MediaLink’s Millard Lauds ‘Leadership Position’ Of Facebook On Brand Safety

COLOGNE – Could it be that Facebook finally considers itself to be a content company? The social media giant’s pledge at DMEXCO 2017 to institute new measures ensuring better brand safety for advertisers is a welcome example of a leadership position on the issue, according to MediaLink Vice Chairman Wenda Harris Millard. “Facebook is a […]

 
 

MediaLink’s Millard On Cannes Lions: An Efficient Venue For Businesses Seeking Direction

When Wenda Harris Millard discusses the evolution of the Cannes Lions festival she does so with many years of perspective. What she sees now is an efficient venue where people gather to engage with others “who have real implications for the future of their business.” Millard is Vice Chairman of MediaLink, the strategic advisory and […]

 
 

As The NewFronts Morph And Grow, So Does Kassan’s MediaLink

If anyone could discern a possible sea change in the formerly one-day event called the NewFront it would be Michael Kassan. The Chairman and CEO of strategic advisory and business development firm MediaLink witnessed its birthing by Digitas and has become an integral player as the event morphed over the years. And so it is […]

 
 

MediaLink’s Millard Welcomes Audience Buying, More Brand Safety

Buying television based on audiences as opposed to programming is a welcome evolution to media veteran Wenda Harris Millard. And while the term “quality programming” is in the eye of the beholder, she thinks marketers have every right to know exactly where their ads are running. “I’ve been in the business for a long time. […]

 
 

MediaLink At CES 2017: Immersive Experiences, Sensations and Disruption

Strategic advisory and business development firm MediaLink is heading to CES 2017 to expose its clients—a mix of Hollywood, Silicon Valley, Madison Avenue and Wall Street—to “immersion and experiences in terms of sensations in marketing,” according to President and COO Wenda Harris Millard. If that’s not enough, there also will be disruption, the kind that […]

 
 

Digital Takes over TV: Wenda Harris Millard ‘Wrote’ the Headline 20 Years Ago

Recent industry reports say that advertising revenue from digital media will surpass television this year.  It will be a moment that industry veteran Wenda Harris Millard had doodled as a fantasy headline some 20 years ago, when she was a senior executive at Doubleclick in the early and uncertain days of ad tech, she tells Beet.TV […]

 
 

DMEXCO Reaches Parity with Cannes Lions, CES, says Medialink’s Wenda Harris Millard

COLOGNE – In just seven years, the DMEXCO exhibition and conference in Cologne, has joined the venerable Cannes Lions and CES, as an essential event in the advertising, technology, media and marketing space, says Wenda Harris Millard, president and COO of powerhouse consultancy Medialink. Millard, who worked with DMEXCO co-founder Christian Muche in earlier days […]

 
 

Careers in AdTech Will be Powered by Digital Transformation, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong

Less than 10 percent of e-commerce and advertising is powered digitally —  but that will inevitably change. And the looming transformation will provides a twenty to thirty-year “tailwind” for the entire adtech and media industry which will mean vast opportunities for young people entering the industry, says Tim Armstrong, CEO and Chairman of AOL Inc in this video. Also […]

 
 

Marketers Finally Find Their Groove at CES, MediaLink’s Wenda Harris Millard explains

LAS VEGAS — In the not so distant past, CES was a curiosity, albeit a bewildering one for marketers.  Now they are very much part of the conversation and “upbeat” and confident about their role at the  essential show, says Wenda Harris Millard, President & COO of MediaLink, in this interview with Beet.TV She also […]

 
 

Wenda Harris Millard on the Unique Position of Powerhouse Consultancy MediaLink

ON THE SEA OFF THE COAST OF FRANCE —  Sitting between Silicon Valley, Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Wall Street, MediaLink is a unique media consultancy, explains Wenda Harris Millard, president, in this interview with Dave Morgan. “We are operators.” At Cannes, MediaLink created a a number of high-profile seminars for its clients along visibility for […]

 
 

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 Beet.TV She also speaks about […]