Procter & Gamble’s New Partnerships: Merging Advertising With Other Creative Worlds

CANNES–Procter & Gamble’s first-ever P&G LifeLab installation at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is part of the company’s effort to “reimagine creativity to reinvent advertising” through a variety of new creative and technology partnerships. “We’ve been focusing on reinventing brand building for the past couple of years, a lot on media, a lot […]

 
 

Marketers Need to be in the News Environment: Procter & Gamble’s Pritchard

While Marc Pritchard would like to see more of a balance between positive and negative news coverage, Procter & Gamble maintains a presence on a variety of news programs. It’s also leveraging broader and more in depth news content in the form of deals with CNN’s Great Big Story and Katie Couric Media. “Marketers need […]

 
 

Gillette Launches ‘We Believe’ Campaign To Curb Toxic Masculinity

Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand today breaks a new campaign titled “We Believe” aimed at curbing “toxic masculinity.” Coming 30 years after Gillette introduced its “The Best a Man Can Get” campaign, it encourages men to help stop harassment, bullying, stereotyping, diminishing and objectification. “We Believe defies the convention that ‘boys will be boys,’ which […]

 
 

CES ‘Exhibitor’ Procter & Gamble Showcases Product, Retailing Tech Innovations

LAS VEGAS—Having long attended CES in the partner mode, Procter & Gamble chose this year to be an exhibitor at what Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard dubs the “consumer experience show.” It’s where the company is showcasing some of the technologically advanced products that have emerged from the approximately 130 internal “seed-stage startups” that the […]

 
 

In Drive For Brand Growth, ANA Eyes ‘Marketing University’: P&G’s Pritchard

ORLANDO—In its ongoing efforts to transform marketing by taking back control and leading disruption, the Association of National Advertisers has committed to forming “what’s essentially an ANA marketing university,” says P&G Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard. “The CMO Growth Council was formed to focus on marketing taking back control and leading disruption because marketing is […]

 
 

4A’s Chief Seeks ‘Client Of The Future,’ Launches Inclusion Certification Program

MIAMI-There’s lots of talk about the challenges facing advertising and media agencies, among them a very competitive recruitment market, diversity and inclusion. And then there is the actual value that agencies bring to the table. “There’s a lot of negative narrative out there about what’s going wrong for agencies,” says Marla Kaplowitz, President and CEO […]

 
 

IAB’s Randall Rothenberg: Seeing Brand Safety In A New Light, Dumping ‘Buy-Side, Sell-Side’ Lingo

Once again, the topic of “brand safety” will be front and center at the upcoming Internet Advertising Bureau Annual Leadership Meeting, but it will take on new meaning in light of IAB research into what it calls the Direct Brand Economy. Other industry semantics need to be updated as well, IAB President & CEO Randall […]

 
 

Ad Viewability, Verification Drive Creative Reset For P&G: Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard

ORLANDO – After its push for digital media transparency began to gain traction, Procter & Gamble began to realize that it needed to alter its creative game. Things like ad duration and frequency took on new importance. “It forced us to raise the bar even higher on ad creativity,” says P&G Chief Brand Officer Marc […]

 
 

P&G’s Marc Pritchard: Objectives Were Met Despite $100 Million In Digital Ad Cuts

ORLANDO – Earlier this year, Procter & Gamble cut $100 million from its digital advertising budget because of long-running concerns about the integrity of the media ecosystem. It was “kind of a pretty big move” that nonetheless paid off because the company still grew and met its objectives, according to Chief Brand Officer Marc Pritchard. […]

 
 

Like Sponsorships, Content Marketing Requires Connecting With Audiences: Momentum Worldwide’s Weil

LOS ANGELES – If you could hold a mirror to the current world of content marketing it would largely reflect what’s been happening for a long time in sports and entertainment sponsorships. One of the elemental rules is that just borrowing enthusiast audiences doesn’t cut it unless you actually connect with them. “It’s not about […]

 
 

Better Measurement Can Plug Digital Targeting Gaps: Nielsen Catalina’s Feigenson

A “crisis of confidence” in digital media can be alleviated in large part by better measurement solutions. “If measurement is done well, it informs the way advertising works,” says Andrew Feigenson, Chief Revenue Officer for Nielsen Catalina Solutions. If the advertising industry maps measurement as a key performance indicator, it we can start addressing some […]

 
 

comScore’s Fetters: Digital Buy Side Wants Audience Quality, Ecosystem Cleanup

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Has the pendulum begun to swing from advertising and media’s preoccupation with digital viewability to audience quality? It’s a trend that comScore executive Aaron Fetters is seeing on the buy side—along with a keen desire to clean up “a mess” of an ecosystem. “We finally seem to be going a little bit […]

 
 

News Corp.’s Guenther On Infrastructure Flexibility, Fake News And Viewability

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – While programmatic media buying continues to grow rapidly, publishers need to remain flexible with their infrastructure. It’s all about helping advertisers reach the audiences they want, says the SVP and Global Head of Programmatic for News Corp., Chris Guenther. “It’s just a means of servicing our clients,” Guenther says of programmatic in […]

 
 

P&G’s Pritchard On The Importance Of Advertising And ‘The Great Idea’

ORLANDO, Florida – Roughly half a billion video views later, it’s easy to see why Procter & Gamble’s Like A Girl narrative for Always feminine products has been a big hit. It’s hard to disagree that the creative debunking—mainly via video impressions both purchased and earned—of how girls run or throw a ball “Was good […]