Why Advertising Rarely Goes Wrong

Marketers are often very conscious of the ways that their advertisements can backfire or “go wrong” in the eyes of their audiences. They often worry about insulting someone or someone taking their messaging the wrong way. Read more →

Don’t Forget about Music in Marketing!

We often talk about how people rarely pay full attention to advertisements and that they often forget the advertisements that they do see. For example in the book How Brands Grow, Byron Sharp points out that only 16% of ads are remembered and correctly attributed. Read more →

How to Change Beliefs

Recently, Amplified Intelligence did a study that looked at active attention for people consuming video based on platform. The research revealed that Instagram was the platform where people paid the most active attention, while people watching linear TV paid the least amount of active attention to the content. Read more →

Is Rebranding a Good Idea?

Facebook has been in the news lately for changing their corporate name from Facebook to Meta. Of course, the Facebook app will remain the same for Facebook's social media users, but the company that overlooks the app (along with many others) will now be called Meta. Read more →

The Pitfalls of Easy Data in Marketing

From performance marketing to attribution modeling, we’ve seen a rise in available data from marketing over the past several years which have shifted our focus to more lower-funnel activities. Read more →

Does Brand Purpose Actually Matter?

Brand purpose has once again risen to the top of people’s radar as a result of a new study by Peter Field. But before we wrap our heads around all the many discussions surrounding the research and the responses to the research, let’s take a step back and remember what we mean by brand purpose exactly. Read more →

Building Brand by Creating Memories

If we were to go and ask people about their thoughts on the largest brands in the world, many would be able to report about their experiences and memories that they have with that brand. Read more →

How to Break Through the Attention Barrier

A recent study from the Advertising Research Foundation shows that attention matters. In fact, the more attention to or involvement with the content, platform, device or media brand, the more likely an ad will be effective. Read more →

What’s That? Marketing That Gets Noticed

Most marketers are aware that people tend to shop around the perimeter of the grocery store. If you think for a moment, you can probably confirm that this is true of yourself when you go grocery shopping as well. We don’t walk down every aisle and give every product equal consideration. Read more →

Consumer Psychology and Media Placement

At Intermark Group, we’re often discussing the many psychological drivers that impact advertising effectiveness. One of the biggest drivers that often gets overlooked by the marketing world is the internal motivation of the audience when the ad appears. Read more →