To many people pricing is not the most exciting P of the marketing mix, however pricing is getting increasingly important for newspapers and magazines. The pricing experiment with beer demonstrates the value of the most profitable price level.
“How sexy is print? It’s so unsexy you can hardly talk about it,” said Staffan Hultén, Vice President and Founder, RAM Research and Analysis of Media, Sweden. Yet as his presentation made clear, print is still an incredibly effective advertising medium.
With any major change in technology questions are asked about the speed of change and the impact on the existing technology. As with the introduction of television and its impact on cinema, or of the impact of CD's on vinyl, today's discussion about paper vs e-books is hot.
Consumers' media consumption behaviour is changing dramatically. Figures from the USA show that we're spending 90 min more per day with media than five years ago. US consumers now spent 12 hours and 14 minutes with digital, print, TV and radio.
A month after the merger of two of Europe's biggest Augmented Reality (AR) companies Blippar and Layar, we're featuring an infographic of the AR industry. The merger of the two companies comes at a time that advertisers and agencies are still hesitant in rolling-out AR in their campaigns.
This year's number of entries for the Press category, at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, decreased again. In 2013 5.711 cases were entered, this year the number was 12% lower at 5.007.
'If any creative knows about the value of print and its ability to cut through the mass of marketing to engage directly with the consumer, it’s the designer'. This is an article from the Spring issue of the Print Power magazine.
Consumer's media usage continues to be a mix of various channels, with each channel playing a specific role. It seems that printed media, such as newspaper and magazine advertisements, mailings, customer magazines and door drops drive online searches.
Reuters just published the Digital News Report 2014 Tracking the future. The report offers very interesting insights in how the news providers are increasingly integrating digital services. It also provides key facts about how the traditional printed newspapers and newspaper brands embrace the digitalisation.
Interviews with George Lois (one of the real Mad Men of the ad industry), Peter Knapp (Landor), behind the marketing scenes of Red Bull, describing why online shop Pret-a-Porter decides to