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 […]