We over-invested in digital advertising: Adidas Case Study

Hi people,

and a warm HELLO, well, rather cold one from the Swiss mountains, where I’m enjoying the first ski day of the season with my kids. A couple of runs are already into our legs and it’s just beautiful up here.

But I just wanted to take a minute with you to share insights I found regarding the sportswear company Adidas and their statement which says: “we over-invested in digital advertising”.

I mean, what does this mean?

For years, Adidas had the understanding that it was digital advertising driving e-commerce sales and as a consequence, their advertising split was 23% into brand and 73% into performance. Their attribution model was based on the last-click but it did not do any brand tracking. Their focus on efficiency over effectiveness lead to KPI’s on how to reduce cost rather than what was in the best interests of its brands.

I mean, what did they change to address this problem?

Adidas introduced a new campaign framework, with emotional brand driving activity at the center, and with a focus on generating again brand desire, creating desire by connecting with consumers around major campaigns three or four times a year while at the same time running advertising with a rational message.

This brings me to the conclusion that you or your brand, you need to create meaningful experiences that appeal to your customers. Because both brand awareness and performance campaigns, they need to coexist in order to maximize sales.

Well people, I hope you find these insights useful, and I would, as always, love to hear from you. Leave a comment about your marketing challenges, and let’s get the discussion going.

But remember, even in the beautiful Swiss Alps and there’s not the Matterhorn in the back, as long as the Matterhorn stands, everything is going to be alright. Well, cheers people, I need to go and catch up now with my kids. They’re already ahead;-)

Cheers. Talk to you soon again from another great place. Bye.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

More marketing questions? Call me at 0041-78-637-4314 and I am happy to help.

Make me a hero: Adidas case study

Make me a hero: Adidas case study

Hi people,

Welcome to Paradise. Seychelles Islands are not only a unique place for honeymooners, but it’s also a unique place for its rocks. Seychelles are unique in being the only mid-oceanic islands made of granite. Most islands this far from mainland are volcanic, coral and sand. Just take a look in the back how beautiful the rocks are. And there is even one right here in the middle of the ocean, massive granite.

Now loving marketing, today I would like to discuss with you a case study from Adidas. Fabio Tambosi’s team at Adidas take marketing to the next level because they listened to the consumers when they said, “don’t give me more heroes. Make me one”.

This is really putting the consumers at the center of their thinking.

This is what marketing is today. The way to go forward for you and me by putting humans back into the center of everything that we are doing.

Go and check out Adidas most recent campaigns on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/adidas/, get inspired and share your thoughts with me to open the discussion.

If you have marketing challenges you would like to discuss, reach out to me and I’m more than happy to assist. (My phone number: 0041-78-637-4314)

Now, remember, as long as the matter understands everything is going to be alright.

Have a good day. Greetings from the Seychelles islands and talk to you soon again for a very special place.

Greetings from a Swiss mountain guy;-)

Claude Oggier

Disclosure: By now I guess you know that I am a big fan of Mark Schaefers marketing vision and I found out about this amazing case study while reading the book “Marketing Rebellion” by Mark Schaefer. I adjusted the original story to make it resonate in a very simple way.

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