It’s often been said that if brands want to better understand their customers, they need to walk a mile in their shoes. But two recent campaigns have done the exact opposite: brands are inviting people to walk in their shoes. Literally. With the trend towards using product innovation in the battle for consumers’ souls, two non-footwear brands have turned to shoes as their … Continue reading The battle for our soles – product innovation as communication
In our previous post on experimentation, we looked at how brands have utilised social experiments in their campaigns. This week, we’re continuing to look at how brands have harnessed new way to talk about your band and to get noticed. Try out new products Many brands, and industries, are turning to product experimentation as a … Continue reading Experimentation: new products and tech innovation
In our increasingly cluttered media environment, it’s getting harder for brands to cut through. In Ireland, from the second we wake up and check our phone, we’re exposed to 370 ads every day. The explosion of digital media means we are being exposed to twice as many ads as we were ten years ago. In … Continue reading Experimentation: conducting social experiments
In 2017, two major milestones will be reached. With the launch of Android Pay late last year and Apple Pay this March, 2017 will be Ireland’s year of the mobile wallet. On top of this, the eldest members of Generation-Z will turn 21, marking the coming of age of Ireland’s newest and most enigmatic generation. A … Continue reading Outlook 2017 – The evolution of money accelerates
How we buy our goods is evolving. The rise of department stores and supermarkets in the 20th century reflected the needs of the market. Less time meant more need for a one-stop option. Once again, needs are evolving. In 2017, will see more direct to consumer selling and delivery. Three big changes will drive this. Firstly, there … Continue reading Outlook 2017: The year that direct selling explodes?
The truth is out there. No one needs your brand, unless your brand can fulfill a need, a want, or a desire. This is the defining reality of 21st century marketing. No one needs your brand, unless your brand can fulfill a need, a want, or a desire. For the past number of years, ad blocking … Continue reading Outlook 2017: Noise-cancelling consumers
At this time of year, Core Media looks to the future. Outlook 2017 explores the trends that will dominate media and marketing 2017. In our role at the Core Media strategy team, we look to the big consumer and cultural trends that will affect branding and strategy in the year to come. The big picture Culturally … Continue reading Outlook 2017 – The year’s big themes