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If you work at an ad agency, no doubt your clients were recently asking whether or not next year’s Super Bowl might be a good investment for them - having looked at all the fun and buzz garnered from the Big Game. For food and beverage brands in particular, It may look like a great way to boost visibility and get on consumer shopping lists. But like any $5-million marketing investment, the answer is “it depends.”
This year, Super Bowl advertisers tackled culturally divisive issues like never before. Instead of relying on crowd-pleasing humor that typically fuels Super Bowl spots, some brands took big risks by tackling a range of politically charged issues like immigration, diversity and equality. Check out our rundown of four of the most talked-about ads and their underlying strategies.
The modern cooking experience is no longer a solitary function between user and recipe. There has been a clear shift from cooking + creation to curation + innovation in the kitchen. The contrast between these two cooking experiences is obvious, but what does this mean for brands?
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We set out to evaluate perception of those ads released in advance of the game – surveying agency staff members on metrics such as favorability and memorability, as well as likelihood to drive purchase and connect with audiences.
It used to be that on Super Bowl Sunday, we all gathered around our TVs to watch the big game and the even bigger commercials. And we all did it at the same time. It was appointment television for everyone, everywhere. There were no pre-released spots, no YouTube, no Top Ten best commercial list before […]
While a New Year brings excitement and a fresh start, for many travel and tourism marketers it also ushers in the long, slow season. With the winter months come greater challenges in filling beds and selling tickets, especially during the week. How can brands crack the midweek code? This year, Peter Mayer asked 578 U.S. residents […]
Getting your message in front of in-market tourists can be a challenge, but there’s a real strategy to positioning yourself as the thing that deserves their time. But it’s all about targeting tourists once they arrive, rather than trying to reach them before they arrive. Here are Four Tips For Reaching Spontaneous Bookers.
Traditional food photography is part art, part science, part artifice. It’s often slow, expensive and complicated. But the rise of social media has changed the way consumers see food. In the age of Instagrammed meals, it’s helpful for brands to take a second look at the way they show food online. We put together a handy guide to make things a little easier.
What do travelers want? Where are they? How do we speak their language? Hear from Michelle Edelman and David Crane, Peter Mayer's in-house travel & tourism experts, as they cover the biggest trends you need to know and how you can capitalize on them.
A food delivery renaissance is underway, fueled by consumers’ desire for convenience, simplicity and innovation. With services ranging from DIY dinner kits to niche gourmet meals, startups and established food companies alike are racing to meet the on-demand needs of consumers.
If you’ve ever held up your phone and said, “Hey, Siri” or “OK, Google” you’ve used voice or conversational search. The advance of voice recognition and machine learning is transforming the way we find answers. So, how can your destination or business actually use this technology for marketing?
If you poll a group of seniors about destinations that are on their travel “bucket list,” they’ll likely list dream vacations that they have longed to complete for decades. Whether it’s the Seven Wonders of the World or a high-end Nile cruise, these fantasies have been built over a long period of time and will take a lifetime to complete – if ever.