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Testing Brand Personality for Beauty Brands

Sometimes, you’ll watch an ad and you’ll remember the overall concept, or a hilarious one-liner while forgetting what product, or brand this ad was even for! To avoid this fate, you’ll want to ensure that your brand’s personality comes through. With the proper ad testing methodology, you can optimize your spot for, brand personality, brand attributes, and brand recall!

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Does Your Ad Sell Your Product?

The main reason for producing an ad in the first place is to sell the product. If your product isn’t selling, the root of the problem is likely, in part, due to ineffective advertising. A brand could have the greatest product in the world, but if the ads aren’t telling a story, or showcasing the

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Use Reaction Graphs to Optimize Ad Performance

Every advertiser wants their audience to have a positive reaction to their ad. That’s why it is crucial to test for audience reactions early on in the creative process. Survey responses only tell you some of the stories. They’re a great way of measuring likeability, believability, and other actionable insights, but what does your sample

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Barbie Gets a Brand Makeover: Did it work?

As a brand, sometimes the toughest hits can come from your critics. Luckily, advertising is a powerful thing, so powerful in fact, that it can positively impact your brand opinion. Barbie dolls often get a bad rap for setting unrealistic body image expectations, however, recent advertising by Mattel attempts to tackle these critiques head on.

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How We Used Spot Trender To Test Our New Explainer Video

“Be a user of your own product.” Evan Williams, Cofounder @Twitter Have you ever felt so frustrated with long meetings in which everyone gives their opinion on how to improve an ad or marketing materials but didn’t have enough data to back up their gut feelings? That frustration was why we started Spot Trender. We

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The Dark Side of Survey Design

Recent YouGov viral poll managed to get 20% of Trump supporters to say they’re against the Emancipation Proclamation, which was Abraham Lincoln’s executive to free all slaves in Confederate states. Major news outlets have used this poll in their stories; for instance, The New York Times stated: Nearly 20 percent of Mr. Trump’s voters disagreed

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Hyundai Commercial Beats Acura, Starbucks beats Death Wish

Gender Roles and Favorability in Super Bowl 50 Commercials Analyzed by Spot Trender MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (February 7, 2016) – Spot Trender, an industry leader in cloud-based ad-testing technology, announced today the results of their third annual Super Bowl Ad Performance Test. Conducted for Super Bowl 50, this year’s test examined themes relating to sexuality

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How did Frank Underwood’s ad perform against Bush and Rubio’s?

How would the campaign ad from Southern Democrat Frank Underwood (House of Cards) perform against campaigns from Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio? We conducted a scientific poll to benchmark Underwood’s campaign ad aired during the CNN GOP Debate against Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio’s. Here’s some teaser data on the Netflix “House of Cards” (HOC)

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How to Wordsmith your Ad to Perfection

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” -William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Words have tremendous power. They can make or break your commercials. Professional politicians know the importance of words – they even fight over how to call something: “climate change” vs. “global warming”,

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Design your Spot’s Emotional Ride

Audience reaction to your spots should work with your objectives, whether you’re looking to build an overall positive feeling for brand or product, or you’re aiming to take your audience on a roller coaster of emotion. Spot Trender reaction graphs measures your audience reaction to your spot as they watch your commercial with reaction graphs.

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