are finally reaching an age where they have disposable income and few if any, children. Unlike older generations, they’re not tied to large mortgages and are eager to spend their hard-earned cash. While it’s hard to determine whether Millennials earn more than previous generations, research from the World Data…

Online Shoppers Are Doing What Brands Should Do: Using Technology Smartly

The global retail industry is enduring a ground-breaking evolution. The Prime Day predictions, trends, and statistics show how Online Shoppers Amazon behave with e-commerce technology. It gives all retailers to review their e-commerce technology stack and understand how they can match Amazon's unparalleled delivery models, both online and offline. Despite the increased use of smartphone and online shopping platforms, retailers are suffering from stagnant growth, coupled with reduced foot traffic in physical stores. If we…

Booking.com Releases the Most Comprehensive Global Research Into the Next Generation of Travellers – Gen Z

Booking.com, the digital travel leader connecting travellers with the widest choice of unique places to stay, a range of must-do travel experiences and seamless transport options, has conducted global research across 29 markets to uncover key insights into the Gen Z traveller. Marketing Technology News: New ISG Study Focuses on Digital Business Services While many Canadian Gen Zers have only just come of age, they certainly already know what they want when it comes to their travel plans, with 65% having already…

New Study: “Digital Natives” Value Brick and Mortar Stores More Than Their Parents or Grandparents

Global Study Highlights the Varying Shopping Expectations of Different Generations and the Role of Technology in Personalizing Retail Despite clear differences in expectations among shoppers of different generations, almost half of retailers (44 percent) have made no progress in tailoring the in-store shopping experience according to a recent study conducted by Oracle NetSuite, Wakefield Research and The Retail Doctor. The global study of 1,200 consumers and 400 retail executives across the US, UK and Australia dispelled…

We’re Are All Beginning to Recognize Our Creative Power – and Have Social Media to Thank

As another Social Media Day rolls around on 30th June, the accusations of it diminishing our self-esteem and ability to communicate will inevitably be fired. But I’ll be taking a different view. As well as bringing us incredible connectivity, I believe social media has finally allowed us to unleash our creative potential and is shaping us into the most expressive versions of ourselves. In a survey of British teens by the Royal Society For Public Health, respondents cited the benefits of self-expression and self-identity…