Category: Chapter 1 – Marketing in Today’s Business Milieu

Mobile Ad Market Set to Exceed $100 Billion in 2016

The Wall Street Journal recently announced that the mobile add market is anticipated to reach $100 billion next year. For the first time, over half of the digital ad market (and about 16.5% of total advertising spending) will be attributed to mobile ads in 2016. This represents a quantum leap in the global mobile ad market of 430% from just 2013.

Bud Light Takes its “Up for Whatever” Campaign Too Far

Anheuser-Busch InBev is swarming in criticism stemming from part of its “Up for Whatever” campaign, by BBDO. The company has published 140 scroll messages on its bottles since the campaign’s inception two years ago. One of the messages came under fire last week, “the perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary,” which has been linked to rape culture.