A James Hodges

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A James Hodges

Naming New Products Isn’t As Easy As It Looks: 12 Examples of The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Many new product names aren’t tested thoroughly enough, if at all. 80% of each year’s 30,000 new consumer products fail and inefficient brand building is partly to blame. You might be familiar with the usual process: marketers rely on hunches...

/ March 9, 2018
Negative emotions

What’s love got to do with it? How you can use negative emotions in ads to drive behavior change

In advertising, it’s a common misconception that the best ads are happy-go-lucky, full of fun, and generally inoffensive. However, our data shows that uncomfortable or distressing ads, aiming to shock or upset the viewer, are some of the most effective...

/ February 15, 2018
Superhero standoff

What can the superhero war between Marvel and DC teach us about advertising?

There is a war being waged between two big superhero franchises. We asked: which brand’s marketing tactics give them the advantage? Marvel (that’s Iron Man, Thor, Captain America) or DC (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman)? We armed ourselves with facial coding...

/ February 9, 2018
A to Z in market research

The marketer’s toolbox: an A-Z guide to digital market research solutions

So you’re in marketing. You’re looking to get started in the world of market research, but you’re not sure where to begin. You don’t have an enormous budget, and you don’t know which tool or product will help you figure...

/ January 11, 2018
Looking forward to 2018

Looking ahead to your new year’s resolutions in digital advertising

With the new year ahead, it’s important we build good habits and shed the unhelpful ones. Marketing is moving quicker, so here are three key areas where you and your business should make some important (and overdue) changes. Marketing projects...

/ December 26, 2017
What's a prediction market?

What happens when traditional survey methodology doesn’t work?

Prediction market tools are more efficient, more flexible, and they provide better insights. So why aren’t you using one? At Zappi, we understand that choice is helpful, but we also know it can be overwhelming. All of our tools are...

/ December 8, 2017
Gen Z skip ads

Can advertisers hope to do better than engage people for two seconds?

Nigel Hollis, Executive Vice President and Chief Global Analyst at Kantar Millward Brown, thinks consumers should be in it for the long haul… A few weeks ago, Kantar Millward Brown hosted a webinar titled ‘Create digital ads that drive brand growth’....

/ November 7, 2017
LinkNow for Digital

Top tips for effective digital advertising… this time with feeling!

Kantar Millward Brown shared seven tips for digital advertising and discussed them in a webinar with Zappi Executive Vice President and Chief Global Analyst Nigel Hollis had this to say… During a recent webinar exploring seven tips distilled from 20...

/ October 17, 2017
ZappiStore and Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola and ZappiStore reflect on a leap of faith at ESOMAR Congress

The story of our start-up was on show at ESOMAR Congress 2017 in Amsterdam There used to be a firm line separating technology from market research, but this year’s ESOMAR Congress proved that those boundaries are now blurring. A strong...

/ September 22, 2017