For the first time ever, US consumers will spend more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent. Mobile device use is surpassing TV, bringing with it awesome opportunities like mobile display and retargeting.
The article below was published on January 24, 2019 on eMarketer, written by Ross Benes. Outdoor advertising is changing with the times Out-of-home (OOH) advertising is weathering the digital storm better than several other legacy ad mediums. Research firms have differing views on how quickly OOH is growing. According to Zenith, between 2018 and
Who's excited for the biggest advertising event of the year? We certainly are! And, we're sharing what we know so far in our video! Thank you to Ad Age for all their information and updates. To view the ads for Sunday's game that have already been released, click here. We hope you're as anxious
When it comes time to bring client brands to the marketplace, we pride ourselves on identifying the most effective and efficient media channels to achieve established marketing objectives. Today, with so many new technologies and digital marketing strategies available, we like to surprise our clients with a tactic or two that they haven’t considered
The digital world, the world of social media and online marketing, is constantly changing. Today, companies have a plethora of opportunities to enhance marketing capabilities with new platforms, more audience choices, and even changes instated by service vendors like Google. We find with this state of change comes renewed potential to enhance creativity. Yet
Sure, the Eagles pulled out a win over the Patriots in the big game yesterday. But, which advertisers won big? Here are some of the top picks from BCG team members... Touchdown Celebrations to Come | NFL | Super Bowl LII Commercial Budweiser 2018 Super Bowl Commercial | “Stand By You” DORITOS BLAZE vs.
“Your word is your bond.” It’s a phrase we’ve all heard. But today, with the seemingly never-ending cases of corporate scandal, corruption, sensationalism and overpromising while under-delivering, it feels more often that words are just sales tactics and not the tacit agreement they once symbolized. And people have taken notice. In fact, they’re fed
In many respects, 2017 was a big year. You can’t argue that it was a year filled with statements, movements and speaking out. In advertising, some companies chose to gamble by taking bold stances and/or becoming controversial voices. And for some, this approach ultimately paid off with large-scale notice and international accolades from professional institutions.
The article below was published on December 4, 2017 on The Financial Brand, written by Jeffry Pilcher. 1. Smashing Silos: Cross-Departmental Integration The financial industry has long been plagued by org charts built around departmental silos. In banking, everyone works on their own initiatives with separate goals. Seldom is there collaboration between teams. Sometimes, the
Where have you been shopping for your holiday gifts this year? Today, it seems consumers only purchase from large retailers, opting for the quick convenience of the Amazons of the world, rather than supporting local shops. Even events like #SmallBusinessSaturday, a post-Thanksgiving staple aimed at benefiting the local retailer, seem to pale in comparison
A new year is underway, so we thought why not take this opportunity to renew our creative energy? Today, businesses must possess two key traits: creativity and innovation. Creativity lays the groundwork for business opportunities, and innovation puts ideas into practice. For a business to be creative, its people must first be creative. Creativity
Recently, we’ve been posting about some of the holiday ads out there that we were particularly fond of. Many of them were on trend with the rest of the year’s advertising – really tugging at the heartstrings. There is one brand out there that has rolled out a number of holiday ads for the season
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, but every year it is important to take a step back and remember what the holidays are really about. Here at BCG we believe Christmas is a time to be spent with loved ones and to spread joy and give
A Christmas ad was recently released by a British supermarket chain called Sainsbury’s. Some quickly called it one of the best of the season as it was watched more than 1 million times in just 24 hours. The video is titled “Mog’s Christmas Calamity” and it is a story about an accident-prone cat who sets
There have been a few Christmas ads run recently that are considered to be in the running for the best of the holiday season so far. However, several are saying this ad beats them all. It’s an ad for Edeka, a German supermarket chain. And, while the commercial could be considered a bit controversial,
Recently I came across some YouTube videos created by Erik Qualman, a best selling author. They are all called Social Media Revolution, but a new one with updated facts is released each year. After watching videos from the past few years, I couldn’t help but be fascinated by statistics proving that social media is continually
Not many question how companies like Apple, McDonalds and Ferrari became some of the most powerful brands in the world. Some might not put Lego on that list, however Lego has managed to become the face of the world’s most powerful brand of 2015, according to Brand Finance (Forbes). Just a decade ago, Lego was
Here at Barcelona Creative Group we certainly appreciate creativity when we see it. And, we see something genius in a video recently put out by Honda. Honda’s “The Power of Dreams” campaign began back in 2002 with Wieden+Kennedy London. In 2013, they created a video called “Hands” to help celebrate Honda’s 65th anniversary. The two-minute
I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on the top marketing trends of 2015. An approach that I have seen frequently is one of a more optimistic and personal style. It seems that consumers are looking for a brand that makes them feel good and that they can believe in because they are starting
For some, autumn means only two things: football and beer. Bud Light has now found the simple, yet unique connection between the two to launch their new “#MyTeamCan” marketing campaign. As the National Football League begins the 2015-16 season, fans will be able to host parties and sit back on their couches with beer cans