Norm Johnston

Mindshare’s Johnston: Real-Time Marketing Beast Must Be Fed

CANNES, France — Real-time marketing campaigns like those now being executed during the World Cup are now a mature opportunity; next, they must become a regular fixture, says one agency unit online boss. “There’s been a year or two of euphoria over it – Super Bowl, Oreos, these things,” Mindshare…

Mindshare’s Johnston: IPTV Heralds Video Opportunity

LONDON — Mindshare Worldwide’s chief digital officer Norm Johnston sees video’s jump from the desktop to the living room screen as one of the biggest advertising and content opportunities in the years ahead. “What’s interesting is the possibilities within IPTV,” he tells Beet.TV. “Forty percent of televisions in the US…

Apps Are Best For Mobile Marketing: Mindshare’s Johnston

BARCELONA, Spain — Will the mobile web kill off apps? That is an oft-asked question. Right now, however, the route for advertisers to take is clear, says ad group Mindshare’s chief digital officer Norm Johnston. We’ve moved past the mobile vortex and confusion,” he tells Beet.TV. “But there are still…

Mindshare’s Johnston: News Feeds On Fridges Will Beckon Brands

The internet-connected refrigerator has often been mocked as the loopiest imaginings of internet evangelists gone wild. But the emerging Internet Of Things hype is forcing the industry to ask: is that really so far-fetched? At the Consumer Electronics Show, Norm Johnston, chief digital officer of Group M’s Mindshare division, saw…

Mindshare Digital Chief: Microsoft’s Xbox One will be “Game Changer”

CANNES – With Connect technology part of the new Xbox One device, which has many millions of users, Microsoft has presented a “real game changer” to the media world with many possibilities says Norm Johnston, chief digital office for Mindshare Worldwide, the big global media unit of WPP’s GroupM. We…

Adaptive And Addressable: How Connected TV Could Totally Target Ads

LONDON – GroupM’s Mindshare already targets many conventional TV ads using online data – but the full internet delivery of TV advertising could unleash even greater targetability. Speaking at Beet.TV’s recent London Video Ad Strategy Summit, the group’s chief digital officer Norm Johnston said Mindshare already leverages geographical search data…

Mindshare’s Johnston: ‘Addressable’ Advertising is Maximizing Efficiency

LONDON – Addressable advertising enables GroupM media agency Mindshare, to use their clients’ budgets in the most efficient way, says Norm Johnston, global digital leader for Mindshare Worldwide, in this video interview with Beet.TV Johnston says addressable advertising is improving with tools provided by GroupM’s Xaxis. “Now, that’s coming to TV. It’s coming…