The Four Pillars Of A Clean Ad Supply Framework: 4As’ Karandikar

In 2021, digital ad supply isn’t enough. Today, ad buyers want to know the provenance, the pathway and the performance of that inventory. If those are the three Ps of the practice known as supply path optimization (SPO), then here is another framework. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Ashwini Karandikar, EVP, Media, Technology, Data […]

 
 

Empathy & Creativity: VMLY&R’s Gaikowski On Human-Centered Design

Until now, many brands will simply have looked at customers as, well, customers. But, increasingly, the demands of recognizing diversity – and the profits that can come from doing so – are compelling them to understand distinct groups of people. It is a practice called human-centered design. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Jason Gaikowski, […]

 
 

Agencies Want Uniform Ad Privacy Regulation, 4As’ Pepper Says

Alison Pepper wants the advertising industry to respect consumers’ privacy. She just doesn’t want a multitude of ways in which to execute that. Europe ignited the new privacy era with its GDPR legislation, prompting California’s CCPA, deprecation of third-party cookies and other mobile identifiers and now a federal look at privacy policy. In this video […]

 
 

Making Responsible Media A Reality: Kirk McDonald, Adam Gerhart and Marla Kaplowitz Put It in Focus

These days, just acting in your own interests isn’t enough. Companies are compelled to take a positive stance on a range of outward issues – but often find that benefits nevertheless flow back in. As part of the Global Forum on Responsible Media produced by Beet.TV, advertising agency executives discussed what they are doing on […]

 
 

Transparency In The Age Of Complexity: Execs from ANA, 4A’s, IBM Watson Advertising, GroupM and MediaMath

Does it ever feel like your new digital super powers actually make your life more complicated? A growing number of marketers are coming to that conclusion. In Beet.tv’s Responsible Media Global Forum with GroupM and the 4As, plus with IBM Watson Advertising, MediaMath, Nielsen and Pubmatic, a series of guest speakers wrestled with balancing the […]

 
 

Advertising Is Moving to “Outcomes, not Outputs,” 4A’s CEO Marla Kaplowitz

Advertising campaign success and agency compensation are increasingly tied to outcomes as measurement has become more robust, says Marla Kaplowitz, President and CEO of the 4A’s, the trade association of the advertising industry, in this podcast conversation with me. She speaks about the 4A’s four pillars of media responsibility. And reflects on how the pandemic […]

 
 

News Is Brand-Safe: 4As’ Kaplowitz

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many brands may have run away from advertising in news outlets. But they should never have declared news fell outside of “brand safety” descriptions. That is what a growing number of industry executives, even those who represent the advertisers and agencies, are now coming out to say. Marla […]

 
 

Pandemic is Accelerating the Creative Process, 4A’s CEO Marla Kaplowitz

It’s been a difficult time for the advertising agency business as marketing budgets have been put on hold and media investments strategies are being reevaluated. But it is an important time of change for agencies who are tasked by clients around new e-commerce strategies and fast digital transformation, says Marla Kaplowitz, CEO of the 4A’s, […]

 
 

Get to Know the Evolving World of Data and Privacy: 4A’s Marla Kaplowitz

ORLANDO – Getting a better understanding of privacy and data will help protect agencies. In an interview with Beet.TV at the ANA Masters of Marketing Conference, Marla Kaplowitz, president and CEO of the 4A’s, says it will also help agencies connect with consumers. “It’s not just data for data’s sake,” says Kaplowitz. “It’s about understanding […]

 
 

With Progress On Diversity And Inclusion, Worker Retention Now Crucial: Omnicom’s Warren

CANNES— Longtime workplace diversity and inclusion champion Tiffany Warren likes the progress that the advertising industry has made with its workforce but says keeping them happy is the big challenge going forward. “The pipeline is fine. We have people who are interested and want to come into the business,” says the SVP and Chief Diversity […]

 
 

Marketers Should Seek ‘The Right Model’ When Deciding What To Do In-House: 4A’s Kaplowitz

ORLANDO—Before digital media and all of its complexity came along, advertising agencies were basically ensured of an end-to-end relationship with their clients. Now there’s so much more work to be done, it’s not surprising that more marketers are taking certain functions in-house, according to 4A’s President & CEO Marla Kaplowitz. “It’s been around for a […]

 
 

4A’s Kaplowitz Responds To ANA Survey Showing Rise Of In-House Agencies

ORLANDO—The latest Association of National Advertisers survey regarding in-house agencies at marketers shows they have grown in use to 78% of ANA members in 2018 versus 42% in 2008. To the president and CEO of the 4A’s, which represents outside agencies, numbers don’t represent the entire range of attributes that agencies bring to the table […]

 
 

What Marketers Care About Most: Our NewFronts Compilation

In the weeks leading up to this year’s Digital Content NewFronts, we interviewed a number of industry leaders about what matters most: They cited quality storytelling, data and insights, authentic integration, accountability and brand safety. This video is a highlight compilation our several of our conversations. The first three are a related trio of concerns. Quality […]

 
 

Major Agencies Will Collectively Monitor Brand Safety with “Advertiser Protection Bureau”

MIAMI-A group of 4A’s member agencies is banding together under the aegis of the organization’s new Advertiser Protection Bureau (APB) to collectively monitor the environments in which their clients’ advertisements appear. The APB establishes a process in which risky environments are flagged and then investigated by agency-client teams. Announced today at the 4A’s Accelerate conference, […]

 
 

4As’ Chief Sees New Creative Era For ‘Beaten-Up’ Agencies

HOLLYWOOD — After being “beaten up” by ruinous, fraudulent and overly straitjacketing ad-tech practices, a new consensus has emerged between ad agencies and other parts of the value chain, beginning a new era of creativity. That’s according to the woman who runs the body representing advertising agencies in the US. “We’re in a really good place […]

 
 

Partnership Is Fuel For Creativity: MediaLink’s Kassan

Call it alchemy, call it a meeting of minds, but marrying up seemingly-disparate disciplines it the key to unlocking business growth. So says one of the leaders of cross-disciplinary media consultancy MediaLink. “Partnership is what makes this world go around,” according to CEO Michael Kassan. “You need people who are growing toward the same goals. One shop does not fit all […]

 
 

Media Agencies May Stop Being Agents: GroupM’s Gotlieb

As more and more brands, using empowering new ad tech and marketing software, begin to perform some of the functions of their media agencies, what will be the impact on those agencies? “I frankly don’t know,” ad company GroupM’s chairman Irwin Gotlieb tells Beet.TV in this video interview. “Most agencies were truly agents on behalf of a client. […]

 
 

GroupM’s Norman: Facebook Lags Twitter For Video Advertisers

AUSTIN – Facebook wants to make a big splash in the world of video advertising. But failings in its offering mean it still has a way to go, according to a leading ad agency boss. “The advertiser is competing with the regular newsfeed and the rest of the user-generated newsfeed. It remains a challenging environment,” GroupM chief digital officer Rob Norman […]

 
 

Kargo ‘Takes Over’ Mobile Editorial With Brand Ads

AUSTIN — Mobile banner ad sales are booming. But they are not necessarily the ad format that is going to inspire and engage consumers most on the small screen. Ad tech supplier Kargo is betting on giving advertisers and publishers something different, eschewing performance-driven banner sales for high-touch brand campaign placements. Founder and CEO Harry Kargman tells […]

 
 

Videology Partners In Programmatic TV ‘Evolution, Not Revolution’: Gaskamp

AUSTIN — Videology sees its recently-inked integration deal Comcast-owned ad tech platform FreeWheel as “bridging the gap” until true programmatic TV advertising might finally be enabled. Last month, the pair announced video ad tech vendor Videology would plug in to FreeWheel to help advertisers buy video inventory programmatically on publisher sites through its FourFronts program, an extension of its private marketplace. […]

 
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