Last week, I experienced advertising magic. Let me paint the picture for you. It all started with a typical meeting with a collective team of experts discussing an upcoming ad campaign. All of the basics were covered including the target market, messaging, budget, reach and frequency as well as the execution logistics. While the team was excited to launch this campaign, it almost seemed too easy and even a bit predictable.
Digiday posted an interesting read on how two powerful brands, Tiffany and Zales, battle it out in the digital space. Tiffany effectively executes a holistic approach, which leverages social media, mobile and video to reinforce its brand. The author makes a great point in response to their success, “the best type of advertising is the type that does not feel like advertising at all.”
Digital expansion is making history. According to a recent IAB revenue report, internet ad revenue hit a historic high ($31 billion), up 22% over 2010. Display-related advertising revenue in 2011 totaled $11.1 billion (35% of 2011 revenues), up 15% in 2010, while mobile experienced triple-digit growth, up 149% from 2010.
According to eMarketer, digital marketers worldwide are investing a greater portion of their total marketing budget online this year. In fact, a recent SoDA study found that one-third of respondents expect to invest 60 percent or more of their ad budget digitally, while 25 percent plan to significantly increase their digital owned and earned media spend.
This video for Corning, a specialty glass and ceramics company, really got me thinking about the different ways a brand can reach their consumer. I couldn’t help but be amazed at all the different types of display screens and it seems we are not far off from this futuristic technology being brought to market.