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Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana launches Consumer Connection System

From Left Lana Marais.Regional Communications Director at Dentsu Aegis Network SSA.Byron John, Insights and Innovation Director of Dentsu Aegis Network Sub Saharan Africa,Dawn Rowlands, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network in Sub-Saharan Africa and Andrew Ackah, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana

Dentsu Aegis Network, an Advertising and Communications firm, has launched the Consumer Connection System (CCS), to help businesses in the public and private sector to better understand consumer behaviour in relations to their media consumption in building their brands.

Researchers engaged 3,200 respondents across the country to know their needs when it comes to the media.

This unique tool has the capacity to predict the engaging channels and set parameters to report what clients need.

CCS marks a step-change in the way consumer research is conducted within the Ghanaian consumer landscape. It allows brands to find out crucial information about their consumers during the consumer journey.

The bespoke smart tool addresses the media reach dimension of consumer behaviour and covers the reaction to this reach through an investigation into their notice and engagement experiences with different types of ads, ad formats and categories. It measures the usage, influence & effect of over 50 communication channels.

The survey, which is conducted across 60 countries that together account for some 90% of  global advertising expenditure has been successfully used by a very wide range of companies across the globe to drive more effective communication strategies and to deliver efficiencies in targeting and budgeting.

Speaking about the launch, Byron John, Insights and Innovation Director of Dentsu Aegis Network Sub Saharan Africa, said: “Having a tool like CCS Planner in Ghana has put us streets ahead in the market. Not only is it now the most sophisticated media communications planning tool in Ghana, but it has inherently future-proofed Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana against any changes in the media research landscape for some time to come. The CCS Planner has the ability to calibrate, not only the CCS Benchmark data but any other third party media data”.

Also speaking at the event, Andrew Ackah, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana said: “People’s lives are converging and it is making it difficult to predict the behaviour of the customer in recent times”.

“CCS and associated tools derivable from it is an absolute game changer in communication planning in Ghana. Advertisers, the media and communication experts desire and deserve the level of details that CCS provides to follow and track today’s sophisticated consumer who with modern technology receive millions of messages every day and therefore have become very discerning in their choices of products and services. They no longer rely solely on  messages from main stream media to make up their minds about brands. They live in a connected world through multiple sophisticated devices and we therefore need systems like CCS to track changes in their lives and behavior. It is unequivocally another first by Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana and counting,” he added.

Dawn Rowlands, Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu Aegis Network in Sub-Saharan Africa said: “CCS is the most comprehensive single-source study available in our market. Apart from having an extremely granular level of touch-point data, it studies the interaction consumers have with media in detail”.

“With increasing ad-avoidance, media engagement, incidence of cross-screen consumption, etc. are far more important metrics than reach and time spent. CCS will give Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana the insight into the market that no other tool is able to offer,” he said.

“Launching the Consumer Connection System(CCS), Hon. KojoOppong Nkrumah, a Deputy Minister of Information, said government is happy the CCS has been introduced in the country as it will give an insight into target messaging for customers. He pledged that government will tap into the efficiency of the research as it has policies and programmes to sub-segment the economy,” he said.

About Dentsu Aegis Network, Ghana

Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana is one of Ghana’s leading agency networks and part of Dentsu Aegis Network, the global communication group with presence in 145 countries.As a full service agency network, the group provides integrated communication strategy, planning and implementation, digital media/creative and production, digital performance and optimisation, social/community media engagement as well as specialist out-of-home communication services to clients in diverse sectors. The agency’s Global Network Brands in Ghana include Carat, Vizeum and Posterscope with affiliations toInsel Communications.

Source:  Dentsu Aegis Network Ghana

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