Scale Vs Targetability Is A Juggling Act: MasterCard’s Jankowski

MIAMI — Big brands are used to using mass media to reach mass audiences. Now that they can use the same media to reach tightly-defined ones – like individual TV-viewing households – they are having to learn new tricks. “The juggling act between scale and targetability is the fulcrum that we have to juggle,” says MasterCard’s media […]

 

Marketing Exists in a “Liquid State,” Deloitte’s Schulman

ORLANDO — Marketers are more challenged than ever and the job is much bigger, says, Alan Schulman, National Director of Content Marketing & Creative Experience at Deloitte Digital, in an interview with Beet.TV at ANA. “It’s not just about the brand, but the entire customer experience,” he says in this deep dive interview about the changing role […]

 

Adobe’s Programmatic Suite Aims To Bridge Ad-Tech, Mar-Tech

COLOGNE — Adobe has launched a new suite to help advertisers bring together a world of programmatic choices under Adobe Marketing Cloud’s roof, with the aim of uniting advertising and marketing technologies. Built in to the company’s marketing platform, the new offering is priced on a self-service model and allows users to control automated ad buying for search, […]

 

WPP’s BuzzFeed Residency Driven By Data: GroupM’s Norman

What does the flow of attention across social platforms and news article look like when it is actually happening? That’s what WPP’s advertising clients may get to find out, thanks to the ad holding group’s new partnership with BuzzFeed. Announced last month, the deal sees GroupM and WPP constituents gain a “creative residency” amongst BuzzFeed content producers and a […]

 

Mondelēz’s Bough Wants To Build Bigger, Better, Faster “Unicorns”

CANNES — Brands buying ads that drive traffic to wholesale retailers will push ecommerce to new heights, according to the marketing chief of Oreo and Toblerone company Mondelēz International. Bonin Bough reckons a coming fusion of media buying and ecommerce opportunities will fuel massive business expansion. “We saw a unique opportunity in the marketplace right now to build […]

 

Sir Martin Sorrell on Transformation of Advertising and of WPP

What does a $31 billion market cap earn the world’s largest ad agency holding group? A status as amongst the most diversified and forward-thinking of communications agencies out there. When Sir Martin Sorrell took a controlling stake in what was then a shopping basket maker, Wire & Plastic Products, in 1985, little did most peers suspect […]

 

VivaKi Spreads Its Expertise Across SMG: Delaney

FORT LAUDERDALE — Recent reorganisations within Publicis’ Vivaki unit see digital expertise built up over the latter group’s existence moved from its Audience On Demand division to other agencies within the sister SMG group. The Drum reports on the changes here. “The largest group within AOD – the client services group … those individuals are […]

 

Advertisers Starting To Slice Up Ad Spots: Innovid’s Chalozin

FORT LAUDERDALE — To spread their messages across so many different kinds of marketing channel these days, advertisers are going to have to create spots for more formats than just standard, 30-second TV ads. Fortunately, that is now beginning to happen, says Innovid CTO and co-founder Tal Chalozin. “In order to really apply sophistication on […]

 

Taboola’s $117mn Round Welcomes Comcast, Publishers

FORT LAUDERDALE — Content marketing discovery platform Taboola has completed its latest fundraising above the $100mn rumored in recent reports, with its founder saying some advertisers are spending eight-figure sums through the company. Taboola is announcing a $117mn Series E round, led by Fidelity Management and Research Company along with previous backers Marker LLC and […]

 

Satisfying Readers Is Key To Content Marketing: Digitas’ Mark Book

CHICAGO — DigitasLbi’s “Perceptions Of Care” video campaign for Whirlpool has won rave reviews from ad watchers, after the agency worked with popular web publisher Upworthy to craft the campaign as a pair of videos. The campaign has generated some hefty social media views. So what was the secret? “It has a real brand product […]

 

McDonald’s Puts Video At ‘Core’ Of Digital Focus

CHICAGO — After being named by advertising peers the most creative marketer at this year’s Cannes Lions, McDonald’s is ready to bolster the part video plays in its digital efforts. “We’ve been the definition of  a mass marketer,” the group’s digital brand engagement global director Sosti Ropaitis says in this video interview with Global Online Video Association […]

 

How Media Agencies Will Be Forced To Change

CHICAGO — From clients who will take on the role of their own agencies to the need to reach out to YouTube stars – media agencies know they need to adapt, but how? In a panel convened by Beet.TV, several agency reps chewed over their tactics and visions. Havas Media Worldwide social marketing director Len […]

 

Video Ads Must Hit Viewers Early: BPN’s Hiland

CHICAGO — In the age of viewer impatience, creative agencies may no longer have the luxury of stringing marketing messages out over even something as short as 30 seconds, says a chief from IPG’s media planning and buying agency BPN. “You have to think about the first few seconds. We have to think about modularity of […]

 

Non-Marketers Hold Key To Programmatic: iProspect’s Adams

LONDON — In an advertising world increasingly fuelled by customer data, who do agencies go to for these vital ingredients? It’s not who it used to be, says Dentsu Aegis UK digital agency iProspect‘s chief media officer. “Five or six years ago, we were talking about the CIO, CMO and CTO groups merging together and […]

 

Video Ads Boost TV Campaigns: UM’s Kinniburgh

LONDON — Online video content doesn’t just lift online video marketing results – they can improve the overall outlook for TV ads, too. Universal McCann global chief strategy officer Hamish Kinniburgh tells Beet.TV in this video interview how his agency did so for Coca Cola during the recent soccer World Cup. “We were able to […]

 

Giant Snack Maker Mondelēz Nets 100 Million Views w/ ‘NowThisNews” Real-Time Collaboration

Already considered a leader in real-time brand content creation on a per-campaign basis, Oreo maker Mondelēz International in April announced a partnership, Blink Studios, in which it would try to habitualize the practise using editorial expertise from new-wave mobile news service NowThisNews. Now Mondelēz’s global media and consumer engagement VP B. Bonin Bough reveals progress in this […]

 

Adobe’s “Marketing Cloud” Explained

COLOGNE — Who’d be a marketer these days? With device fragmentation, channel proliferation and the up-ending of the traditional “funnel” comes a whole set of challenges, says Adobe strategy VP Suresh Vittal. At the DMEXCO conference, Vittal’s company announced a deal in which all of Publicis’ agencies will have access to a new suite, Always-On platform, that […]

 

Programmatic Will Boost, Not Decrease, TV Ad Value: Mondelez’ Bough

COLOGNE, Germany — The injection of “programmatic” ad-trading automation and control in to linear TV will likely increase, not diminish, the value of traditional TV ads, says one of the world’s top marketers. “All of a sudden, certain media slots on linear (will) become way more valuable,” snack food brand Mondelez International’s global media and consumer […]

 

This Is The Year Of Real-Time Data: Mindshare’s Bitterman

CANNES, France — Forgive him if you think “the year of real-time marketing” was 2013, when Oreo dunked in the dark – but Mindshare’s north America strategy chief thinks 2014 is the real deal. “Real-time has been about owned and earned,” Jordan Bitterman tells Beet.TV. “Tent-pole events like the Superbowl – ‘how do we get someone […]

 

TV Networks Well Placed Despite Multi-Platform Boom: Nielsen’s Hasker

CANNES, France — How will the relationship between media agencies, brands and TV networks evolve as underlying media and marketing platforms continue to be disrupted? The incumbent TV industry remains in a strong position, a Beet.TV panel heard. “There’s been a sea-change in the attitudes but, more importantly, the confidence of the broadcast and major […]

 
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