After a few tumultuous years, retail’s rough ride is far from over. Inflation continues to impact consumer loyalty and buying behavior, and customer engagement and retention are a top priority for CPG brands in 2023.
Marketers, it’s time to trade your iced coffee for a warm mug of joe while we serve up some piping hot holiday beverage data! In this holiday blog, we concentrate on the warm beverages that keep you cozy while Jack Frost is nipping at your nose…coffee and tea!
Changes are certainly happening this year and AdAdapted’s quarterly index has documented some of what has changed with grocery list builders and their list building tendencies. No surprise to anyone that...
The temps are rising, and summer holidays are approaching, which only means one thing: It’s grilling season. About 56% of Americans grilled for Memorial Day in 2021, according to Statista, but the most popular holiday for grilling, at 68%, was Fourth of July.
We’ve made it to the final post in our Summer Grilling Series (and some may say we’ve saved the best for last), bringing you the most popular summer grilling items on consumers’ grocery lists! From favored proteins to preferred condiment brands, we have ranked the top ten items in multiple categories based on shopper list data. Discover if your favorites rank!
When you think of summer grilling, some of the first few items that come to mind are hot dogs, burgers, and buns. Of course, there are many other items required to entertain on a hot summer weekend!
Sun’s out, buns out…burger buns that is! While some parts of the country enjoy grilling season year-round, Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer grilling season across the country, and hot-diggity-dog, are we ready for it here at AdAdapted!
Over the last few years, Shopping List Marketing has taken the CPG advertising world by storm. Advertisers looking for innovative mobile tactics are finding that the ability to land their promoted products on digital grocery lists can help achieve several goals for their brands.
A new tool simplifies grocery shopping and planning for consumers; multiplies revenue for brands and retailersIn a perfect world, ads are both useful to the consumer and help sell an advertiser’s product. AdAdapted’s Add-It® allows consumers to add products they like directly to their digital grocery list; making grocery shopping easier and providing a sophisticated 1:1 measurement of purchase intent for CPGs.
Add-to-List (ATL) has quickly become a leading metric CPG brands use to measure ad campaign success. While the ATL metric itself is a powerful indication of purchase intent, Add-to-List campaign analytics also bring unique insights into specific consumer preferences and can show brands how to challenge and win against the overall category.
Many CPG digital advertising pros are searching and reaching for new ways to engage their target consumers and, when it comes to mobile advertising in the CPG space, the array of options to invest in are endless. How do you separate the intelligent options from the others? And how do you know what will work best for your brand or client? A good place to start is to make sure you’re using a platform that collects information about how your consumers grocery shop and gets smarter every time someone engages.
A new study, by Asurion, states that Americans check their phones once every 12 minutes – or 80 times a day! Let’s be honest, this means that humans are truly attached to their mobile devices at all times (cringe). But, good news for advertisers, this also means that consumers are now sending off thousands of data points, or “clues”, as to what they’re thinking, doing, planning for, etc. at all times.
As the coronavirus spreads across the globe we see large-scale public reactions in the form of travel bans, schools closing, falling stocks, companies working remotely, and universities shifting to online classes in order to contain the spread.
Sports are canceled, large gatherings are canceled, social activity is a no go. So what is the general population doing to fill their down time?
As COVID-19 continues to rule the way we live across the US – many states are requiring all non-essential businesses, including bars, restaurants, and retail stores, to shut down. In New York, however, liquor stores are notably excluded from the rule.
Predicting the future is next to impossible. However, recently our team has unearthed a new way to accomplish the impossible. Exhibit A: Predictive data via grocery lists.
In late February and early March, consumers rushed to grocery stores to stock up on paper products, cleaning supplies, and protective items. These items saw a significant spike in grocery list activity, but can we read our grocery list data and determine if these items are still being purchased at the same rate? Answer: Yes.
The immediate consumer response to COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders has been well documented. Grocery shoppers rushed to stores to buy in bulk and stocked up on items like toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and masks (link to previous blog).
It’s holiday planning time! In a conventional year, CPG brands would look to tried-and-true messaging and in-store tactics to catch consumers’ eyes. With conventional expectations turned upside down, however, advertisers are now facing uncertainty over how shopping habits and patterns will change and how to adjust their strategy accordingly.
Since mid-March, CPGs and their measurement partners have reported various disruptions to year-over-year consumption by grocery shoppers. While some products have seen drops in popularity, others have seen significant booms as consumers adjust to a home-centered lifestyle.
Announced in late June, the iOS 14 update and associated changes are quickly approaching the advertising market. While a firm date is yet to be determined, industry experts expect Apple to launch iOS 14 in mid-September along with the iPhone 12.
At face value, add-to-list advertising seems simple to most advertising professionals. You find a consumer, show them a product, and get them to add the promoted item to their mobile shopping list or online cart. Despite the obvious utility of this type of advertising, many advertisers still don’t leverage or even underutilize add-to-list. For some, this is a result of dogmatic adherence to traditional methods, and for others, it’s a lack of education on the benefits of add-to-list.
What are the benefits of each, and how should you use them? Is there such a thing as too much data? For many CPG marketers, it can be hard to choose from the plethora of options available, and even harder to figure out how to use the data once it is in their hands. Ultimately, the goal is always to develop a strategy that feeds itself; any data collected should inform future marketing spend, improve targeting, and make advertising efforts more effective.
We all know the saying… Use it or lose it! It’s that time again for mobile marketers; the end of the year is quickly approaching, but not all of your budget has been spent yet. If it goes unused, you may be left with less next year!
For many CPGs, grocery list app data is an untapped resource that can offer previously unknown insights into their category and competitive brands. In this series, we will examine user list behavior in popular CPG categories and how different well-known brands perform within them.
Millions of people use mobile devices and millions of mobile users spend large amounts of time in apps to plan and shop. With that said, it is no surprise that CPG advertising professionals are adjusting their marketing spend to properly address the mobile in-app environment.
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After months of anticipation, Apple finally introduced iOS 14.5 in late April. While the updated iOS included the typical new emojis and bug fixes, most of the widespread speculation had centered around new privacy and tracking protections for users.
In the first few months of 2020, many observers of the CPG marketing space speculated that grocery shopping would be changed forever. Many changes to consumer behavior appear to have some level of permanence, particularly the increased consumer usage of mobile to assist with grocery shopping.
With the increase in reliance on mobile and ever-changing mobile consumer behavior, advertisers are always looking for new ways to reach consumers. Now more than ever, shoppers plan their grocery trips ahead of time, working towards greater shopping efficiency and less time spent in-store.
Do you know how your brand will perform this back-to-school season? With hybrid classes in session, parents have changed the frequency they shop for kids’ lunch and snack items. Brand loyalty is also up in the air following a school year in which parents’ and kids’ habits were disrupted. As a result, marketers face uncertain outcomes heading into one of the busiest shopping seasons of the year.
Over the last 18 months, CPGs, retailers, agencies, and vendors have had to adjust to a lack of in-person interaction. Thankfully, opportunities to meet face-to-face are slowly coming back!
As 2021 wears on, consumers are beginning to return to some pre-pandemic habits. One of the most obvious places that this manifests itself is at the grocery store. A comparison of grocery list data from Q3 2020 to Q3 2021 reveals the fastest growing and declining categories year-over-year and points to the activities consumers are engaging in as a part of their daily lives.
For decades, marketers have been taught to focus annual media investments around major, tentpole events such as new product launches, store openings, and pop culture. Companies frequently view this style of activation as a way to make the biggest impact. While there is a place for this “go big” approach, it’s simply not the way consumers shop any longer.
For most people, the holidays are the happiest time of the year. For many mobile marketers, though, the scramble to exhaust budgets can be extremely stressful; if left unspent, they may be left with less in 2022!
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