The Truth About Innovation, with IPG Media Lab

IPG Media Lab works with some of the world’s largest brands to drive innovation in media, marketing, and business models. As the dedicated innovation initiative of the UM family of agencies, they’ve worked with companies of all sizes, across numerous verticals. Chad Stoller and Adam Simon of IPG Media Lab discussed the types of conversations they have with marketers around innovation, gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how IPG Media stays innovative, and asked whether one can truly measure innovation success.

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SEO was a lot simpler in a less-crowded marketplace; you could optimize by keyword for your product, industry, or customer demographics and watch your traffic grow. In 2021, however, not only is the online space left with little metaphorical keyword elbow room, but search engines have gotten smarter to keep up with consumer demand. People search more conversationally due to voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, and AI-powered chatbots learn more as they’re being searched, which also contributes to a natural semantic search style. If marketers want to make sure their SEO efforts are being noticed, there are several ways to do this, all of which embrace this more casual way of searching consumers are employing – “long-tail keywords,” those with fewer search results but a higher conversion rate; “keyword clusters,” which group product identifiers that can single out your brand; “natural language processing (or NLP)” which rely on qualifiers like “what” and “where” to make a search less-robotic, and the overall conversational style that voice search and chatbots have made more prominent as of late.

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Innovate. Accelerate. Grow. 

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the ANA tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

ANA Marketing Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.

MARKETING, TECHNOLOGY, & INNOVATION 2020 SURVEY FINDINGS

ANA Marketing Futures and R3 Worldwide’s 2020 Marketing, Innovation, and Technology Survey Report revealed that while marketers recognize the integral role innovation and technology will play in the future success of their brands, nearly half of them spend 25% or less time working in those areas. Learn which marketing functions have benefited the most from innovation, and what resources your peers are using to future-proof their brands.

 

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WHAT'S NEXT

ANA Marketing Futures brings you a look at What’s Next from innovation leader VentureFuel. VentureFuel helps established brands tap into emerging technologies and breakthrough startups to drive transformational growth and provide disruption insurance. From their global network of over 500 VCs, investors and university labs and their work across top Fortune 500 companies, VentureFuel has consolidated major trends to watch, as well as identified top startups at the cutting edge of each trend.

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The ANA Marketing Futures Podcast Series is a crossroads for marketers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and academia to discuss and debate the future of marketing, and business in general. Hosted by Charles Cantu, Founder and CEO of RESET DIGITAL and ANA Futures Advisor, the Podcast Series looks to demystify emerging trends, share different perspectives on critical economic issues, and help marketers and business owners focus on what matters most: growing their brands.

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IPG Media Lab works with some of the world’s largest brands to drive innovation in media, marketing, and business models. As the dedicated innovation initiative of the UM family of agencies, they’ve worked with companies of all sizes, across numerous verticals. Chad Stoller and Adam Simon of IPG Media Lab discussed the types of conversations they have with marketers around innovation, gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how IPG Media stays innovative, and asked whether one can truly measure innovation success.

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Pulse pulls together the freshest articles, research, and insights on hot topics in the marketing industry. Curated and vetted by an ANA researcher, each issue includes only the most current and credible information available.
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The hottest current iPhone app is Clubhouse, an invite-only social network that allows users to drop into audio-only “rooms” that can connect them with friends, followers, or the general public. It doesn’t have a specific focus, so every topic under the sun can be found—which means that in its nascent state moderation will be more than necessary. Clubhouse offers an opportunity for users to learn from others and forge deeper, authentic connections that open up the possibility for brands and marketing experts to earn credibility and trust through candid conversations. It also reveals a greater trend of social audio communities first seeded by the Podcast boom, and likely an unintended consequence of Zoom meeting fatigue; audio allows users to relax and listen, rather than be in an “always on” presenting mode. Other larger names will be hopping on this trend (Twitter's Spaces is already one), but the cool kid in the room right now is Clubhouse, and the resources here explore the app’s ins and outs, growth, and viability for marketers and brands.

Innovate. Accelerate. Grow.

Knowing that marketers are increasingly challenged in their efforts to keep up with the latest trends and technologies, the ANA tasked itself with creating a program designed to help marketers anticipate—and prepare for—the future of marketing.

 

ANA Marketing Futures is what emerged. With a focus on innovative topics and emerging trends, ANA Marketing Futures provides resources that will influence and inform via member cases, research studies, and insight from industry innovators. Check back often to learn about emerging trends and become inspired to take steps toward the growth of your business.

MARKETING, TECHNOLOGY, & INNOVATION 2020 SURVEY FINDINGS

ANA Marketing Futures and R3 Worldwide’s 2020 Marketing, Innovation, and Technology Survey Report revealed that while marketers recognize the integral role innovation and technology will play in the future success of their brands, nearly half of them spend 25% or less time working in those areas. Learn which marketing functions have benefited the most from innovation, and what resources your peers are using to future-proof their brands.

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

WHAT'S NEXT

ANA Marketing Futures brings you a look at What’s Next from innovation leader VentureFuel. VentureFuel helps established brands tap into emerging technologies and breakthrough startups to drive transformational growth and provide disruption insurance. From their global network of over 500 VCs, investors and university labs and their work across top Fortune 500 companies, VentureFuel has consolidated major trends to watch, as well as identified top startups at the cutting edge of each trend.

 

PODCAST

The ANA Marketing Futures Podcast Series is a crossroads for marketers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and academia to discuss and debate the future of marketing, and business in general. Hosted by Charles Cantu, Founder and CEO of RESET DIGITAL and ANA Futures Advisor, the Podcast Series looks to demystify emerging trends, share different perspectives on critical economic issues, and help marketers and business owners focus on what matters most: growing their brands.

IPG Media Lab works with some of the world’s largest brands to drive innovation in media, marketing, and business models. As the dedicated innovation initiative of the UM family of agencies, they’ve worked with companies of all sizes, across numerous verticals. Chad Stoller and Adam Simon of IPG Media Lab discussed the types of conversations they have with marketers around innovation, gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how IPG Media stays innovative, and asked whether one can truly measure innovation success.

PULSE

Pulse pulls together the freshest articles, research, and insights on hot topics in the marketing industry. Curated and vetted by an ANA researcher, each issue includes only the most current and credible information available.

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The hottest current iPhone app is Clubhouse, an invite-only social network that allows users to drop into audio-only “rooms” that can connect them with friends, followers, or the general public. It doesn’t have a specific focus, so every topic under the sun can be found—which means that in its nascent state moderation will be more than necessary. Clubhouse offers an opportunity for users to learn from others and forge deeper, authentic connections that open up the possibility for brands and marketing experts to earn credibility and trust through candid conversations. It also reveals a greater trend of social audio communities first seeded by the Podcast boom, and likely an unintended consequence of Zoom meeting fatigue; audio allows users to relax and listen, rather than be in an “always on” presenting mode. Other larger names will be hopping on this trend (Twitter's Spaces is already one), but the cool kid in the room right now is Clubhouse, and the resources here explore the app’s ins and outs, growth, and viability for marketers and brands.

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