On-Demand Webinar

No Distancing Required: Developing Effective Ad Campaigns in the Age of COVID-19

As US consumers continue to chart an uncertain course through the storm of COVID-19, brands struggle with knowing how to reach out – what messages will seem helpful and appropriate in such chaotic times.

In this on-demand webinar, we look at smart strategic and tactical approaches to developing, assessing, and monitoring ads during the pandemic. GfK’s Jon Brand and Melissa Sheila Garcia explore ways to

  • tap into key themes of well-received campaigns responding to COVID-19
  • monitor competitive online ad activity – even targeted “dark” marketing – during the pandemic
  • get reliable insights on consumers’ reactions to brand creative
  • maximize the short-term engagement – and long-term memorability – of ads

The webinar draws on GfK’s partnership with BrandTotal – a real-time competitive intelligence platform capturing social media activity – and GfK’s own Ad Fit Optimizer (AFO) tool for optimizing ad creative.


Jon Brand – SVP, Marketing Effectiveness, GfK

Melissa Sheila Garcia – VP, Strategy & Product Innovation, GfK



Webinar Series - COVID-19: What's Next for Consumers and Brands 

Check out the past webinars in our series: 


COVID-19: How Disruption Is Driving Consumer Transformation

In this webinar, GfK draws on the latest wave of data from its benchmark study of the current crisis – the Coronavirus Consumer Pulse – and provides context through our longitudinal Consumer Life trend research. This invaluable session explores

  • major consumer trends that are being reinforced by the crisis
  • habits and attitudes that are undergoing fundamental shifts
  • how these developments will shape physical and digital lifestyles – and the types of products and services consumers will seek out in the future

New Insights for a Changing Consumer Landscape

Reaction to the COVID-19 virus is upending markets and consumer behavior everywhere. To help you understand where we are – and what might be coming next -- GfK experts share their latest insights. This session answers such key questions as:

  • How is consumer behavior evolving over the course of the crisis?
  • What do consumers expect from brands in this new environment?
  • How is this experience impacting attitudes generally?
  • Which behaviors seem more likely to become established?

Shopping During the Pandemic: How COVID-19 Is Transforming FMCG Buying Behavior

GfK’s National Shopper Lab – representing 96 million grocery and drug store shoppers – provides a near-real-time window on the effects of the Coronavirus at the cash register. In this session, we explore how this transformation is playing out in key FMCG categories – and what the implications may be for brand trial and loyalty.