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AdKaora and Adgage strike exclusive multi-platform partnership with Anzu to bring intrinsic in-game ads to more advertisers in Italy, Spain and Portugal

AdKaora, a digital agency specializing in user-centric mobile advertising and proximity marketing, Adgage, a Spanish company specialising in mobile advertising and partially acquired by Mondadori at the end of 2021, and Anzu.io, the world’s most advanced in-game advertising platform, have signed an exclusive partnership in the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese markets to enhance the Mondadori Group’s offering with intrinsic in-game advertising.

AdKaora and Adgage have joined forces with Anzu to help more advertisers seize the unique opportunity to reach a vast target audience of gamers and gaming fans. This gives these companies the edge by anticipating the new communication opportunities that have emerged with the explosion of gaming and metaverse.

Now post-pandemic, the gaming phenomenon has exploded: the global gaming audience has expanded to 3.24 billion people, covering all age groups and nationalities. Accessing such a lean-forward target audience, with very little ‘second-screening’ or distractions from other media is one of the main incentives that increasingly drives brands to allocate more of their budgets into in-game advertising strategies.

Anzu boasts the world’s most advanced in-game advertising solution available across mobile, PC, consoles and Roblox, with IAB-recognized, highly immersive formats, and an expansive gaming inventory, including exclusive AAA titles from the world’s leading game studios like Ubisoft, Razor Edge Games, and Saber Interactive.

The company has also been named Best Ad Tech Platform at the Digiday Media Awards Europe 2022 and Best Tech Partner at 2022’s Drum Awards. Anzu’s patented 3D ad tracking engine and a full suite of integrations with third-party vendors, including Oracle Moat and IAS, provide first-to-market viewability measurement for in-game ads for direct and programmatic campaigns across platforms. Playing a large part in establishing the new Intrinsic In-Game Measurement Guidelines with IAB and MRC, Anzu’s efforts mean that advertisers have never had more confidence to invest in the in-game advertising medium.

Anzu also provides a gateway for many brands to activate advertising campaigns through the metaverse and gaming platform, Roblox. Recognized as one of the world’s best-known metaverses with stringent brand safety measures, particularly towards younger players, this presents brands with a unique opportunity to reach a very young, fast-growing audience aged 17-24 by engaging with them through multiple unique experiences.

Stephanie Lublinski, Head of Partnerships, Emerging Markets at Anzu: “There’s never been a more exciting time for brands to enter gaming as an advertising space. With over 50 million gamers in Italy, Spain, and Portugal collectively, the audience is there and advertisers have the opportunity to reach them right now. We’re delighted to partner with AdKaora and Adgage to broaden the horizons of brands and refresh their campaigns with the possibility of intrinsic, brand-safe, and attention-grabbing in-game ad campaigns.

AdKaora and Adgage have already been launching in-game ad projects with Anzu that have helped to strengthen brand awareness, visibility, and key KPIs, while running in an environment with high brand safety guarantees. Data from HUMAN recently showed that out of 579M events, Anzu’s IVT averaged out at 0.36% on mobile and 0.11% on PC reaffirming that its in-game ad formats have much lower fraud rates than other forms of digital advertising.

Davide Tran, CEO AdKaora: “Video games today generate twice the revenue, in economic terms, of the film and music industries combined, making it a fast-growing form of entertainment with 15 million players in Italy. Because of this, the demand for communicating within the gaming world is increasingly high. For AdKaora to decisively enter a market is to do so with the best possible proposition, and with Anzu it was “game, set and match” at the first sight. We are happy to work with them, and in parallel with los hermanos of Adgage, to develop multi-country projects given the exclusive Italy, Spain and Portugal and develop innovative projects for brands, creating an ecosystem suitable for this type of advertising. Spoiler alert: the integration of Dakar, one of the most played driving simulation games in the world, with Anzu on consoles as well.”

 

Mondadori retail: 13 new opening by the end of 2022

The bookstores focus on future readers with the "We are Junior" and "Just Comics formats"

Mondadori Retail, the company that runs the largest network of bookstores in Italy, continues to develop with an expansion plan for the opening of new Mondadori Stores, an enhanced offer and an increasingly distinctive positioning embracing physical stores, e-commerce and social media.

“The ongoing work to renew and enhance the network and to focus on the book core business has enabled our network to consolidate its leadership still further,” said Mondadori Retail CEO Carmine Perna. “We are moving ahead with the opening of 13 new stores planned by the end of 2022, for an overall total of 25 openings during the whole year. Our bookstores are designed to inspire future readers and as meeting places where local communities can make new discoveries: so we are paying ever greater attention to the new generations, with dedicated formats in the stores and on the social channels, and the organisation of initiatives involving the local area,” Perna added.

 

FORTHCOMING OPENINGS

On the bookstore front, three new Mondadori Bookstores under direct management will be opened in the second half of the year, in the regions of Lazio, Lombardy and Umbria. They follow the two openings in Genoa and Montenero di Bisaccia (Campobasso) in April and May.

The expansion of the franchising network is also moving ahead, with 10 new bookstores due to open by the end of the year in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto, Sicily and Marche, after the start-up of 10 affiliated outlets in the first half of 2022. A nationwide presence across Italy, from North to South, with medium-size locations where books are the real protagonists.

The Mondadori Store development plan is also supported by the continuous renewal of directly managed stores: by the end of September, the Mondadori Bookstore in Padua will open in its new location in Piazza Garibaldi, and in Vimercate the outlet in the Torri Bianche shopping mall will undergo a restyling; during the winter, the new Mondadori flagship will open in Milan, on the corner between Piazza Duomo and Via Mazzini.

THE NEW FORMATS

The Mondadori bookstore offer for children and adolescents is enhanced with the new “We are junior” section, an area designed to welcome even the smallest children, with books and educational games to stimulate the imagination for the 0-13 age group. With its yellow and green colour scheme and origami decorations inspired by nature and the world of animals, which have great appeal for children, the section has an immediately recognisable visual identity.

The process of continuous innovation has also led to the development of the “Just Comics” format, for manga, graphic novels, superheroes and the great Italian authors. Planned as a comic store in the bookstore, “Just Comics is a flexible space that adapts easily to the specific dimensions of the individual outlet. The project began in Milan with an entire floor in the Rizzoli bookstore in the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery and the Mondadori Megastore in Piazza Duomo, and has since been extended to all the bookstores under direct management and to a growing number of stores managed on a franchising basis, establishing itself in just under a year as a point of reference for lovers of the genre.

 

EVENTS

The events calendar has been enhanced with meetings with writers and figures from the world of entertainment and initiatives with schools and libraries. Bookstores play a vital role in promoting reading, thanks in part to the passion of local booksellers, who are able to build productive ties of cooperation with local institutions. Events include the literary festivals “Ad alta voce” in Mestre, “Come un libro all’aperto” in Fano, “Velletri Libris” in Velletri. For information about all the events: https://eventi.mondadoristore.it/it/news/2022/07/19/estate-in-festival-tutti-gli-eventi-letterari-delle-nostre-librerie/115/

 

DEBUT ON TIKTOK

From the physical to the digital, relations with readers are also consolidated on social media, with initiatives and content to support purchasing on all channels: from today Mondadori Store will also be on TikTok , as well as Instagram and Facebook, to talk about books, local events and meetings.

A journey to explore the Mondadori bookstores in Italy, through the testimonials of people with close connections to bookstores: from booksellers, who organise content on the TikTok profiles of local Mondadori bookstores, attracting numerous followers, to booktokers, young men and women who love reading and have built up huge followings. A communication format that valorises books and bookstores, making them a point of reference for people who want to follow the latest literary trends on social media.

Mondadori Bookstore opens in Latina

More than 260 square metres devoted to books at the Latinafiori shopping mall

Mondadori Store, Italy’s largest bookstore network, is taking its cultural and entertainment offer to the Latinafiori shopping mall with a new Mondadori Bookstore which will be officially opened on Friday 22 July.

Occupying a surface area of over 260 square metres, the store will be a new point of reference for book-lovers, with more than 12,000 volumes on the shelves including fiction, non-fiction, and the great classics: a selection organised by the Mondadori Store team of booksellers, who will welcome customers in the shopping mall seven days a week with advice and recommendations.

The new Mondadori Bookstore also houses a large comics section, the “Just Comics” department, with  manga, superheroes and graphic novels.

Younger readers are catered for too: in the “We are Junior” area designed for children and adolescents, visitors will find a wide range of educational games and illustrated books to stimulate the imagination of the smallest children. The store also offers the latest music entries and a quality range of stationery, gift boxes and gift cards.

All Mondadori Bookstore customers will be able to use the store’s digital services including Pick Up Point, where books purchased from the Mondadoristore.it catalogue, which contains more than 1 million titles, can be picked up free of charge; Prenota e ritira, where items can be booked online then purchased in the store; and Invia a casa, for home delivery of articles ordered in the bookstore.

The new opening continues the development plan of the Mondadori Store bookstore network, the largest in Italy with more than 500 stores located in cities and smaller centres. A cultural network active throughout the country, online with the Mondadoristore.it e-commerce site and the bookclub formula, which in addition to books – the core of the offer – provides entertainment, events and multichannel services, to reach more than 20 million customers every year.

 

MONDADORI BOOKSTORE

Latinafiori shopping mall, V.le Pier Luigi Nervi, 04100 Latina LT

Opening times: Mon-Sat 09-20; Sun 10-20

E-mail: libreria.latinafiori@mondadori.it  – Tel 0773.1727301

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Art: Marisa Rastellini’s “gracious eye” at MIA Fair

In the prestigious photography show in Milan, Mondadori Portfolio celebrates its tenth anniversary with an exhibition of the work of a refined photographer who immortalised great actors and key figures on the Italian literary and cultural scene

The extraordinary shots of Marisa Rastellini, a refined photographer who worked for Grazia and Epoca magazines from the ’sixties until the end of the ’eighties, will be exhibited to the general public for the first time by Mondadori Portfolio, the Mondadori Group’s photo agency.

During MIA Fair – Milan Image Art Fair, Italy’s most important photography show, scheduled for 28 April through 1 May at SUPERSTUDIO MAXI in Milan, Mondadori Portfolio will celebrate its tenth anniversary with the presentation of an exhibition of the Roman photographer’s work entitled “Uno sguardo gentile, fotografie di Marisa Rastellini”: “A gracious eye: the photographs of Marisa Rastellini”.

Following lengthy, meticulous research in the Mondadori archives, the photographer’s works will finally be on public view in an exhibition ideally documenting the spirit of her times, perfectly represented in her portraits of actors and key figures in Italy’s literary and cultural scene, as well as her numerous fashion shoots.

Curated by Maria Vittoria Baravelli in collaboration with Mondadori Portfolio, the exhibition reconstructs the world of Marisa Rastellini, portraying a shy, delicate artist whose lens immortalised great Italian intellectuals such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Elsa Morante, Virna Lisi, and Monica Vitti, as well as Marcello Mastroianni, Federico Fellini, Valentino Garavani.

“In this exhibition and event,” points out Mondadori Portfolio Executive Manager Elisabetta De Simone, “we celebrate our first ten years, an important decade during which, through reclamation of prints, original negatives, colour photos and slides kept in the publisher’s vast historic archives, we have brought back to light such famous names as Mario De Biasi, Giorgio Lotti, Angelo Cozzi, Sergio De Grande and many more photographers who have told the history of Italy in their photographs over the past 60 years”.

“The archives are like maps to sail by, lands to be explored,” comments exhibition curator Maria Vittoria Baravelli. “At a time when the digital is taking over in all kinds of contexts, the archives are still set in solid reality, in the form of envelopes, contact sheets, drawers and negatives. This is why it is so important to rediscover Marisa Rastellini: a photographer in the Rome of the ‘60s that we know very little about. All we know is that she was very discrete and gracious, incredibly shy and yet so profound in recording the faces and lifestyles of late twentieth-century Italy in her work. More than 50 years later, Marisa Rastellini’s photographs come out of their envelopes and into the light again. We look at them, and in return they tell us who we were and who we still are today, with certain differences”.

Established in 2012 to draw on the iconographic heritage of Mondadori magazines, the agency has been expanded over time with the addition of prestigious collections, a team of contemporary photographers, and a range of services appropriate for today’s trendiest forms of communication.

In a tribute to this decade of work, Mondadori Portfolio goes back to its archives, where it all began, for the exhibition “Uno sguardo gentile, fotografie di Marisa Rastellini”, renewing its commitment to rediscovery and promotion of a photographic heritage unknown to the general public.

The exhibition “Uno sguardo gentile, fotografie di Marisa Rastellini” (“A gracious eye: the photographs of Marisa Rastellini”) is produced with the support of Cassina and Flos, representatives of the excellence of Italian design all over the world, who enrich the exhibition with a number of iconic items of design.

Grazia USA nominated for 2022 Webby Awards in the “Best Website & Mobiles Site” category

The graziamagazine.com platform has been called a real revelation by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

Grazia USA, the American edition of Grazia, launched as a result of the licensing agreement entered into by the Mondadori Group with Pantheon Media Group LLC, is in the running to win the title of “Best Website & Mobiles Site” in the Fashion and Beauty category of the 2022 Webby Awards.

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) announced the nomination, the committee promoting the prestigious award, made up of the most pre-eminent experts in the digital and technology industry in the USA. At the 26th edition of the Webby Awards – whose winners, announced on Tuesday, 26 April, will receive the award on Monday, 16 May at the historic Cipriani Wall Street in New York – in addition, Grazia USA can boast a double honourable mention in the Websites & Mobile Sites categories – Best Visual Design – Aesthetic and Social – Fashion and Beauty.

A result that further consolidates the success of the first 100% Italian fashion brand in one of the largest and most important countries in the world for fashion and luxury goods.

“We are thrilled that Grazia USA has received a nomination at the Webby Awards: a prestigious award, which, just over a year after its launch, confirms the strength and vitality of our brand in an important market such as the US, contributing not only to consolidating the positioning of Grazia in the fashion and luxury markets, but also to strengthening the founding values of its DNA”, said Daniela Sola, Managing Director International Business of Mondadori Media.

“We are honoured that the Academy has selected Grazia USA in the very first year of operation, not only as a media brand, but also as a contemporary reality alongside consolidated and well-established brands with great traditions”, underlined Melissa Cronin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Pantheon Media Group.

“This year’s nominees are really engaged in the evolution of digital culture and society in the most diverse categories: Websites & Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps & Software, Virtual & Remote, Podcasts, Social and Video Games”, says the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. “Ultimately, they represent an incredibly stimulating mix of well-established brands on the web and independent projects, but also celebrities and viral phenomena. Of the more than 14,000 entries received from the 50 American states and more than 70 foreign countries, the best ones selected – totalling 12% – will have the chance to win a Webby Award”.

Voting for the 2022 Webby People’s Voice Awards – a parallel edition which allows the public to express their preferences in the same categories reviewed by the experts – will remain open until 11.59 am on Thursday, 21 April. To support Grazia USA in the Fashion & Beauty category, click here .

 Grazia is the first 100% Italian fashion magazine to have exported its successful formula all over the world, from Italy to the United States. The Mondadori Group brand, which today has 21 editions in a total of 23 countries, reaches a global audience of 15 million readers and 45 million unique users, with over 30 million followers on social media.
Present on the American market with the first global digital platform graziamagazine.com, Grazia USA has already received coveted recognition as “Best New Magazine Launch 2021”, awarded based on the brand’s demonstrated ability to combine quality content and unmistakable and up-scale style, consisting of fashion, art, culture and beauty, but also travel, design and entertainment.

 

AdKaora launches “In-gaming advertising: communicating is brand’s play” white paper

The Observatory on changes taking place in markets and with consumers of AdKaora, the Mondadori Group digital agency specialising in user-centric mobile advertising and proximity marketing, published new research called  “In-gaming advertising: communicating is brand’s play”   that analyses the impact of the evolution of gaming on communication and online advertising.

Already extremely popular before the pandemic, over the past two years, video games have also proven to exert huge appeal to new audiences, including women, families and seniors, as well as the younger generations. A fact that has aroused immense curiosity in marketers regarding the new categories and their usage habits.

From the research conducted by AdKaora it emerges how – in a period of poor human interaction, where relationships have been mostly cultivated through technology – video games, digital activities at zero risk, have proved to be a valuable source for linking people, as well as a tool for escaping from reality and counteracting the boredom of spending entire days at home. A phenomenon which has consolidated into a real trend, and the numbers confirm that it is here to stay.

The objective of the study was to investigate the evolution of gaming and player profiles, to understand how brands can reach and interface with them in a more effective and significant way, not only thanks to market knowledge, but also to consumer habits and behaviour.

By using in-gaming advertising it is, in fact, possible to exploit the extremely high attention of users by inserting native advertisements within the game itself, to influence the graphics and/or audio of the gameplay without interrupting the user experience.

Here are the key findings that emerge from the study – here the full version is available for consultation:

  •  Gamer. Who are you calling that?
    What happened to the player with glasses, Super Mario t-shirt and trainers on his feet? He no longer exists, or rather, the “archetypal” gamer profile no longer exists. Asking why people play and not what they are playing, is, therefore, the key to gaining a better understanding of this target and intercepting their needs, for developing direct and effective communication. Moreover, also in Italy, the gap between men and women has been progressively closed, as well as the difference between the age groups involved.
  • Gaming is mostly mobile
    In addition to browsing, chatting and enjoying content, consumers are increasingly accustomed to playing on the go. Many games for mobile devices have low access levels: i.e., they are based on “familiar” genres such as puzzles, card games or betting, which can be played anywhere. According to a study conducted by IIDEA – Italian Interactive Digital Entertainment Association -, in Italy, gamers devote 8 hours a week to the game, 5 of which using a smartphone at various times of the day. A figure for which it is reasonable to predict that the number of players playing on mobile devices may increase even more during 2022.
  • How to reach the gamers target?
    In-gaming advertising has – probably more than any other industry – a variety of emerging advertising formats that behave very differently from media in other channels. Thanks to immersive creativity inserted within the game dynamics in a native and realistic way, it is possible to create a positive association with the brand without interrupting the user experience, increasing awareness and enhancing brand recall.
  • Communication opportunities
    A successful in-gaming advertising campaign enables a high brand recall rate: there are high chances for a gamer – mentally very receptive during the gaming experience – to recall the advertising messages that have been incorporated or, at least, the product in question. For brands, therefore, extremely interesting communication opportunities will open up, enabling them to take advantage of very precise profiling and thus build significant content experiences both inside and outside the game in a safe environment, considered by the user as R & R time during the day.

AdKaora and Next 14: strengthening with a solution for identifying users at various touchpoint

AdKaora, the Mondadori Group’s digital agency specialising in user-centric mobile advertising and proximity marketing, and Next 14, a leader in marketing technologies, are strengthening their partnership to offer customers a new cookieless solution tracking users’ purchasing decisions through identification of their touchpoints.

The new user identification method AdKaora is working on with Next 14 is based on matches between cookies and ID devices which, in full compliance with privacy legislation, enrich drive-to-store strategies with even more granular cross-device data to permit optimal planning of new high engagement formats for circular, multi-channel brand communications.

Next 14 recently launched its proprietary Rosetta algorithm: an innovative technology designed to help customers create their own private identity graph based on first-party data – that is, data derived from their own tools, such as CRM, web sites and analysis tools – with the goal of connecting different devices in a multi-channel form to improve campaign reach.

Brands and platforms will thus be able to obtain an all-round vision of their audience as they will know all the devices associated with a single person. This solution is made possible by assigning behavioural data linked with various touchpoints to a single profile, relying on first-party data, destined to become increasingly indispensable as third-party cookies are phased out.

Marco Brandstetter, Next Media – Data & Solutions CEO: “What every advertiser wants is to have an all-round vision of the audience. We work every day on innovative technologies for maximising the efficacy of engagement activities and simplifying the work of the professionals who rely on our tools. AdKaora is once again the partner that can make our tools perform better than anyone else, drawing on their experience and great connection with customers.”

The exclusive partnership between AdKaora and Next 14 has been consolidated by a historic synergy involving constant development of key tools for proximity marketing strategies, from the media involved to analysis of results: Next 14’s push notifications permit interception of consumers at important micro-instants, customising the brand’s message and sending users directly to AdKaora’s Find&Go Now!, an intuitive interactive map that guides customers to the nearest point of sale where they can purchase the desired item. Both tools make it possible not only to engage the user at the points of interest involved in the campaign, but to collect important insights for brands as a result of advanced footfall analysis.

With target definition based on the match between cookies and device ID, the two companies want to further perfect post-campaign insights to be provided to brands for fine-tuning future marketing projects.

According to AdKaora CEO Davide Tran: “We have been successfully working with Next 14 for several years to offer exclusive solutions that bring value to our customers with total respect for users’ privacy and UX. With this further project together, we and our partner have set ourselves the goal of identifying users, who are increasingly multi-device (desktop, smartphone, iPad) and multi-environment (online, offline and metaverse, web and apps), and identifying them as unique users in order to direct targeted, high-performing communications toward them via the most appropriate channel. But this is not all we want to do: through target segmentation based on identity graphs, we also want to supply and guarantee precise post-campaign analysis of consumers, offering brands precious qualitative information on users by following all the touchpoints they use in their customer journey.”

Mondadori Media joins ONIM

The Mondadori Group’s social multimedia company joins ONIM to offer the National Influencer Marketing Observatory an even broader vision of Italy’s influencer marketing scene

ONIM – the National Influencer Marketing Observatory, which analyses Influencer Marketing at the national level in Italy, welcomes new member Mondadori Media, the social multimedia company in the Mondadori Group that leads the Italian market with 60 million fans.

This synergy will broaden ONIM’s vision of the Italian market even further, integrating the experience and know-how of the Mondadori Media brands, which lead the way in vertical segments linked with the Italians’ great passions: from Giallozafferano to Focus, MyPersonalTrainer and The Wom, to mention only a few.

The social multimedia company holds a distinctive position with 110 social profiles and a growing fanbase on all platforms. This dynamic range continues to grow with innovative editorial content drawing on exclusive partnerships with more than 200 top creators particularly popular with Generation Z, a target that is increasingly the focus of brands’ projects and special initiatives.

“The addition of a company like Mondadori Media,” says Matteo Pogliani, ONIM Founder and President, “represents yet another step toward a complete understanding of influencer marketing and the creator economy in Italy. Mondadori Media has stood out over the years for its constant focus on creators, leading to particularly interesting forms of synergy and integration. It represents a case history worth analysing, offering us an opportunity to broaden our horizons in different directions from “classic” Influencer Marketing”.

“We’re very proud to become a part of ONIM: as Italy’s top social destination, we maintain a constant focus on new idioms and the production of innovative, creative formats”, commented Andrea Santagata, General Manager of Mondadori Media. “Our brands respond to the demands of an increasingly vast public, playing a leading role on the social networks, where we can count on the collaboration of a team of creators including top talents from Italy and abroad. This is why we consider it strategic to continue focusing on influencer marketing, adding to and strengthening our range of content,” concluded Santagata.

The circle of engagement and proximity in AdKaora’s strategy for Emulsio MangiaPolvere

AdKaora, a Mondadori Group company specialising in user-centric mobile digital advertising and proximity marketing, has been chosen by Sutter to promote its Emulsio MangiaPolvere line of anti-static sprays with a proximity marketing strategy intended to cover all the steps in the funnel.

The campaign, managed with Asset Media and online in November and December, fully met key brand awareness and drive to store goals with a combination of creative high impact formats employing advanced proximity advertising tools to create a highly effect circular multichannel project.

Product awareness was boosted with a new-generation rich media format by AdKaora Creative Studio: the Geyser, an innovative graphic solution with high engagement power designed to offer users a unique brand experience. When opened, the format shows a product presentation video projected from below, ready to explode in the centre of the device’s screen with a geyser-like effect. An interactive carousel allows users to find out about the features of each product in a highly effective customised way through a series of calls to action designed to take users directly to the brand’s website and offer them more information on the item of interest.

To promote footfall in the stores involved in the campaign, the strategy involved use of a mixture of geolocal mobile display advertising formats and near-store, in-store and near-product push notifications, shown to customers in the vicinity of participating stores and set up to steer them to AdKaora’s proprietary Find&Go Now! technology, an interactive map that leads the consumer to the nearest shop where they can buy the product.

Results were positive in terms of both engagement rate and increased footfall: the interaction rate registered with the Geyser format was   13.6%; while the Find&Go Now! engagement rate was 25.6% and uplift in footfall at participating stores reached 22.3%.

To check the effect of the campaign, the AdKaora solutions were, moreover, combined with sales and product data collected through a qualitative analysis by CheckBonus and a quantitative analysis by IRI, both partners of the agency.

With CheckBonus, a variety of marketing tools was used to give visibility to the products and obtain valuable insights in terms of sales drill-down, sales by retailer and sell-out analyses, together with socio-demographic breakdown and consumer behaviour data. A special survey provided information on the factors that influenced purchases, brand and product perception, and the positioning of the brand with respect to competitors. It emerged that the most frequently visited stores were Coop, Conad and Famila: a result confirming the prominence of supermarkets among the points of sale, revealing the extent to which the brand is known for the variety of its products.

The analysis supplied by IRI, which monitors the effects of advertising on product purchasing during a specific period, highlighted positive results in terms of sales uplift with a sales increment of 1.45%.

Davide Tran, CEO AdKaora: “Another successful full pack proximity marketing initiative representing the perfect “marriage” of our rich media formats, which reinforce user engagement and position themselves at the top of the funnel, and our advanced proximity suite. For the latter, analysis of footfall, post-sales and brand lift surveys do not represent the end point of our strategy, but offer inspiration for better organisation of brands’ subsequent advertising plans, on the basis of exclusive insights about products and consumers. In this campaign with Sutter, we have once again achieved important results, to the customer’s great satisfaction, meeting the required KPIs.”

Icon presents “Beautiful minds”: a manifesto issue dedicated to inspiring stories of talent and courage

 

Icon, the men’s fashion and lifestyle brand of the Mondadori Group, presents a new special issue entitled “Beautiful Minds”: a manifesto issue with five exceptional cover stories, dedicated to young talented people selected for their inspiring stories of valour, courage and determination.

An issue celebrating all that is contemporary, increasingly enhancing fashion, its protagonists and the worlds that it embraces as a key to narrating society, also with a view to art, culture and current events.

They are Chiara Corapi, the nineteen year old girl who, during the violence on New Year’s Eve, in Piazza Duomo in Milan, decided not to look the other way and saved a girl of her same age: a courageous gesture that switched on a light in the darkness and a hope for the future; Manu Ríos, who, following the success on Instagram and YouTube today is the star of the Élite and La edad de la ira series; Harry Kirton, who, starting from scratch and with his determination, has become one of the stars of Peaky Blinders, a cult series now in its final season, and Evan Mock, actor and model among the stars of the reboot of Gossip Girl, who faces life and the ocean with temerity. Positive examples, accompanied by the wild vitality of the boys photographed by Bruce Weber for the fifth cover of the new issue of Icon, perfect portrait of freedom.

 

In the April issue of Icon, the story of the style and male passions continues, intertwining with the voices of other amazing people, capable of visions and inventions, able to influence what happens around us: Alvaro Pascual-Leone, the world-renowned neurologist who explains how our brains work; a fashion giant like André Leon Talley remembered by the great journalist Michael Roberts; Giacomo Bertagnolli, Italian flag bearer and Paralympic ski champion; Dave Gahan, frontman of Depeche Mode; the best-selling author Sally Rooney. And also entrepreneurs, industrialists, creative artist and musicians tell what is happening in fashion and beyond.

The contents of the new issue will also be amplified on Icon.it and on the brand’s social media. Always attentive to contemporary trends, Icon offers its community of readers and users a sophisticated look at the latest news, which extends from fashion to beauty, beverages, travel and cars, to reach a distinctive and increasingly broad and international audience.

For the launch of the new issue of Icon, at news-stands from 15 March, a communication campaign has been planned on digital out-of-home circuits in the main districts of Milan.