Creative Rules Don’t Stand Still, Says FCB’s Credle

You may think that the rules governing creativity for distinct, mature media – once codified – are set. Truth is, everything is in a state of evolution and flux, and creative agencies must adapt to whatever works next. Once upon a time, early cinema, for example, relied on a single tracking shot – then the notion of […]

 
 

MailOnline’s Caccappolo Seeks Creative Inspiration For Programmatic Ads

CANNES — Why hire one yacht at Cannes Lions when you can hire two? Daily Mail’s MailOnline is surging – the site is a behemoth in traffic terms, fuelled mostly by advertising. That’s why MailOnline moored its yachts in the harbour during the advertising festival this month, to meet and greet brand partners. But MailOnline chief operating officer Rich Caccappolo […]

 
 

Xaxis Spending $54m On Ad Technology This Year

CANNES — WPP-owned data-driven audience-buying platform Xaxis is growing fast. Launched five years ago, the outfit is now going in to overdrive. The company has grown from fewer than 100 to more than 1,500 employees, to more than 3,000 brand customers and more than $1bn in revenue, 15% of which comes from outside WPP and its Group […]

 
 

Eyeview’s $21.5mn Boosts Push For ‘Outcome-Based Marketing’

CANNES — Video ad tech vendor Eyeview is now up to $58m in funding across six rounds, after it took a $21.5m series D round from an investor in its native Israel this month. Qumra Capital is a new investor addition to the line-up. Eyeview says it will use the funding to further invest in its sales, […]

 
 

New York Times VR App Has ‘600,000 Users’, Wins Cannes Award

CANNES — It’s not even a year since The New York Times, a stalwart of text publishing, bowed a virtual reality app for VR-enabled mobile phones, showcasing reporting in 360 degrees. Already, NYTVR has 600,000 users, a company executive tells Beet.TV. “We never could have imagined how big it would become,” said New York Times advertising and innovation […]

 
 

Sky May Put Premium Soccer Clips On YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

LONDON — It has been a spring and summer in which digital-native platforms have risen up, signing deals to carry live premium sport broadcasts. Twitter: First, there was the deal in which Twitter will share rights to air 10 Thursday-night NFL games, alongside NBC and CBS but on a global basis. YouTube: Then UK pay-TV challenge BT […]

 
 

Be Authentic, Transparent & Change The World: Arnold’s Elliott

Sure, ad agencies can try and sell stuff to consumers – but they can also change the whole world. That’s according to one agency creative chief watching a world of change open up new opportunities – for brands that are prepared to communicate honestly. “Never before has advertising been such a part of culture,” Arnold global chief creative […]

 
 

How Facebook Feedback Keeps Brands Honest: JWT’s Eastwood

Once upon a time, in the age before feedback and media choice, advertisers could simply push out messaging without much regard to the viewpoints of viewers who were captive by default. All that has changed in an era when the consumer feedback loop has closed, and a warm reception by users is a prerequisite. “People […]

 
 

You Must Have A World View, Droga5’s Royer Tells Brands

Ted Royer has travelled a lot. In his 20-year marketing career, the chief creative officer of independent ad network Droga5 has worked in Singapore, Argentina, Australia and finally New York City. How has marketing changed in that time? Marketing is no longer just about messages, it’s also about opinions, Royer tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “It’s not […]

 
 

Brand Stories Connect Data, Content & Desire: Publicis’ Jacob

CANNES — Programmatic is fine – but the programmatic revolution may already have happened. Next up? Back to storytelling. That’s what a growing number of advertising execs say. One of them is Iain Jacob, the Chief Executive Officer, EMEA for Publicis Media .”A lot of ad-tech to date has been about optimization, improving efficiencies and automation,” […]

 
 

Discovery Joins Fight-Back As Consumers Shun ‘Egregious’ Ads

CANNES — The growing visibility of online ad blocking, believed to be a response to excessive ad volume, is giving rise to advertiser worries about overly aggressive advertising across all media. Even TV is getting twitchy about viewers’ response to the way it programs advertising – something Discovery Communications ad sales EVP Sharon O’Sullivan says she has noticed. “With traditional […]

 
 

Don’t Be Greedy With Consumers, Says Resurgent PHD’s CEO Cooper

CANNES — By his own admission, the CEO of media buying agency PHD Worldwide says 2016 has been “pretty good to us” so far. The group has signed new contracts with Delta Airlines, Carnival cruises and recently won the business of the whole Volkswagen Group globally, having already worked for several of its sub-brands. Now at Cannes Lions, where his company is […]

 
 

Teads Brings Outstream Video To Google, Facebook Mobile Platforms

CANNES — By now, many advertising buyers are getting used to outstream video – the technology that lets them place video ads on pages that don’t even carry video, between text paragraphs. By and large, those ads run on publisher sites. But Teads, one of several vendors behind the technology that supports outstream, doesn’t want to […]

 
 

To Change The World, You Need A World View: TBWA’s Garbutt

He started out as a graduate graphic designer in South Africa – but, today, Chris Garbutt thinks the skills required to effectively portray a brand in the world go far beyond the visual. The global creative president of the big TBWA media agency says: “Brands need to ladder up to having a point of view in the […]

 
 

Creativity Is The Only Way To Survive: Advice From McCann’s Bryan

If the old age of advertising was about pushing sales messages to viewers, the current one is about involving them in conversations in which they end up really caring about the speaker or cause behind the message. That’s why the McCann agency operates with the mantra: “Creativity is the only way to survive.” It’s one Sean Bryan is on […]

 
 

Omnicom: TV’s Not Dead, But Mobile TV Is Booming In Asia

CANNES — The sky is not falling, and TV is not dying. Despite the gloomy predictions of some digitally-focused observers, television still has a healthy life, and is complementing, not caving to, alternative channels. “A lot of people are saying that TV is dying,” says the ad agency group Omnicom Media Group‘s (OMG) Asia-Pacific CEO Cheuk […]

 
 

OMD’s de Nardis Searches For Authenticity At The Cannes Oasis

What should a brand be in 2016? “Authentic.” That’s the watchword everyone is using these days, and Omnicom’s OMD media agency is no different. As the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity got underway this week, OMD camped out at what it’s calling its “OMD Oasis“, a terrace on the Croisette where it will host more than […]

 
 

Creatives Must Fit And Re-Fit Video For Mobile: Facebook’s D’Arcy

The great media thinker Marshall McLuhan once wrote: “Media come in pairs, with one acting as the “content” of the other, obscuring the operation of both.” In times of change, it is this which often means old-media content is rammed in to new media, like square pegs in a round hole. But now it’s time creatives […]

 
 

Cannes Lions Commits To Cannes For Next Decade, CEO Says

CANNES — The organizer of the increasingly large Cannes Lions festival, which got underway this weekend, has moved to allay rumors it may vacate its eponymous host by relocating to a rival city, by signing a decade-long deal with local politicians. The Lions’ 15,000 attendance swells the Cote D’Azur town’s 73,600 population every year, and is only getting larger, […]

 
 

Will Publishers Let AI Edit Video? Wibbitz Thinks So

For text-led news publishers, video has been the next big thing for a couple of decades now. Over the years, many have variously launched and shuttered newsroom video studios, alarmed by the cost of a foray in to moving-image. But video has become a quest for higher CPMs for many a publishers, and may finally be […]

 
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