Category: Technology

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

How to Test Your Product’s On-Shelf Performance with Package Testing

One-third of consumer decision-making is based on packaging. For many CPG products, success comes down to standout labeling and design. With dozens of competitors stacked on the shelf next to your brand’s product, it’s difficult to stand out. If done...

/ February 2, 2018
Predictions for 2018

Three key market research predictions for 2018

For most, 2017 was a taxing year. Traditional companies experienced a great deal of strain on revenues, and many traditional clients in the CPG/FMCG space moved to zero-based budgeting with added pressure on how their money is spent. Here are...

/ December 21, 2017

Behind the scenes of market research tech: How developers are using machine learning to improve speed and accuracy in years to come

Note: This article is a less technical version of an article recently published on the Zappi Tech blog. If you’re a developer or are interested in getting a more detailed behind the scenes look at Zappi tech, check out the...

/ December 19, 2017
The evolution of A.I.

Artificial intelligence is more than a buzzword: how to spot the fakes

Marketing and market research share common ground: both are obsessed with using terminology that outsiders find difficult to understand. Is it any wonder, when their definitions are so widely misrepresented? Are buzzwords for the unimaginative? You might have heard of...

/ December 15, 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
Pop up ads

How to be seen: ads with strong branding stand out in the competitive digital arena

56.1%* of internet ads are never seen by humans Ads compete for our attention on a daily basis; yesterday’s shopping spree haunts our Facebook feeds, Instagram shows ads among friends and family, and pop-ups distract us from reading the news....

/ October 26, 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
Market research

In agile research, the future points to foresight-led insight teams

Babita Earle, ZappiStore’s face of Strategic Partnerships, shares her views on an evolving approach to MR at ESOMAR Congress 2017 In September, I flew for Amsterdam to experience ESOMAR’s yearly celebration of data (so did our own Roxan Toll with...

/ October 4, 2017