businesswire | August 28, 2023
EDO, the TV outcomes company, released today the inaugural NFL TV Outcomes Report, which highlights key ad engagement trends from the 2022-23 NFL season. EDO analyzed every Convergent TV ad that ran during linear and streaming NFL programming to reveal the season’s most impactful matchups for advertisers, the brands with the most effective investment, and granular analysis of TV ad engagement data across nine categories, such as Automotive, CPG, and Restaurants.
Heading into the 2023 season, NFL media inventory has never been more essential. Live sports held the lion’s share of Upfront investment this year, and as a pair of Hollywood strikes threaten to derail fall TV premieres, advertisers are looking to America’s favorite sport to fill critical gaps in their media plans. As marketers across industries continue to contend with economic headwinds, EDO’s outcomes data will help optimize limited budgets on TV’s most premium inventory.
“Every Convergent TV marketer knows that the NFL has long been the undisputed champion of the live sports ecosystem, keeping the advertising industry running smoothly amidst time-shifting, cord-cutting, and migration to social media,” said Kevin Krim, President & CEO, EDO. “But in this challenging TV environment, audience isn’t enough. If you don’t know what is driving your consumers to engage with your brand or make a purchase, you’re not going to be able to plan and optimize media and creative before the next week’s kickoff.”
Key highlights from the EDO’s NFL TV Outcomes Report include:
NFL Dominates Top Linear Programming. In 2022, the NFL was responsible for half of the top ten most engaging linear TV programs in terms of advertising effectiveness — topped by a Super Bowl that was 220% more engaging than the average primetime program.
Live Streaming and Sports are the New Frontier. In its inaugural season, Thursday Night Football games on Amazon’s Prime Video were 116% more effective at driving consumer engagement than the broadcast primetime average.
Spanish-Language NFL Heats Up. While ads aired during Spanish-language (SL) regular season and playoff games performed about on par with the SL primetime average, Super Bowl LVII on Telemundo was about 208% more effective at driving engagement. Nyquil, Heinz, and Flonase were among the top SL advertisers of the season.
Thanksgiving Day NFL Games Drive the Most Ad Impact. Three of the most impactful games for advertisers ran on Thanksgiving Day, with the primetime matchup between the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings taking the top spot.
Rihanna is Super Bowl LVII’s Real MVP. During her first performance in seven years, Rihanna generated over 1000x as much online engagement as the median-performing in-game Super Bowl LVII ad. The term "Rihanna pregnant" generated 52x as much online engagement during Halftime as did the median-performing Big Game ad this year.
EDO also analyzed brand and creative performance in NFL programming by category.
“Luxury auto and restaurant advertisers had particularly strong investment and ad engagement throughout last NFL season,” said Laura Grover, SVP, Head of Client Solutions, EDO. “Regular season ad engagement for categories including CPG: Food & Beverage, Non-Luxury Auto, and Retail performed about the same, on average, as their respective category primetime performance benchmarks.
Grover continued, “Despite this, ad performance for these categories saw a major boost from campaigns run during the playoffs. Ads from CPG Food & Beverage brands were 102% more effective than the category's primetime average in the playoffs, Non-Luxury Auto ads were 42% more effective than its category average, and Retail ads were 35% more effective.”
The most effective TV advertisers during the 2022 NFL regular season, per industry, are:
CPG, Food & Beverage
CPG, Home & Personal
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Dick's Sporting Goods
“In this environment, brands simply can’t afford to make a big investment at the beginning of the season and wait until after the Super Bowl to find out whether it worked,” continued Krim. “With investment-grade TV outcomes data at your side, you’ll be able to call performance-optimizing audibles all season long - which will carry you through the regular season and beyond.”
Visit edo.com/NFL to download EDO’s NFL TV Outcomes Report and know what’s working for every brand advertising in the NFL. To find out how your brand is performing, reach out to NFL@edo.com.
About EDO, Inc.
EDO, Inc. is the TV outcomes company — a leading platform measuring predictive behaviors driven by Convergent TV advertising. By combining real-time engagement signals with world-class decision science, EDO data maximizes creative and media performance. We work with modern marketers at leading brands, TV networks, entertainment studios and ad agencies. EDO's investment-grade data aligns advertising investments to business results - with detailed competitive, category, historical and predictive intelligence.
businesswire | August 10, 2023
Nativex, a globally recognized digital marketing agency, has recently partnered with Xiaohongshu (RED), a prominent lifestyle-sharing platform in China. This strategic collaboration appoints Nativex as Xiaohongshu's official global business agency, enabling brands and developers worldwide to achieve significant user growth on the platform.
Leveraging our extensive knowledge of media strategy planning, influencer marketing, creative production, ad campaign management, and social media operations optimization, Nativex empowers global brands and developers to make the most of the abundant opportunities offered by Xiaohongshu.
Xiaohongshu is a thriving lifestyle community catering to China's younger generation, with an impressive user base of over 260 million monthly active users and more than 3 million posts generated daily. It has evolved into a comprehensive life encyclopedia for Gen Z users, covering a wide range of interests such as fashion, beauty, health, travel, food, and more.
Often referred to as the "Chinese Instagram," Xiaohongshu provides a platform for Chinese Gen Z individuals to share their lifestyle experiences and offer product reviews through visually appealing content, including photos and concise videos. It seamlessly integrates community engagement, curated content, and commercial functionality, creating an environment that encourages seeking inspiration, sharing personal stories, and making well-informed purchasing decisions.
By leveraging its exceptional user-generated content (UGC), Xiaohongshu presents brands and developers with an authentic and compelling avenue to connect with users, foster engagement, and establish influential and trustworthy brand identities. The platform's extensive user base, impressive engagement rates, unwavering user loyalty, and substantial influence have propelled it to become a highly sought-after platform for numerous brands.
With a profound understanding of Xiaohongshu's user demographics and behavioral patterns, Nativex specializes in tailoring personalized digital marketing solutions for brands and developers. These solutions enable them to effectively captivate their target audiences, elevate user engagement, and achieve substantial business growth.
Nativex, a global digital marketing agency, is dedicated to driving mobile growth through a one-stop solution that includes user acquisition, creative, influencer marketing, social media account management, and intelligent media buying. As a subsidiary of Mobvista, Nativex provides access to top global media platforms and channels to help you reach your target audience and boost your growth beyond borders.
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businesswire | August 29, 2023
Moloco, a leader in operational machine learning (ML) and performance advertising, today announced the addition of Moloco Retail Media Platform (RMP) to Google Cloud Marketplace. The availability of Moloco RMP on Google Cloud Marketplace brings an enhanced level of convenience and accessibility, enabling retailers and e-commerce marketplaces to build and grow an ads business powered by machine learning.
Moloco RMP is an enterprise software solution powered by ML that delivers relevant ads, enables measurable advertiser ROI, and streamlines ad operations. Moloco’s advanced ML engine processes first-party user events such as search, browse, shopping cart, and purchase activity, in order to serve the most relevant ads at the right bid price by predicting a user’s likelihood to buy. Moloco’s platform enhances the overall user buying experience with personalized ads that can deliver high margin revenue to the overall business.
“Moloco has enabled retailers and e-commerce marketplaces to activate over 10,000 advertisers in a single day due to our automated advertiser onboarding systems and powerful machine learning models,” said Bill Michels, General Manager, Retail Media Platform, Moloco. “Thanks to Google Cloud, building and scaling an ads business is an even more accessible path to profitability for many companies.”
Retailers and e-commerce marketplaces who are Google Cloud customers can now manage procurement, purchasing, and fulfillment more quickly and easily thanks to the convenience and accessibility of Google Cloud Marketplace. This makes it even easier for Google Cloud customers to integrate with Moloco’s advanced machine learning technology.
“Many merchants and e-commerce marketplaces are seeking solutions that help them better support consumers along their purchasing journey," said Dai Vu, Managing Director, Cloud Marketplace & ISV GTM Programs, Google Cloud. “With its Retail Media Platform now available on Google Cloud Marketplace, Moloco is enabling companies to create better user experiences through personalized ads, drive performance, and generate increased sales."
Moloco RMP can provide modular options for the largest global e-commerce platforms within their existing software stack or can equip customers with the convenience of an end-to-end solution. By providing advertisers with self-serve tools to increase sales, customers can use proven ML models that improve performance and sales, while also improving the user experience. Retailers and e-commerce platforms can use Moloco’s self-serve interface to empower advertisers at scale, drive personalization, and access multiple ad formats to suit unique advertiser needs. Moloco RMP is powered by ML, which leverages first-party user data to deliver personalized ads, maximizing both advertiser goals and the platform's ads revenue.
Moloco’s mission is to empower businesses of all sizes to grow through operational machine learning. With Moloco’s machine learning platform for growth and performance, every app publisher and e-commerce marketplace can now unlock the value of their unique, first-party data. Moloco Cloud DSP enables performance marketers to quickly scale user acquisition and achieve greater lifetime value through market-validated prediction models. Moloco Retail Media Platform enables commerce platforms to establish their own performance ads business. Moloco Monetization for Streaming and OTT enables streaming media companies to build a scalable and profitable ad business that delivers results for advertisers. Moloco was founded in 2013 by a team of machine learning engineers and has offices throughout the US, the UK, Germany, Korea, China, India, Japan, and Singapore.