Warc Toolkit 2017: Direct-to-consumer is challenging brands

Warc Toolkit 2017: Direct-to-consumer is challenging brands

Consumer goods brands are increasingly looking at direct-to-consumer (DTC) opportunities, according to Warc, the global marketing intelligence service. Research suggests that cutting out or minimising the retailer ‘middleman’ allows brands that previously had no direct relationship with their customers to develop one. David Tiltman, Head of Content at Warc, says, “Low-cost start-ups have disrupted established […]

Snakk: Smartphone users spurning ads

Snakk: Smartphone users spurning ads

Mobile marketing company, Snakk says smartphone users are increasingly ignoring ads on their phones. In its Q3 business update the company quotes unsourced research that it says “suggests that Internet users are increasingly becoming ‘desensitised’ to ads on mobile sites and apps.” Snakk says it is imperative that acceptable click-through rates are maintained and grown […]

Facebook: Mobile ads must engage instantly

Facebook: Mobile ads must engage instantly

Mobile ads with duration of less than a second can be effective in driving brand awareness, brand consideration, key message recall and purchase intent, according to research by Facebook. Consumers across Asia spend significantly more time on mobile than on TV, but marketers have lagged behind when it comes to investment – just 20% of […]

Brands and Agencies in Asia-Pacific Double Down on Mobile Marketing

Brands and Agencies in Asia-Pacific Double Down on Mobile Marketing

In Asia-Pacific, with a higher penetration of mobile phone users and growth in usage than any other region, businesses understandably invest a significant portion of their media budgets in mobile advertising. eMarketer estimates nearly a quarter of the region’s total media ad spending will be devoted to mobile internet advertising by the end of 2016, […]

Warc Toolkit: Artificial Intelligence to impact the marketing industry in 2017

Warc Toolkit: Artificial Intelligence to impact the marketing industry in 2017

Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, concludes that Artificial Intelligence (AI), defined as the ability of computers to take on tasks that have previously required human intelligence to complete – such as speech recognition or interpreting data – will have a major impact on the marketing industry in 2017. David Tiltman, Warc’s Head of Content, […]

Warc Unveils Effective Global Social Strategy Trends of 2016

Warc Unveils Effective Global Social Strategy Trends of 2016

Warc, the global marketing intelligence service, has today released the results of an analysis of the most effective use of social media in marketing, to establish global trends and best practice in 2016. The ‘Seriously Social 2016‘ report features analysis by Peter Field, the renowned independent marketing consultant. Field scrutinised data attached to entries to […]

Middle East marketers look to mobile

Middle East marketers look to mobile

Marketers across the Middle East have developed mobile marketing strategies and find it easy to buy mobile advertising, but a new study suggests that more work needs to be done on creating mobile-friendly sites and integrating mobile with other marketing activities. The State of The Industry: Mobile Marketing in The Middle East report, from WARC and […]

Mobile to be the third largest ad channel globally by the end of 2016

Mobile to be the third largest ad channel globally by the end of 2016

Mobile advertising’s power play continues, as Warc, the marketing intelligence service, predicts that by the end of the year it will be the world’s third-largest advertising channel by revenue. Warc’s latest Consensus Ad Forecast indicates that global advertising spend will rise by 4.5 per cent during 2016 as a whole, before the growth rate slows to […]

Mobile budgets widely tipped by marketers to grow despite privacy concerns

Mobile budgets widely tipped by marketers to grow despite privacy concerns

Privacy concerns pose the biggest threat to mobile as a marketing channel, says new research from Warc and the Mobile Marketing Association. In the recent State of the Industry: Mobile Marketing in EMEA report, almost all marketers and advertising professionals (91%) are planning for increased mobile budgets in the next 12 months. Nearly half of those surveyed […]