The Bidtellect Back-to-School Guide: Trends, Digital Strategy

The Bidtellect Back-to-School Guide: Trends, Digital Strategy

This year is expected to be filled with both excitement and anxiety as students approach the closest thing to normalcy since 2019. For brands, their 2022 back-to-school digital marketing strategies will need to make digital shopping as easy as possible, offer content that is inspiring, and maximize technology to reach shoppers at points of research and interest. 

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of North American back-to-school shoppers say they’ll check for in-store inventory online before going into a store and 48% will shop at stores that offer curbside pickup or contactless shipping

of consumers expect personalized marketing and shopping experiences

of respondents preferred to both browse and purchase online when shopping for apparel

of U.S. shoppers are willing to wait more than two weeks to buy something if they want to take advantage of a sale, deal or promotion

Download our onesheet for more statistics and key takeaways you can implement now. 

 

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Diversity & Multicultural Advertising Builds Trust

Diversity & Multicultural Advertising Builds Trust

Diversity is more than just a buzzword.

Recent data points to a desire from users – especially younger generations – to see more diversity in advertising.

We took a closer look at the impact of incorporating a range of representation in digital advertising.

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Multicultural consumers make up almost 40% of the U.S. population

But multicultural media spending is only 5.2% of total ad and marketing spend.

Brands with the highest diversity scores see an 83% higher consumer preference.

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Focusing on genuine representation and building a connection with all communities builds trust with consumers and ultimately builds brand loyalty. It is imperative to not only represent minorities within advertisements, but also to normalize the presence of non-heteronormative bodies within the media. While we have a long way to go, learning and reading more about it is a great place to start.

 

 

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Black History Month: Diversity in Advertising Builds Trust

Black History Month: Diversity in Advertising Builds Trust

As Black History Month comes to end, it is important to continue to honor the contributions and hardships of the Black community. Indeed, one month out of the year does not suffice in recognizing the racial injustices that our country continues to deal with. In this blog, we look at valuable statistics around diversity and how it applies to our field of digital advertising.

Recent data points to a desire from users – especially younger generations – to see more diversity in advertising. What does this mean? Younger generations are seemingly the most passionate about, and trusting of, brands that represent diversity.

Here are more statistics and key takeaways:

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1. Diversity In Ads Builds Trust With Users:

2. And Is Good For Business:

  • Brands with the highest diversity scores see an 83% higher consumer preference (Heat Test Report via Impact).
  • 69% of Black consumers are more likely to purchase from a brand whose advertising positively reflects their race/ethnicity (Think With Google via Impact).
  • Studies have shown that more inclusive ads have seen 23% more “purchase intent” from Gen Z consumers (Microsoft Advertising via Impact).

3. But Many Consumers Still Do Not Feel Represented:

  • 54% of consumers surveyed by Facebook said they do not feel fully culturally represented in online advertising (Facebook Advertising via Impact).

4. And Focused Ad Marketing Spend Needs to Increase:

  • Multicultural consumers make up almost 40% of the U.S. population, but multicultural media spending is only 5.2% of total ad and marketing spend (PQ Media via Impact).

5. Here’s What You Can Do: 

  • Work with Bidtellect’s in-house creative agency, [b]+studio, to ensure your creative assets incorporate a range of faces from varying backgrounds, plus use language to connect differing age ranges. Maximize Bidtellect’s advanced targeting and optimization capabilities to reach more users, especially skewing towards gender and age with cookieless context demographics targeting.

Focusing on genuine representation and building a connection with all communities builds trust with consumers and ultimately builds brand loyalty. It is imperative to not only represent minorities within advertisements, but also to normalize the presence of non-white bodies within the media. While we have a long way to go, learning and reading more about it is a great place to start.

 

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Super Bowl Sunday: What To Expect in Advertising

Super Bowl Sunday: What To Expect in Advertising

Super Bowl Sunday is practically a national holiday here in the US. Whether you are a football fan or not, most people in the US are watching the game. For the non-football fans, it is a great excuse to drink with friends and indulge in some tasty appetizers.

For football fans, it is arguably the biggest sporting event of the year. They might start looking closely at the betting Sports Odds, cheer at their players together at the bar or have a game night at home. Nevertheless, it is a huge day for the advertising industry. We all have that one friend that loves the advertisements more than the game itself. But, there is also a ton of advertising that goes on before the game even starts. Check out the Super Bowl Ad breakdown:

  • Ten days before the game, NBC said it had sold out all commercial inventory, with some :30 ads going as high as $7.1 million. Last year in a sluggish ad economy CBS said they were selling :30 ads at $5.5 million (Forbes, 2022)
  • According to Kantar the top five advertisers in Super Bowl LV were; Anheuser-Busch InBev at $52.25 million, Pepsico at $27.5 million; Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), General Motors and Rock Holdings (Rocket Mortgage) all spent $22 million. (Forbes, 2022)
  • Among first-time advertisers for this year’s Super Bowl include; Crypto.com, Cutwater Spirits, Booking.com, FTX, Hologic, Quickbooks, Rakuten, Sam’s Club, Wallbox and Irish Spring. (Forbes, 2022)
  • Familiar Super Bowl advertisers who will be sitting out this year include; Chipotle, Coca-Cola, Fiverr, Hyundai, Kraft Heinz, Lexus, Mars Wrigley and Tide. (Forbes, 2022)
  • Budweiser with the Cydesdales will return after missing last year. In addition, the E*Trade talking baby will return for the first time in eight years (Forbes, 2022)
  • This year, 90 million people are planning to throw or attend a party, up from 62.8 million last year, and another 13.7 million adults plan to watch the game at a bar or restaurant (NFR)
  • Food and beverage account for 79% of the most popular purchases for the Super Bowl (NFR)
  • According to Hungry Fan, Americans spend over $387 million on snacks, $130 million on pizza, and over $2 billion on chicken wings. (Hungry Fan)
  • Americans spend around $1.3 billion on beer in the two weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday and consume 325 million gallons of beer on game day (Hungry Fan)

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Behind the Platform: What is Campaign Flighting? VIDEO

Behind the Platform: What is Campaign Flighting? VIDEO

Learn about Campaign Flighting to optimize campaign planning and improve your digital ad performance in the Bidtellect DSP.

What is Campaign Flighting?

Flighting is the ability to define multiple flights (date ranges) that have specific budgets assigned to them within a single campaign. Campaigns then deliver and pace to the active flight’s budget and time range. Your Campaign’s Flight consists of the Start Date and End Date

What It’s Best For:

Fixed budget campaigns.

What Happens:

Within a campaign, you can create multiple flights or time ranges just by indicating a start time, end time, and budget. As long as they do not overlap, flights can have varying lengths of time and budgets. They can even be removed or changed as needed, and there can be a gap between flights in a campaign, during which no bidding or spending will occur.

Did you know?

Unused budget in a current flight can be used in a future flight. “Actualizing” enables more efficient use of budget and an ability to shift budget priorities based on performance.

Watch Now:

We walk through Campaign Flighting in this brief Behind the Platform video.

Learn More:

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