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Agencies Need a New Set of Glasses

Many agencies hope that a single media metric can one day emerge to simplify the unwelcome complexity of new media. Compete’s Chief Research Officer, Yaakov Kimelfeld, warns they shouldn’t hold their breath. Brands increasingly have less control over their messages; they no longer travel in a straight path from advertisers through publishers to consumers. New technology empowers consumers to manipulate the media and insert their personal perceptions…

Super Bowl ’13: If It Wasn’t For Chrysler, Nothing Would Beat An Astronaut

Each year, the Super Bowl attracts a significant audience that is not limited to any one specific demographic. As a result of its vast reach, it has become a very attractive and expensive opportunity for companies to market their product(s). Based upon this significant investment (approximately 4 million dollars per 30 second in-game spot), and the importance of its return, Compete conducted a top-line analysis…

Free Super Bowl Buzz–Brands Newsjack the Blackout

Image from: blackout / Shutterstock A number of brands owe their quick-thinking social media teams a raise for “newsjacking” the Super Bowl power outage. When the lights went out, viewers turned their attention to social media for the thirty-four minute game break. This was a perfect opportunity for brands to share a message with high impact and little cost. PBS’s popular show Downton Abbey had to compete with the Super

Kantar Media Finds Nearly a Quarter of Top Brands Are Using Online Video Advertising

Image from: Video Interface / Shutterstock   Online video is becoming an increasingly important marketing channel, with significant numbers of brands leveraging this platform. Kantar Media analyzed ads appearing on both national TV and leading online video sites in October, and found that of the more than 4,100 brands advertising through either channel, 23% used online video, with 12% advertising on both online video and national TV, and 11% advertising on online video exclusively. Meanwhile,

3 Tools for Targeting Your Display Advertising

Image from: Tools Image / Shutterstock Are you guiding your media planning by actual consumer behavior? In this webinar, we’ll examine the two tools and techniques most used by planners and buyers today, and contrast those with behavioral-based targeting using Compete Media Planner. Learn how Compete’s panel of over 2 million consumers delivers a new level of depth and precision in your agency’s media planning. During this webinar we will

DIGITAL CMO SERIES: Jack Flanagan, Bluefin Labs

Last week in Beverly Hills, CA Compete hosted the ninth annual Digital CMO Summit. The event brought together 200 industry leaders for three days of hard-hitting session and networking opportunities.  The agenda was jam-packed with top-notch speakers who shared their perspectives on The Impact of Influence, the 2012 Summit theme. Over the next few weeks we plan to share with you the highlights and decks from their presentations. First up

Tablets and Magazines: A Match Made in Heaven

Image from: Kantar Media This week, Compete’s parent company, Kantar Media, published a great set of insights specific to magazine publishing and tablets (with a naturally heavy leaning on the iPad) – so we thought we’d share. You can download the whole piece here, but I thought I’d pull out what I found most interesting: most of the advertising in the app are the same ads as the print magazine. 

Webinar: Ad Effectiveness Tools Can Help!

Image from: Tom Wang/Shutterstock Want to measure the total impact of your advertising campaign? Increase the efficiency of your media buy with Compete advertising effectiveness tools. Learn how our panel-based solutions are able to provide the data and insights you need to understand how your advertising affects consumer behavior. Sign up here to join us on March 15th from 2-3pm From this FREE webinar you will learn: Compete’s approach to

Should GoDaddy say uncle?

Image from: Edw / Shutterstock Known for their overtly sexual advertisements, an elephant-hunting CEO, and supporting questionable Internet legislation, domain registrar GoDaddy.com has been in the news lately more than ever. Even after completely reversing their stance on the controversial SOPA legislation that got put to rest late last week, GoDaddy has been suffering from an influx of lost customers and bad publicity. I decided to check out the data

The Weekly Compete Pulse

If you’ve been too busy carving social media and tech-inspired pumpkins, then you certainly may have missed out on these great articles. So kick back in your costume, grab some Halloween candy, and catch up on these 5 good reads that we found relevant for online marketers this week. Looking for a controversial topic? Alan Pearlstein of AdAge questions whether or not the Internet is the be all end all

Three Digital Revelations from the GroupM What’s Next Conference

I was lucky to be able to attend the What’s Next conference in New York City last week. Those who went would tell you that it was a tremendous event and covered the full digital marketing landscape. Sure Charlene Li from Altimeter Group, Steven Levy from Wired, and Jim “ZMOT” Lecinsky from Google all dropped some knowledge on us, but the truly precious revelations came from the marketer panels themselves.