Brand Agency Reviews Should Not Be Spreadsheet Exercises: GroupM’s Proctor

CANNES — The fact that many the world’s biggest brands recently started to review their long-held agency relations, putting them out to tender once again, is making agencies nervous but will refocus their minds on results, according to one agency boss. Adweek reports, in the last six months, as advertising technology opportunities swirl around them, 20 big brands […]

 

Public Service Wins Cannes Media Prize: Mindshare’s Nick Emery Explains the Implications

CANNES – An app that allows women in Turkey to ask for help by simply shaking their phone, won the Media Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions Festival last month. The use of technology and media by “NGO” like organizations for public good was one of the most creative and important trends at Cannes Lions […]

 

Weather Company Charges Into Mobile Video, Buoyed by Data

CANNES — One of the biggest benefits of data is that it can personalize the media business, especially through video, says David Kenny, Chairman and CEO at the Weather Company, in this interview with Beet.TV  from the Cannes Lions Festival. “Weather is this place that is very personal, very local, uses enormous amounts of data and you can combine […]

 

Ad Buyers Need Standardized Viewability Metric: Teads’ Daily

CANNES — When the Media Ratings Council specced out what truly constitutes a “viewable” ad impression, in a world increasingly falling victim to fraudulent ads, ad buyers rejoiced. And then the whole system began fragmenting. Now, it seems, some customers are getting confused about which viewability trackers are right. “As viewability becomes more and more a transitionary […]

 

Strong Buying with Great Efficiency are Top Tools for Brands, Mindshare’s Bitterman

CANNES — This summer has become known as the season for media agency pitches, and clients are most eager for “tools and people,” says Jordan Bitterman, Chief Strategist of Mindshare NA.  “Most of the clients are public companies and they are in a cycle. There are three times a year that we do a review process […]

 

Daily Mail Leans on Video for Views, Engagement, Steinberg explains

CANNES — Video has become a core focus of Daily Mail’s news service, says Jon Steinberg, CEO of Daily Mail North America, in this segment recorded the Cannes Lions Festival. Daily Mail generates 80 million video views each month, and licenses videos from AP, Reuters, Getty and others, with one million visits a day to its home […]

 

Video Ads Should Match User Experience, Teads’ Chappaz

CANNES –To be effective, video ads should better align with the user experience. Those type of ads will benefit both brands and consumers more, says Pierre Chappaz, Executive Chairman at Teads, in this video interview with Beet.TV from the Cannes Lions Festival. Better ads are important because currently upwards of 70% of pre-roll ads are never seen […]

 

Omnicom And Partners Push Ads To Drive Commerce: Nelson

CANNES — A common theme out of the recent Cannes Lions advertising festival is advertisers’ quest to turn messages in to actual ecommerce sales. That’s what agency Omnicom’s digital CEO Jonathan Nelson is shooting for, too, with big partners. “We’re huge partners with DoubleClick, we’re big Atlas partners,” he tells The Weather Company CEO David Kenny in […]

 

Bloomberg Focused On Hiring For Digital Age: Caine

CANNES — The ongoing digital explosion is shaking up operations for publishers and broadcasters around the world, and that means recalibrating the skills you need in your team. What does that mean for one of the world’s biggest business information media companies? Asked by Mindshare NA Chief Stategy Officer Jordan Bitterman for Beet.TV, Bloomberg Media global chief revenue […]

 

Video and Mobile Primed for Media Disruption, Havas’ Dominique Delport

CANNES — Video will become ubiquitous and will disrupt many aspects of the media landscape, says Dominique Delport, Global Managing Director of Havas Media Group, in this interview with Beet.TV about the future of video advertising. Consumers are engaging with video on nearly every platform and service across most digital devices, he says. From Vine to Instagram to YouTube […]

 

Teads Finds Success with Bet on Video Viewability

CANNES – When Paris-based Teads launched back in 2011, there was very little conversation about the viewability problems around video advertising, but that has changed and the bet by co-founder Bertrand Quesada looks like it is paying off. The company has recently raised a $30 million round and has over 400 employees in 26 cities in 18 countries. […]

 

Dispatch from Cannes: “This was the year of Snapchat,” Mindshare’s Johnston

CANNES – Every year at the Cannes Festival  there is a new player that captures the attention of media world.  “This was the year of Snapchat,” says Norm Johnston, Global Chief Digital Officer of Mindshare, in this interview with Beet.TV He says that Snapchat has proven its value to brands and publishers as a platform […]

 

AdTech Firms Need to Adhere to Attribution Standards, GroupM’s Tilds

CANNES — Agencies like Group M are requiring that technology partners adhere to baseline standards when it comes to the measurement area of attribution modeling, says Cary Tilds, Chief Innovation Officer at Group M, in this interview with Beet.TV. “The one single thing I see in new technology that is delayed in their ability to […]

 

Bankoff Wants Vox’s Video On Mobile And Everywhere

CANNES — Vox Media‘s portfolio of eight sites may be pretty popular on their own. Together, the publisher claims around 170 million monthly uniques for the collection, to which it recently added Re/code. But CEO Jim Bankoff is thinking bigger. He wants to spread that content off from just owned and operated sites, on to […]

 

Goodby: Addressable TV Ads Will Feel Like “They Were Made Just For You”

CANNES — Addressable TV and the notion of targeting TV ads individually has been a hot topic in the ad industry for years, and it may very soon be scaleable. “We’ll be able to make it so that it feels like it was just made for you,” says Jeff Goodby, co-chairman at Goodby, Silverstein & […]

 

Advertising Must Get Back To Creativity: Starcom’s Richman

CANNES — These days in ad land, it seems like the only topic in town is data. The transformative potential of data-driven tools has spawned a plethora of advertising technology platforms, allowing buyers to sellers to better mediate the trading and targeting of messages. For an industry that has always prided itself on creative messaging, […]

 

BBC Worldwide’s Gibson Taps Newsroom Values To Tell Brand Stories

CANNES — Over the last year, Beet.TV has been reporting on BBC Worldwide’s growing branded content initiative. Now the organization is formalising its offering in a new unit. Announced at Cannes Lions, BBC StoryWorks is the name of the content marketing that will have offices in Singapore, Sydney, New York and London and will be headed by […]

 

Havas Embraces Wave of Big Marketer Media Reviews

CANNES —  As advertisers analyze the effectiveness of their media spends, many are also asking if they are with the right agency. “Many CPG advertisers are all looking at an increase in the digital mix and global media mix and are checking and validating the TV dollars to see if they’re still working as well […]

 

“Tidal Wave” Hits Cannes with Billions of Media Spend in Review

CANNES – An unprecedented amount of media agency assignments are in review.   Morgan Stanley has put that amount at $25 and considers the situation material to the stock price of big advertising marketing companies  Michael Kassan, CEO of powerhouse media consultancy MediaLink, is helping many big brands in their agency reviews.   He likens […]