Tag Archives: Digital Marketing

2020 brings similar challenges for brands as picking the right education path does for students

We are through the second month(almost), and a lot of us have bid goodbye to our resolutions. While we still look forward to 2020 being better than it has been and a completely new decade, I can’t help but think about the phone call I had with my niece who is 16. Seeking career guidance […]

Ad industry needs a mix of top business-school skills for strategic insights and creative abilities

It was the year 1965, when Mumbai was called Bombay and advertising was becoming a sough-after profession. 29-year-old Kersy Katrak returned from London with the idea of setting up an ad agency. During his time aboard, Katrak read liberally about the Western ad businesses, and when he returned home he wanted his agency to be styled like […]

Video advertising will offer authentic opportunities for calls-to-action

Video advertising

Video content is becoming (if it already hasn’t) the dominant force in online communication. The video product has seen a world of refinement ever since it came to existence. Online videos are changing the way how audiences are engaging with the content and brands. Therefore, advertising too has found a new focal point in video content for […]

78% of companies admit that hiring & retaining has become difficult compared to the previous year.

With the workforce transformed significantly over the last decade, a study has revealed that hiring is no more about recruitment but about attracting as there are increasing number of dropouts, and attrition rate has peaked beyond 22 per cent. About 78 per cent of companies in a survey admit that hiring and retaining has become more difficult […]

Marketers should be looking at the brand-building potential across both display and search ads.

In the early goings of Amazon’s advertising platform, most advertisers looked to it as another source of ad inventory that should be focused on direct response. This is in large part due to Sponsored Products typically being the first format brands wade into, and that format produced a whopping 13% conversion rate for the median […]

Advertising spends on Mobile devices is expected to grow by 41% in 2020.

Advertisements arouse sentiments of the viewers; while many advertisements are designed to make viewers feel happy, some other makes them sad. Some make the viewers’ calm while others are designed to make them aroused or excited. Around 50 per cent audio-visual advertisements on the YouTube, that was part of the research carried out by IIT […]

Facebook, has announced it will build its own operating system.

Facebook, which has a poor privacy record, has announced it will build its own operating system (OS) from scratch that will power its hardware — mainly augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets like Oculus and video calling devices like Portal that currently runs Google’s Android OS. By moving to its own OS, Facebook could […]

Know your customer to earn customer loyalty.

Product quality, consistency and value for money are the most important criteria which influence brand loyalty of consumers in India, says a new study. The survey by KPMG revealed that 47 per cent Indian consumers remain loyal to a favourite brand even after a bad experience. “The study in India revealed that when a consumer is loyal to a […]

Is it fair to target digital job ads based on gender and age?

Seven companies, including Capitol One, posted job ads on Facebook that excluded workers based on their gender, age or both, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled. Last year, the US National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Communication Workers of America (CWA) and other private parties, filed litigation […]

How an agency can conceptualise effective native advertising?

Native advertising is a great way to break the clutter by camouflaging curated content so that it doesn’t seem like an ad which is very assertive. It is a great tactic to provide consumers with effective ads. Players like Taboola are pioneers in conceptualizing intriguing native advertising. We take a look at brands that have […]