The Mars Agency brings its Retail Media Report Card to New Zealand – Campaign Brief NZ

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The Mars Agency brings its Retail Media Report Card to New Zealand

To assist manufacturers effectively consider their spending choices throughout retail media networks in New Zealand and Australia, The Mars Company developed a scorecard that assesses the capabilities of main platforms throughout key standards required to optimally plan, execute, and measure efficient retail media applications.


With spending on retail media promoting in New Zealand growing exponentially every year, this distinctive scorecard comes on the heels of The Mars Company’s enlargement into the New Zealand market when the corporate acquired The In Group, New Zealand’s prime model activation company, earlier this yr.

The Mars Company is sharing a public model of the extra detailed Report Card it shares with purchasers, to catalogue the progress being made throughout native networks. That is to encourage transparency and the event of trade requirements for efficient analysis that may enhance the collaborative course of between retailers and types.

This, the area’s solely Retail Media Report Card, is offered now. The Report Card evaluates the capabilities of eight main networks throughout New Zealand and Australia within the grocery, pharmacy, liquor, and ecommerce sectors. It examines 62 key capabilities throughout 5 efficiency areas — concentrating on, measurement, media alternatives, innovation, and partnership — and identifies the “desk stakes” that each one efficient networks ought to provide.

Says Sally Tobin, managing director ANZ at The Mars Company: “The state of retail media networks in New Zealand and Australia displays a dynamic and quickly evolving panorama, characterised by innovation, competitors, and the hunt for shopper engagement and loyalty.

“We’ve been serving to our model purchasers make sense of those growing market complexities and establish the perfect investments for his or her media {dollars}. This Report Card is a software we use to arm them with the intelligence they should do exactly that.”

Entrepreneurs already view retail media as an unprecedented alternative to achieve shoppers all through the acquisition funnel and all the way down to the point-of-purchase, which makes these retailer-owned channels a horny possibility for his or her digital advertising and marketing {dollars}.

In-store media alternatives are already a key piece of the retail media providing in ANZ, in distinction to different world areas the place networks focus nearly solely on digital alternatives. Main retailers are build up sizable operations: Woolworths’ Cartology already has a considerable providing in each New Zealand and Australia.

Since late 2022, The Mars Company’s US group has launched a quarterly Report Card that has turn into a priceless evaluation software for each manufacturers and the retail media networks themselves. The company’s European group additionally not too long ago launched their second version.

Says Ethan Goodman, EVP of commerce media at The Mars Company: “The Mars Company is influencing and managing a couple of billion {dollars} US in retail media globally, and this enlargement of our Report Card is our dedication to a different area experiencing immense development.”

Says Dani Carlo, ANZ commerce media and measurement director at The Mars Company: “We took learnings from our US group and labored intently with retailers right here to develop this Report Card as a software to assist each manufacturers and retailers.”

The Report Card shall be up to date quarterly to replicate the continuing efforts of those networks to enhance their capabilities and construct stronger, more practical partnerships with manufacturers.

New Zealand’s prime model activation company, The In Group, was acquired by The Mars Company earlier this yr. This acquisition established The Mars Company as considered one of ANZ’s foremost model activation companions for manufacturers and retailers. It united The In Group with XPO Manufacturers, Australia’s main shopper and retail expertise company. The Mars Company acquired XPO Manufacturers in early 2022 to achieve their first entry into the ANZ market.

To request a duplicate of the Retail Media Report Card, please obtain right here or e mail


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