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In my interview with Google, they flunk CPG marketers, “You get a 3 out of 10″. If you look at where the dollars are still spent, the shift isn’t happening as dramatically as it should. Mentality: I’ll leave it to the next guy to jump off the cliff.

Only 11% of TV commercials are relevant to me as both a consumer and shopper. Reduce advertising waste by increasing the relevance of ad impressions at the moment of exposure, to individuals as BOTH consumers AND shoppers.

Foursquare, shopkick, shopsavvy, stickybits while I grocery shop and they all do the same thing. They SLOOOOOW me down while I want to get out of there FAST! So, that will not work.Until mobile marketing simplifies shopping it will not hit its tipping point.

About two years ago, I proposed that the ARF start a Shopper Insights council.  While some were asking what the ARF was doing with shopper stuff, I felt that path to purchase could be the new way of determining media strategy that would make more sense for advertisers. We started the council and saw great […]

Marketers are in a world where the great majority of brand-consumer relationships are based on non-exclusive brand beliefs which explains why many brand purchase decisions are made at retail. Marketers need to dial up the exclusivity of what their brand means or will remain challenged to support their price differential vs. store brands.

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