Tag: advertising

How Data Helped Us Understand the Complex Millennial Mindset
August 23, 2016

We love data. It’s pretty much always at the center of everything we do here at Engagement Labs. So when we were approached by Spacefy to help them launch their SpaceRep program, we had to turn to our always reliable bud – data! Sidenote: Since context is important, if you have no idea what a […]



Blurring the Lines of Digital Marketing and Word of Mouth Conversations
July 11, 2016

FACT: Consumer word of mouth (WOM) conversations drive at least six trillion dollars in annual purchases in the U.S. That’s a huge amount of business generated simply from consumers chatting to one another. While one might be tempted to believe that most of today’s conversations are happening online – based on how every passer-by on […]



How to Excel at User-Generated Content: Lessons from the Automotive Industry
March 10, 2016

Vroom, vroom! Engagement Labs recently ranked the top U.S. automotive brands based on their social media performance and saw one trend frequently emerge amongst the most popular online automotive brands – they sure like user-generated content. Populating their social channels with content straight from their followers, these very popular brands are in turn generating great […]



The Social Touchdown: The Winning Advertisers of Super Bowl 50
February 10, 2016

It’s the television event of the year – the Super Bowl. The Big Game draws in millions of eyes from all around the world and never fails to be a bonanza for any spectator. You would think audiences tune in for the good ol’ game of football, however, as the years have progressed, the Super […]



Brand Spotlight: Always
February 5, 2015

The Always brand has become aligned with their provocative #LikeAGirl campaign, featuring an ad that flips the concept of using “like a girl” as an insult on its head. The spot, which has been called groundbreaking and features girls and boys of different ages acting out what it means to throw/run/fight “like a girl,” aired […]



The 2nd Annual Vince Lombardi Social Media Marketing Awards
February 4, 2015

The Super Bowl isn’t just the most watched sporting event in America; it’s a prime opportunity for brands to grab you by the American Footballs and flaunt their latest ads. This year, advertisers broke a record by paying an average of $4.5 million USD per 30-second TV spot. Coupled with the 184 million viewers that […]



Brand Battle: Nissan vs. Toyota
February 3, 2015

Based on this year’s ads, some people have begun to refer to Super Bowl as “Fathers Day Part 2”. With popular sentiment being that brands have never given fathers their due when it comes to their portrayal in ads, many brands took a different direction this year. Two major auto brands, Toyota and Nissan, went […]



Brand Battle: Skittles vs Snickers
January 30, 2015

Skittles and Snickers both like to play with weird humour in their social posts (witness this actual tweet from @Skittles: “On days like this I just want to sit in a Skittles bath and have a mug of Skittles”. Now their quirkiness has extended to their Super Bowl spots, in which they’ve casted unlikely mascots. […]