Heard about TiVo’s new patent (actual patent link here)? The company’s thinking about using RFID technology to personalize television viewing to the individual — and not just the household — level. (This sort of ties into Rebecca’s column published today.) One scenario the company describes is a user being able to carry their preferences with them when they stay in a hotel out of town.
Needless to say, the ad possibilities are intriguing (while the privacy implications are a little creepy). An advertiser could potentially target TV ads to particular individuals — wherever they are — based upon behavioral and preference data. TiVo “Showcases” could be delivered only to those most likely to be interested in them. Hmm…
This year, 154 million consumers shopped over the long holiday weekend, an increase of 3 million from last year
Emotion can be very powerful when trying to reach an audience, and it can be boosted by linking it with the way memory affects human behaviour. How can all of this apply to the demanding mobile audience?
With social media reach and engagement rates having dipped so precipitously over the last year or so, paying to play is the only option for most brands now.
Digital (and in our case search and content) data holds the keys to marketing success.