Do Brands Have A Place In Web3? Ad-Tech, NFT Leaders Discuss

CANNES — Right now, the collection of technologies known as “Web3” seems a little murky to some. But, once upon a time, marketers thought the same thing about “Web 2.0”. In the Web3 panel, The Creator Economy & The Future of Video, at The Mediaocean Retreat, two executives unpicked how brands and agencies should think […]


Lean Enough To Measure-Up: EDO’s Krim Finances The Future Of Media Analytics

CANNES — The new-wave TV ad measurement provider co-founded by actor Edward Norton has taken an $80 million investment designed to expand its sales and marketing operations. EDO, which aims to correlate audience outcomes to ad exposure, took its biggest investment round to date. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Kevin Krim, president, EDO, explains […]


Brands Should Prepare for Next Tech Trends: OMD CEO George Manas Chats With Omnicom Media’s Ben Hovaness

CANNES – Separating passing fads from enduring innovations can vex marketers as they decide what kinds of technologies to adopt in their advertising. Lately, there is consistent discussion about Web3 as the next stage in interactive media after the commercialization of the internet and the growth of social media. Web3 is seen as a more […]


More CTV Equals Better Reach At Optimal Frequency: iSpot’s Muller Reveals NBC Findings

CANNES — It is now more than half a year since NBCUniversal joined the alternative media measurement movement by tapping new-wave measurement provider So what has been discovered so far? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Sean Muller, Founder & CEO,, lifts the lids on the main trend lines. Test and learn NBCUniversal […]


Women Have Many Ways to Help Each Other With Career Advancement: Lynn Branigan, She Runs It

CANNES – Women in leadership roles at work are important role models for other women who seek to advance their careers, start businesses and handle a variety of competing responsibilities. Sharing the benefits of their experiences with other women is especially helpful and is a key mission of She Runs It, the organization that started […]


Agencies Vs Procurement: 4As & ANA Leaders Want To Heal A Fractious Relationship

CANNES — In tough times when belts are being tightened, how can marketing agencies fight for corporate dollars to spend? In this fireside chat at Cannes Lions, two industry group leaders debated how internal structures shape marketing procurement: Marla Kaplowitz, President & CEO, 4A’s Bill Duggan, Group EVP, ANA Look beyond cost “The questions are […]


Morning Brew’s Barwick Cuts Through The Web3 Froth

CANNES — Many of the technologies lumped into standard “Web3” definitions are now at the peak of Gartner’s Hype Cycle. But reporters’ BS detectors don’t necessarily let the PR get that high. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Ryan Barwick, Reporter, Morning Brew, gives his take on how interesting Web3 tech really is. Early innings […]


Social Media Marketing Requires Grasp of Consumer Tastes: TBWA\Chiat\Day NY’s Nancy Reyes

CANNES – Brands that seek to engage consumers on newer social media apps such as Snapchat, TikTok and BeReal must learn how people use the platforms to share content, stay in touch with each other and entertain themselves. Without these insights, marketers run the risk of turning off consumers, facing mockery and damaging their brands. […]


Simplify, Show Up, Invest In Life: TikTok’s Watler Finds Her Purpose In Presence

CANNES — For many people, the quest to find and codify a life purpose can be overwhelming, enveloping. Krystle Watler was one of those people. But, in this video interview with Tameka Kee for Beet.TV, Watler, Head of Creative Agency Partnerships, NA, TikTok, explains how she changed her life – and how she encourages young […]


Agility, Control, Data: Sorrell’s Watchwords For 2025 Brands

CANNES — In an industry that moves as fast as digital marketing, it isn’t really that far away. So, what does one of the business’ best reads of tea leaves think brands will look like in 2025? In this video interview with Beet.TV editorial advisor Jon Watts at Cannes Lions, Sir Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman, S4 […]


Professional Purpose Is Grounded in a Sense of Legacy: Spark Foundry’s Esther ‘E.T.’ Franklin

CANNES – Giving people a sense of purpose at work increasingly is viewed as a necessary step toward keeping them engaged with what they do. About 85% of people said they feel as if they have a sense of purpose, but only 65% believe they can describe that purpose, according to a survey by consulting […]


Twitter Puts Shopping In The Stream: Personette

If ecommerce is the new big wave, Twitter wants to be the river that feeds the torrent. Last month, the social network announced an integration with ecommerce platform Shopify that helps merchants surface their products in Twitter. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Sarah Personette, Chief Customer Officer, Twitter, explains why. Twitter’s insight “We’ve spent […]


Dynamic Creative & The Quest For Attention

CANNES — In an ad world rocked by changes to digital identifiers, creative is bouncing back in the order of priorities. But, infused with signals from digital targeting capabilities, dynamic creative optimization (DCO), by assembling custom ads from myriad components, can perform even better. In this discussion at Cannes Lions, two industry executives discussed the […]


Anchor Yourself From The Cycle Of Denial: Second Arrow’s Smith

CANNES — It may sometimes seem like a fast-paced media industry. But there is ample evidence to suggest things don’t always move as fast as it seems, that there is sufficient time to move purposefully through work and life. That’s the view of one industry leader working to make more inclusive organisations. Changing fast and […]


Purpose & Advertising Can Co-Exist: Big Village’s Cacy

CANNES — To some in the advertising industry, it might sometimes feel like the art of making people part with their money is anathema to living a life of purpose. But Kasha Cacy doesn’t see it that way. To the CEO of Big Village – the advertising, technology and data company formerly known as ENGINE […]


Marketers Are Gaining More Tools for Ad Measurement: Omnicom’s Ben Hovaness

CANNES – Worries about privacy and stricter data laws have pushed technology companies to give consumers better control over how their personal data are collected, stored and shared. These steps are gradually leading to the disappearance of device identifiers and tracking cookies that help marketers to determine whether they’re reaching the right consumers with advertising. […]


Ad Spending for Streaming Media Is Reaching Broad Scale: OMD’s George Manas

The rapid growth of the streaming media audience in the past few years has pushed marketers to look for opportunities to reach these viewers. Media companies are answering that demand with the development of advertising formats that provide targeting at a greater scale. “We saw so much transformation coming out of the pandemic with all […]


The Road To Alt Currencies: Comscore’s Hinnant

CANNES — Although 2022 is the year when alternative measurement and currency systems got most attention in the media marketplace, Carol Hinnant feels like she has been living the future for a long time already. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Hinnant, Chief Revenue Officer, Comscore, says her company has long been an “alternative”. But, […]


How To Build A Social Brand: Twitter, Meta, LinkedIn, Pinterest Execs Discuss On Cannes Panel

CANNES — With people spending more than two hours per day on social media, the platforms are bigger than ever. And, with $63 billion expected to be spent on the platforms this year by US companies alone, social advertising is bigger than ever, too. But, when brands and their agencies are busy trying to fill […]


From Resignation To Reset: Mediaocean’s Dorman On Media’s Structural Transformation

CANNES — If you thought the the turbulence of the pandemic was over, think again. Across business, companies are wrestling with the challenges thrown up by the up-ending of traditional working practices. In this interview with Forrester VP, principal analyst, Joanna O’Connell for Beet.TV, Stephanie Dorman, Chief Customer Officer, Mediaocean, explains what customers of the […]

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