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sands-floor-sm As weary ad execs wandered home from CES 2015, we took a look at what this mother of all consumer electronics shows revealed about the future of advertising. We identified five trends that we think will matter for advertisers in the years to come, and checked in with three smart executives to get their thoughts.

1. Connected Watches

They show no sign of going away, with twice as many wearable exhibits as at CES 2014. But ads on them? Really? Probably, according to Jeremy Sigel, director of mobile, North America, for digital agency Essence. “Similar to mainstream mobile ad formats, it is easy to envision a full-screen interstitial ad or even a 15-second video on a smartwatch,” Sigel says. He points out that while a watch face may seem small, the dimensions would be similar to a Facebook mobile newsfeed ad. “While smartwatch ads may start there, the bigger opportunity will be highly contextual push notifications that strive to be additive, and branded applications that are inherently helpful to keep a brand top-of-mind.”

smart-watches-sm

If you think people won’t accept ads on their smartwatches or fitness devices, just remember that in the early days of mobile, people said the same thing about their phones. In fact, some of us, ahem, are old enough to remember when advertising on the World Wide Web was frowned upon.

2. OTT TV:

Dish’s SlingTV streaming service gave another push to over-the-top video, enabling subscribers to watch live TV, video-on-demand and 12 cable channels on a variety of devices. It also could open the way for better targeting and tracking of TV ads. Sling did not immediately respond to an email about its ad plans, but third-party ad networks may start salivating now.

Pat McKenna, CEO of Strike Social, says Sling and other OTT services will help marketers get a more accurate comparison of the performance of video ads on TV and digital. Strike Social is a third-party TrueView advertising, targeting and analytics platform that tracks video-ad performance across YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. The key to achieving this, according to McKenna, is for OTT services to provide APIs and consistent data to allow ad servers and analytics platforms to consume their data. “The opportunity for us is to marry performance data across all platforms, and then provide the report to [advertisers],” he says.

David Santana, art director at global, digital marketing agency Deep Focus, says that Sling TV’s $20 monthly subscription, no-contract deal will be attractive to Hispanic consumers, who are gravitating to other companies like T-Mobile that don’t demand customers lock themselves in. He says a bigger win will be if Sling TV develops content packages for Hispanics, the way that DirectTV does. (In December DirecTV introduced OTT Video Service Yaveo targeting the Hispanic population.) “The opportunity to tailor content packages to this market is important to see it grow,” Santana concludes.

The opportunity to tailor content packages to this market is important to see it grow.

3. Connected and autonomous cars

Internet-connected cars have been around at least since BMW introduced ConnectedDrive in 2011 – and CES 2014 seemed to be the CES of the Car. This year, more than a dozen cars were on display, many of them highlighting current or concept connected-car technology. With Google powering or at least participating in several of these offerings, you have to wonder: Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of driving, you could, um, use Google Search or watch YouTube with prerolls. There’s also a strong –someday – play for ads on the so-called infotainment screens, the ever-larger digital dashboard screens that show everything from what’s playing on the sound system to your navigation route to use Facebook.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyCox6In5bg&w=560&h=315]

How about sending the driver a McDonald’s coupon when she’s approaching the restaurant? Actually, TeleNav has been doing that since 2010. The problem has always been, and continues to be for now, getting enough scale to make it worthwhile for national advertisers to bother. Maybe someday …

Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of driving, you could, um, use Google Search or watch YouTube with prerolls?

 

Nick Cannon playing virtual volleyball
Nick Cannon playing virtual volleyball

4. Virtual Reality

Volvo, Dos Equis, Marriott, HBO, Tourism Australia and a handful of movie marketers have already released branded apps. VR is cool and fun, but hampered by the need to use a headset. Joining the fray among the expensive and still-in-beta Oculus Rift and the adorably crafty – and cheap – Google Cardboard headsets, Avegant and Samsung demonstrated virtual reality at the show. In the short term, VR marketing will live at trade shows and special events, where staffers can be on hand to manage the hardware and software.

Deep Focus’ Santana gives kudos to Volvo for it’s VR campaign that sent consumers who registered a Google Cardboard viewer kit. “That make it inclusive,” he says. “You don’t need a lot of money or to be in a major market to experience virtual reality. That’s important for the Hispanic community.”

Eventually, Digital Agency Essence’s Sigel thinks, that these virtual-reality “experiences” could contain ad units, in much the same way ads have been inserted into TV broadcasts, as well as into video and console games. He gives the example of a VR experience that lets you sit court-side at an NBA game. “In addition to traditional signage, the t-shirts of patrons, concessions, chants from the crowd, a comment from a court-side celebrity and shouts from players may all be sellable units,” he says.

By tapping into someone’s Fitbit or health-tracking device, could you send him an ad for Starbucks when his energy flags?

5. Big data gets ginormous with connected-everything

The Internet of Things was one of CES 2015’s Top Tech Trends, along with wearables and autonomous cars. All these devices will generate data either all the time or a lot of the time. Location-based data combined with behavioral and contextual data could make ad targeting incredibly more complex – and possibly better. The quantified self, continuously tracked by wearables, could alone generate unprecedented amounts of usable personal data. The possibilities – futuristic as they are – are fascinating. By tapping into someone’s Fitbit or health-tracking device, could you send him an ad for Starbucks when his energy flags?  Would his anonymous personal profile include the information that he’s more likely to respond to ads 20 minutes after he’s completed a run? How about a tweet from New Belgium Brewing after that run? Now, that’s the future of advertising.

sands-floor-sm As weary ad execs wandered home from CES 2015, we took a look at what this mother of all consumer electronics shows revealed about the future of advertising. We identified five trends that we think will matter for advertisers in the years to come, and checked in with three smart executives to get their thoughts.

1. Connected Watches

They show no sign of going away, with twice as many wearable exhibits as at CES 2014. But ads on them? Really? Probably, according to Jeremy Sigel, director of mobile, North America, for digital agency Essence. “Similar to mainstream mobile ad formats, it is easy to envision a full-screen interstitial ad or even a 15-second video on a smartwatch,” Sigel says. He points out that while a watch face may seem small, the dimensions would be similar to a Facebook mobile newsfeed ad. “While smartwatch ads may start there, the bigger opportunity will be highly contextual push notifications that strive to be additive, and branded applications that are inherently helpful to keep a brand top-of-mind.”

smart-watches-sm

If you think people won’t accept ads on their smartwatches or fitness devices, just remember that in the early days of mobile, people said the same thing about their phones. In fact, some of us, ahem, are old enough to remember when advertising on the World Wide Web was frowned upon.

2. OTT TV:

Dish’s SlingTV streaming service gave another push to over-the-top video, enabling subscribers to watch live TV, video-on-demand and 12 cable channels on a variety of devices. It also could open the way for better targeting and tracking of TV ads. Sling did not immediately respond to an email about its ad plans, but third-party ad networks may start salivating now.

Pat McKenna, CEO of Strike Social, says Sling and other OTT services will help marketers get a more accurate comparison of the performance of video ads on TV and digital. Strike Social is a third-party TrueView advertising, targeting and analytics platform that tracks video-ad performance across YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. The key to achieving this, according to McKenna, is for OTT services to provide APIs and consistent data to allow ad servers and analytics platforms to consume their data. “The opportunity for us is to marry performance data across all platforms, and then provide the report to [advertisers],” he says.

David Santana, art director at global, digital marketing agency Deep Focus, says that Sling TV’s $20 monthly subscription, no-contract deal will be attractive to Hispanic consumers, who are gravitating to other companies like T-Mobile that don’t demand customers lock themselves in. He says a bigger win will be if Sling TV develops content packages for Hispanics, the way that DirectTV does. (In December DirecTV introduced OTT Video Service Yaveo targeting the Hispanic population.) “The opportunity to tailor content packages to this market is important to see it grow,” Santana concludes.

The opportunity to tailor content packages to this market is important to see it grow.

3. Connected and Autonomous Cars

Internet-connected cars have been around at least since BMW introduced ConnectedDrive in 2011 – and CES 2014 seemed to be the CES of the Car. This year, more than a dozen cars were on display, many of them highlighting current or concept connected-car technology. With Google powering or at least participating in several of these offerings, you have to wonder: Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of driving, you could, um, use Google Search or watch YouTube with prerolls. There’s also a strong –someday – play for ads on the so-called infotainment screens, the ever-larger digital dashboard screens that show everything from what’s playing on the sound system to your navigation route to use Facebook.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyCox6In5bg&w=560&h=315]

How about sending the driver a McDonald’s coupon when she’s approaching the restaurant? Actually, TeleNav has been doing that since 2010. The problem has always been, and continues to be for now, getting enough scale to make it worthwhile for national advertisers to bother. Maybe someday …

Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of driving, you could, um, use Google Search or watch YouTube with prerolls?
Nick Cannon playing virtual volleyball
Nick Cannon playing virtual volleyball

4. Virtual Reality

Volvo, Dos Equis, Marriott, HBO, Tourism Australia and a handful of movie marketers have already released branded apps. VR is cool and fun, but hampered by the need to use a headset. Joining the fray among the expensive and still-in-beta Oculus Rift and the adorably crafty – and cheap – Google Cardboard headsets, Avegant and Samsung demonstrated virtual reality at the show. In the short term, VR marketing will live at trade shows and special events, where staffers can be on hand to manage the hardware and software.

Deep Focus’ Santana gives kudos to Volvo for it’s VR campaign that sent consumers who registered a Google Cardboard viewer kit. “That make it inclusive,” he says. “You don’t need a lot of money or to be in a major market to experience virtual reality. That’s important for the Hispanic community.”

Eventually, Digital Agency Essence’s Sigel thinks, that these virtual-reality “experiences” could contain ad units, in much the same way ads have been inserted into TV broadcasts, as well as into video and console games. He gives the example of a VR experience that lets you sit court-side at an NBA game. “In addition to traditional signage, the t-shirts of patrons, concessions, chants from the crowd, a comment from a court-side celebrity and shouts from players may all be sellable units,” he says.

By tapping into someone’s Fitbit or health-tracking device, could you send him an ad for Starbucks when his energy flags?

5. Big Data Gets Ginormous with Connected-Everything

The Internet of Things was one of CES 2015’s Top Tech Trends, along with wearables and autonomous cars. All these devices will generate data either all the time or a lot of the time. Location-based data combined with behavioral and contextual data could make ad targeting incredibly more complex – and possibly better. The quantified self, continuously tracked by wearables, could alone generate unprecedented amounts of usable personal data. The possibilities – futuristic as they are – are fascinating. By tapping into someone’s Fitbit or health-tracking device, could you send him an ad for Starbucks when his energy flags?  Would his anonymous personal profile include the information that he’s more likely to respond to ads 20 minutes after he’s completed a run? How about a tweet from New Belgium Brewing after that run? Now, that’s the future of advertising.

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  • Tippit & Moo

t&mThe Houston-based advertising agency Tippit & Moo, which provides advertising, marketing and creative services, will handle premier clients such Fiesta Mart, Inc., Sonic Drive-Ins, Gabbanelli Accordions, Michaels Stores, Professional Sports Partners, Universal Technical Institute, InComm, and Zadok Jewelers, among others. Its’ team, led by the recently named General Manager David Flynn will, be in charge of these brands.

  • Clorox

Clorox signed an agreement with MLS (Soccer United Marketing) according to which the CPG company will sponsor the U.S. Mens and Women National Soccer Team as well as the Mexican National Soccer Team (FMF).

  • Volvo

volvoMindshare will take over all Volvo’s media duties worldwide. The company will replace Havas Media, which used to handle the automaker’s media buying and planning in Europe and China. Volvo’s goal was to create more collaboration between the US and global marketing teams. Its’ US spending was about US $80 million and US $300 million globally in 2012.

  • Lipton

liptonUnilever launched a global Lipton brand Campaign on Oscar Telecast . DDB was in charge of its creation and Mindshare of handling the media.A 60-second spot featuring the Muppets and a new brand slogan—“Be More Tea”—debuted on Sunday night during the ABC broadcast of the annual awards. Unilever had previously released a 90-second teaser ad on YouTube. During the Academy Awards telecast, a Lipton social media command center sent out live tweets. Lipton is planning to double its ad spending this year, increasing it to US $40 million.

  •  The Milk Processor Education Program

got milkMilkPEP is replacing its 20-year national ad slogan with a new campaign with the tagline “Milk Life.” However, the company will continue to use the Got Milk? tagline. The campaign, which launches this week, was created by Lowe Campbell Ewald, New York.

  •   Heineken

fdtd El Rey will integrate Heineken USA into the channel’s programming during 2014. Financial terms have not yet been disclosed. The deal will begin with appearances of Dos Equis, a Heineken USA beverage imported from Mexico, in episodes of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.” The series, to debut on March 11, is meant to elaborate on the vampire-rich plot of the film that inspired it.Here is the official trailer:

The deal with Heineken USA is the second such agreement with El Rey for 2014.

  •   Saffron – Christie International

saffron_christies_09Spanish agency Saffron is working  with Christie’s International Real Estate in a rebranding campaign.

 

 

  •  Jack Daniels –Global

jack.daniels.sinatraJack Daniels has launched a US $2.3 million campaign focusing on Frank Sinatra. The whisky brand is marking the run up to the 100th anniversary of the screen legend’s birth with its Sinatra Select campaign from Arnold Worldwide.

 

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Volvo

volvoMindshare will take over all Volvo’s media duties worldwide. The company will replace Havas Media, which used to handle the automaker’s media buying and planning in Europe and China. Volvo’s goal was to create more collaboration between the US and global marketing teams. Its’ US spending was about US $80 million and US $300 million globally in 2012.
Lipton

liptonUnilever launched a global Lipton brand Campaign on Oscar Telecast .DDB was in charge of its creation and Mindshare of handling the media.A 60-second spot featuring the Muppets and a new brand slogan—“Be More Tea”—debuted on Sunday night during the ABC broadcast of the annual awards. Unilever had previously released a 90-second teaser ad on YouTube. During the Academy Awards telecast, a Lipton social media command center sent out live tweets. Lipton is planning to double its ad spending this year, increasing it to US $40 million.

Saffron – Christie International

saffron_christies_09Spanish agency Saffron has worked with Christie’s International Real Estate in a rebranding.

Jack Daniels – Global

jack.daniels.sinatraJack Daniels has launched a US $2.3 million campaign focusing on Frank Sinatra. The whisky brand is marking the run up to the 100th anniversary of the screen legend’s birth with its Sinatra Select campaign from Arnold Worldwide.

Toyota – Brazil

toyotaAG2 Publicis Modem will be in charge of the digital communication of Toyota in Brazil. The agency will work with Dentsu in the country, which is in charge of the offline media strategy.

Headway digital – Mobrand

Headway Digital has launch a new DSP, Mobrain, for mobile campaigns.

 

A summary for Media Sales Executives and Advertising Agencies to see what clients are moving into the Latin American market and/or targeting Latin American consumers right now.

Facebook – Global ::: Starbucks – Global ::: Volvo – Mexico

facebookFacebook – Global

Facebook has launched a new platform for marketers to reach potential customers, Lookalike Audiences.  The new tool is a targeting feature that helps brands and businesses reach new customers by targeting an audience segment. The new tool builds upon Facebook’s Custom Audiences feature, which launched in the second half of 2012. The tool lets marketers take their current customer lists and show ads to those people on Facebook.

 

starbucksStarbucks – Global

Sharon Rothstein has been hired as global CMO for Starbucks. The executive will be in charge of Starbucks brand and its portfolio, including Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange, Tazo and Teavana.

 

 

volvoVolvo – Mexico

Volvo Mexico is launching in April the second face of its ad campaign in the country. Soho Square is the Mexican agency in charge of the campaign and Mendez Group is in charge of the public relations.

 

 

 

nike.roma

Nike – AS Roma – Global

Roma Soccer Team and Nike have sign an agreement. Nike will provide the soccer team with sport clothes beginning next year. Kappa was in charge of the sportswear until now.

 

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