There is a distinct Amazon approach to advertising, and its taking control of the rest of retail media.
To be successful within the walled garden platform, brands need to be greatly focused on search. They also end up being familiar with seeing advertisement costs factored as an incremental part of general sales.
Spectrum Brands honed its marketing technique on Amazon. Now, its bringing metrics like share of search and ACOS (marketing as expense of sale) to its broader open web advertising and analytics, said Lenny Glick, the companys head of ecommerce marketing and business intelligence.
Spectrum, which operates a portfolio of manufacturing and individual care brand names such as Black+ Decker and Remington, is branching into programmatic retail media alongside CommerceIQ, its ecommerce advertising software application. CommerceIQ, which is also broadening its footprint, recently partnered with Criteo and is developing items for seller platforms like Walmart Connect and Targets Roundel.
For the previous couple years, Spectrum utilized CommerceIQ to manage its Amazon marketing, Glick said. A typical programmatic metric like return on advertisement spend (ROAS) is “benchmarked and pegged” to the cost of advertising, but not always to real incremental service growth.
” This permits us to use that same method to Target and to Lowes, to call a number of the essential retail players to us,” he stated of CommerceIQs offer with Criteo– which works with those retailers.
The closer merchants get to the ecommerce purchase, the more theyll be illuminated by Glicks marketing system within Spectrum. In-house, they run a retail media team that targets point-of-sale ads (in-store or ecommerce shopping where deals are a click away) and a marketing team for brand name marketing.

Even a couple of years earlier, online retail media projects featured post-campaign or interim reports on sponsored item clicks and store sales lift, however not the type of information Spectrum wishes to enhance advertisement invest, Glick stated.
If a brand promotes a product with a merchant in a specific market, which merchant also discounted the rate or ran vouchers for that product, the brand name might really have an unprofitable dive in shop sales– which would just be reported as a dive in store sales. The brand may have invested heavily to acquire some new consumers who are more thinking about the discount rate than the product, and cost a discount to numerous consumers who would have purchased at the typical, lucrative cost.
That sort of ACOS data, which Glick stated are the overall components of incremental development, are built into Amazons marketing platform, and are only now acquiring adoption across the web.
When a project must be enhanced based upon typical KPIs such as click-through rates, last-click sales or ROI, Spectrums marketers need to take a more hands-on approach. None of those metrics align with what Spectrum really wants from its advertisement invest: enhanced discoverability in search indexes and online retail, and incremental customer development. And so those projects need constant modification to remain on track.
” If we can set the campaign by the KPIs were choosing, then we can let the platform make the hundreds of tactical choices,” he stated. “Any opportunity to get my team out of that tactical decision-making mode to leveraging automation, thats a good place to head towards.”