Aarki | July 03, 2020
Aarki, a leading AI-enabled mobile marketing platform, is thrilled to announce that it was named winner in the category "Best AI Product in Marketing & Adtech" in the CogX 2020 awards, the world's leading festival of AI and emerging technology."It is exciting and rewarding for us to receive this accolade, our second AI award this year," said Levon Budagyan, Aarki's chief technology officer and co-founder. "This would not be possible without the continuous innovations from our proactive and strategic team. This award is evidence of the breakthroughs that Aarki has achieved, thanks to our data scientists, data analysts, and engineers who are tackling the most exciting challenges in mobile advertising technology."Aarki is recognized for its advancement of prediction capabilities in mobile advertising. The custom-developed Pointwise Mutual Information (PMI) model allows Aarki to effectively model Aarki-specific user conversion funnels while pre-training on non-attributed omnichannel event data. With this more accurate calculation of users' purchase probability, Aarki improves the return on investment (ROI) and the install probability predictions and decreases the cost per install (CPI).
Procter & Gamble | July 12, 2021
It is an understatement to suggest that Australians' shopping habits have fundamentally changed in the last year. Cartology, a subsidiary of Woolworths Group, collaborated with FMCG research firm Advantage Group to survey 40 of Australia's FMCG leaders about the changing environment of customer needs and engagement. Their resounding response was that digital is the new front door of a retail company, and the new world is one driven by the customer. Woolworths' insights support this as well.
Woolworths, Cartology, and brands will explore how the industry responds to a year of customer transformation in a three-part series.
Zulfiqar Mahar, vice president marketing for P&G Australia and New Zealand, says that the fast-moving consumer goods business has seen massive shifts in customer behavior over the last year, with many of those habits and routines here to stay. The shift to digital platforms in the way consumers search for, engage with, and purchase brands have been a recurring topic among Australian shoppers.
Mahar's main takeaway is that customer-centricity is even more important in times of uncertainty and change.
P&G has adapted to seismic changing consumer behavior by reinventing how it builds brands. For example, consumers today see ten times as many advertising messages as they did a decade ago. Thus P&G needed to rethink advertising, including making messages more impactful and with less clutter.
P&G's ability to bring content to life in digital environments and beyond has never been more essential in this context. P&G wants to expand the amount of pull-based content it wants customers to engage with, and that content must be personalized to the context and media platform for each consumer group. According to Mahar, P&G's successful examples of this approach include Gillette Direct, the Oral B AI app, and the Olay Skin Advisor, which offer the company more direct, one-on-one engagement with consumers.
In addition, the way messages are conveyed via media platforms has been reinvented to provide mass reach with targeted precision - no easy accomplishment for a company whose goods are used by 95% of the population; it is a case of effectively conveying a message with regularity while avoiding wastage.
Personalization is also important since customers want brands to interact with them directly, but there is a need to avoid being too familiar, according to Mahar.
Key trends have also influenced P&G's marketing approach in digital adoption and usage. As customers gain confidence in shopping online, they seek products to buy and depend on the views of other product users. P&G aims to integrate search across many platforms, including stores, to answer all of the questions customers have about brands, providing a seamless experience that is also more efficient.
P&G is also attempting to increase efficiency and effectiveness in digital media and advertising spending in e-commerce by matching content with context to maximize relevance and attention.
All of P&G's marketing, advertising, and digital strategy changes are viewed through the critical lens of customer-centricity.
Facebook | September 24, 2020
The long-standing rule had been shifted to less stringent over the years, with this week marking their complete abandonment of the 20% text rule. Media buyers in Facebook’s platform began to notice recently a big change: their images were no longer being disapproved for a lot of text. When the Change Was Noticed. It’s been confirmed via a few sources the long-standing rule for Facebook Ad images being no more than 20% text has been sunset. Buyers started receiving direct communication from Facebook this week regarding this change: Prior to this communication, media buyers were noticing the text overlay tool page was redirecting: At that time, no Facebook documentation had been updated, but this appears to have been updated in the past few days. While it still gives tips on reducing text proportions in ad images, it now stops short of saying to keep it at 20%. Instead it now cautions the 20% metric as a best practice.