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Major Companies Worldwide Have Yet to Exploit Machine Learning

Trend Summary: Five vectors of progress are making it easier, faster, and cheaper to deploy machine learning.


Though nearly every industry is finding applications for machine learning—the artificial intelligence technology that feeds on data to automatically discover patterns and anomalies and make predictions—most companies are not yet ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... taking advantage of the oppportunities.

Machine learning is one of the most powerful and versatile information technologies available today, however most companies have not yet begun to put it to use.

One recent survey of 3,100 executives in small, medium, and large companies across seventeen nations countries found that fewer than 10% were investing in machine learning.

According to the survey, a number of factors are restraining the adoption of machine learning. Specifically: Qualified practitioners are in short supply while tools and frameworks for doing machine learning work are immature and still evolving.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7310

Amazon On Course to Become An Advertising Powerhouse

Trend Summary: Marketers mull future ownership of the Marketing Cloud


Many marketers believe that the trillion dollar Marketing Cloud arena will be dominated by whoever controls the most and best consumer data, combined with the most and best opportunities to connect that data with ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2018]

... massively scaled touchpoints.

Major multinationals - among them Amazon - already have masses of consumer data and the opportunity to capture value from that data in the targeting, measurement and optimisation of all forms of commercial communication.

This will range from from email, digital banners, digital video and TV ads to e-commerce personalization, snail mail and telemarketing.

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Source: WSJ.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7293

Automated Market Research Techniques Invade Adland

Trend Summary: Brands are increasingly turning to automated marketing research techniques.


Machines are increasingly being used to automate a growing number of processes within the marketing world. Among these processes are  ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q3 2017]

... programmatic ad buying, artificial intelligence, chatbots and other emerging technologies.

These trends are changing the advertising, media and marketing landscapes, bringing with them new efficiencies and ways of working. 

The Marketing Week article cites in example the use of robots to test the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

According to the article, brands want answers to specific creative campaign questions, such as messaging and execution, before a specific activity starts, specifically to assess how the target audience is responding and, when completed, to determine what ROI it has delivered.

Automation improves the accuracy of this kind of research, speeds up the collection of data and can save brands money.

It also makes ad testing more intuitive whilst enabling human researchers to spend more time analysing the results to produce the actionable insights that brands crave.

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Source: MarketingWeek.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7245

Vast Data Troves Yield Only Minor Growth In Buying Efficiency

Trend Summary: A majority of marketers worldwide believe there will be growth in their categories this year.


According to a report recently released by Publicis Group owned ad agency Zenith,  a survey of 158 of its worldwide clients reveals that while expanding data pools have helped to glean improved consumer insights, data has not ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... so far helped much on ad buying efficiency or brand growth.

In the survey — conducted by the same Global Intelligence team that undertakes the agency’s spending forecasts — clients were asked how confident they were that their business categories would experience growth this year.

Each category was then ranked on a scale of 0 to 100, where 100 means everyone surveyed in their category expects substantial growth, and 0 means that all surveyed expect substantial decline.

A rank of 50 means the average expectation is for no growth.  

The highest confidence rating appeared to be in the Media & Entertainment category, indexed at 82.1, followed by Pharma/healthcare (70.3), Alcohol (70), Luxury (67.6) and Beauty (67.2).

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7204

Samsung Launches Smart Home WiFi System

Trend Summary: Smart home Wi-Fi connectivity and control is on the cusp of consolidating into a single network solution for consumers.


Samsung’s Connect Home smart Wi-Fi system, introduced at a launch event earlier this year, is set to hit the market later this week. For the first month of pre-orders, transnational consumer electronics corporation Best Buy will be the ... 

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... exclusive retailer, according to Samsung.

According to Bill Lee, vice president of smart home product marketing at Samsung Electronics America, in addition to connecting to and managing smart home devices, the increasing number of connected devices within homes also requires faster Wi-Fi.

Says Lee: “Today’s smart homes have the power to deliver simple and efficient automation, but as families stream more content and buy more connected devices, it’s a struggle to get fast, reliable and extendable Wi-Fi coverage."

Enthuses Mr Lee: "With Samsung Connect Home, we’re redefining the whole home network to finally offer families a simple solution that expands Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home while offering the ability to monitor, automate and control smart devices using Samsung SmartThings.

The system can be configured using Samsung’s Connect smartphone app, which guides users through placing the units in the most effective locations, according to Samsung.

The app also includes connected device management capabilities, such as setting parental controls and granting guest access to the network.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7192

Nielsen Says Hi To AI

Trend Summary:  Nielsen has added a layer of artificial intelligence to its marketing cloud to help publishers boost customer engagement.


Launched earlier this week, Nielsen is making a play in the AI game alongside a host of other marketing cloud vendors, among them Adobe, IBM, Salesforce, Microsoft and ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q2 2017]

... Maropost

Launched earlier this week, Nielsen Artificial Intelligence [NAI] aims to help advertisers and publishers develop targeted and segmented audiences in real-time.

NAI aggregates device-linked audience data across multiple platforms, including email, social, mobile, programmatic and search, and automatically optimizes audience segmentation for more targeted marketing content.

In addition to now incorporating NAI, Nielsen’s marketing cloud has also built-in analytics that evaluate campaign performance and make marketing adjustments on the fly predicted to boost overall ROI.

NAI is an adaptive technology, claiming to update automatically based on the most recent information it holds.

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Source: www.mediapost.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7164

Facebook To Reveal Ambitious New Hardware Group

Trend Summary: Facebook’s secretive and ambitious hardware group is preparing for its debut next month.


The all-star roster of tech veterans that Facebook began assembling one year ago is quietly making progress, steadily expanding its ranks and ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... the hardware prototypes under development.

According to Business Insider, the group, known as Building 8, currently has four simultaneous projects underway, including everything from cameras and augmented reality to science fiction-like brain scanning technology.  

Moreover, Facebook is already thinking about the coming-out party for its impending family of gadgets, laying the groundwork to drum up interest and sell the new products when the time is right.

However, Building 8 has yet to unveil any of its products, although insiders say that the hardware group is expected to play a key role in Facebook’s developer conference next month, expanding upon CEO Mark Zuckerberg's ten-year vision for the company, revealed at last year's event.

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Source: Yahoo.com
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P&G Marketing Boss Urges Marketers to 'Dig In' on Media Issues

Trend Summary: P&G Marketing chief urges CMOs to 'Dig In' on media issues.


Addressing the Association of National Advertisers Media Conference last week, Procter & Gamble's Chief Brand Officer Mark Pritchard got tough on ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... media-agency contracts and digital audience measurement.

Mr Pritchard said not much had happened on those issues until he took personal responsibility for understanding things, even reading the Media Rating Council's viewability standard, which he jokingly called "riveting."

Pritchard said he had listened intently at ANA board meetings for years, "and understood about a tenth of it." "Then I would go back and delegate to someone".

On ad agency contracts he'd hear from his people: "We looked into it. There's no problem". Then I'd say: 'We need to get verification on this viewability.' And they'd say, 'We're best in class.' Over time it started to strike me that maybe there's something not quite right."

Advises Mr Pritchard: On such issues as programmatic media buying CMOs should "dig in. Go understand every step".

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Source: AdAge.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7117

Nestlé's Digital Supremo Rah-Rah's It for Snapchat

Trend Summary: As Snapchat’s owner Snap goes public, advertisers are smacking their lips at the thought of new branding opportunities.


Prominent among adland's lipsmackin' fraternity is is Nestlé's digital boss Pete Blackshaw, who is currently monitoring several pilots via the Snapchat app in the hope that it will become ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... a critical marketing platform for his brands. 

One example which has especially tickled Mr Blackshaw's fancy is a campaign for Nestlé's Purina Felix brand in the UK. This comprised a sponsored lens and Snap Ads, in which the lens transformed users into the brand's mascot Felix the Cat.

These, according to Mr Blackshaw, played well with consumers in the “hard-to-reach late teens and early 20s”.

Enthuses Blackshaw: “With Snapchat, there’s a tremendous opportunity in staying close to what our kids are doing. You learn a lot, the key for a digital leader in tech or marketing is to stay hyper focused on the consumer."

"Be very, very humble about what you don’t know and always listen in a curious attentive way.”

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Source: TheDrum.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7113

US Marketers Confidence Yo-Yos On Targeting and ROI

Trend Summary: US marketers confidence rises overall but fails to meet key objectives.


According to the 2017 edition of the American Marketing Association’s Marketers Confidence Index, marketers overall are more confident than they were a year ago. However, there's a downside - specifically that they are losing  ...

[Estimated timeframe:Q1 2017]

... confidence in the ability of their organisations to achieve some of the most vital goals in marketing - that they are investing in reaching the right customers.

Despite which, however, overall confidence this year has improved by six points to an index of 69 (out of 100 possible points).

The findings are based on an online survey of 304 US marketers conducted by WPP Group offshoot Kantar Vermeer, measuring the degree of optimism on the state of the economy.

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Source: MediaPost.com
MTT insight URL: http://www.marketingtrendtracker.com/article.aspx?id=7105



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