The Rise of Ad Blocking
Ad blockers have become an increasing worry for online publishers with their ease of access and growth in popularity. The discussion around how best to deal with the challenges publishers face remains an ongoing one. But what is it about online advertising in the first place that makes people want to take active steps to avoid it?
Branded Content: Emperor’s New Clothes or the Future of Marketing?
Attempts at interpreting branded content straddle the wire of native advertising and advertorials before falling in to the abyss of general advertising – so what is it exactly and what does it offer that traditional channels do not already deliver?
Who’s Killing Creativity Now?
Market research has long been accused of killing creativity. Many in the creative world now look back with nostalgia to the days when market research was the point of contention. With so much more data available now and so many exciting applications for it, data and creative are at loggerheads.
2015 Ipsos Reputation Council Report
Established in 2009, the Reputation Council brings together senior communicators from some of the most respected corporations in the world. The Reputation Council’s mission is to increase understanding of the issues and challenges facing communicators in the corporate environment, as well as capturing expert views on key trends, issues and events in the wider world.
Moving Past the Tweak to Uncover the Optimal
The Quest for Optimal - Maximising consumer delight has always been a top priority for any product manufacturer, resulting in a critical need for ongoing innovation married with endless product modifications. Yet, while a priority, it continues to be increasingly difficult to steal share or truly differentiate oneself versus competition within an existing and/or niche category. Unfortunately, reactive versus proactive research has become more of the product testing norm, with endless rounds of formula ‘tweaking’ versus the prescriptive pursuit of a farther out, more differentiated optimal product.