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Why You Should Pretest Your Ads – Top 3 Reasons

An invention is not complete until it has gone through several prototypes. A writer goes through many edits before publishing a book. And you most certainly wouldn’t purchase a car before test driving it. There’s a common theme here: trial and error. It is for this reason that ad testing is such an important part

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What do highest performing ads during the COVID-19 crisis have in common?

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many brands cut down advertising budgets and started to hoard cash to brace for the storm. As an ad testing company, I expected a huge hit to Spot Trender’s business. Surprisingly, we saw an uptick in research inquiries within the past month from brands looking to stay top-of-mind and gain market share during

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Is your brand benefiting from Esports Advertising?

Esports Advertising is the future. In 2018, esports reached $869 million in revenue, with nearly 400 million viewers worldwide, and forecasted to reach $2.96 billion by 2022, according to Goldman Sachs.  Esports is lucrative for advertisers because it’s a highly effective way to engage Gen Z and younger millennials, who are harder to reach via

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Interviews with Innovators: Dr. David Robinson

As part of our Innovator Interview Series, every month Spot Trender interviews Marketing/Advertising innovators on the future of data-driven marketing to learn the latest theories, principles, and mindsets that work. We also ask these experts for tips and stories on how to implement these ideas successfully. This month we had the pleasure to interview with

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Innovator Interview: Chris Gomez, Toyo Tires

As part of our Innovator Interview Series, every month Spot Trender interviews Marketing/Advertising innovators on the future of data-driven marketing to learn the latest theories, principles, and mindsets that work. We also ask these experts for tips and stories on how to implement these ideas successfully. This month we featured our interview with Christopher Gomez,

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Best Practices

Cultural Sensitivity in International Advertising

When launching an international ad campaign, one of the most important factors for consideration is cultural sensitivity. Securing airtime overseas is hard work. It would be catastrophic to let it all go to waste if your ad sparks outcry and you have to pull it the air.

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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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Best Practices

How Advertisers Adapt to Ad Blockers and Premium Streaming Services

The rise of ad blockers and premium streaming services are the bane of advertisers. Let’s look at recent trends: Ad blockers are increasingly more popular. More than 50% of UK consumers are likely to use ad-blocking software, 95% would consider using them in the future. The rise of premium streaming service. Streaming services like Netflix

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Are You Ready For Facebook Dislike Button?

During a live stream recently, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook is working on a “Dislike” button. As many late-night comedians would jest sarcastically: The Internet is filled with love, of course we need a dislike button to show some hate! Hate is not necessarily the case, according to Zuckerberg. He said people could

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