Why Less Can Matter More When Brands Seek Consumer Engagement: IBM’s Hammer

ORLANDO—For brands trying to engage with consumers, “making less matter more” is a much better business strategy than simply creating tons of content and not being channel-specific in the process, says IBM Chief Content Officer George Hammer. “I don’t think we should try to mimic business models that aren’t necessarily thriving,” Hammer adds in this […]

 
 

Digitas’ Hammer: Embracing ‘Unowned’ Platforms Boosts Ad Effectiveness

Brands should chill out about not having control of popular new online platforms and embrace them with unique, native ad creative, says a Publicis digital executive. “People who engage with video on a brand-owned site are watching, say, a minute of it,” according to Digitas media group director George Hammer. “When you take that content […]

 
 

Digitas’ Hammer: Let Ad Viewers ‘Choose Their Own Adventure’

NEW YORK — George Hammer has hit on the recipe for online video ad effectiveness: it’s all about empowering preroll-weary viewers. “We at Publicis’ looked at about 50 different types of online video formats and 100 different executions,” said the VP and media group director of Publicis’ Digtias agency. “What we found was, when we […]