Tag: Television advertising


Don’t Short-change Your Brand: The Case For a Return to Brand-building

January 28th, 2020 | laurabaehr, VP Marketing, thinktv

There were many prominent themes in the marketing industry in 2019 – data privacy, AI, and social responsibility among them – but the concept set to have the biggest impact on marketing plans and creative choices in 2020 is the return to brand-building (and the shift away from short-termism).

Advertising effectiveness experts Les Binet and Peter Field were the first to introduce the now ubiquitous “60/40 rule”: To be effective, a brand should spend roughly 60% of its media budget on long-term, brand-building activities, and 40% on more targeted sales activations.* Their research also led them to the following conclusion: Short-termism is undermining advertising effectiveness. As the incidence of short-term campaigns has increased, advertising campaign effectiveness has steadily fallen…

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It’s Time to Press Play on Commercializing VOD

February 25th, 2014 | ACA Team, Association of Canadian Advertisers

By Ian MacLean, Vice President, Communications, Media Experts This article was reprinted with permission. The original article appeared on the Media Experts website. Canadian media industry veteran Ian MacLean offers up some compelling ideas about how to solve the current state of Canada’s Video-On-Demand (VOD) advertising. We Canadians love our TV and are clearly enamoured […]

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