Martin Sorrell’s ‘Near-Death Experience’ And Bouncing Back From Mistakes

When Martin Sorrell bought in to WPP in 1985, it was the start of a journey that would end up making the world’s largest advertising holding group. What most people probably don’t know, however, is that, along the way, Sorrell nearly made a very costly mistake. Asked by Beet.TV in this video interview to regale his biggest career setback, […]

 

Interpublic’s Roth’s Journey and Advice for Career Success in the Ad Biz

Interpublic Group CEO Michael I. Roth took an unusual path to the top of the ad industry. He was a tax attorney and then an insurance executive and was running Mutual of New York before he came to IPG in 2005. While he finds there’s some similarity between being a tax attorney and an ad […]

 

Koplovitz on Infinite Possibilities of Worldwide Digital Access

Consumer habits have become the biggest driver of change in the media business and in enterprise too, says Kay Koplovitz, Chairman and co-founder of Springboard Enterprises in an interview with Beet.TV. The prevalence of mobile and digital devices and their growth worldwide is leading media and corporations to shift how they run their businesses. “Consumer habits have taken over […]

 

Ogilvy’s Shelly Lazarus on Long-Term Career Success

When advertising veteran Shelly Lazarus began her career more then 40 years ago, marketers dreamed then about truly being able to communicate one to one with customers. Now, that’s a reality and presents an enormous opportunity for the industry and those leading the digital charge. “When I was working in direct marketing we used to […]

 

Media’s Future Is ‘Infinite Choice Meets Personalization’: TiVo’s Rogers

In his career, Tom Rogers has overseen countless TV channels, hundreds magazines and thousands of websites. Now he just wants to run one channel – your channel. Ask the TiVo CEO and president to see the future of media and he’ll tell you clearly – personalization, something which will forever break the editorial control of Big Media and the tyranny […]

 

“Be Ever The Student,” MediaLink President Wenda Harris Millard Urges

Be a sponge. Don’t ever stop learning. That’s the key advice to new entrants in the ad business from industry veteran Wendy Harris Millard, president and COO of media consultancy MediaLink. “Be ever the student. Don’t ever stop understanding the broader context you are working in. Keep studying the industry,” she says, sharing with Beet.TV her […]

 

Media Future Is Disruption And Data: GroupM’s Gotlieb

After two decades with the world’s largest ad media company by billings, the man they call “the king of advertising” is still hungry, still changing. Good job – advertising is about to change, a lot. “If someone were to watch me in any given day, I still read scripts from television shows, I still make calls on […]

 

comScore’s Fulgoni Relishes Neverending Search For The Solution

We hear a lot about data science in advertising nowadays. But Gian Fulgoni may have been the trade’s original “Maths Man”. At university, he studied for a physics degree first and a masters in marketing second. That fusion eventually saw Fulgoni lead IRI, the first major supplier of point-of-sale scanner information to the consumer goods industry, in the 80s and […]

 

Too Much Money Fueling Ad-Tech Chaos: IAB’s Rothenberg

Sometimes, it takes a former reporter to tell you straight. Even if you don’t like the sound of what Randall Rothenberg has to say, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) president and CEO has a sharp and timely view from his vantage point at the top of the online ad industry. That view – you may see the […]

 

David Bell on Luck and Mentors

In his long career in advertising, David Bell, Chairman Emeritus of Interpublic Group, considers himself fortunate for lucky strokes and great mentors. He’s been CEO of four companies, including two of the biggest holding groups, and has advised both Google and AOL. He’s worked his way up to the top of the advertising food chain from […]

 

Media Agency of the Future is Based on Advisory Model, Interpublic CEO Michael Roth

Keep your head down, stay focused and be competitive. That’s the advice of media industry veteran Michael I Roth, Chairman and CEO of Interpublic in this interview on the changing nature of the advertising business. “Don’t worry about this job, or someone else’s. Keep your head down and success will be recognized,” he says. “Always associate yourself […]

 

Setbacks Can Define an Ad Executive, David Moore Says

Success is well and good, but setbacks often define an industry leader, says David J. Moore, Chairman of Xaxis and President of WPP Digital, in this interview with Beet.TV. Take 24/7 Media, an ad tech company he founded that has become emblematic of the ups and downs of the ad business. “The greatest setback that […]

 

AOL CEO Armstrong Looks Ahead to a Consumer-Centric Economy

If you heard the economy was about to go in to “reverse”, you would probably be pretty worried. But consumers should actually welcome the coming era with open arms, according to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong – for, what he dubs “the reverse economy” will leave them richer. “Corporations make a tremendous amount of profit from individual consumers giving […]

 

“Persistence And Pivoting:” Keys To Success For Videology’s Scott Ferber

This time last year, Forbes magazine wrote Scott Ferber “has what it takes to be world-class business builder”. After all, six years after founding the online ad network Advertising.com with his brother in 1998, a 35-year-old Ferber sold the company to AOL for a hefty $495m. Many a founder would have taken the opportunity to cash […]

 

Sir Martin Sorrell on Transformation of Advertising and of WPP

What does a $31 billion market cap earn the world’s largest ad agency holding group? A status as amongst the most diversified and forward-thinking of communications agencies out there. When Sir Martin Sorrell took a controlling stake in what was then a shopping basket maker, Wire & Plastic Products, in 1985, little did most peers suspect […]

 

Being a Change Agent = Reading Trends, Simulmedia’s Dave Morgan Says

The ad market should brace itself for huge digital transformations in the next few years. Changes that have been afoot for sometime now are on the cusp of hitting the market hard, says serial entrepreneur Dave Morgan, Chief Executive Officer for Simulmedia, who talked about these shifts in the ad business in this interview with Beet.TV. Look for a convergence […]

 
1 2 3