The Wall Street Journal has just published a poignant video of Walt Mossberg's private visit with Steve Jobs shortly after his liver transplant.
You can find the Journal's obit of Jobs here.
A great loss. Rest in peace.
Our villa became an extraordinary gathering place for 350 attendees over five days, with meaningful conversations with 60 speakers led by our accomplished moderators. More than an ephemeral event, our Cannes activation was a “made for TV” project with panels of experts and on-site interviews produced for publication as videos. We have begun to publish […]
If you thought Mastercard’s brand revision was just about the logo, think again, listen up or… have a sniff. For Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing Communications Officer & President, Healthcare Business, Mastercard, marketing has to go “multi-sensory”. That means appealing to ears, noses, tastebuds and skin receptors. Sensory clutter “When we are trying to reach the hearts […]
At the start of every episode of The Minimalists, one of the most popular podcasts in the world, listeners hear the hosts declare: “Advertisements suck.” That is the kind of battle facing marketers, as a generation of mindful media consumers grows tired with interruption and commercialization. But many in advertising recognize the concern. In this […]
CANNES – A year after creating a new division wrapping together its various content plays, Warner Music Group is also working on launching its own over-the-top (OTT) TV offering. WMG launched WMX in November, transforming the former WEA (Warner, Elektra, Atlantic) division as a services unit, describing it as “a next generation services division that will connect […]
CANNES — Albertsons Cos. is the first grocer in the United States to collaborate with ad-tech company The Trade Desk on helping brands to better see the effect of digital advertising on customer sales. Albertsons Media Collective, the retail media arm of the grocery giant, will provide advertisers with insights and metrics to optimize their […]
Can KPM help CPGs hit KPIs using CTV? If you’ll excuse the acronym soup, the answer appears to be “YES.” Kroger is the latest retailer leveraging its own customer loyalty data to help brands buy winning ad campaigns. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Halli Goddard, Advanced TV Lead, Kroger Precision Marketing (KPM), explains why […]
CANNES — DIRECTV Advertising and Yahoo this month announced a strategic partnership that provides media buyers with an easier way to access addressable TV and streaming inventory. Their collaboration comes as spending on digital video advertising grows 26% to $49.2 billion this year, as estimated by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). “Yahoo is going to […]
CANNES ̶ Omnicom Group announced collaborations with Walmart, Amazon, Kroger and Instacart as the agency seeks to help marketers with their advertising strategies in the growing field of retail media. “We are the first agency holding company that has a partnership with Walmart,” Megan Pagliuca, chief activation officer at Omnicom Media Group, said in this […]
CANNES — Recession? What recession? From where Sir Martin Sorrell is sitting, the omens are still good. The former WPP CEO, now executive chairman of his own S4 Capital, is a reliable soothsayer and business bellwether when it comes to the economy and advertising. In this video interview with Beet.TV editorial advisor Jon Watts at […]
CANNES — In recent years, many ad buyers swerved news sites, spooked that the negativity of reality may somehow create negative brand correlation. Thanks to the education work of many publishers and vendors, the industry may now be emerging from that period. And that’s for good reasons, says Mindshare North America CEO Amanda Richman. In […]
CANNES — A quarter after acquiring TVSquared and a half-year after going public, video ad-tech firm Innovid is rolling out a new software suite for cross-platform advertising. InnovidXP combines ad serving data and creative personalization, backed by sight of a billion daily TV impressions delivered to 95 million homes. In this video interview with Beet.TV, […]
CANNES — In an industry that moves as fast (and relentlessly) as advertising does, it can be hard to take a step back and ponder some of life’s deeper, more meaningful questions. But that’s exactly what speakers and attendees did during the She Runs It luncheon at the Beet Villa on Wednesday. Amidst the hustle […]
CANNES — The Cannes Lions festival can be a vantage point from which executives see and advance media’s emerging trend lines. For Matt McLeggon, that means workflows coming together, just as it meant those executives coming together at the festival. In this video interview with Beet.TV, McLeggon, senior vice president of advanced solutions at ad-tech […]
CANNES – Consumers are gaining more tools to protect their privacy, challenging marketers to find other ways to improve the focus of their advertising campaigns. As tracking cookies and device identifiers lose their effectiveness, the context in which ads appear is regaining value as an indicator of audience characteristics. “We’re having to rethink targeting. I […]
CANNES – If Cannes Lions was about creativity, now it’s also about connectivity. At the festival in the south of France, ad-tech firm FreeWheel launched new integrations allowing advertisers and publishers to match their own first-party IDs to commonly-used ID technologies’. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Christopher Glover, VP, Marketing, FreeWheel, explains the news. […]
CANNES — Media measurement panels may get a bad rap in an era of refined data acquisition. But Nielsen thinks they can help increase diversity in the counting. In this video interview with Tameka Kee for Beet.TV, Jamie Moldafsky, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Nielsen, explains her thinking. Include all “We are the most diverse […]
CANNES — Media and marketing executives gathered this week at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity are discussing how advertising is changing as linear television, digital video and video games mingle on people’s electronic screens. “Finally, we’re seeing streaming and linear TV and gaming and other video coming together,” Dave Morgan, founder and chief […]
As ad-free streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ prepare to start selling advertising, they’ll have to balance the needs of advertisers who want to reach audiences and the needs of consumers who want a positive viewing experience. The growth in connected television (CTV) will hinge on its transformation into an ad-supported medium like traditional linear […]
CANNES — A busy 2022 just got more connected for ad sell-side platform (SSP) Magnite, as it announces a new partnership to use LG Ads Solutions’ TV-viewing data. The TV maker’s automatic content recognition (ACR) data will now be used for planning activation, measurement and advanced analytics across its SSP software. In this video interview […]
CANNES — For many attendees at Cannes Lions, the numbers that indicate optimum campaign performance may come a close second to a cocktail on the Croisette. But, for Ashwin Navin, CEO & Co-Founder, Samba TV, the hills overlooking the event site are the perfect place to see the future. In this video interview with Beet.TV, […]
In a big research exercise, IBM had already found that digital ad algorithms can exhibit bias toward particular groups. Now it wants to open-source a solution. Last year, IBM ran its AI Fairness 360 (AIF360) toolset, which aims to uncover unintended biases in machine learning workflows, on 10 million impressions of an Ad Council campaign, […]