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MINI Brand Spotlight: 3rd Concept Electric Vehicle and Spring Sales

By Jordan Kramer on Jul 13, 2018 12:30:00 PM

Automaker MINI, 100th on the list of top 500 advertisers, runs digital ads for several of its auto models. In the 12 months leading up to April 15, 2018, MINI spent over $4M on digital ads, releasing 746 new creatives.

Here's a look under the hood at MINI's overall digital strategy, and how it compares to competitors like Subaru, Fiat, and Honda Fit.

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Brand Spotlight: NBA

By Jordan Kramer on Jun 29, 2018 3:44:16 PM

As trade deals heat up and free agency kicks off this weekend (Hi, Lebron!), the National Basketball Association (NBA) is back in the press. Last month, while gearing up for Finals, the brand appeared as number 27 on the Pathmatics' Top 500 US advertiser list (data pulled June 4, 2018). The day before Finals started on May 31, 2018, the NBA ran a YouTube takeover promoting games lasting potentially until June 17, 2018.

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  Let’s take a look at their digital advertising strategy and see what the sports organization has been up to over a recent 30-day period (May 6, 2018 - June 4, 2018).
 
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Brand Spotlight: The Bouqs Company

By Jordan Kramer on Jun 15, 2018 5:30:00 PM

With the arrival of summer, the online floral market is in full bloom. 

The Bouqs Company is an online flower retailer that ships product directly from farm to consumer. After planting their first seed in 2012, the flower deliver startup has over $43 million in funding, and built a network of 100 farm partners in the U.S., Ecuador and Colombia.

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Prior to Bouqs, co-founder and CEO John Tabis spent six years working in Disney’s brand development department, where he learned “a strong community means a strong brand.”

“Building a strong community around your business gives you the opportunity to learn and grow from customer, partner and investor insights,” Tabis said in an interview with YEC (Young Entrepreneur Council). “The result: A strong, stable brand that breeds loyal consumers and consistently attracts new ones.”

As Bouqs continues to bloom into a top online flower retailer, let’s look into their digital advertising strategy, and find out just how community plays a defining role in The Bouqs Company.

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Brand Spotlight: Lands' End

By Ken Roberts on May 5, 2018 12:01:35 PM

Following his first year as CEO, Jerome Griffith has already seen signs of improvement at Lands’ End. The Wisconsin-based clothing retailer posted its first 12-month profit since 2014 and recently announced plans to open 40 to 60 stores over the next five years.
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  As Lands’ End gears up for the summer, let’s take a look at their digital advertising strategy and see what the clothing retailer has been up to over a 30-day period (Mar. 21 - Apr. 19).
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Brand Spotlight: General Electric Appliances

By Jordan Kramer on Mar 2, 2018 3:01:55 PM

On the verge of Springtime, appliance companies are getting ready to release new models - and new ad campaigns. From March to June, companies in this sector execute a good portion of their ad budget targeting your microwave and washing machine upgrades. For GE Appliances (Haier), digital advertising will be a big part of meeting their goal of doubling the brand’s revenue over the next five years.
 
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As the brand invests heavily in a new appliance push, GE Appliances is also on the lookout for a new creative agency in North America. Here’s a look at how the brand has been advertising recently across digital.
 
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Brand Spotlight: Visa

By Jordan Kramer on Feb 9, 2018 2:12:29 PM

Want to pay like a champion? Visa sure hopes so. The NFL sponsor ( since 1995) has been continuing campaigns featuring notable football stars leading up to the Super Bowl. The credit card company has been focusing much of their digital advertising efforts to promote their contactless, tap-to-pay service that allows you to “get back to football faster.” 
 
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As advertisers in the Financial Services category shift more dollars to social, brands like Visa are leading the way. Here’s a look at how Visa has been advertising over the last thirty days, and how their strategy compares to competitors within the space.
 
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Brand of the Week: Netflix

By Jordan Kramer on Jan 27, 2018 9:31:04 AM

Streaming services are upping their ad game as investment in original content continues to increase exponentially. In the Fall of 2017, Netflix announced their plan to spend nearly $16B on content over the next few years. Over $6B alone was committed during the 2017 year as the brand works to become a creator in the Arts & Entertainment space.
 
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Notably, Netflix turned out the film Mudbound that has been received with worldwide acclaim and even Oscar nominations, proving that this streaming service means business. See how the brand has been spending across digital and social in the latest Brand of the Week Report and read on for high-level insights.
 
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Brand of the Week: Weight Watchers International

By Jordan Kramer on Jan 19, 2018 5:07:33 PM

New Year, new you! That’s the mantra many Fitness & Weight Loss brands are hoping you’re taking as you kick of 2018. This time of year represents peak advertising season for brands like Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and many others. Beginning right after Christmas, digital advertising spend and impressions start spiking in an attempt to target consumers ready to ring in the New Year with a new lifestyle.
 
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For Weight Watchers, one of the top brand advertisers within the Fitness & Weight Loss category, ad spend began to ramp up just before Christmas and then on New Year’s Eve. Here’s a look at how the brand’s digital strategy has shifted year-over-year to incorporate social advertising in their approach. To see Weight Watchers’ full ad plan, download the latest Brand of the Week report here
 
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Brand of the Week: Alaska Airlines

By Jordan Kramer on Jan 5, 2018 12:15:01 PM

Do you ever find yourself browsing Facebook, only to be targeted by a creative for an airline deal? You aren’t alone. Airlines have increasingly become more interested in targeting on social, shifting dollars away from display, mobile, and video advertising to focus their digital budget on Facebook. Some of the largest airline companies are spending over half of their digital dollars on social, indicating a shift in how travel brands are trying to target consumers in an increasingly competitive space.
 
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Alaska Airlines is one of those brands, allocating nearly three quarters of their digital advertising budget in 2017 to social alone. Between the competition from online booking companies such as Priceline, in addition to head-to-head competitors, and an increase in consumer spend on travel, brands are fighting for not only dollars, but online audiences. Here’s a look at Alaska Airlines' strategy over the last thirty days leading into the holiday season, and how their YTD advertising compares to other airlines in the travel sector.
 
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Brand of the Week: Hallmark Cards

By Jordan Kramer on Dec 15, 2017 1:02:08 PM

If your holiday cards aren’t already in the mail, Hallmark is trying to remind you t hrough their digital advertising campaigns that you can still send their Signature line of cards. The heavy hitting Gifts & Occasions brand began steadily increasing their digital spend following Thanksgiving to promote their holiday cards, Keepsake Ornaments, and Crayola products leading into the holidays.
 
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Where is the brand focusing their digital efforts? Check out the latest Brand of the Week report for their full strategy over the last thirty days and read on for insights.
 
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