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Should CPGs increase focus on consumer data?

January 13th, 2015 | Posted by Evan Newkirk in Manufacturing - (Comments Off on Should CPGs increase focus on consumer data?)

Historically, consumer goods companies have been limited in the ways they can interact with their end consumers and collect data about them.  Retail partners, with their direct contact with the end consumer, have owned the lion’s share of the data, leaving CPGs with access only to data that is shared or can be purchased.  However, in recent years, the evolution of additional channels has allowed CPGs to expand beyond traditional data sources and begin to create their own customer-focused databases. (more…)

How can manufacturers maximize the ROI of online ads?

November 24th, 2014 | Posted by Haley Jackson in Manufacturing - (Comments Off on How can manufacturers maximize the ROI of online ads?)

Over the years, manufacturers have refined their strategies for investing in POS displays, in-store signage, endcaps, and free-standing inserts to attract customers to their products in stores. More recently, manufacturers have increasingly allocated spend to paid search and online advertisements to assert a digital presence for their products. While it is relatively straightforward to measure the online sales impact of these digital advertising investments, it is much more difficult to confidently determine the effect that online investments have on in-store sales. Without an understanding of the complete sales impact across channels, manufacturers cannot be sure of the true ROI of online advertising.

Manufacturers can leverage in-market testing to measure the offline sales impact attributable to online advertising and glean insights to improve the effectiveness of future investments. Results from such tests can answer key questions to help maximize manufacturers’ return on digital marketing investments, such as: (more…)

How Can Manufacturers Leverage Data to Identify Performance Drivers?

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted by Dan Schreff in Manufacturing - (Comments Off on How Can Manufacturers Leverage Data to Identify Performance Drivers?)

Watch APT SVP Aaron Fidler discuss how CPG manufacturers can benefit from using flexible and deeper analytics that bring together multiple data sets to understand which factors are driving performance.

How are manufacturers using customer targeting to optimize their media strategy?

August 6th, 2013 | Posted by Dan Schreff in Manufacturing - (Comments Off on How are manufacturers using customer targeting to optimize their media strategy?)

APT President Patrick O’Reilly discusses how the explosion of data and new media channels has provided an opportunity for consumer products companies to target and tailor their media strategy to drive better returns.

How Are Manufacturers Maximizing Profitability Across Initiatives?

May 28th, 2013 | Posted by Dan Schreff in Manufacturing - (Comments Off on How Are Manufacturers Maximizing Profitability Across Initiatives?)

APT President Patrick O’Reilly discusses trends and analytics in the manufacturing industry