App marketing is growing exponentially as smart phones and desktops become more commonplace across the globe. However, for marketers, it is increasingly difficult to maintain and retain customers.
Disney, through a variety of mediums, is utilizing an integrated brand strategy and global partnerships to strengthen its Star Wars franchise.
A significant decline in diet soft drink offerings has led top companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, to refocus their efforts.
Fewer dollars are being spent on cable and broadcast networks because viewers have turned to streaming instead. Now, marketers are altering how they are reaching target customer segments.
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.
April Fool’s Day is a small holiday that presents a big opportunity for companies to promote themselves in creative ways. This April Fool’s Day, many corporations announced mock products and/or made fake commercials in order to gain brand recognition and publicity.
The Heinz-Kraft merger announced Wednesday will form the fifth biggest food and beverage company worldwide. While the marketing budget will not take a big hit, the combined firm will implement a lean marketing strategy based on zero-based budgeting: spending money on advertising that is proven to work and generate a strong return on investment.
Featuring 55 brands, Transformers: Age of Extinction recently won both the 2014 Award for Achievement in Product Placement in a Single Film (that is, the most product placement) and Worst Product Placement by Brandcameo. It also tied for first in Unwanted Product Placement. The Lego Movie saw greater success, winning the 2014 Award for Product Placement Impact.
Former Mediacom CEO Jon Mandel recently presented that media agency rebates and kickbacks are widespread throughout the industry. By distributing ad money to best suit their own businesses as opposed to those of their clients, ad agencies are breaching their fiduciary duties to clients. They have been criticized for this lack of transparency.
Kellogg’s U.S. morning-foods net sales fell 8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014—the division’s seventh consecutive quarterly decline. While this is partially explained by changing consumer trends, what does it say about the company’s marketing abilities?