Covid 19 and how brands stepped-up to help both customers and staff

The world’s biggest health crisis, became the world’s biggest economic crisis. Along the way many organisations changed the way they work. Internally they rapidly developed ways to support their staff, and externally they found new ways to help customers – often through radical changes to eiter what they normally offered or how they offered it.

Case study: Nescafe optimises on-pack competition to boost engagement

How do you keep raising engagement? Not everyone responds positively to the same ad content, so Nestlé tested out different approaches. For Nescafe campaigns in Turkey they tested content that adapted to the viewer’s preferences, in real time. This case study looks at how the coffee brand increased engagement through an on-pack competition combined with smart programmatic display marketing.

Case study: San Pellegrino tests different ad creative to optmise campaigns

How do you drive more traffic to your brand site? San Pellegrino delivered 90,000 extra visits to its website through display ads tailored to specific audiences. This case study looks at how San Pellegrino achieved a 10% increase in click-throughs with a 14% lower spend than previous campaigns.

Global digital ad trends: Facebook reaches 2.02bn people with ads worldwide

The number of people that can be reached on Facebook via ads is now 2.02 billion, compared to 970 million on Instagram, 398 million on Snapchat and 386 million on twitter, according to new research.

Marketing budgets drop at fastest rate since last recession amid Covid-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has led to cuts to all forms of marketing activity in the UK, dropping 6.1% overall, but marketers are being urged to think twice before pulling spend, according to the latest IPA Bellwether report.

Only 5% of Brits want brands to ‘pause advertising altogether’ during Coronavirus pandemic

Almost half (42%) of UK consumers want ads to make them feel more informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but only 5% of Brits would like brands to pause their advertising altogether, according to new research.

How the Coronavirus has (and has not) affected marketing spending

eMarketer has cut its outlook for global ad spending, after decreasing its ad spending forecast in China by more than 6%.