Transparency, Interoperability, Faster Reconciliation Focus Of Mediaocean/IBM Blockchain

CANNES — The blockchain consortium solution recently unveiled by Mediaocean and IBM’s iX agency could reduce the margins of many adtech players, but they might realize big gains as a result of an improved system, says Mediaocean CEO Bill Wise. And while blockchain technology in the advertising world is typically associated with digital media, the […]

 
 

OMD’s Osborn: Experiences Should Outweigh Formats For Video Ads

CANNES – Innovative video ad formats like Fox’s JAZ pods and NBC’s Prime Pods are a welcome change in the drive to improve viewing experiences, but to OMD’s John Osborn it’s all about experiences. “It think for us, we need to shift the conversation from formats to experiences. And I think that represents a really […]

 
 

With Time Warner In Hand, AT&T Unveils New Brand Identity At Cannes

CANNES – On the heels of its court victory and completion of its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T is flying a victory flag of sorts at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. It bought advertising at the iconic Carlton Hotel that combines the traditional AT&T blue with bright coral that embodies “energy, passion, innovation,” […]

 
 

IBM’s Approach To Blockchain: It’s About Outcomes, Not The Technology

CANNES – When IBM considers the concept of blockchain, it’s interested less in the technology itself than its capabilities to help people like chief marketing officers. “What we look to do is make sure we’re the convener of this new capability,” says Jason Kelley, who is the company’s General Manager of Blockchain Services. “Let’s start […]

 
 

IBM, Mediaocean Scale Blockchain Offering For Unilever, Other Brands

CANNES – This week, we have already seen how blockchain infrastructure can help ensure the integrity of pork and mango supply chains. Now what could it do for advertising? A lot, according to ad-tech firm Mediaocean and IBM’s iX agency. They have partnered to launch what they are calling “a blockchain consortium for the digital […]

 
 

FreeWheel Extends OTT Measurement with Nielsen

FreeWheel announced that it will expand its measurement capabilities to over-the-top and set-top box video on-demand inventory, after a partnership with Nielsen. In this video interview with Beet.TV, FreeWheel general manager David Clark says the deal will help ad buyers get better incremental reach, including to light TV viewers. The partnership will expand measurement to over-the-top […]

 
 

New To Accenture, Mendonca Outlines Firm’s Role In Programmatic, Data-Directed Marketing

CANNES – Having recently made the move from the agency world to big-time consulting, Nikki Mendonca is directing Accenture’s worldwide efforts to help marketers gain more control over programmatic execution and counsel them on data-driven marketing. “With programmatic, we’re starting with a lot of client interest in terms of them wanting to in house and […]

 
 

Cannes By The Numbers, With Festival Chairman Thomas

As the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity kicks off again for another year, this year looks slightly different. Amid changing times and budgets for mainstay agency attendees and the arrival of a new kind of delegate, the festival is changing its own shape. In this video interview with Beet.TV, festival chairman Philip Thomas highlights how […]

 
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