2018 Marketing Trends

2018 Marketing Trends

As businesses prepare to enter their biggest quarter of the year, we look at how the big trends are faring so far. Where are brands putting their money? And more importantly, where should they be putting it? Organic Social Media The general view on organic social media is that it is on its’ way out. However, research by OneChocolate showed that 59% of marketers have increased their investment in this area over the past 12 months. Notably, a big area for investment is hiring talent in the form of skilled strategists and content creators.  Social vs. traditional media While social media platforms race to prove to users they can protect their data, there has been a resurgence of trust in newspapers and magazines (MediaCom, 2017). Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter all reported declining user numbers in their half-year results. Brits’ concern over what’s fact and fiction is heightened. Only 4% of Brits can identify fake news stories correctly. Podcasts: niche to mainstream While podcasts have been around for over a decade, 2018 has seen the medium switch from niche to mainstream. 61% of UK adults now regularly listen to at least one podcast, with 21% listening once a week. 68% say that they were more likely to listen to a podcast today than three years ago (Spotify, 2017).  This increased interest in podcasts is potentially lucrative for brands. 70% of listeners have heard podcast advertising, and a huge 76% of those took action afterwards, such as looking for more brand info online, visiting a brandʼs website or sharing brand information online (Acast, 2018). Brands and broadcast UK streaming subscriptions recently overtook...
The Best Adverts Of Super Bowl 2017

The Best Adverts Of Super Bowl 2017

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the world with over 160,000,000 people tuning in to watch the final. With such a strong audience, it is no wonder that it’s one of the advertising’s biggest day of the year. Below we have selected our top 5 adverts that aired last night during the Super Bowl.   Honda, Yearbooks   Mr. Clean, Cleaner of Your Dreams   Audi   T-Mobile’s #UnlimitedMoves   Lifewtr’s Inspiration Drops...
Facebook Revenue Continues to Increase

Facebook Revenue Continues to Increase

Facebook’s advertising revenue has increased 63% year-on-year to $6.24 billion in the second quarter of this year. Video is the main driver behind this surge in revenue according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg who says that video is at the heart of Facebook services. For the three months ending in June, Facebook posted $6.44 billion in revenue, a 59% increase on Q2 2015, while profit rocketed by 189% to $2.06 billion year on year. 84% of revenue stream is attributed to mobile up 76% from last year, enhancing the impact that mobile has on the user. The number of daily active users continues to increase, 17%  up in June to 1.13 billion users on average a day. The platforms in which we use to deliver our campaigns are continuously evolving, The Media Angel team keep updated with all current developments to get the best outcomes for our clients. Get in touch  today to discuss the best channels for your marketing...
National Botanic Garden of Wales Have Launched Their Summer Campaign

National Botanic Garden of Wales Have Launched Their Summer Campaign

Their objective was to ensure they attract more families with children over the summer period. With the opening of their Butterfly House (Plas Pilipala) on 1st July they were keen to promote themselves as more than just The National Botanic Garden of Wales, showcasing all they have to offer for the entire family including adventures such as zip wiring, zorbing  and a straw bale maze. We began with their new promotional video created for use online, which does just this with fabulous images of all of their activities including their beautiful gardens and plants….It certainly entices us to go back time and again.  This is all backed up with an impactful mixed media campaign put together including interactive articles, takeovers and inventory online, outdoor advertising. This is all backed up with an impactful mixed media campaign put together including interactive articles, takeovers and inventory online, outdoor advertising with bus, 6 sheets, and a radio sponsorship. With beautifully eye-catching visuals and repeating the key messages promoting all that they have to offer we are sure this will be a successful summer for the National Botanic Gardens Of Wales. Outdoor 6 Sheets: Take a look at the promotional video below in English and Welsh –   Butterfly House – English Version     Plas Pilipala – Welsh Version We love making our clients marketing objectives and goals a successful reality, so make sure you get in touch with us. We’ll help you over deliver on your objectives and together achieve fantastic...
Go Air Trampoline Park has landed in Manchester!

Go Air Trampoline Park has landed in Manchester!

We’ve been extremely busy over the last couple of months, helping Go Air launch Manchester’s biggest trampoline super park. We started working with Go Air early in 2015 with the launch of the first site in Cardiff in October 2016. Manchester is Cardiff’s black-and-yellow sister venue, and we’ve been working hard to implement a high impact launch campaign to a wide audience in this location. With 200 wall to wall trampolines, battle beams, giant air bag and bounce basketball Go Air in Manchester has something for everyone. The park even hosts fitness classes and is available for public birthday parties. Go Air were keen to target all adults including families with children and teenage groups to raise awareness of the park’s opening over the Easter break. The team required our expertise on effectively reaching their audience in the right places at exactly the right time, through the most cost effective means. We put together a targeted campaign that included airtime on popular Manchester radio stations Capital North West and Key 103, along with a Drive Time promotion on Capital to build anticipation and excitement around Manchester’s largest trampoline park. Click here to see Capital North West hosts Rob and Wingman at Go Air Manchester. In order to be precise in reaching families with children we included adverts and a competition in the Manchester edition of the Primary Times which is distributed to Primary schools and families specifically. To ensure we were remaining targeted and producing minimal wastage we took advantage of the precise geo-targeting technologies provided by ITV Player. We ran a campaign delivering impressions to all adults with children...