Fox’s Callahan: Leaner Company Has A ‘Nimble Willingness To Partner’

It will be a new and nimbler Fox traversing the UpFronts and Cannes this year, evangelizing live events and enabling “the right mix of methodology and optimization” for audience targeting. “We are excited about the new portfolio,” Dan Callahan says of Fox Corp. following the sale of film and television assets to Walt Disney Co. […]

 

CMOs Share Their Priorities For Lions Council: Cannes’ Cook

ORLANDO — Put 200 of the world’s leading senior marketing decision makers in a room and what do you get? An agenda for the future of the craft. At a gathering in Orlando, Cannes Lions and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) convened more than 200 chief marketing officers to inform how a new CMO […]

 

With CLX, Cannes’ Benson Wants To Turn Brands In To Entertainers

ORLANDO — If you thought the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity was down-sizing, think again. In a new addition to the advertising festival’s agenda, CLX (“Connect. Learn. Explore”), a new mini-event within the overall programme, will add a series of curated discussion sessions. CLX is a partnership with media consulting firm, MediaLink, which has […]

 

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 […]

 

Shorter Festival, More To Offer: Cannes Lion’s Managing Director Jose Papa

Is Cannes Lions still relevant? That’s the question occupying Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity managing director Jose Papa. The festival has long been a Mecca for advertising types – and, increasingly, those from other industries, too. But, last year, the Wall Street Journal reported ad agencies were cutting costs amid a downturn that was just beginning. At the […]

 

Apple Onboard, Cannes’ Williams Plans More ‘Rigorous’ Festival

An infamous no-show from most of the technology and marketing industries’ biggest annual gatherings, Apple looks like breaking its usual policy this year. Execs from the company will take to the stage at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this coming June, despite typically not attending. “We’ve got Angela Ahrendts and Tor Myhren,” says […]

 

DMEXCO Co-Founder Christian Muche: Big Growth Of Global Expo ‘Happened Naturally’

COLOGNE –Tens of thousands of attendees, one million square feet of floor space inhabited by 1,100 exhibitors and 18 different conference stages. Navigating DMEXCO 2017 efficiently in just two days can be a real challenge. “We’ve reached a level where we always wanted to be from the beginning on,” says Christian Muche, Co-Founder of the […]

 

Cannes Lions’ Organizer Eyes Continued Diversification

CANNES — In recent years, it has added tracks for entertainment, innovation and even health. But now the creative ad industry’s main event is considering expanding to encompass an even wider array of media industry topics. Speaking with Beet.TV in this video interview as Cannes Lions kicked off, event CEO Phillip Thomas said the biggest […]

 

Cannes Lions Commits To Cannes For Next Decade, CEO Says

CANNES — The organizer of the increasingly large Cannes Lions festival, which got underway this weekend, has moved to allay rumors it may vacate its eponymous host by relocating to a rival city, by signing a decade-long deal with local politicians. The Lions’ 15,000 attendance swells the Cote D’Azur town’s 73,600 population every year, and is only getting larger, […]

 

DDB’s Doria on the Inspiration at Cannes Lions

CANNES – The growth of the scope of Cannes Lions, from a handful of categories – print; 30- and 60-second spots – to what it has become today, is, in the words of Icaro Doria, chief creative officer for DDB NY, “crazy.” “Today I come here, and it’s so inspiring because you literally can do […]

 

JWT’s Mirum Brings “Deeper Technology Expertise”

CANNES – “I think what clients are looking for from agencies now is a partner that helps them navigate,” says Lyle Tick, chief growth officer for J. Walter Thompson. “And that’s a lot of what we’ve been doing at J. Walter is restructuring ourselves in order to deliver those types of solutions to our clients […]

 

GroupM’s Tilds on the Speed of Tech Innovation

CANNES – “Certainly the speed of technology innovation is dizzying,” says Cary Tilds, chief innovation officer for GroupM. “Some say it would be nearly impossible to keep up with that change.” Tilds’ four tips for keeping up are to be a student of technology; to maintain a consistent framework for learning about new technologies; to […]

 

From Data-Informed To Fully Addressable: Videology’s Ferber

CANNES — The CEO of video ad planning, buying and execution tech platform Videology acknowledges, right now: “The vast majority of television-based media is not fully addressable.” So he imagines a world where, today, technology supports TV ad buying that is merely “data-informed”, evolving later “all the way up to fully addressable”. With New York-based Videology, […]

 

Ad Buyers Need Standardized Viewability Metric: Teads’ Daily

CANNES — When the Media Ratings Council specced out what truly constitutes a “viewable” ad impression, in a world increasingly falling victim to fraudulent ads, ad buyers rejoiced. And then the whole system began fragmenting. Now, it seems, some customers are getting confused about which viewability trackers are right. “As viewability becomes more and more a transitionary […]

 

Brands Want More Info From Trading Desks: Unbound’s Brunick

CANNES — Many brands are now beginning to take the opportunity to buy ads through programmatic platforms purely under their own steam, rather than enlisting ad-buying agencies. But what is the experience like? Whilst such a feat is eminently possible, Michael Brunick, partner in programmatic ad advisory service Unbound, says: “Several brands we’ve been working with have been doing programmatic […]

 

MediaVest’s AOD Reorg ‘Benefits’ Our Campaign: Heineken’s Amram

CANNES — We have heard a lot this year about how SMG’s VivaKi has moved much of the functionality of its distinct Audience On Demand programmatic division out in to sibling agencies. That has been the internal reorganization story. But what do clients think? “MediaVest has completely rethought staffing on our business. For the most part, it’s been […]

 

Civolution’s Teletrax Focuses On TV-Synced Digital Ads

CANNES — After Philips bought out its part-owned UK video watermarking company Teletrax in 2008, it rolled it up in to a new unit called Civolution, which also offered TV event audience measurement and second screen functionality. Now Civolution has sold off the latter pieces to Kantar, it is returning to the original brand, Teletrax, which will focus on TV […]

 

Bankoff Wants Vox’s Video On Mobile And Everywhere

CANNES — Vox Media‘s portfolio of eight sites may be pretty popular on their own. Together, the publisher claims around 170 million monthly uniques for the collection, to which it recently added Re/code. But CEO Jim Bankoff is thinking bigger. He wants to spread that content off from just owned and operated sites, on to […]

 

Shane Smith on Vice, Brands, Pinterest & Video For Millennials

CANNES — How should a financial giant market to young adults in the digital age? By giving it to them straight. That’s according to Vice Media CEO Shane Smith, whose publishing company us helping Bank Of America do just that. At Cannes Lions, the bank announced the launch of The Business Of Life, a video […]

 

‘Under Siege’: Kawaja On How Mad Men Are Fighting Back

CANNES — It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world if you’re an ad agency exec right now. On the one hand, you have a palette of unlimited possibility at your fingertips – on the other hand, so does everybody else. Renowned media and technology M&A advisor and banker Terence Kawaja of Luma Partners is releasing […]

 
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