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“Programmatic” will Fade in the Media Lexicon, MediaLink’s Michael Kassan

CANNES, France – While “programmatic” has been a much-referenced  buzzword of the Cannes Festival, in the future it will just be media buying, albeit machine-lead for most media except network TV, predicts  Michael Kassan, CEO of the powerhouse media consultancy MediaLink, in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with him…

Programmatic Advertising Will Drive Creativity, MediaLink’s Wenda Harris Millard

While the move to automated, or programmatic advertising, decisioning is bringing greater efficiency and pricing to the marketplace, it will enable a greater creativity by freeing up the resources of agencies, says Wenda Harris Millard, President and COO of MediaLink, the influential media industry consultancy, in this video interview with…

MediaLink’s Kassan on the NewFronts: There Will Be Deals

Notwithstanding all the pageantry and hype around the two weeks of presentations by the digital publishers for what is called  the Digital Content NewFronts, there will be deals.  What had been an industry showcase, has become a marketplace, says Michael Kassan, CEO of powerhouse media consultancy MediaLink in this interview…

Silicon Valley is Heading to Cannes Lions, a Rapidly Changing Festival

Started as a celebration of advertising creativity, the annual Cannes Lions has expanded with big  digital media component  In the upcoming June  festival,  there will be big presence of technology companies from Silicon Valley, says Philip Thomas, the London-based CEO of the event, in this interview with Beet.TV  He says…

Wearable Technology New Opportunity for Marketers, MediaLink CEO Says

LAS VEGAS —  Keep an eye on developments in wearable technology as that’s a field ripe for marketing innovation, says  Michael Kassan, Chairman and CEO of MediaLink, a media consulting firm, in an interview with Beet.TV at CES. “CES allows important conversations between marketers and manufacturers, which can help in delivering…

Marketing Decisions Moving to Company Technology Officers, Medialink’s Kassan

COLOGNE  — Marketing decision are becomingly increasingly technology driven and that creates challenges for companies who have long relied on the role of marketing executives, says Michael Kassan, CEO of the U.S. media advisory firm  Medialink, in this interview with Ashley J. Swartz for Beet.TV We spoke with him last…

Dispatch from Cannes Lions: MediaLink’s Michael Kassan Moves to Front and Center

CANNES – Michael Kassan, CEO of the LA/NY-based  MediaLink, a highly influential media and technology consulting firm,  has emerged as one of the Cannes Lion’s most important players, hosting the the week’s most in-demand party and programming five days of sessions in the convention center, principally with the firm’s clients. We…