Our latest CultureRate:Ad study explores multicultural consumers’ reaction to USA Today’s official statement on Black Lives Matter.
Effective ads require cultural fluency, the ability to use culture to efficiently and effectively connect across consumer segments.
Built on a framework of a deep understanding of the cultural and emotional influences that inform how consumers from diverse backgrounds process ads, CultureRate:Ad helps you connect across culture.
Without Cultural Fluency, Brands Risk Major Backlash from Ads
The cultural transformation of the American consumer poses major creative challenges in advertising. Do your ads have what it takes to connect with diverse America?
CultureRate:Ad helps marketers develop more efficient ad campaigns and executions.
Advertising traditionally is caught in a trade-off between effective campaigns for dedicated multicultural segments, like Hispanic and Black, vs effective campaigns for the “general market.”
We help you transcend this trade-off. Leveraging CultureRate:Ad, our ad testing methodology, we find the sweet spot in nuance, storyline and representation that links cultural perspectives and deepens cultural resonance in general marketing campaigns while making dedicated marketing more effective.
Get more from your integrated ad campaigns or improve performance of targeted ad campaigns.
The Ad Cultural Fluency Quotient (A-CFQ) at the core of CultureRate:Ad is a powerful metric that improves favorability and purchase intention.
We measure four key experiences felt by survey respondents that reflect their cultural perspective.
Use A-CFQ to understand how your executions are helping you pivot to be more inclusive of high-growth consumers while maintaining your connection to core consumers. Build culturally fluent creative that avoid the risks of the resonance trap or the risky pivot. A-CFQ takes your ad testing a step further by deciphering the drivers of favorability and purchase intent.
Quantify Groundswell and Backlash
Amplify the insights from your ad’s A-CFQ scores with Groundswell and Backlash metrics.
These metrics take conventional brand favorability a step further. We quantify the degree to which an ad can “flip” perception from positive to negative or vice versa. A startling 20-25% of consumers experience a “flip” in perception after watching just one ad, depending on the category.
Combining A-CFQ and Backlash metrics for each demographic segment reveal dynamics that make your ad successful.
Monthly CultureRate:Ad studies identify ads that resonate with the “New Wave,” consumers aged 18 to 39.
New Wavers grew up with far more diverse peers than any generation in American history. They look to brands to represent the diversity of their daily lives in advertising.
CultureRate:Ad studies examine how ads within specific categories or industries rank on A-CFQ for each segment in the New Wave. Members can see how well ads rank on A-CFQ by race and ethnicity, and by Hispanic acculturation.
Use CultureRate:Ad to evaluate creative and augment standard testing with deep cultural insights into ad performance.
Clients use our CultureRate:Ad methodology on a custom basis to evaluate in-process creative, compare Spanish language and English language executions, and perform portfolio-level analysis to set creative strategy.
But there’s more. In combination with attitudes and usage studies, clients embed our proprietary cultural attributes profiling tool to gain powerful new insights into the connection between brand equities and positioning statements and cultural traits of target consumers by segment and ad performance.
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In our latest CultureRate:Ad study, we measured the Cultural Fluency of Heineken’s responsive advertisement, “Connections”.
In this CultureRate:Brand study for personal care brands, we had the opportunity to test Fenty Beauty, a makeup line started by music superstar Rihanna in 2017.
CultureRate:Ad and CultureRate:Brand are major new initiatives that provide a solution to our members’ mounting need for a comprehensive, ongoing analysis of the cultural fluency of branding and advertising.
As brands pre-released their ads before Super Bowl LIII, we curated a selection to put through our CultureRate:Ad analytics process. In the days preceding the big game, we tested 16 ads on a nationally-representative sample of American consumers.