This proposal fulfils IST KA III.1.1, III.2.2 and II.1.1. Leading players will be: the World Federation of Advertisers, European Association of Advertising Agencies, Internet Advertising Bureau, International Electronic Publishing Research Centre, and their leading members as well as Turku business school. The research will define the principles governing interactive advertising in marketing communications and the socio-economic and cultural influences on these principles throughout the EU. It will stimulate job creation, action convergence, and benchmark advertisers' aspirations against best global practice, analyse business models and clarify disintermediation. The research will provide creative ideas for interactive advertising. It will test these new concepts in practice.
1. To stimulate interactive advertising and contribute to EU job creation;
2. By socio-economic research, to define advertising aspirations for interactivity;
3. By applied research, to define the principles governing effectiveness and measurement, drivers of creativity, functionality;
4. To identify the way these principles apply to interactive platforms: Internet, interactive TV, WAP;
5. To explore organisational structures to which interactive and non-interactive communications are synergistic or disintermediating;
6. Using experiments in industry, to relate the generic principles underlying interactive advertising to new ad design approaches;
7. To study a variety of brand characteristics;
8. To define by analysis the organisational and process changes needed to front and back office of all players and business model modifications;
9. By desk research and benchmarking to define the generic tools, systems and skills needed in the advertising supply chain.
1. Active-ad will bring together parties in the advertising supply chain - advertisers, ad-agencies, Internet advertising bureaux, interactive TV providers, media buyers, media owners (all media), existing media research committees, academics experienced in the socio-economics of media research and representatives of ICT including those involved in WAP;
2. By desk research and interview, the project will define the aspirations and success criteria sought by advertisers to be gained from ad-interactivity;
3. Through focus groups, active-ad will define new creative approaches to interactive ad-formats within marketing communications;
4. By socio-economic research active-ad will define interactive advertising principles to be evaluated by practical research within the work programmes of leading industry players;
5. The team will coordinate practical research to identify principles, advertiser aspirations and new design concepts;
6. Active-ad will produce recommendations and guidelines covering new business models, new organisational structures, new systems and tools needed to optimise the contribution of interactive advertising to the growth of the EU Single Market; it will contribute to job creation in the content industries by raising competencies in industry;
7. Results will be produced based on the work of leading players and thus have credibility; they will outline a programme for development.
1. Definition of advertisers aspirations and new creative interactive ad-formats;
2. Evaluation of experimentations concerning aspirations and new formats;
3. Guidelines for new organisational models in the advertising supply chain;
4. Recommendations for results implementation and a strategy for interactive advertising.
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