Havas Sports & Entertainment’s FANS.PASSIONS.BRANDS Music Study

 

Selon l’étude Fans.Passions.Brands, menée en mai dernier par Havas Sports & Entertainment auprès de 18.000 personnes (13+) issues de 17 pays, dont la Belgique, parmi les 98% de la population mondiale qui écoutent de la musique, quasiment les trois-quarts considèrent que les partenariats musicaux renforcent l’image de marque. 70% pensent qu’ils permettent aux marques de se différencier et 62% disent que de tels partenariats les motivent à essayer les produits et services des marques concernées.

 

Si la musique est universelle, sa consommation diffère en fonction de ses origines culturelles, de son éducation ou encore de sa sensibilité… Chacun vit sa propre expérience que l’étude de Havas S&E segmente en cinq profils :

 

 > The Mixologist : 24% de la population mondiale

 

Ils sont considérés comme les fers de lance du “Shuffle Age”. Ils sont 76% à se considérer comme des experts et passent d’un genre à l’autre, sans distinction. Toujours connectés, la musique les accompagne tout le temps. Ils sortent beaucoup et sont avides de concerts.

 

> The Vocalist : 23% de la population mondiale

 

Pour eux, la musique est une passion, presqu’une une science, qui s’apprend et se pratique. 73% adorent chanter plus ou moins régulièrement et 32% jouent d’un instrument. On les retrouve notamment, dans une proportion importante, en Chine.

 

> The Collector : 20% de la population mondiale

La musique qu’ils écoutent est liée à leur identité, elles ne font qu’un. Dès les premières notes de leurs chansons préférées, 72% se sentent transportés dans un souvenir marquant de leur vie. On retrouve ce profil d’individus dans la même proportion dans tous les pays.

 

 > The Listener : 19% de la population mondiale

 

89% d’entre eux préfèrent écouter leur musique chez eux. A la page des dernières tendances musicales grâce à leur entourage (ou leurs enfants), on les retrouve particulièrement en France, au Royaume-Uni et en Allemagne.

 

> The Groupie : 14% de la population mondiale

 

Ils incarnent la catégorie de fans inconditionnels et sont 38% à le revendiquer. En complète immersion lors des concerts, ils sont prêts à tout pour obtenir un selfie. Ils se laissent souvent captiver par les télé-crochets. On retrouve particulièrement ce profil en Amérique Latine.

Bravo BETC & Havas Media ! La campagne Lacoste remporte le Grand Prix Effie Awards

Lors de la 22e soirée de l’efficacité de la communication étaient remis les très convoités prix Effie qui récompensent les annonceurs et leurs agences sur la base de l’efficacité mesurée et prouvée de leurs campagnes de communication. Grand vainqueur cette année, Lacoste avec le vertigineux baiser de «Life is a beautiful sport» mis en musique par BETC (agence médias : Havas Media ). Pour ce cru organisé par l’AACC et l’UDA, trente campagnes ont été récompensées dont dix d’un Effie d’Or

Le Grand saut en chiffres

Si Lacoste voulait recréer de la désirabilité avec ce positionnement, le pari est gagné et le petit croco s’incarne désormais en une marque de la pop culture . “Life is a Beautiful Sport” réancre au cœur de son discours les valeurs sportives de la marque tout en les connectant aux aspirations d’une cible moderne et urbaine. L’ensemble du dispositif de communication (dont le film « le Grand Saut ») a créé le bruit escompté autour de la marque. Les résultats  : forte croissance du chiffre d’affaires (+ 11 % lors des prises de parole de la marque en 2014 vs mêmes périodes de 2013), progression soutenue des ventes en volume (+ 8 % en 2014 vs 2013) ; image renforcée notamment sur des items de marque liés à la modernité et à la désirabilité (“me fait rêver” : + 15 points, “créative et innovante” : + 13 points, “contemporaine et moderne” : + 11 points. Source Lacoste BHT 2014 vs 2012).

Havas : Yannick Bolloré envisage la fin 2015 ”avec confiance et enthousiasme” (CB News)

Source: Havas : Yannick Bolloré envisage la fin 2015 ”avec confiance et enthousiasme’

Le groupe Havas a publié jeudi un chiffre d’affaires en hausse de 15,7 % au troisième trimestre, à 516 millions d’euros, tiré notamment par le dynamisme des marchés nord-américain et asiatique. Sur les trois premiers trimestres de l’année, le chiffre d’affaires est en hausse de 18,1 % sur un an, à 1,55 milliard d’euros. La croissance organique (hors variations de change et périmètre), indicateur-clef du secteur, ressort à 5,5 % sur le trimestre sous revue et 6,0 % pour les neuf premiers mois de l’exercice, a précisé Havas. Le PDG du groupe, Yannick Bolloré, a dit “envisager la fin de l’année 2015 avec confiance et enthousiasme”, en dépit d’une décélération au second semestre.

La croissance organique devrait atteindre 5 % sur l’ensemble de l’exercice, comme prévu, a-t-il estimé lors d’une conférence d’analystes.

Les “tendances de décélération” devraient se traduire par une hausse organique de seulement 2 % au quatrième trimestre, a indiqué M. Bolloré, rappelant que le groupe avait très bien fini l’année dernière et part donc de haut. Le rythme de croissance a ralenti entre juillet et septembre par rapport au premier semestre, sauf dans la région Asie-Pacifique (où l’activité reste relativement réduite pour Havas).

L’Amérique du Nord est la région la plus dynamique, avec une croissance organique de 7,3 % au 3e trimestre (+8,5% sur neuf mois), progressant bien plus vite qu’en Europe où la performance reste “solide” (+4,7% au troisième trimestre et sur neuf mois). La hausse s’essouffle en France, où la croissance organique n’a atteint que 0,6 % au troisième trimestre, contre 1,8 % sur neuf mois, tandis que l’activité reste soutenue en Allemagne, en Espagne, et surtout au Royaume-Uni.

A contrario, “nos agences en Amérique Latine sont pénalisées par le contexte économique tendu au Brésil et au Mexique, mais réussissent néanmoins à enregistrer une croissance positive sur les neuf premiers mois de l’année”, de 1,8 %, a noté le patron du groupe. “Avec une offre totalement intégrée qui s’appuie sur toutes les expertises du groupe, nous apportons une vraie valeur ajoutée à nos clients et figurons comme une entreprise attractive pour les meilleurs talents de l’industrie”, a relevé Yannick Bolloré.

GRP Media Vision Day in 20 Quotes (Source: MediaSpecs)

1st GRP Media Vision Day: “CONTENT SHOWS THE WAY”

The importance of content for the reinforcement of
brand equity, developments & partnerships

22 SEPTEMBER 2015

Summary in 20 quotes by MediaSpecs

Full Article in MediaSpecs Insights: http://insights.mediaspecs.be/dossier/grp-media-vision-day-2015-20-powerful-quotes-day-after

First GRP Media Vision Day – Joeri Van den Bergh: Who’s up NXT? A cross-generational view on NextGen marketing

1st GRP Media Vision Day: “CONTENT SHOWS THE WAY”

The importance of content for the reinforcement of
brand equity, developments & partnerships

22 SEPTEMBER 2015

John Porter, CEO Telenet:
“We are in this together and need to skate where the puck is going.”

Olivier Robert-Murphy, Chief of Possibilities, Universal Music Group:
“By cleverly embracing data, insight and creative instinct, and by leaving the world of the 4P’s behind, it is now time to create meaningful relationships between brands and fans.”

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Maria Garrido, Global Head of Data & Consumer Insight, Havas Group:
“67% of brands could disappear and nobody cares… What does that mean?”

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Joeri Van den Bergh, Managing Partner Insites:
“The current young population is the most diverse and best educated generation ever. They have been shaped by technology and are true marketing game changers. Old handbook marketing approaches are bound to fail with this large consumer demographic.”

7 top speakers will explain their vision on content strategies and the development of values behind brands and media.

Amazon offers nationwide discount on back of Havas Meaningful Brands survey, as it launches John Lewis-style ad | The Drum

Amazon offers nationwide discount on back of Havas Meaningful Brands survey, as it launches John Lewis-style ad | The Drum.

Amazon is offering Brits a £10 discount on any order over £50 on the back of a Havas Media survey, amid wider marketing activity to promote its Prime service which kicked off over the weekend (31 July).

The results of Havas’ ‘Meaningful Brands’ global study, which involved over 20,000 people in the UK, were revealed earlier this year but only recently received wider industry recognition.

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The Meaningful Brands metric was related to how consumers’ quality of life and wellbeing connects with brands at both a human and business level. Specifically, it looked at the role brands play in communities, how they impact self-esteem, healthy lifestyles, connectivity with friends and family, making lives easier, fitness and happiness as well as marketplace factors such as quality and price of goods.

Amazon topped the list in the UK, with 64 per cent of people saying they would care if the retailer disappeared. M&S and John Lewis – viewed as ‘ethical’ heritage brands – followed Amazon, with discount retailer Aldi and Sainsbury’s rounding off the top five.

To say thank you, Amazon has rolled out the £10 off promotion.

“We are grateful to customers for ranking Amazon #1 across Britain’s retailers,” said Christopher North, managing director at Amazon UK.  “You can count on us to continue working hard to set ever-higher standards for customer experience.”

The ‘BIGTHANKS’ promotion coincides with the roll out of a UK marketing campaign to bolster uptake of its Prime service.

The ad takes a different approach to previous Amazon activity, which has previously relied on consumer testimoials to woo new shoppers. Instead, the brand has followed the likes of John Lewis and Nationwide in running more emotive led creative in order to showcase what their services mean to customers rather than focus on the more funcitonal benefits.

To that end, Amazon’s latest ad follows the story of a little boy on the first day of nursery.He is showen nervously trying to fit in, as his anxious father watches through a window. His dad is then seen buying something via the Amazon mobile app, before the ad cuts to the next day when the little boy arrives at nursery wearing a superman costume.

It ends on the line: ‘Millions of ways to save the day, delivered in one day’.

Prime is Amazon’s key asset in its ambitious plan to create an ecosystem where users will spend more time and money. Over the past six-months it has ramped up its strategy to sign up new members, namely with the launch of the Prime Day last month.

Open only to Prime members, it offered discounts across thousands of goods for 24 hours. Amazon has not yet offered data on how many new members it attracted, but claims that global order growth increased 18 per cent on Prime Day versus the same day last year

Havas Media Group launches a next-generation “Meta Quality Barometer” to increase online inventory quality and tackle ad fraud

Havas Media Group launches a next-generation “Meta Quality Barometer” to increase online inventory quality and tackle ad fraud.

eMarketer confirms that ad fraud is a top concern for both media buyers (33%) and suppliers (44%), and both groups also show great concern for ad viewability (21% and 15%)1.
Adledge estimates that only 42% of all impressions served were considered ‘visible’ according to the definition of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and 8% were displayed in a potentially damaging context for the advertiser2.
White Ops recently reported that non-human traffic (aka bots) alone will cost digital advertisers worldwide over $6.3 billion this year3.

To improve media inventory and campaign quality, Havas Media Group announced today the launch of a unique Meta Quality Barometer, based on a comprehensive, inclusive approach to data. The Meta Quality Barometer from Artemis Alliance delivers continuously updated data across global, pluri-media campaigns, to share with all stakeholders (technology partners, media publishers and clients) to optimise investments.

Dominique Delport, Global Managing Director of Havas Media Group explains:

“Confidence in data quality is a critical issue for our industry. The scale of fraudulent inventory generated by sophisticated ‘bots’ is extremely concerning and neither media vendors nor agencies are safe. We need to bring trust and clarity back for our clients. For these reasons Havas has invested in our best-in-class Artemis Alliance data platform for over a decade. Now it manages 100% of our online campaigns, harvesting over 300 billion secure and disaggregated data points each year and was recently awarded ISO27001 certification by Bureau Veritas. Its focus – to create an actionable measurement for viewability, brand protection, media inventory and campaign quality.

As a result, we are delighted to launch the first Meta Quality Barometer for our industry. Helping us to connect the dots of the most advanced tech providers, delivering a unique and systematic “meta” barometer on data integrity, security and brand safety. This will facilitate and boost our communications with media owners to increase the quality of inventory for our clients. I am extremely proud of the teams in Artemis Alliance who have formalised a systematic approach to challenging industry practices so that we can help to provide better business solutions for our clients and media partners.” adds Dominique Delport.

Leveraging its extensive experience in handling event level data, Artemis Alliance collects detailed and raw data from all of its technology partners (Adledge, Catchpoint, ClarityAd, Hub’Scan, WhiteOps, Integral Ad Science and Peer39/Sizmek). That data, at its most granular level, is used to analyse and score the quality of the media inventory by industry, by market and by media owner.

Rob Griffin, EVP, Media Futures & Innovation, Havas Media Group summarises:

“This is a win-win deal. We can now pull in data from across all screens, technology companies and media partners to provide the first external, objective review of outcomes across the five critical areas of Compliance, Experience, Impact, Context and Traffic. While we can’t guarantee 100% viewability or zero fraud, we can make a commitment to our clients and our publishers to improve the quality of inventory available and make the information clear and easy to activate. The ultimate win, therefore, will be for clients, who will benefit from smarter solutions and cleaner data to drive investments and business decisions.”

Using these data, the Meta Quality Barometer covers five main areas:

1.Compliance: Matching impressions against purchased media 
Artemis Alliance rates media owners’ compliance with campaign directives: promise (purchased versus delivered media) and technical qualifications (specifications and requirements). Artemis Alliance constantly audits both tagging systems (with partner Hub’Scan) and creative work provided for each campaign (with partner ClarityAd).

2.Experience: User experience 
Artemis Alliance takes into account user experience and user interaction with campaign messages, in particular how long it takes for pages and ads to load for users (with partner Catchpoint), as well as where the ads are located on the page.

3.Impact: Viewability and performance auditing
Artemis Alliance can correlate performance (in particular in terms of audience) and viewability of media campaigns, to gauge their impact, through automatic and personalized tracking for each advertiser and for each action.

4.Context: Media content and brand safety
Brand safety services are codes inserted in campaign tags which allow Artemis Alliance to protect a brand’s image, quantify the number of blocked impressions (undesirable context), and identify the context where these impressions were delivered (with partners Adledge, Peer39).

5.Traffic: Securing campaign distribution
To combat the rise of illegitimate Internet traffic worldwide, Artemis Alliance provides teams with both manual and technological solutions. Media teams identify and blacklist all suspect URLs based on abnormal click-rates, coded URLs and pages without ads. Artemis Alliance also works with several anti-fraud technology solutions to better protect our campaign results (with partners Adledge, Peer39, Integral Ad Science, White Ops, etc).

Top scoring Meaningful Brands enjoy a Share of Wallet 46% higher than low performers

Top scoring Meaningful Brands enjoy a Share of Wallet 46% higher than low performers.

Havas’ Meaningful Brands® 2015 study reveals that:

1. Meaningful Brands can increase their Share of Wallet by seven times and on average gain 46% more Share of Wallet than less Meaningful Brands
2. Top Meaningful Brands deliver marketing KPI outcomes that are double that of lower scoring brands
3. Meaningful Brands outperform the stock market by 133%, with the top 25 scorers delivering an annual return of nearly 12% – 6.7 times that of the STOXX 1800 stock index

Meaningful Brands®– Havas’ metric of brand strength – is the first global study to show how our quality of life and wellbeing connects with brands at both a human and business level. It’s unique in both scale – 1,000 brands, 300,000 people, 34 countries – and scope (12 industries). The research covers all aspects of people’s lives, including the impact on our collective wellbeing (the role brands play in our communities and the communities we care about), in our personal wellbeing (self-esteem, healthy lifestyles, connectivity with friends and family, making our lives easier, fitness and happiness) and marketplace factors, which relate to product performance such as quality and price.

The results of Havas’ Meaningful Brands® analysis revealed that a brand’s “Share of Wallet” – a metric used to measure the percentage spent with a brand vs. the total annual expenditure within its category is on average 46% higher for Meaningful Brands and can be up to as much as seven times larger.

Furthermore, the performance of Marketing KPIs set by top Meaningful Brands can grow at twice the rate of those set by lower scoring Meaningful Brands.  For example, for every 10% increase in meaningfulness, a brand can increase its purchase and repurchase intent by 6% and price premiums by 10.4%. This statistically proves that a brand’s meaningfulness is a key driver of KPIs success.

Meaningful Brands outperform the stock market by nearly seven fold, with top scorers delivering an annual return of 11.76% – nearly seven times higher than the STOXX 1800 stock index. Not only do top scorers in Meaningful Brands 2015 outperform the stock market by 133%, the gap has widened since 2013 (120%).

A unified tracking tool for CEOs and Marketing Directors

Meaningful Brands® 2015 demonstrates that brands that contribute significantly to our quality of life are rewarded with stronger business results – they earn a “Return on Meaning”. Return on Meaning measures the potential business benefits gained by a brand when it is seen to improve our wellbeing.

This provides us with the first unified tracking tool for CEOs and Marketing Directors. It measures the impact of increases in a brand’s meaningfulness and how it affects each marketing KPI, the brand’s Share of Wallet and its performance on the stock market.

Dominique Delport, Global Managing Director, Havas Media Group summarises:

“Great marketing has a cumulative effect as it’s shared – it naturally flows and gains momentum. We will only share ideas if brands do stuff that matters to us. We now look to brands for meaningful connections – big or small. By understanding this, our Meaningful Brands project becomes central to how brands communicate in this new organic world.

This year, we’ve tackled one of the big issues for our industry – if meaningfulness is so crucial, how do you measure and create it in a way that CEOs can buy into, and marketers can evaluate? Our 2015 project pulls in data that spans across stock market, share of wallet and marketing KPIs enabling CEOs and CMOs to work together and crack the code to meaningfulness.”

Top Meaningful Brands and sector trends as Consumer Electronics dominates

The top ten global performers for 2015 are Samsung, Google, Nestlé, Bimbo, Sony, Microsoft, Nivea, Visa, IKEA and Intel. Following these leaders are HP, Dove (Unilever), Walmart, Gillette (P&G), Knorr (Unilever), Kellogg’s, Amazon, PayPal, Honda and Carrefour.

Brands with the largest percentage increase since the last analysis in 2013 are Honda, LG, ING and AXA.
Top performing categories worldwide are Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Food, Personal Care and Retail. Technology brands account for nearly one third of the top 50 global Meaningful Brands, with 3 out of top 5 brands from this sector – Samsung, Google and Sony.

This 2015 analysis shows that size is not a barrier to meaningfulness, with smaller brands outperforming larger brands. For example Honda vs. Toyota or Ford; PayPal vs. MasterCard and Uniqlo vs. Zara or H&M.
In 2015 top performers stand out for making a meaningful difference to our personal wellbeing by delivering more tangible benefits. However, the results from the 2015 study show that there is no one size fits all formula, but many different pathways to meaningfulness.

Most people do not care if 74% of brands disappeared

Most people would not care if 74% of brands disappeared and less than 28% of brands improve our quality of life and wellbeing. These figures have remained stable over the last 5 years showing that in many developed countries the disconnect between brands and people has become the new norm.

Being meaningful is a more important brand driver than trust

The percentage of brands people trust in North America is only 22% and 31% in Western Europe.  The percentage of brands which contribute positively to our quality of life and wellbeing is much lower at 3% and 7% in these markets respectively. Even where levels of trust are high, for example in Developing Asia (78%), the figures show that levels of meaningfulness, i.e. a brand’s contribution to our quality of life and wellbeing, fall behind at 38%.

What these figures suggest is that trust is no longer enough, but more of a pre-requisite. Meaningfulness however is a key driver for brands that wish to deepen connections and play a greater role in people’s lives.

Geographical polarisation continues to rise

The figures also prove that global polarisation in the way people feel about brands continues to widen. This is especially strong in developing Asian markets, where people still care about 60% of brands, an attachment 10 times higher than in the West. Not only is the relationship healthier in developing Asian markets, the Returns on Meaning for brands are 30% higher.

In the West, more than 60% of people expect brands to play a role in their lives, but only one third perceive brands are delivering.  We see that in the West product functional benefits increase in importance in 2015 as people become increasingly skeptical. As brands push this functional relationship with people, commoditisation increases, the relationship weakens and the Returns on Meaning diminish. The result – brands in the West are attaining Returns on Meaning 30% lower than in developing Asian markets.

The percentage of brands seen to contribute positively towards our quality of life shows a staggering range from only 3% and 7% in North America and Western Europe respectively, to 38% in Latin America, 75% in developing Asia and sinking to 9% in developed Asia – i.e. Australia, Singapore and Japan.

Different pathways to meaningfulness, but a common pattern of engagement

Despite the no one size fits all formula, Meaningful Brands discovered a common pattern of engagement.
2015 results show that providing incentives/rewards are meaningful for 68% of people, followed by relevant information to learn more about and live customer support (both 61%). Besides rewards, providing people with educational experiences and solutions are meaningful for 57% and 53% of people worldwide. Once again however different sectors show different patterns – for example for the Telecoms industry Listening and Rapid Response are key, yet for the food industry it was more collective areas that dominated such as sustainable sourcing and employment record.

Maria Garrido, Global Head of Data & Consumer Insights, Havas Media Group concludes:

“Brands that enhance the wellbeing of people, communities and societies are more meaningful. In the West, we have a more functional relationship with brands so continuous innovation and product delivery is key. In high growth markets, the relationship between people and brands is one that focuses more on personal benefits. In these regions people look to brands to help them achieve economic status, better experiences and every-day inspiration.

By understanding what activity will resonate with certain global and local audiences, forward-thinking brands will not only be able to plan more meaningful campaigns, but will also be able to report on meaning as a powerful metric of success.”

For further information, please contact:-

Suzie Warner
Global Head of Communications
+44 (0)7968 450185
suzie.warner@havasmg.com

67% of the brands could disappear (Havas Media Meaningful Brands)

L’étude Meaningful Brands d’Havas Media représente à l’échelle mondiale un outil unique : 700 marques, plus de 134 000 consommateurs et 23 pays y sont analysés.Meaningful Brands mesure la contribution et l’impact des marques dans 13 sphères du bien-être individuel et collectif (santé, environnement, communauté, économie locale, sécurité financière, vie pratique, etc.) pour une vue à 360° sur la manière dont elles contribuent à la société. En 2015, plus 7.700 consommateurs belges ont été interrogés sur 70 marques de 12 secteurs différents.

Havas Group And Universal Music Group Form Global Music Data Alliance ((Viva)LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015)

Havas Group And Universal Music Group Form Global Music Data Alliance — LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —.

LAS VEGASJan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, announced the formation of the Global Music Data Alliance (GMDA), a unique partnership that will enable the billions of data points that UMG and its artists generate through music, ticket and merchandising sales, streaming, social media and airplay to be aggregated and contextually analyzed by Havas’ world-class algorithmic and data scientists.  The result will provide new revenue opportunities for UMG artists and labels by creating powerful marketing and advertising opportunities for brands.

The announcement was made by Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG, and Yannick Bollore, Chairman and CEO of Havas Group, at the 2015 International CES.

Lucian Grainge said, “Our commitment to artist development on a global scale has resulted in the industry’s best track record for identifying and breaking new stars.  But our commitment to artists doesn’t end there.  We want to continue to find new revenue and marketing opportunities for all of our artists around the world by leveraging our industry-leading big data tools and working with forward-thinking companies such as Havas to supercharge our efforts to realize previously untapped revenues from consumer brands and other new business partners.”

Havas Group And Universal Music Group Form Global Music Data Alliance -- LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Yannick Bollore said, “Music transmits emotions, cultural symbols, and values like no other form of creative expression. By managing the most successful artists and largest music communities in the world, Universal Music Group is at the forefront of the industry and has already gathered unique consumer insights and databases to empower its labels, artists and fans. This first Global Music Data Alliance will allow our clients and other brands to further expand the common passion they share about music with fans and create more meaningful experiences for them.”

Havas Group And Universal Music Group Form Global Music Data Alliance -- LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

As part of the initiative, UMG’s proprietary data across multiple artists and genres will be layered with Havas’ behavioral data to allow for a greater understanding of the correlation among artists, music fans and brands. This data includes not only music and video sales and streaming, but also social media and airplay, and even merchandising data from Bravado, UMG’s merchandising division, and ticket sales data from Vivendi Ticketing, which provides ticketing services for select UMG artists and events.  The result is a comprehensive view of music and music related consumption across a range of platforms.

New audience patterns and segments will be developed that can be applied across thousands of artists’ online and mobile properties, thus offering UMG labels, artists and advertisers unprecedented consumer insights which can be used to guide marketing and advertising opportunities for brands and artists alike.  With GMDA, artists will be able to monetize their fan bases more effectively by understanding the different characteristics of their fans and what specific offers and products will appeal to them.

Further, with GMDA, advertisers will be better able to identify which genres and which specific artists appeal to their consumer bases as well as the music-related opportunities that will attract those consumers. This will make the advertiser’s decision to invest in music-related marketing much more accountable and will allow labels and artists the opportunity to create a broader relationship and more integrated partnerships with brands than previously seen.

The launch of GMDA follows a 14-month research program overseen by Havas’ specialist sports and entertainment network, Havas Sports & Entertainment (HS&E), in collaboration with the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab (USC).

The first part of the global research study, entitled FANS.PASSIONS.BRANDS, identified eight logics of engagement resulting in dynamic fan profiles based on a person’s diverse levels of passion and how they interact with football (soccer). Wave two of this multi-methodology study will draw on and evolve these same nuances but with a specific focus on music.

Havas will leverage its group’s research and analysis teams along with some of the industry’s most innovative new start-ups from around the world that specialize in developing technology, to enable UMG and further GMDA partners to derive powerful insights around music and fan engagement.

About Havas Group
Havas is one of the world’s largest and most forward thinking global communications groups. Headquartered in Paris, employing 16,000 people in 120 countries, Havas is committed to being the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation, including data and mobile. To realise this, it is organised to leverage innovation and collaboration between its core teams: Havas Creative Group and Havas Media Group. Havas Creative Group incorporates the Havas Worldwide network (havasworldwide.com), 316 offices in 75 countries, the Arnold micro-network (arn.com), 15 agencies in 12 countries, as well as several leading agencies including BETC. Havas Media Group (havasmediagroup.com) operates in over 100 countries, and incorporates 4 major commercial brands: Havas Media (havasmedia.com), Arena Media (arena-media.com), Forward Media and Havas Sports & Entertainment (havas-se.com). Further information about Havas is available on the company’s website: havas.com

About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide.
Universal Music Group’s labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company.
Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.

About Vivendi Ticketing
Vivendi Ticketing comprises the ticketing businesses See Tickets in the UK and the US, as well as Digitick Group in France. Both businesses specialize in the retail and distribution of tickets for live entertainment, sport and cultural events, in addition to providing operating platforms for venues to run their own ticketing services.
Vivendi Ticketing processes annually over 40 million tickets and counts the Eiffel Tower, the Palace of Versailles, Manchester City Football Club and Glastonbury amongst thousands of other clients.
The business also operates as an internal service provider to other Vivendi businesses notably Universal Music Group.

SOURCE Universal Music Group