What can we learn from some of the most expensive ads on the planet in 2019? With a 30 second slot costing between $5.1-$5.3m, the Super Bowl ads are famed for previewing some of the biggest movies, stars and quirkiest content. What trends in 2019 are worth talking about? Plot spoiler, it’s all about appealing […]Read more "Super Bowl Ads 2019 – What Can we Learn?"
You know the one. A campaign to engage ‘the youth’ and your boss’s boss suggests ‘doing Facebook’ or ‘Snapthingy’, or even (and this is a true story) wheeling in a youth (in this case their own son) who kindly shared the ‘news’ that you can actually advertise on Facebook these days. Great, I’ll tell that […]Read more "Ever had that awkward moment when you’re asked if you’re ‘down with the kids’?"
Considering choosing a university is akin to making a big life decision like moving house and has over 100 factors that students will consider, you’d be surprised perhaps at some of the antics this year during clearing. It’s a really exciting time for higher education marketing. Your clearing strategy will build on your campaigns throughout […]Read more "Trash Talk and Sales Gimmicks – WTF just happened during University Clearing?"
Ok, they’ve not got a catchy acronym yet but after the mind-numbing circus that was GDPR, you really need to be aware of the apocalypse that could be coming your way…. Article 13 and Article 11. User-generated content, links to articles from your website and (be brave) even memes could all be the stuff of […]Read more "If You Thought GDPR Was Annoying, Wait Until You Hear About THESE"
Whilst we’ve been able to use voice search for years, the boom in voice-controlled devices has sharpened the focus on what voice could mean for content and user experiences.Read more "Voicing Opinion – Why and How Universities Should be Using Voice Search to Help Recruitment"
Over a week since JD Wetherspoons decided to pull their social channels, has the digital world imploded, the cynics been proven, or a conversation started over the strategy behind your social accounts?Read more "A Week Since Wetherspoons Went Dark – Has the Digital Plug Been Pulled?"
It’s not just the Facebook data story that’s suggested youth audiences are losing trust in social. There are several reports which pinpoint where content is losing audiences and why you might just need to ensure your multi-channel campaign is robust in 2018…Read more "So There’s Definitely a Shift in Social Trust"
Why are teenagers using Instagram more than any other platform in 2017 and what should marketeers be doing to appropriately engage a youth audience through this platform.Read more "Insta-Teen What You Need To Know"
Millennials, Gen Z, the ‘native’ youth – it’s all a load of spin. I’ve found it incredible to listen to an agency say “young people are unreachable right now” along with one saying “well, I’m a millennial so we can reach others” (ahem my marketing spin bracket is actually Xeniels). Maybe it’s because as we […]Read more "Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Youth"