Celebrity endorsement is as old as advertising itself, spanning everything from Pope Leo XIII appearing on a poster for vin Mariani back in the late 1800s to Keiran Read giving Plumbing World the thumbs up to Homer Simpson designing ‘The Homer’. But the digital age has accelerated the trend and moved it in a different direction, with brands trying to cash in on the cachet of celebrities both traditional and new age. So how can they bask in the glow of these ‘influencers’? And how can they use imagery to make an impact? The next StopPress Presents event aims to uncover a few tricks of the trade.
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As a still-nascent format, digital video can be a confusing realm for brands to navigate. So do you need it? And if you do, then what? Facebook video or YouTube? Long form or short form? DIY or through a production or media company? Pre-roll, in-feed, standalone or the whole kit and kaboodle? Once you’ve built it, will they come? And if they do come, how do you measure success? Fortunately, we’ve gathered together a gang of big brains to answer those questions, guide you through some of the trends and help you get better results at an event on Tuesday September 22.
Marty Neumeier, best-selling author, designer and renowned business adviser, is on a mission to “revolutionise the way business does business in the 21st century”. And you can find out how he plans on doing that at an event on Friday 29 August where he will share his insights on modern brands and the importance of being credible in an age of transparency.