New GroupM NA CEO Gerhart Urges Brands To Think Beyond Short-Term Performance

As Kirk McDonald, North America CEO of WPP’s media buying group GroupM, exits the role after three years, his interim replacement has been urging advertisers not to overlook brand-building. McDonald’s exit was confirmed by several news outlets this week. Mindshare’s global CEO Adam Gerhart will fill the role in the interim while GroupM searches for […]


Mindshare’s Gerhart Sees Swing From Pure Performance Ahead Of Cannes

It has always been billed as a festival of creativity. Could this year’s Cannes Lions embody that again, despite the “sciencification” of advertising? In this video interview with research analyst Joanna O’Connell taped earlier in May for Beet.TV, Adam Gerhart, Global CEO, Mindshare, says ad spend is still growing despite a challenging challenging environment. And […]


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 […]


Mindshare’s Gerhart: TV Customization, Utilization More Important Than ‘Hardware’

LAS VEGAS—Hardware is still a big topic of conversation at CES, but Mindshare’s Adam Gerhart would rather talk about “the customization and utilization of televisions and devices” and the resulting addressability for advertisers. In this interview with Beet.TV, U.S. CEO Gerhart discusses the “perfect balance” between TV’s scale and addressability along with the challenge that […]


Cognition Will Liberate Brand Bots, Mindshare’s Gerhart Says

CANNES — Chatbots may have been one of the big tech trends of 2016, but few advertisers have yet embraced the idea of making artificial brand personas that consumers can interact with. Mindshare is one agency that has dipped its toe in the water – but it now thinks artificial intelligence technology may help catapult […]