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CPG Brands and Retailers: Avoid Scary Sales Results This Halloween Season

Halloween is right around the corner, but with COVID-19 still lurking across most of the U.S., trick-or-treating, big costume parties and other beloved traditions and gatherings are going to look much different this year. The pandemic continues to add extra complexity to all a...

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How Shoppable Recipes Are Powering Short- and Long-Term Growth for CPG Manufacturers and Retailers

The impact on CPG due to the coronavirus pandemic has been undeniable. For the past few months, it has been fascinating to watch canned goods and other center-of-store products experience unprecedented levels of growth.

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What Most “Optimized” Ad Campaigns are Still Missing

Advertisers and their agencies are intensely focused on the return on ad spend (ROAS) of their campaigns, and rightly so. However, much of that focus has been on “return” and less on the “spend” part of the equation.

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Marketers: Avoid These Four Pitfalls in Personalization

Media targeting strategies often fall short, whether it’s with lower sales, irritated consumers and/or wasted advertising dollars. Find out the main pitfalls to avoid when targeting your campaigns.

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New Study: What the Power of People Can Do for Product Sales

The study analyzed three years of everyday influencer marketing programs run by BzzAgent and measured by IRI’s Matched Market Test.

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Get the Complete Picture Through Cross-Channel Measurement

It’s all about figuring out how to get to that sweet spot between the most impactful channels and the most desired results.

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Get More From Your TV Ads With Personalized Targeting

I was watching Hulu the other night and a Spanish-language advertisement came on. For the record, I am not a Spanish speaker (I speak English and Hindi). I was a little confused at first and inadvertently started to change the channel, forgetting that I was watching TV on-dema...

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IRI and Turner Find ROI Growth Potential for CPG Brands in a More Balanced Approach Between Promotion and Media Advertising

IRI and global media company Turner partnered on a study to distil insights and establish consistent principles from marketing mix studies across 62 brands representing $20 billion in sales and $3 billion in marketing spend across food, beverages, health care, beauty and home ...

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What Your Ads Need for Better Performance

Companies continue to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on poorly-targeted and poorly-measured ads.

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Connecting with Consumers in the Perimeter Aisle and Beyond

During the past few years, the grocery store perimeter has been evolving to accommodate the changing food needs and preferences of today’s consumers.

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"Olympic"-Sized Social Media Audiences Puts a Twist in Advertising Methods

Why the Olympic Games in Rio is being billed as “the most successful media event in history” and what’s vital to know when measuring your own cross-platform campaigns. 

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Why TV Advertising Still Matters

Over the past few years, many marketers have declared the end of television advertising. 

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The Case for Measuring GMO and Other CPG Social Media Conversations

Track consumer sentiment online for major trends and then link it to sales impact to better understand CPG shoppers. 

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The Rise of Millennials – and What Marketers Should Do

When was the last time you had the opportunity to look through the lens of a kaleidoscope? 

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The Television of Tomorrow and the CPG Marketer

With the advent of mobile devices, digital video recorders and online TV streaming services like Netflix, television and how it is watched has drastically evolved since the days when families gathered together around the TV to share the same entertainment and experience.

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The Key Ingredient to Better Social Listening

Social media. The term itself can provoke groans as often as it does excitement. To many, it means staying up to date with friends and family, including posting cute pictures of kids and pets and getting lots of likes and comments. To others, social media is a time sink that t...

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Intelligent Activation Drives TV ROI: Lessons Across Categories and Brands

Our clients are telling us that they want to be more efficient with paid media, ensuring that they reach the right customers with their brand messages in order to drive product sales. In television, still the largest media channel for most consumer packaged goods (CPG) adverti...

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Improve Your Programmatic Ad Buying Strategies

Technology is doing a pretty good job of helping marketers maximize their media investments while also vigilantly protecting their brands. Programmatic buying, also known as automated digital ad buying, in particular, is making ad buying more efficient and effective.

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Where, Oh Where are the Pockets of Growth in CPG?

In a time where CPG manufacturers and retailers are struggling to find sustainable growth, there are still a number of options. Growth can certainly come from focusing on the store perimeter, which is currently experiencing growth three times the total store.

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The 2020 Shopper and What It Means for CPG Marketers

The market is experiencing unprecedented changes in the way people shop and engage with categories, brands and stores. If you are a consumer packaged goods manufacturer or retailer, the future is promising…that is, if you are paying close attention to the major U.S. mar...

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