In a survey of Adrants readers, 88 percent answered, no, they do not like the new Gap logo. The survey supports widespread sentiment regarding the brand's debut of its first logo change in 20 years.
Defending the change, a Gap statement read, "The company's statement about the logo change is this: "Thanks for everyone's input on the new logo! We've had the same logo for 20+ years, and this is just one of the things we're changing. We know this logo created a lot of buzz and we're thrilled to see passionate debates unfolding! "
Passionate debates? More like vindictive vitriol.
We're going to keep this unbiased and simple. Do you like the new Gap logo? Yes or no.
In a recent study of online advertising executives, TagMan, a online ad tag management, found almost all (99%) faced problems with ad pixel/tag implementation and management. Nearly nine in ten (86%) of respondents have had tags implemented incorrectly on the sites they manage and three quarters (75%) had seen delays in the implementation of tags due to website development cycles.
The implications of tag management issues among respondents included loss of campaign performance data (65%), delays in launch of a new campaign (63%), delays in use of a new marketing technology (58%), loss of website traffic (31%), loss of website sales (28%). Only 1% said they never faced tag management issues.
In a survey conducted by IZEA 2,800 social media publishers/users were asked about their habits on advertiser engagement, compensation practices and publisher preferences and earnings, resulting in the following key findings:
- 88.3 percent of social media publishers monetize social media in some way.
- 87.4 percent of social media publishers have or would create sponsored content.
- The average social media publisher spends $711 per year on hosting, education, conferences and related social media costs.
- Twitter users earn 298 percent more in SMS for their blog than non-twitter users.
- 35 percent of PR, social media and marketing professionals are not aware of the FTC guidelines on endorsements in social media.
Check out the full report here.
Moms Who Need Wine, a website and fan page started by Boston-based mom (and former agency co-worker of ours) Marile Borden has just seen it's number of "likes" surpass the 250,000 mark, making it one of the largest online cocktail parties for moms on Facebook.
Second only to Fans of Being a Mom, MWNW's fan base has surpassed traditional publishers on Facebook, including Parenting.com (27,000), Real Simple (41,000) and O Magazine (21,000). Other metrics are impressive as well with .56% engagement on MWNW over the course of 10 recent posts - compared with fan response on heavy hitter publisher pages such as The New York Times (.036%) and The Huffington Post (.07%).
Borden recognized the growing popularity of Facebook for moms so she put her efforts into a Facebook publishing model as a way to deliver content to her readers, rather than the traditional e-newsletter model she used with her first online venture, Momicillin.com.
So all those ads depicting men as girl magnets just because they use AXE? True! All true! A recent study across six college campuses conducted by AXE and the Sports and Leisure Research Group found 81 percent of girls said they'd be more willing to shower at a guy's apartment if he had AXE Shower Gel in his shower as opposed to bar soap.
And guys who use AXE Shower Gel and AXE Detailer Shoer Tool were seven times more likely to hook up.
It seems the stuff really does work. Full study results after the jump.
- And for some really screwed up fashion advertising, look no further than Patrizia Pepe's Fall/Winter campaign.
- Can't get enough Old Spice? Check out the Old Spice Voice Mail Generator.
- If you're a fan of the MINI and you just can't get enough of their commercials, well, now there's an app for that.
- PSFK is out with its Future of Health report. It will be used together with a brief presented to teams of creatives to develop a new UNICEF design.
- Here's the story behind that Paul Arden New Directors Showcase presentation in Cannes.
- Here's some more Calvin Klein Envy ads featuring Zoe Saldana. And if these additional images aren't enough for you, there's video coming in mid-August with Saldana talking about CK's envy-inducing underwear.
- The Girl Scouts are out with a new PSA featuring plus size models.These girls are plus size?
- Launched earlier in July, LG's The Young and the Connected online soap opera is worth a look.
The social graph. Data portability. Privacy. Data control. Peerset CTO and Co-founder Amit Kanigsberg has a few things to share on these topics in this second post in a series on the use of personal data.
Pursuing Transparency is no Private Matter
What does transparency mean to you? In the online advertising industry it conjures one of two things: 1) For the advertiser, full insight into the ad serving stack (from agency to publisher) or 2) For the consumer, full insight into the targeting data ad networks and data providers collect (e.g., Google, Bluekai).
If your first thought was #1, you are forgiven. It is after all natural to follow the money. And there is plenty of it being strewn across that field. But I'll argue that you should be thinking about the consumer a bit more, the sleeping giant as it were. And if you jumped straight to #2, then I'd bet you felt that current efforts and lackluster hype around transparency seems a bit, well, lacking, slight, effervescent, wispy, ethereal - more translucent really.
In a new poll released today by Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate and KRC Research, nearly one-third (34%) of the American public report that they are "tuning out" of social networking sites, with 39% of them attributing their tune-out to rude discourse and behavior. The online survey was conducted in April and asked more than 1,000 Americans how civility affects people's views of and participation in social media, politics, media and buying behaviors.
- 45% have defriended or blocked someone online because of uncivil
comments or behavior
- 38% stopped visiting an online site because of its incivility
- 25% dropped out of a fan club or online community because it had