Tagged 'print'

Farewell Q&A with NY Times Ad Columnist Stuart Elliott (Concl): Uncertainty Certain

Posted by Rick Mathieson on April 4th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

Can someone who has spent little to no time working in advertising really cover it?
Or is it even better that way?
In the conclusion of my recent "exit interview" with legendary New York Times ad industry columnist Stuart Elliott, we discuss what it was like to cover such a idiosyncratic industry without much first-hand experience in the business.
How did being one step removed hinder - or help?
As Elliott says goodbye to the Times, we'll get his views on that topic.
And we'll try one last time to get his predictions for what's next in the world of advertising. His response is worth noting even for those of us who do work in this crazy, wonderful industry.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO: FAREWELL Q&A WITH STUART ELLIOTT: WHAT I SAW AT THE REVOLUTION (CONCLUSION): UNCERTAINTY CERTAIN
(Approx: 3:29)
Listen to Part One here: What I Saw at the Revolution
Listen to Part Two here: The Rise & Risks of Content Marketing
Listen to Part Three here: Change is (On) the Air

Touchscreen Print Ad Offers Instant Car Insurance Quotes (Video)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on February 24th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

What are the Geico lizard or old Mayhem going to make of this?
More importantly, what might they do with it?
An insurance company called RSA in the Middle East has created an interactive print ad that enables readers to ask for a quote, no mobile phone or other consumer device required, though the quote comes back via the reader's mobile phone (which obviously provides the brand with contact information it could use for follow up communications).
As PSFK points out, the ad, developed by OgilvyOne, is targeted to prospective customers in Dubai, and supports the brand's "Easy as Ever" promise.
Sure it's early days in this kind of thing - a first step toward some of the interactive print concepts we saw in 'Minority Report' a decade ago - and it will need to be enhanced before it gets truly compelling.
But here, the medium is quite literally the message - an innovative "wow" moment that directly delivers on the brand's positioning.
Read more here.

Lexus Hides Swimsuit Models Within Interactive 'Sports Illustrated' Print Ads (Video)

Posted by Rick Mathieson on February 12th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Lexus is pushing the limits again - just in time for this year's big SI Swimsuit Issue.
There was that 3D projection mapping experience on an LA Hotel a while back. And in October, the brand brought a print ad to life with the help of a handy iPad.
This time out, Lexus is going a bit simpler, keying into QR codes - the scanning of which reveals models kinda-sorta hidden in SI print ads for the new IS.
Still, the pursuit of perfection could have added a little more punch to the reveals than just having the models strut toward us. Integrating with the car in some fashion - or really just doing anything a little more interesting - would have been a better pay off for going to all the trouble.
Okay, it's still pretty cool. And it's apparently just the opening act. According to ADWEEK, the Lexus IS is also included in Sport Illustrated's first-ever 3D projection mapping experience on the facade at Caesar's Las Vegas.
Get the full scoop here.

5 Top Trends in Mobile Marketing 2013

Posted by Rick Mathieson on December 29th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Mobile marketing is going to make some major moves in 2013 - just not how most imagine.
Following up on our list of Top 10 Mobile Marketing Initiatives of 2012, it's time to look at some trends we'll see emerge and/or evolve in the year ahead.
Among the most prominent (not necessarily in this order):
5. Mobile Advertising Picks Up Speed (For A Time)
According to Forrester Research, mobile ad spend will boom next year - to $15 billion. Why? Because consumers now spend 10% of their media consumption time on mobile devices, yet mobile attracts less than 10% of ad dollars. The firm reasons that the old school Internet's ad growth from 8% of spend to 22% of spend means mobile must follow course (even though marketers get less and less from that increased Internet spend). But, the firm says, even a small step toward closing the gap will mean big dollars for this medium.
I'm not completely convinced. As a marketer, I find mobile advertising a bore (even some of the newer, much hyped expandable ad units). As a consumer, I find it all a snooze fest.
Mobile's far more powerful than just trying to replicate ad models from the old school Internet and... Read more

Mobile Roundtable (Concl): AMEX: The Ultimate Mobile Marketing Platform?

Posted by Rick Mathieson on October 6th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

It's already one of the world's preeminent payment companies.
With its entry into m-commerce, does American Express - its merchant partnerships and its massive database of customer preferences and purchase behavior - become the ultimate mobile marketing platform?
In the conclusion of our Fall 2011 Mobile Marketing Roundtable, our panelists - Julie Fajgenbaum, vice president of brand marketing and social media for American Express, Jeff Hasen, CMO of mobile marketing firm HipCricket, and Adam Broitman, CEO of digital ad agency Circ.us - talk QR codes and Near Field Communications (NFC) and their (to some, questionable) value to marketing and advertising.
And I ask them to consider the place payment companies like AMEX might hold in the future of mobile marketing.
FALL 2011 MOBILE MARKETING ROUNDTABLE (CONCL): AMEX: the Ultimate Mobile Marketing Platform?

Click Here to Listen to Fall_2011_Mobile_Marketing_Roundtable_Conclusion
(Approx: 5:25)
PLUS: Don't miss the other installments from this exclusive roundtable:
In Part 1 of our Fall Mobile Marketing Roundtable, we talk to Julie Fajgenbaum, VP of Brand Marketing & Social Media for American Express about how AMEX is going social+mobile+commerce.
In Part 2, we talk to Adam Broitman, CEO of Circus about ways this equation will play out over the next five to 10 years... Read more