The Evolution of TV Buying and What’s Next: GroupM’s Gotlieb

CANNES — After “programmatic” methods of refining and automating the planning and buying of digital display ads took off, many are wondering when the same technology will get traction in the TV world. But that’s the wrong question to ask, according to GroupM global chairman Irwin Gotlieb. He says the same approaches have been used since TV […]

 
 

TV Isn’t Dead: Viewership Decline is Due to “Broken” Audience Measurement, GroupM’s Gotlieb

CANNES – Something dramatic happened to TV viewing about 18 months ago: Aggregate viewing dropped. This has happened in large part as audiences moved to video-on-demand and the measurement services which have not been up to the task, says Irwin Gotlieb, chairman of WPP’s GroupM unit. He says that some 70 percent of the drop in viewership is […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gotlieb Says Reviews Often Happen When Agencies ‘Over-Promise’

CANNES — According to GroupM Chairman Irwin Gotlieb, many media reviews are happening at least in part because of a bad habit agencies have developed of promising too much. “Everything comes home to roost eventually,” says Gotlieb in an interview with BeetTV at Cannes this week. “Those who over-promise massively and fail to deliver have […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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. […]

 
 

TV Advertising will be Sold by “Impression” (eventually) Group M’s Irwin Gotlieb

LAS VEGAS — The way TV ads are bought and sold is about to look a lot more like the web – but the web will have to look like TV first, says the chairman of the world’s largest media investment agency. “Television is sold on a 30-second spot basis, while digital is sold on […]

 
 

“Implantable” Media is the Next Big Thing, GroupM’s Irwin Gotlieb

Irwin Gotlieb, the ad man who is widely credited with creating the media agency entity, with the formation of WPP’s GroupM unit, has grown fond of his Google Glass and misses them when he has to remove them. Wearable is cool, but the next form of media will be implantable – devices which are […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gotlieb: 8K TV Coming In 2020, Thanks To Tokyo Olympics

No sooner has 4K video emerged on to the technology scene, now 8K is rising up as a future viewing option. In this insightful interview with Beet.TV at the Consumer Electronics Show, ad agency GroupM’s chairman Irwin Gotlieb explains higher-resolution TVs are being driven by a need to eliminate pixellation for close-quarters viewing on ever-larger […]

 
 

GroupM’s Gotlieb On Chips’ Astonishing Power Boom

Two cores good, 192 cores better. The history and future of digital media is the story of computer processing power. And the industry is still giving us better, faster, stronger. In this interview, media agency GroupM’s visionary chairman Irwin Gotlieb ruminated with Beet.TV on where chip engineering is taking media. “Qualcomm just put out the […]

 
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