EE and Mars announced as the debut line-up of advertising partners for Snapchat Commercials

EE and Mars announced as the debut line-up of advertising partners for Snapchat Commercials

Snap Inc. announced the debut line-up of advertising partners for Commercials, Snapchat’s six-second unskippable ads that run across Snapchat Shows in the UK. EE and Mars are among the first advertisers to take advantage of the new ad format which will be available across the entire Shows platform in the UK. Commercials are available through Snap’s […]

Three-Quarters of Women Say they are Stereotyped in Adverts

Three-Quarters of Women Say they are Stereotyped in Adverts

A new study into the representation of women in ads reveals the UK population is blighted by unrealistic stereotypes in the media. Three-quarters (77%) of women claimed they find the way women are generally portrayed in advertising to be stereotypical. Around two-thirds (65%) of men agreed. When asked which stereotypical representations they found to be most […]

Volkswagen: Slowmercial For Fast Forwarders

DVRs and delayed viewing have caused a conundrum for the advertising industry – with up to 80% of people who record shows fast forwarding through commercials, how do you get their attention? DDB Brussels has developed, what they call, a new form of advertising: the slowmercial, where the movement is relatively static, so that even […]

WPP, Ford Apologize For Controversial Ads

WPP, Ford Apologize For Controversial Ads

WPP and client Ford have apologized for a series of controversial online ads that were created and posted by a JWT India staffer. JWT is one of WPP’s global agency networks. The ads, which were not authorized, were posted Friday and taken down after the client and agency became aware of them. One of the […]

Super Bowl Spots Score Big Repeat Views Online

Super Bowl Spots Score Big Repeat Views Online

Nearly one-third of viewers to the Super Bowl were so taken with commercials during the game that they watched at least one of the spots again online afterwards. A new survey from media shop Mindshare polled nearly 2,200 adults in the days following the game (Feb. 4-6) and 31% of those who watched the game indicated […]

Super Bowl Scores Nearly $4 Million Per Spot

Super Bowl Scores Nearly $4 Million Per Spot

This year’s average Super Bowl commercial price is expected to climb to about the same level as a year ago — close to 10% — with many commercials bought at $4 million for a 30-second commercial. Average pricing for a 30-second commercial for this year’s big football game on Feb. 3 on CBS featuring the […]